What inspired me to write my first Music Audio Story?
My first Music Audio Story March of The Ants was written for a college assignment! I was studying Music and Sound Technology at the time and I already had the music composed so all I had to do was write a story over it. It all happened very quickly and I remember a few days after I handed the project in, my tutor Dino was so impressed, he told me I should be doing this for a living! I thought perhaps this story was a one-off and wondered if I could write another one but as soon as I sat down to write my second story Chris the Caterpillar, it flowed out of me so naturally, I just kept writing more and more stories and music!
I tend to write fast and once I have begun a story, I'll finish it straight away while the idea is fresh in my mind. I don't like to get interrupted as this can stop the flow of music and words and as I experienced last year with a story, I can find it hard to find the inspiration to pick up where I have left and finish!
Sometimes I go and sit in my local park writing my ideas down in a book. As our stories are all about nature and animals, this is a great location to find inspiration but I have also had ideas randomly whilst traveling on the tube for instance!