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kkissinger



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:56 pm    Post subject: Mysterious Bells
Subject description: Improvised on the Aries Synthesizer
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I enjoy working with clock-based music and the Aries' gate/trigger logic supports this well.

The problem is, that each trigger (clock tick) retriggers the notes -- producing a reiterative effect (like the repitition of a mallet instrument). I built some new logic circuits (by modifying a Yusynth Logic Board) to pass the first trigger pulse after applying a gate and to pass no more triggers until the gate is released and restarted.

This track then, is my exploration of a musical idea that prompted me to build the new circuitry.

I like the idea of order emerging slowly from randomness and I had this idea to build a work with nothing more than a few disconnected notes. As the work progresses, and more notes are added, the density increases. At some point, the randomness morphs into a rhythmic pulse -- slowly enough that one may not identify an exact moment when this happens.

The tone is very simple -- two sine waves combined in a balanced-modulator, filtered through my recently-completed Yusynth Fixed Filter Bank, and shaped with a bell-like envelope.

Also, as a result of Darrell Burgan's excellent workshop on impulse responses I was able to intelligently use the Impulse processor that is included in Cubase 5 (Reverence). Nothing fancy -- just adds a nice spaciousness to the track.

The track is a little on the long side (13:39) -- then again, this approach to building a piece of music takes time.

Hope you enjoy this!


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Mysterious Bells: an improvisation on the Aries Synthesizer.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Beautiful and wonderful. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

woah, sounds like an Iannis Xenakis composition, i dug it!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thank you, guys! Appreciate your words of encouragement.
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