Amy Gerstler’s diary: August 12 2016 More Confessions of a Singing Groupie

MORE CONFESSIONS OF A SINGING GROUPIE

Yesterday, I accompanied Steve Gunderson (composer, arranger, and actor extraordinaire) on a visit to Dinah Lenney (formidable actress, singer, writer) to see if she could/would sing a song from The Artificial Woman at an upcoming Red Hen Press event at the end of this month, in Los Angeles.

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The Lives of Objects

Amy Gerstler and I have come up with a few different song writing ‘techniques.’

The writing of a song might happen like this: We decide “a song could go here…” and one of us brings the other an idea, then that person takes it and runs a first draft (lyric first if it’s Amy, music first if it’s me), and then we start a sort of back and forth process. I love that process. Each collaboration with a writer is different. This is my first collaboration with Amy and I can’t say I’ve ever had an easier one.

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