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[Live ]End to Reattain (w/ Elizabeth Welsh)

By vinpous on January 24, 2016 9:33 pm

What a doozy of a week. As I mentioned last week, I am one of two directors of a new music festival here in Melbourne (the other being Faux Foe. This was the third year of the festival, and it was an absolute ripper over two days and one night. We also ran the first Tilde New Music Academy in the five days of the last week, introducing young people of various experience levels to the type of music you will hear in this piece, and much, much more.

Anyway, the point is I spent most of my week supervising, teaching, finishing some lectures last minute, and doing other administration. But I also had a performance with my good friend, violinist Lizzy Welsh booked for the Sunday of the festival (yesterday), and needed to compose a piece for her (and me) to perform. And I needed to make a weeklybeat. So I combined the two.

I must admit I conceived of this piece a couple of weeks ago, and started writing the Max patch that powers it a few days before the start of this week. But the piece was indeed composed within this week (between Monday and Thursday, for a rehearsal Thurs and a rehearsal Fri).

This is a piece for violin and live electronics, performed at Tilde New Music Festival on Sunday the 24th of January by Lizzy Welsh (link above) and myself, and recorded and mixed last night because he's fucking awesome by the wonderful Kevan Atkins (another Tilde team member).

The title is an anagram of Data Retention - we all live in Australia, so read into that how you will. My hugest thanks to Lizzy and Kevan.

I had to compress to 96kHz mp3 to meet the file requirements.

This is a 20 minute piece.

Please do not share without permission. Not for performance without my involvement.

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January 25, 2016 12:13 am

What a weekend it was. It was a pleasure to record this piece.

Got a bunch more recordings to mix and send off including your other one (which I'm uploading now).

Woo! Tilde!

January 25, 2016 1:11 am

This is fucking awesome. I love glissandos, especially when they travel in groups.

January 25, 2016 1:14 am

The "Zwittermachine" ending section is also excellent.

January 25, 2016 1:14 am
kevanatkins wrote:

What a weekend it was. It was a pleasure to record this piece.

Got a bunch more recordings to mix and send off including your other one (which I'm uploading now).

Woo! Tilde!

Tilde represent!

January 25, 2016 1:15 am
Jim Wood wrote:

The "Zwittermachine" ending section is also excellent.


Thanks, for both comments. I am glad you liked it. What is a Zwittermachine?

January 25, 2016 1:17 am
vinpous wrote:
Jim Wood wrote:

The "Zwittermachine" ending section is also excellent.


Thanks, for both comments. I am glad you liked it. What is a Zwittermachine?

A "Twittering Machine" (Paul Klee painting); Gunther Schuller did a take on this in the 60s, but I think you caught the essence better.

January 25, 2016 1:22 am
Jim Wood wrote:
vinpous wrote:
Jim Wood wrote:

The "Zwittermachine" ending section is also excellent.


Thanks, for both comments. I am glad you liked it. What is a Zwittermachine?

A "Twittering Machine" (Paul Klee painting); Gunther Schuller did a take on this in the 60s, but I think you caught the essence better.

Ooh, what a lovely painting! I will check out Gunther a little later, thanks. Did you recognise my old pal 2d.wave~ in the last four minutes?

January 25, 2016 1:29 am

Ooh, what a lovely painting! I will check out Gunther a little later, thanks. Did you recognise my old pal 2d.wave~ in the last four minutes?
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Not as such; I'm not working on the same level of intelligence as you.

January 25, 2016 1:32 am
vinpous wrote:
Jim Wood wrote:

Ooh, what a lovely painting! I will check out Gunther a little later, thanks. Did you recognise my old pal 2d.wave~ in the last four minutes?

Not as such; I'm not working on the same level of intelligence as you.


Intelligence? Pfft.
I found a nifty new way to make it chaotic. Track the incoming amplitude of a signal and use that for a bunch of nifty scaling. Works a treat.

January 25, 2016 2:28 am
kevanatkins wrote:

What a weekend it was. It was a pleasure to record this piece.

Got a bunch more recordings to mix and send off including your other one (which I'm uploading now).

Woo! Tilde!

Did you not get a WB in?!

January 25, 2016 2:40 am
vinpous wrote:
kevanatkins wrote:

What a weekend it was. It was a pleasure to record this piece.

Got a bunch more recordings to mix and send off including your other one (which I'm uploading now).

Woo! Tilde!

Did you not get a WB in?!

I'm afraid not. I woke up with an hour to go. Assembled 4 1/2 minute track. Started the upload. 20 seconds too late.

January 25, 2016 2:42 am
kevanatkins wrote:
vinpous wrote:
kevanatkins wrote:

What a weekend it was. It was a pleasure to record this piece.

Got a bunch more recordings to mix and send off including your other one (which I'm uploading now).

Woo! Tilde!

Did you not get a WB in?!

I'm afraid not. I woke up with an hour to go. Assembled 4 1/2 minute track. Started the upload. 20 seconds too late.

Alice missed the deadline too - but given you gave it a fair try, you could maybe request an upload code?

January 25, 2016 4:53 am

Awesome work with Tilde. Inspiring stuff.

Compressing it down to 96kbps though, it's heartbreaking isn't it!

January 25, 2016 5:59 am
little-scale wrote:

Awesome work with Tilde. Inspiring stuff.

Compressing it down to 96kbps though, it's heartbreaking isn't it!

Thanks man! Yeah, 96 - ugh.

January 26, 2016 5:54 am

love the intensity of the ending

January 26, 2016 8:06 am
vinpous wrote:
kevanatkins wrote:
vinpous wrote:
kevanatkins wrote:

What a weekend it was. It was a pleasure to record this piece.

Got a bunch more recordings to mix and send off including your other one (which I'm uploading now).

Woo! Tilde!

Did you not get a WB in?!

I'm afraid not. I woke up with an hour to go. Assembled 4 1/2 minute track. Started the upload. 20 seconds too late.

Alice missed the deadline too - but given you gave it a fair try, you could maybe request an upload code?

Upload code?

January 26, 2016 11:01 am

Pretty cool.  I could see part of this going along to a looney tunes scene!

January 27, 2016 5:45 am
george bowles wrote:

love the intensity of the ending

Me too!

paul raygun wrote:

Pretty cool.  I could see part of this going along to a looney tunes scene!

Not sure if insulted... wink

January 27, 2016 5:48 am

heart

January 27, 2016 6:31 am

What!! My second comment is missing.  Then it slides into horror!!!!!

January 27, 2016 10:47 pm

Hypnotic, epic.  I think you've affected my state of mind here.

January 28, 2016 5:12 am

Epic. Sick work on Tilde and all, cheers!

January 28, 2016 8:42 am
Lyons wrote:

Epic. Sick work on Tilde and all, cheers!


Thanks man! Sorry you had to go and tour and be a musician and miss the festival! tongue

January 28, 2016 8:43 am
onezero wrote:

Hypnotic, epic.  I think you've affected my state of mind here.

Woohoo!

paul raygun wrote:

What!! My second comment is missing.  Then it slides into horror!!!!!

The best kind of slide.

Faux Foe wrote:

<3

heart

January 28, 2016 5:39 pm

that's a lot of tones in there. would have loved to be there.

January 31, 2016 5:02 am
colorful grey wrote:

that's a lot of tones in there. would have loved to be there.


8th tones, indeed!

January 31, 2016 7:17 pm

intense moments there

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