Sete Pés by emeu
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My entry is based on The Art Of The Fugue, by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Glenn Gould playing the first contrapunctus: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwkzf-KUNPM
I recorded all the samples, played electric guitar and (kind of) sang.
I used one VST, NI Absynth 4.
Comment by Airmann on 2009-08-25 14:39:49
First impression: This reminds me very strong to your last song. Full of crazy movie-like sound collages. Have to listen closer in order to write more.
Comment by sim on 2009-08-27 13:55:30
Creating tension and a certain atmosphere just by the use of a dozen samples: has this kind of music a name of its own? One has to concentrate on it to discover that there is a logic within this track and even parts with some kind of ryhtm.
I still do not Know whether I like it or not.
Comment by Storm on 2009-08-28 06:35:04
Well done cool nummber of The Art Of The Fugue.
Comment by emeu on 2009-08-28 09:41:10
The theme is played verbatim starting on 1:03 and then again starting on 1:13. The chopped guitar part is also originally a reharmonization of the fugue's subject.
The rest of the piece uses the intervalic and rhythmic relationships of the subject, developed through serial methods.
I don't know if there's a name for this kind of music, but I would say I'm most directly influenced by the ideas of twentieth century composers like Schönberg, Schaeffer, Stockhausen, Cage, etc. Of course what used to take a great amount of time and patience manipulating tape as well as very expensive and cumbersome electronic equipment can now be done in a breeze with Renoise, which I find excellent for this kind of work (if only it could play more than one pattern simultaneously... but I digress). Modern technology also allows for much greater levels of complexity in manipulating all kinds of sound sources.
Also I'm a jazz guitarist and that's my primary musical interest.
Anyway thank you for your comments, and sorry for the little lecture :)
I promise I'll try a different style next round.
Comment by chunter on 2009-09-01 09:55:17
For your style, you could probably make extra tracks to copy and paste the patterns you want to run simultaneously into a new pattern; just a workaround of sorts but it would work. For a more grandiose project you could use rewire and run multiple instances of renoise, synchronized. Multiple patterns at once is a bit outside the "tracker" paradigm but I suppose it's not completely out of the question.
I explained tracking to another musician once and it led him to compare what trackers do to what the BBC Radiophonic Workshop used to do with lots of tape. It is a quite appropriate comparison, though the Workshop's efforts were obviously far more difficult.
I like that you've abandoned the baroque style completely for this. It's difficult music, yes, but you've avoided the trap that I couldn't by not creating a piece that sounds too much like "Switched On Bach."
Comment by emeu on 2009-09-01 11:00:48
Copying and pasting patterns into a new pattern doesn't work if the patterns are at a different bpm/lpb.
I didn't think about rewire, I'll have to check that out.
The only workaround I know of is pulling out a calculator, filling notebooks with numbers, and dealing with large and cumbersome patterns. Or using max/msp.
Comment by Sonicade on 2009-09-03 10:59:30
The production quality is very good. I like the ambient guitar and water sounds. Very interesting atmospheric piece.
Comment by Airmann on 2009-09-07 15:05:36
agree about the high quality of the sounds. Also despite the high experimental level I could recognize at least some parts of the original tune in your production :-) . For me the whole tune is a bit too experimental. I'd really like to hear an old fashioned tune next time - with some awesome sounds of course ;-). BTW: one can hear some jazzy elements in this.