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Create A Week

1 January 2019

AnnualPact (12 posts)

Introducing a new formulation of Pact, over the whole of 2019 I will fit musical creativity into my schedule and document it in a weekly post.

Create A Week: Prologue

27/12/18

Anybody following the progress of my Pacting (which I imagine would be a number that rhymes with "beer-o") would have noticed something about the year of 2018: no CreativePact undertaken by Adam Jansch.

This was not through lack of effort on my part, however. Working full time and having added a second sprog to the family have meant that, despite having some ideas for a Pact, my schedule is not conducive to the CreativePact structure.

For me, though, creativity must occur, and having struggled this year to get into any creative flow I have devised a new way to Pact: introducing AnnualPact.

The thought behind AnnualPact is to see a creative flow running slow and steady. So, rather than Pacting for a month with daily documentation, the idea is to schedule creativity regularly and document it weekly. (This is the process I used to document my PhD.)

So 2019 will be the year of AnnualPact for me, focussing mainly on two things:

  1. Working to finish and release the material I created in Ableton Live for 2016's Soundboard Record.
  2. Generating material using some equipment new to my studio: an Akai S5000 sampler, Korg Wavestation keyboard and Tascam 8-track cassette multitrack machine.

The most important thing is to get the wheels moving and create again. Bring on 2019.