In my two days of teaching tertiary-level composition, I get the great pleasure of introducing young composers to tape composition techniques. This is not a composition that is *truly* tape-based, or *truly* based on tape techniques, as it employs a number of digital shortcuts and Max4Live-based processing. Kind of like tape in the digital age - running tape machines via software processing. So I call it Pseudo-Tape. It is in the spirit of tape-based compositions, but capitalising on some modern tech.
It is in my own small way, a tribute to Karlheinz Stockhausen's Gesang der Jünglinge, though unlike that piece, does not employ any synthesis.
All the sounds are taken from freesound.org and are all CC0 licensed, so they are freely available for use.
I am, when it comes to it, a "serial" composer, so all materials and structures are in a broad sense, constructed through serial processes. There are a host of nested time-duration-tuplets that make up the general structural skeleton of the piece. These are all permuted in various ways, as are the materials themselves.
I've had a kinda crappy week, and spilled liquid on my main working laptop, which is now at the Apple store getting remedied. Consequently, this was Ableton Live 9.1 as that is what is on my old laptop; I started in Reaper but my goodness that is clunky.
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