Despite hunkering down during the pandemic, Sean Perkins is challenging himself in this time of isolation to dig deeper and compose a new idea every day.
Perkins improvised a set on his sampling pad adding in a layer of guitar in this jam session “QuaranTrune for You Second Half.”
“I get really inspired by looping small phrases and making grooving beats,” he said.
Since the quarantine, Perkins has composed over 30 of what he calls “new ideas.”
“Sometimes it’s just a melody at the guitar,” Perkins said. “A lot of the time I am at the computer sketching out ideas with my sampling pad or MIDI keyboards.”
The composer, producer and performer moved to Anchorage in 2018 and began performing in a band with local artist Duke Russell. Perkins also teaches guitar lessons at the Guitar Center, but has since had to move his sessions online.