]I also view this opportunity as a much needed kick in the bum to create more music but also to explore music as a method of research; my focus has been on writing/traditional research methods for way too long.
Good to hear you're on board!
I think I'm going to first try a systematic approach to composing music, and see how that goes, maybe something like:
Day 1: Pick theme / Studio setup / Create DAW template
Day 2: Chord structure / Mood / Maybe 2 movements / Key sig / etc
Day 3: Intro & solid structural guideline
Day 4: Finished song structure / movements / transitions
Day 5: Tweeking any bits, working on mix
Day 6: Render / upload
Do you think you will be boxing yourself in in some form or limiting certain thought processes by going about things in such a systematic way?