Welcome to Perchance Music & Digital MediaSM
I'm Christine Bush, Creative Services Director and proprietor of Perchance Music & Digital MediaSM. I often create work using the pseudonym Jonatha Chance. For this reason I've opted to identify my business as Perchance Music & Digital MediaSM. In this way, my projects are created...by Chance.
Beyond this, the word “perchance” encapsulates for me the essence of creativity. The gesture of perchance-driven inquiry is ever open, opportunistic, associative, emergent, and liminal. What dreams may come from this cognitive jazz?
In Shakespeare's most famous soliloquy a solemn prince contemplates the nature of existence, pondering the great question at the heart of all intellectual inquiry: What does it mean to be human? Hamlet summons words, images, and sounds that have inspired hundreds, perhaps thousands, of interpretations in numerous forms. I want to collaborate on projects that aspire to inspire...
Listening To Ladies
Since November of 2017, Perchance Music & Digital MediaSM has been a "SuperPatron" of Listening To Ladies, a podcast from Elisabeth Blair that spotlights the experiences of composers who are women and the music they create.
Centennial OpenScore Edition of
The Planets, Opus 32,
by Gustav Holst
I am so proud both to announce and to have sponsored the completion of the new OpenScore edition of a truly iconic orchestral masterwork: Gustav Holst's The Planets, Opus 32. Learn more about why I decided to mark the centennial of the world premiere of this beloved score by sponsoring this project (and look for my dedication on page two of the score).
Sound & Music
I am primarily interested in collaborating musically with writers, artists, and filmmakers. Music is what happens when we give sound a chance, or as Philip Glass says: "Drawing is about seeing. Dancing is about moving...poetry about speaking...and music about listening."
The secret sauce of most effective films is not what's on the screen, which "viewers" rightly expect to be compelling, but that which is not seen: the sound. But words and images also have soundscapes. A painting or a poem or book can each invite new participants through the use of sound and music.
If you don't have time to commission original sound or music, there are plenty of options. I can help you explore them efficiently whether it is finding royalty-free tracks or licensing that “perfect” song by a well-known artist.
If you want to commission something original, it needs to be published before you can use it. This means negotiating the publication terms which means understanding the multiple tiers of licensing that are required and that are especially complex for film projects.
I've been using Adobe prodcuts since 1996, and I'm still learning new things to do with what is now called the Creative Cloud suite of software that includes dozens of products including Photoshop, Illustrator, Premire Pro, After Effects, and Audition.