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Chorale #1

By vinpous on February 25, 2016 8:51 am

A quick SuperCollider piece that reminded me and Faux Foe of Bach's Chorales and that kind of writing.

All sine tones, all the time.

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February 29, 2016 1:37 am

If Bach were a serialist. Also reminds me of early Lansky (from the "Mild und Leise" era). Probably because of the sine waves.

February 29, 2016 3:07 am
Jim Wood wrote:

If Bach were a serialist. Also reminds me of early Lansky (from the "Mild und Leise" era). Probably because of the sine waves.

I love the fact that you know who Lansky is. My second PhD supervisor studied with him at Princeton way back when.

The neat thing about you hearing serialism in this is that there is no such thing, it's noise that's modulating the sine tones.

February 29, 2016 9:10 pm

Gorgeous piece. I can definitely hear the chorale. With a daring enough SSA choir and lots of staggered breathing, it could work as an actual chorale. Though first sops would probably have flashbacks of Beethoven 9 with all that top A action.

Looking at your code, it's pretty well-structured. The noiseSig signals should be fine at control rate rather than audio rate. Also, I'm not sure why you've created three of the same SynthDef but with different parameters as opposed to using arguments.

February 29, 2016 10:50 pm
kevanatkins wrote:

Gorgeous piece. I can definitely hear the chorale. With a daring enough SSA choir and lots of staggered breathing, it could work as an actual chorale. Though first sops would probably have flashbacks of Beethoven 9 with all that top A action.

Looking at your code, it's pretty well-structured. The noiseSig signals should be fine at control rate rather than audio rate. Also, I'm not sure why you've created three of the same SynthDef but with different parameters as opposed to using arguments.

There's a top A in there? Interesting.

That was so I didn't have to write any argument-inducing code and could just let the synthdefs run. I was being super lazy.

March 1, 2016 3:30 am

This was surprisingly harmonious and consonant to me! Beautiful "schwebungen" -- i looked this up, apparently it's called a beat in English. But Schwebung is derived from schweben, to float, and sounds much more airy and sinus wavy than beat. Sorry, English. Anyway, I listened to this 3 times and found it very delectable. Might I use it for a piece sometime?

March 1, 2016 7:30 am
vinpous wrote:
kevanatkins wrote:

Gorgeous piece. I can definitely hear the chorale. With a daring enough SSA choir and lots of staggered breathing, it could work as an actual chorale. Though first sops would probably have flashbacks of Beethoven 9 with all that top A action.

Looking at your code, it's pretty well-structured. The noiseSig signals should be fine at control rate rather than audio rate. Also, I'm not sure why you've created three of the same SynthDef but with different parameters as opposed to using arguments.

There's a top A in there? Interesting.

That was so I didn't have to write any argument-inducing code and could just let the synthdefs run. I was being super lazy.

Yeah. Top A seems to be a prominent tone throughout. Can't miss it. It's the top note of the chorale for at least 2/3 of the piece, I'd say.

Lazy coding. Makes sense.

March 1, 2016 8:05 am
colorful grey wrote:

This was surprisingly harmonious and consonant to me! Beautiful "schwebungen" -- i looked this up, apparently it's called a beat in English. But Schwebung is derived from schweben, to float, and sounds much more airy and sinus wavy than beat. Sorry, English. Anyway, I listened to this 3 times and found it very delectable. Might I use it for a piece sometime?

It sounds pretty harmonious to me too; I'm not a great sensor of dissonances anyway. I'm pleased you like it and of course, feel free to use it. If you want to render variations on it, grab SuperCollider and the sourcecode, select all and, with the server running, evaluate the code and hit the "record" button that pops up. Otherwise go for the mp3!

kevanatkins wrote:
vinpous wrote:
kevanatkins wrote:

Gorgeous piece. I can definitely hear the chorale. With a daring enough SSA choir and lots of staggered breathing, it could work as an actual chorale. Though first sops would probably have flashbacks of Beethoven 9 with all that top A action.

Looking at your code, it's pretty well-structured. The noiseSig signals should be fine at control rate rather than audio rate. Also, I'm not sure why you've created three of the same SynthDef but with different parameters as opposed to using arguments.

There's a top A in there? Interesting.

That was so I didn't have to write any argument-inducing code and could just let the synthdefs run. I was being super lazy.

Yeah. Top A seems to be a prominent tone throughout. Can't miss it. It's the top note of the chorale for at least 2/3 of the piece, I'd say.

Lazy coding. Makes sense.

There's that nice relativistic pitch we were talking about yesterday.

March 1, 2016 9:22 pm

Excellent! I like.

March 2, 2016 3:04 am
Tomavatars wrote:

Excellent! I like.

Groovy, thanks.

March 5, 2016 12:14 am

Glad to see you got back to Super Collider smile

March 5, 2016 3:41 am
laguna wrote:

Glad to see you got back to Super Collider smile


Of course, it's part of my working model now.

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