Music, Music, Music!!!

Hi, I’m back to recording again, on the music I’ve been telling you about for about a year and a half. I was asked to work with a group of French composers, and write lyrics in both French and English. Sometimes I write the lyrics first, and they match the music to it. And sometimes I write lyrics for compositions that they come up with. It has been an exciting collaboration so far, which I’ve been able to do in breaks in my writing, when I was in France. All of the composers are French, and very talented. They are musicians as well as composers, and we have worked with three very talented singers so far, a man, and two women. And we are finally getting down to the wire here, with results that you will be able to listen to on the Internet, and download, to check them out, in May. I will give you the information, when we are a little further along. We hope to have 10 of our songs available on the Internet, 4 in French, and 6 in English. And we are doing the final recordings now. It has been a very exciting project since we started it. And writing lyrics for songs has opened up whole new horizons for me, and has taught me a lot about the music world.

We’re recording in a studio just outside Paris, and the technical aspect of recording is fascinating, it’s also very exciting for me to write the lyrics and then see them come to life with the music, and a singer expressing what I’ve written. We watch the whole recording session, while the arrangers and technicians make corrections, and mix the music and songs on enormously complicated panels, and we spend hours in the studio making corrections and changes, until we all feel we got it right.  We will have several more recording sessions before they add final musical touches, eventually it will go for ‘mastering’, and then in May, hopefully you will be able to hear the results. I hope you love it!!!   I’ll keep you posted on our progress as we get closer to the time.

Love, Danielle

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4 Comments so far
  1. Amanda March 20, 2013 8:36 am

    OH wow, that sounds like so much fun! I can’t wait to hear the songs when they’re on the internet. Music is just such a brilliant thing!

  2. Mary March 21, 2013 3:30 am

    A writer with your universal ability to commnicate with such clarity of story telling, music seems to be one of the best ways to express the emotion connected with a story. The movies made from your books made your characters come alive, music can give unexpressed emotions life. Thanks for sharing yor talent.

  3. Adriana March 21, 2013 10:19 am

    You’re pure poetry, Danielle.

    Ta musique… elle ne peut être que extraordinaire! Je te souhaite le meilleur.

    J’adore tes livres, j’aime comment tu es. Fantastique, pour moi fantastique.

    Desde España te envío muchísimas sonrisas.

  4. happycomposer March 28, 2013 5:27 pm

    This is so exciting. I will download the songs when they are released. Keep us updated! Thanks so much. I am currently reading your old book Once in a Lifetime.