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improv 3 — crystal faeries

By Coauctor on January 20, 2018 11:43 am

Improvising for Weekly Beats. My self-imposed limitations:


• Digital piano as an input device (Yamaha P35)
• Moderately limited warm-up before the recording
• No edits after the recording is made
• Four VSTs for the year, one for each season


Winter VST: Mikro Prism by Native Instruments


Why am I doing this? To explore improvisation as a practice of being here and now.

This one went repetitive a bit. Couldn't find a way with my right hand for a long time.


My mental image for this recording: underground crystal ruins inhabited by invisible non-carbon based lifeforms also known as fairies.

This submission is licensed by author under CC0 Creative Commons Zero (Public Domain)

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January 22, 2018 1:11 am

January 22, 2018 10:30 am

sweet sines

January 22, 2018 12:27 pm

Nice one digging those tempo changes...
Some parts would be nice for some trap smile

January 22, 2018 11:54 pm

January 23, 2018 6:05 pm

very much ice cavern vibes to me (like that gif above my post^), i like the mood though. and that's a cool challenge you're doing, it's not very often i load up the same instrument in to even two beats, let alone a "seasons" worth. re-use is some thing i'm trying to get more in to though

January 24, 2018 6:59 pm

this is lovely - i like the bassy stuff at the end - nice touch

January 25, 2018 5:03 pm

It does get repetitive at times, but the droning is serene too.

January 27, 2018 12:52 am

It is so pure, I love it. From the beginning to the bassy ending.

January 27, 2018 4:46 pm
starpause wrote:


I_See_Drones wrote:


CosmicCairns wrote:


kaedo sevaada wrote:

Hey guys, thank you for the gifs. I'm glad you've interpreted my improv visually.
This is pleasant to see. Really.


theGuen wrote:

Nice one digging those tempo changes...
Some parts would be nice for some trap smile

Thanks! Floating tempo got me hooked when I found it during the recording.
Also, I can only imagine how does a xylo trap sounds. big_smile


ahhsumx wrote:

very much ice cavern vibes to me (like that gif above my post^), i like the mood though. and that's a cool challenge you're doing, it's not very often i load up the same instrument in to even two beats, let alone a "seasons" worth. re-use is some thing i'm trying to get more in to though

Thanks you kindly! The gif is really cool (pun unintended). Yeah, the season limitation is all about getting to know deeper what you already have. Sometimes it's useful.


kaedo sevaada wrote:

this is lovely - i like the bassy stuff at the end - nice touch

Oh, thanks! I started thinking about recording the whole improv using this bassy buzzing. It sounds very satisfying.


Devieus wrote:

It does get repetitive at times, but the droning is serene too.

Thanks for the cool thought. Droning is something unfamiliar to me. Interesting concept to play with.


emm wrote:

It is so pure, I love it. From the beginning to the bassy ending.

Wow, thank you! "Pure" is a very precise word of what I'm trying to get with this challenge.
Pure, sincere and vulnerable a bit.

January 28, 2018 12:23 am

Love the minimal and very organic flow. Faved.

January 28, 2018 9:47 am

I like your concept, very brave and sounds excellent! I love the solo work of Hans-Joachim Roedelius (Cluster) and you have something similar going here...thanks!

January 29, 2018 7:15 pm

Timeless serious music. Excellent improvisation.

January 30, 2018 8:07 pm
Jim Wood wrote:

Love the minimal and very organic flow. Faved.

Thank you! Yeah, I guess another side of the repetitiveness is minimalism.


Ashen Simian wrote:

I like your concept, very brave and sounds excellent! I love the solo work of Hans-Joachim Roedelius (Cluster) and you have something similar going here...thanks!

Oh hey, kudos for inspirational reference. I checked out Roedelius. This one is very cool:
https://youtu.be/1HKyXRnA2Y4?t=2088


Q-Rosh wrote:

Timeless serious music. Excellent improvisation.

Thanks for such kind words! It's an honor for me to receive such a comment.

September 5, 2018 7:19 am

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