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Tres Exotique n.1 and n.2
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:10 pm    Post subject: Tres Exotique n.1 and n.2 Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Tres Exotique n.2 is a new version of a previous piece I "wrote" last year. I present them both here.

arrow Listen to Tres Exotique n.1

arrow Listen to Tres Exotique n.2

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The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not mov'd with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils; the motions of his spirit are dull as night and his affections dark as Erebus: Let no such man be trusted. - W. Shakespeare

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Just listening to Tres Exotique nr 1 for the third time. This is something else, and very hard to describe. The constant shifts in key, from brooding to carefree within a bar, and back, yet it makes sense.
I love the sound mixture: piano, vibes, bass clarinet, harp (?).
Initially I thought it to be a bit Bartok changed my mind to Debussy, then Webern. Before I could catch up, it was something dark and Germanic, yet slightly jazzy.
That above may sound a bit confused, but the piece does not sound so at all. All the chord cahnges and melodic shifts are entirely logical, and inspired at the same time.
The choice of timbres with the style and feel of the piece is refreshing and oddly familiar (although I can't recall hearing them before)
On a fifth listen, it struck me that the whole thing is not unlike Messiaen may have done had he worked with Eric Dolphy.
I love this Seraph, and now I must listen to the newer version.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I've listened to this several times too. I love it. This is very intelligent music. Orczy's comments are spot on.

So far, this is my favorite Seraph piece. Outstanding. BRAVO!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

orczy wrote:
the whole thing is not unlike Messiaen may have done had he worked with Eric Dolphy.

WOW Chris
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this is a piece I would have never come up with I had not been fluent in computer music. It started as a long piano improvisation (MIDI) that I edited, cut in pieces that were moved around and repeated to give a sense of form to it. It has a tonal center (F sharp) that appears and disappears. Once I had a satisfying form I split the performance by MIDI notes and assigned each track to different instruments. A technique I ran across in the '80 while at Berklee. This tip could change your music world forever Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

mosc wrote:
this is my favorite Seraph piece. Outstanding. BRAVO!

Thank you Howard

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I have used that MIDI cut and paste, chop and patch, technique before too; expecially in the 80s. It's a good technique. I still use it today as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:01 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Very few times am I ever impressed....WONDERFUL!
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