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alone with a friend


Author Comments

Today's prompt is "skin."

It was obvious to me, upon seeing that prompt, what I needed to do for today. Neighbours be damned. I recorded three tracks: the resonant head of my medieval snare (which has its nice, but also slightly deadened, deep bass thump), the click of the rim of said snare, and a darbuka. And since I am under a time constraint and need to get on with important things like judging the Orchestral Contest, I quickly mixed them together.

But for those few moments when I was playing these drums, I felt vulnerable again. I would describe it as the kind of vulnerability when I am alone with a friend who understands me, who understands the emotions I pour onto the resounding skin and the dance that I break into when I play. For those few moments, I felt immense joy and passion. I'm aware that this piece is only a sketch: I only got to play like this and I wish I could have had longer to refine it, but that's okay. Those few moments were enough. The rhythms in this are my prayer for when words inevitably fail me.

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This one is pretty epic. Has a bit of tension in it.

that was really tender and thrilling at the same time.

Troisnyx responds:

Aaaaa meep 💖 That's super high praise. Thank you.

You know what they say about yourself: March to the beat of your own drum! Interesting track.

Troisnyx responds:

Thank you <3
I love drumming, in fact far more than I love writing songs (and I already do love writing songs) -- I just wish I recorded it more.

Credits & Info


4.37 / 5.00

Mar 23, 2021
3:28 PM EDT
File Info
3.8 MB
2 min 46 sec
  • Audacity
  • FL Studio 20
  • Scarlett 2i2
  • Samson R21S

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.