This section serves several purposes, containing, in summary, my output and
My output is simply the pieces I create. My input comprises three sources.
Firstly suggestions, notably exercises in the
Strange Bible and elsewhere. These
are currently dotted around the site and will be gathered together. Secondly
'classical' sources, the old innovators in modern music. Thirdly contemporary
Some recent updates here with the details on individual pages
Exercises - Classical
||My latest piece is Sonata 9th June 2009. A single take of the
Doepfer Source of
Uncertainty the patch based on the Doepfer manual but without the
inverter on the LFO VC. Three VCOs are being driven, one straight from the
quantized output, the others through a variety of modifiers. All three feed
through the same processing chain.
||The next study I want to try is based on
Daniel Goode's Faust crosses the
Raritan somewhere in East Africa and finds himself back home, a little south of
the Reich... Now there's a title for you (as we Welsh tend to say).
Essentially, the piece involves picking a tune, setting up the first few notes
on the sequencer and than gradually working through the rest of the tune setting
one note at a time, so the piece gradually 'wipes over' itself. He suggests
Yankee Doodle on a 10-step
sequencer, I'll have an 8-step to begin with and am inclined towards the last
few notes of the
Beethoven violin concerto. Strange says don't use a quantizer, I am inclined
to have one VCO with and one without. Just waiting on Tom from Analogue
Solutions to come up with the SQ8. Mr Goode has a terrific web site
here and Faust is in the scores (one
of the one-pagers).
||My most recent purchase is Robert Piotrowicz's Lasting Clinamen.
A one-word tag would be 'uncompromising': four tracks of [almost unvarying]
noise, some too loud, some too quiet. While I like favour the atonal and
arhythmic, I prefer something to be happening. The sounds are, to me, drones
and I would have had something plinking over the top. I bought it, having
heard the excerpts here
because I admire the chap's dedication to his Art. Wagner's music was
described as 'better than it sounds', here I'm not so sure.
In the post is Bum Crab Hatband from David Westling, pictured
right. I have not managed to find excerpts to listen to and so have
ordered it on the strength of his intriguing pronouncements (repeated on the
full page). It is available
||Let's start with Morton Subotnick
As noted elsewhere, the purpose of this site is not to enlighten the world
(that is, to the extent it occurs, a beneficial side-effect) but to keep myself
organised and make my bits and pieces available to myself wherever I may be
(often as a distraction when I should be doing something else).
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