Guest Blogger #1 – Show Time

Hey, my name is BC; I’ve always had a love and appreciation for music since a young age. I started playing guitar when I was about 13 years old. I was very influenced by Rock/Alternative music, so you could always find me learning and playing other artists’ songs.

That love carried on into my college years, when I went from just being interested in playing guitar to wanting to pursue audio production and engineering. Although I was influenced by Rock/Alternative music, Hip Hop also inspired me as well. I got my first beat-making program, as well as ProTools, and started to create instrumentals to record over. At this time I formed my record label/project recording studio, GAME Records.

As I got more familiar with the recording aspect of music, I wanted to learn how to make my productions sonically better. I enrolled in the Music Industry Arts program at Fanshawe College, where I got to advance my engineering and production skills.

After graduation, I branched out and started to record and mix other artists’ material, and from word of mouth I expanded to work with more and more local artists. Even though I freelance, my biggest goal is to work in a recording facility where I’ll be able to expand my techniques and skills with more experienced professionals and better equipment.

After I was approached to work on “Show Time,” I was responsible for writing the verses for Twelfth Night and Titus Andronicus. It was a tough process to write the verses because I wanted to make sure I explained each play as best as I could in such a short amount of time. I wanted to make sure I provided some detail on each play to spark interest, but at the same time I didn’t want to give away the play either.

While writing both of my verses, I wanted to make sure that I included some of the characters’ names and the title of each play, for example: “Shipwrecked twins take the stage for the Twelfth Night, Viola foolin’ everybody although it’s in plain sight.” “A bloodthirsty saga of Tamora and her story, seeking vengeance for the murder of her son, Titus Andronicus leads a battle with his loved ones.” It took me a while to word each of my verses the way I wanted them, but in the end I was very happy and proud of what I came up with.

I hope everyone will check out and download the song from iTunes, and if you’d like to hear more material from GAME Records or myself, visit www.gamerecords.ca.

You can down load the song on iTunes.

The video created by the staff at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival can be seen on our YouTube channel. Create a video and share it on our Facebook page or post on YouTube with the tag “Stratford Show Time” to get a pair of tickets to a show this season.

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