Song #4: “Daylight”: My first-ever full-length solo concerts happened in November 2011, and I’m very happy that we were able to videotape them. This is a live performance of the song “Daylight,” written by the wonderful Mike Errico.
“Daylight” is a post-breakup song unlike anything I’ve ever written (mine have tended toward the melancholy). Maybe it’s a female vs. male thing, maybe not…but in any case I’ve always been drawn to this song, and I think it sounds best with all the pronouns/gender references as Mike originally wrote them.
“Daylight” performed live by Valerie Vigoda, November 2011 from Valerie Vigoda on Vimeo.
Song #3: “Patiently”: This is what happens when you write a song on piano when you’re barely out of your teens and then reinvent it for looping violin twenty years later. Read full blog entry here.
Patiently from Valerie Vigoda on Vimeo.
Song #2: “Wild Moon NYC”: One of the exciting aspects of looping is that it lends itself perfectly to doing mashups; and one of the exciting aspects of this new solo show is that I’m including mashups of “guilty pleasure” songs from the ’70s and ’80s — it’s fascinating to go through old records (and newly purchased iTunes files) with an ear for which chord progressions are EXACTLY THE SAME. Read full blog entry here.
Wild Moon NYC from Valerie Vigoda on Vimeo.
Song #1: “In Your Eyes”: This is the very first song we put together for my new solo performance project with Ableton Live, and WOW the learning curve is steep! Read full blog entry here.
In Your Eyes from Valerie Vigoda on Vimeo.
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