But jokes aside, it is not exactly the same. Every sound you heard in my ambiance piece was an exact pitch. Of course, exact being defined by our standard tuning system. However, the sounds in traffic are usually made up of approximate pitches. Nice try though. On second thought, the horns of a car can be fairly exact pitches sometimes, but then they would be notes...and therefore you should like it...right?
Last edited by violadude; Nov-29-2011 at 16:11.
Hey guys, since a lot of you said I needed to expand the piece, I did so on my own time, without the constrictions of a school assignment. I added a few more minutes on my ambient piece and renamed it "Birth, destruction, rebirth" I think the three "sections" of the piece regarding the title are fairly obvious. What do you guys think of the new version? The only sounds that are used are still just my voice and my viola.
Last edited by violadude; Dec-07-2011 at 20:17.
Both intellectually stimulating and aesthetically pleasing, as usual.
L'enfer, c'est les autres.
Thanks very much for sharing.
I liked them both, both of them are different.
I think I preferred the first one, for it's brevity and more tighter feel.
The second one was or sounded chaotic to me, much like a wild feeling, and it made Aussie Surrealist painter, the late James Gleeson's images come to mind. HERE is an example. I often think of music in a visual way, either with just my own inner visions or the actual visions of artists, painters, etc. Your second piece came across as like a surreal landscape to me, at least on this first hearing...
Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress - Mohandas K. Gandhi.
Well done. I'd like to suggest when you have a drone, as here, and have clearly then laid / improvised enough events around it, that you check the possibility of dropping the volume on the drone to bring the events to the foreground. It is also easy for me to imagine here the drone in this one cutting off abruptly, in alignment with a certain patch of multiple activity of the other rhythmic and pitch events, as if the orchestra had gone tacit in a multi-instrumental ensemble concerto. It is highly 'dramatic' and could be heard to launch the other events, with the drone coming back in after a bit. The listener's perception , even hearing the drone and the other events together again in the same balance, will be tipped to the other events still in the fore.
an exchange of roles is another possibility, trading of drone to the pitch variety of the other events and vice versa.
Yes, lol, pitched or non-pitched, they're all tones.
Any two discrete tones, pitched or non-pitched, are harmony / harmonious.
"Atonal Music" is, literally, an oxymoron. O
Organized sound, fixed or notated, (I suppose even random improv - essentially 'man made') is music.
Now, how to get that through to 'the plebes,' who always start spluttering about melody, 'harmonious' and all the rest???