Jason Song in J Minor (2011)
Jason is a young man with autism that I have worked privately with for over 16 years. Every few years, I'll bring a recorder to our sessions and record his vocalizations, then put them to music. This piece is based on a 7-note sequence that I came across while going through the recordings, and I was particularly impressed with the musicality of Jason's note sequence.
In one of the recorded sessions, I put the headphones on Jason so he could hear the recordings we had done that day. I had forgotten that there was an Indian-style rhythm on another track, so while he was hearing his voice, he was hearing it along with the Indian beat. He seemed to enjoy this quite a bit, which is why I created the piece of music in the video with an Indian-style groove underneath. Enjoy!
Jason in B-flat (2016)
Over the past few years, I've noticed that Jason's vocalizations tend to stay within a certain scale for most of the session. In this video, I took Jason's vocalizations and created a piece of music based on them. In this case, he stayed within the key of B-flat. Enjoy!