All posts by stevekopandy

About stevekopandy

I'm a songwriter for Musical Theatre in many Genres including rock, pop, jazz, blues, ballads. I can also produce studio recordings, and have had some experience in scoring. I've written my first full musical (The House of Finnegan) and scored for and produced 15 piece band and singers in Los Angeles. I love writing and I've been doing it for 20 years.

🌲The Forest for the Trees

The Forest for the Trees Project was to be a collection of my original songs, to be recorded in a new studio in South London, April/May 2016.

It didn’t work out.

I like simplicity. Sometimes making an album it’s difficult to see the forest for the trees.

Music is a journey which requires focus, but also timing. Sometimes I lose control of both. Sometimes you have to realise you need to, prune back the branches, reset your songs and give them a chance to grow in the right direction.

I love this journey.

The Now Movement

I have a ‘Now’ page: stevekopandy.com/now

It’s about broadcasting what I’m focussed on at a given moment in time. And also as a reminder to myself not to be distracted.

About the movement by Derek Sivers: sivers.org/nowff

I’ve been following Derek since I went to Musexpo LA 2006. He’s a likeable entrepeneur and whom I see as a highly productive and connected individual.

I push on a lot of doors, but I walk through too many that are off track. Recently 2 doors have closed on me. 2 Projects have ended. This is a good thing. I can’t be in 5 places at once.

 

Mix, Croatia, Master.

… (in that order).

Darren Carikas (Ghostmachine Producer) and I finished the mixes to my 2013 album ‘Mint’ 2 weeks ago in London, just in time for Darren to rent a boat and go sailing around Croatia listening to the songs.

Ok… so this trip was Darren’s holiday,  but perfect timing as it’s good to have a nice gap between mix and master, listening to the mixes on different players, through different types of speakers and in different environments. It’s the time to let the mixes ‘ripen’ and to find any last minute changes to get them sitting just perfectly.

The tracks sound great in London, and I’m looking forward to Darren’s review of how well they work in the warm Adriatic.

Mastering this week. Release the first track soon after. Wow.

kopandy, mint
Mint Album Cover