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    Default My experimental pieces and so forth thread

    Rather than a new thread for each little ditty, I will post all my stuff here from now on.

    Here is a completely aleatoric piece atonally, where I used a random generator for the 12 tones for each row, non-repeating. But I set the rhythm manually, and the harmony is dictated by position within the randomly generated rows. The goal is to recreate the sounds of birds in the forest.

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    Interesting. I think it's possible with the tone rows you have to make it sound more birdlike. But you'd need to mimic the rhythm of birds calls to achieve that. Thanks for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by arnerich View Post
    Interesting. I think it's possible with the tone rows you have to make it sound more birdlike. But you'd need to mimic the rhythm of birds calls to achieve that. Thanks for sharing!
    Ok, here is a revised version, making it sound more like birds for flute, oboe and 2 recorders. The flute and oboe provides the backdrop, while the recorders are the birds closer to the listener.

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    Likely my last experiment on indeterminacy. Indeterminate melody, duration and density of sound and silence. Equal total amount sound and silence for each voice.

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    I varied the tempos between sections to this previous work, which I view as a series of dances, that sound tribal (don’t ask me from where, the 2nd sounds middle Eastern), which makes it more interesting and weighty to me than the previous incarnation. Some unusual interval leaps in the melodies.

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    Here is my new piece, which I think is structurally my strongest, and with the most transformation, which still harmonically tight.

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    deleted. organ version ain’t happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil loves classical View Post
    Here is my new piece, which I think is structurally my strongest, and with the most transformation, which still harmonically tight.

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    Ok, here is a piano version, plus I ironed out some wrinkles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil loves classical View Post
    Ok, here is a piano version, plus I ironed out some wrinkles.

    It's very nice. There's a lot of tension. It seems to stay in that top quarter of the keyboard. I think if there was a gradual descent to the middle of the keyboard it would make for nice contrast. That would be my only suggestion. Thanks for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by arnerich View Post
    It's very nice. There's a lot of tension. It seems to stay in that top quarter of the keyboard. I think if there was a gradual descent to the middle of the keyboard it would make for nice contrast. That would be my only suggestion. Thanks for sharing!
    The bass was too loud and I equalized it, also to reduced the heaviness in the chords, maybe i overdone it. The left hand rarely moved above middle C.
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    I was referring to the top voice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arnerich View Post
    I was referring to the top voice.
    I see. I varied it a bit longer an octave lower. Agree maybe it was too long at higher end for too long of stretches,

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    A couple of pieces I did. This is part of an ambient album of a series of similar episodes I plan to make. Was made on Goldwave (free!) recording real-time, although the sounds are purely computer midi generated some some slight modifications.



    This little ditty is based on Messaien’s 5th mode, which I think a SATB choir sounds better with the disonnances and chromaticisms.

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    Ambient tracks 1 and 2. This second one kinda like a cross with Satie and Eno.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil loves classical View Post
    Ambient tracks 1 and 2. This second one kinda like a cross with Satie and Eno.

    Nice, I'm curious what it sounds like on piano.
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