I actually spotted this task a while ago (whilst still ineligible to sign up for it) and it made me think: This is something I've done before, not whilst tasking, just because it seemed like fun.
The medium? Music, electronic music specifically. There is something truly amazing about the fact that a person with a laptop (or even a phone these days) can pluck music from their mind which exists nowhere else and make it real.
This isn't the first time I've got wonky before getting funkay, however I do believe that the successful fostering of most artistic processes is a balance between creativity and organization: I find this unbalancing of the mind helps creativity but completely boggles my ability to organize anything because I become totally focused on the trees despite the woods.
With that in mind, I decided early on that I needed a process where I could do the creative bits intoxicated, and manage this work sober. Ableton Live is the perfect tool for this: It allows you to compose music as riffs without worrying about arranging and tracking. That meant that I could get stoned and simply focus on how the separate elements sounded, knowing that I could sort out the mess I'd made whilst all nice and sober.
Unfortunately, whilst initially composing this song I did not think to take photos, but it did give me an idea: The riffs are composed intoxicated and they have been arranged sober, there are elements of the track which could do with a lead melody which I could perform over the track as a whole whilst intoxicated. This would give me the photo opportunity I needed.
And so that brings us to today's task...
This is my guitar, which I recently fitted with a MIDI pickup- The plan? To use it to trigger sounds from a synthesizer (see below).
So, with the instrument selected I prepared the program to record me playing it.
And then I imbibed the sinister substance.
The part I recorded in this session was the high-pitched thereminesque whistle you can hear over most of the track.
You can hear it at http://soundcloud.com/bugzillah/giag-1-arrangement-7-mix-1
(inserting it as a link didn't work for some reason)
The finished result isn't exactly easy listening, but what do you want from someone off their nut?
There you have it. One thing though: This song still needs a name, and any suggestions in the form of comments would be both welcomed and appreciated.