Sleepy Dreams – Instrumental Bedtime Nursery Rhymes:
Bedtime nursery rhymes created with the concept of lulling young children gently to sleep. The music is intended to be listened to as a continuous whole that gradually gets calmer and more dream-like. Listen to two tracks below.
ABOUT SLEEPY DREAMS – INSTRUMENTAL BEDTIME NURSERY RHYMES:
Sleepy Dreams – Instrumental Bedtime Nursery Rhymes was originally released as Bedtime Nursery Rhymes in 2010. Sleepy Dreams is an extended and updated version of this. The original version was the first project I created where I wanted to give a practical use to sound. Music and sound have always been very powerful forces for me but the fact that most of it is aesthetic or perceived as aesthetic bothered me. Could I provide a direct practical value beyond aesthetics? To investigate this I came up with the idea of using music and sound to lull young children to sleep by using bedtime nursery rhymes. The music had to be relaxing and relevant to children and this would give it a use: Parents playing it as they put their children to bed. As well as this, the music had to be magical for children so that bedtime would be an enjoyable experience. Overall, the creative focus was on sound rather than the tune, and using established nursery rhymes helped this.
Bedtime Nursery Rhymes was also my first look into sonic branding and the techniques that could be employed in this. I looked at each element of my chosen nursery rhymes and created a sound or series of sounds to convey these elements. The idea was therefore to create pieces of music that were focused on their subject matter as well as the use I had in mind for them. This would make sure that the messages I wanted to convey would be focussed. Creating sounds using some of the more abstract concepts as starting points made sure that there would be a level of intrigue to the music as well originality. These two factors were very important if I were to create something magical.