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amnesia

By vinpous on April 30, 2016 2:29 am

I missed last week. First time ever. Damn. Oh well.

This piece is titled after that. It's what my brain feels like at the moment.

I also completed another piece this week; a duet for alto and soprano saxophones. It's called The 65th Day, it's being performed on the 19th of May.

Here is an excerpt.

Anyway, this amnesia piece is generated in OpenMusic, and then rendered in Ableton Live with a heap of additional stuff. The idea started as a duet for two virtual drumkits. Then I needed a synth. Then effects/glitch. Then tape saturation.

I will hopefully get around to listening to you guys/replying to you guys when I finish the draft of my PhD.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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May 2, 2016 12:46 am

That is one beautiful score. The amnesia piece is pretty cool as well; great use of limited sound-sources!

May 2, 2016 4:11 am
Jim Wood wrote:

That is one beautiful score. The amnesia piece is pretty cool as well; great use of limited sound-sources!


Thanks. I'm quite looking forward to the premiere of the piece in a couple of weeks1

May 2, 2016 4:14 am

This is great

May 2, 2016 4:36 am

Sparse and erratic, but pleasant to listen to smile

I'm not familiar with some of the symbols in your score. What are the linked black and white squares? And the numbers that look like ratios such as 5:4 and 15:16 - what do those mean? And the many grouped together stems with no apparent heads? And what does it mean when you cross out the dynamics with a diagonal line? Sorry to ask so many questions but I'm really curious

May 2, 2016 5:21 am
Catthew O. wrote:

This is great


Ta!

Brackleforth wrote:

Sparse and erratic, but pleasant to listen to smile

I'm not familiar with some of the symbols in your score. What are the linked black and white squares? And the numbers that look like ratios such as 5:4 and 15:16 - what do those mean? And the many grouped together stems with no apparent heads? And what does it mean when you cross out the dynamics with a diagonal line? Sorry to ask so many questions but I'm really curious

The linked squares are degree of breathyness audible through the saxes; solid black = completely air sound (as much as pitch is still possible), solid white = normal sax sound. Only used to indicate the end or beginning of the passage of transition from one sound to another. There is also a half symbol.

The ratios are tuplet divisions. Ie. in 4/4 time, superimposing 5 crotchets in the space of 4 can be notated as 5:4 (five in the space of four). Same with the others.

The many grouped stems without heads indicate a rhythm to be articulated with the diaphragm independent of the pitch/rhythm relationship outlined in the staff below/above.

And crossed dynamics is preceded by an uncrossed one, both in a box (as opposed to out of a box as elsewhere presented): the opening one means that, until cancelled out via the diagonal line, that the passage should have an AVERAGE of that dynamic, with expressive fluctuations as the gestures suggest to the performer OR as written.

I'm happy to send you the score in full if you want to leave me your email address. smile

Also happy to answer questions like this!

May 2, 2016 5:23 am
Brackleforth wrote:

Sparse and erratic, but pleasant to listen to smile

I'm not familiar with some of the symbols in your score. What are the linked black and white squares? And the numbers that look like ratios such as 5:4 and 15:16 - what do those mean? And the many grouped together stems with no apparent heads? And what does it mean when you cross out the dynamics with a diagonal line? Sorry to ask so many questions but I'm really curious

In fact: https://www.dropbox.com/s/w7gxxrzysn9l9rp/vgiles_the65thday_1.0_FINALDRAFT.pdf?dl=0

May 2, 2016 5:28 am

enjoyable track. what is your stance on panning? i noticed that it is quite panned. there are some that are pretty against extreme panning. obviously for some like this the rules are different. interesting stuff.

May 2, 2016 5:38 am
george bowles wrote:

enjoyable track. what is your stance on panning? i noticed that it is quite panned. there are some that are pretty against extreme panning. obviously for some like this the rules are different. interesting stuff.

Space is a parameter just like pitch. It should be employed with the same consideration as pitch.

Glad you like the piece!

May 2, 2016 10:36 am

Wow.  Nice!!  Love the panning and segmentation of this all.  Solid.

May 2, 2016 10:40 am
cTrix wrote:

Wow.  Nice!!  Love the panning and segmentation of this all.  Solid.

Ta! I'm glad it worked out, too.

May 2, 2016 1:01 pm

So you'll be Dr. Vinpous soon.

May 2, 2016 10:52 pm
Edmund Snyder wrote:

So you'll be Dr. Vinpous soon.

Yeah, hopefully!

May 3, 2016 2:40 am

Love this track. I definitely need to try hooking OM up to stuff. That pause 1/3 of the way through took me by surprise. I thought piece was over and then it started up again and gave me a bit of a jolt. Though there is no jolt like the track that autoplays on your website. That threw me off my chair once...

Ha! Of course the week after you forget, I forget. The funny thing is I did a track while I was in the horsepiddle, but I forgot to edit it down to a duration manageable for Weekly Beats. Ploppers.

May 3, 2016 3:04 am
kevanatkins wrote:

Love this track. I definitely need to try hooking OM up to stuff. That pause 1/3 of the way through took me by surprise. I thought piece was over and then it started up again and gave me a bit of a jolt. Though there is no jolt like the track that autoplays on your website. That threw me off my chair once...

Ha! Of course the week after you forget, I forget. The funny thing is I did a track while I was in the horsepiddle, but I forgot to edit it down to a duration manageable for Weekly Beats. Ploppers.

I changed that track, finally! I put Post Hoc excerpt up instead. Much easier to deal with. It actually caught me by surprise the other night when writing my newsletter, hah!

Bugger about the horse piddle piece sitch.

May 4, 2016 2:59 pm

May 6, 2016 5:28 pm

Very interesting Track!

May 7, 2016 8:49 am

Perfect blend of glitch and modern percussion music. Well done!

May 8, 2016 11:51 am
m2K7 wrote:

Very interesting Track!

Thanks.

Plantrain wrote:

Perfect blend of glitch and modern percussion music. Well done!

I try. Thanks for listening.

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