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[minimal classical] Rubik's Cube (mp3)
« on: August 19, 2009, 02:53:04 »



http://clones.soonlabel.com/mp3/daily20090818-rubriks-cube-lucy2b3s.mp3


bassoon, flute, viola, violin, hand bells, and percussion

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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2009, 04:45:41 »
If not intentional : it's called the Rubik's Cube.

A very nice ensemble. And, like the harpsichord, I fancy the bassoon-sound.
Reminds me of tracks by the ELO.
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2009, 11:12:55 »
well.... it was a spelling mistake - but I guess I have to keep it as intentional now because I've linked to the files in places I can't change them.  :(

thanks for the listen and comment!

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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2009, 12:40:30 »
Interesting piece.

Why Rubik's Cube?
It would've been fun to make a tune which is chaos but then becomes more structured as if you've actually put the cube together.

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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2009, 13:08:15 »
For some reason your track inspired me to do an instant remix.

http://www.disc-shelf.com/?album=129

Sorry for not providing a direct download link, have no access to ftp now.

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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2009, 13:12:25 »
because I thought of solving a puzzle while composing

no other reason actually


I've posted a classical guitar piece at TiS by Benjamen Britten that does exactly what you describe - chaos to the source piece the variations are made out of.

http://www.traxinspace.com/song/42543

Here is the download

http://clones.soonlabel.com/mp3/britten-nocturnal-rg.mp3

I think I posted videos as well somewhere - a performance can be found on youtube by Julian Bream which is excellent.

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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2009, 13:33:56 »
mr. Britten is too complex for me - I didn't get it at all - not yet, at least.

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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2009, 13:40:34 »
might be better if you watch it performed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvMG7cZn7cM

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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2009, 13:47:17 »
about 4:50 the original Renaissance by John Dowland piece is played

that piece is some 400 or 500 years old. I think it sounds all the more beautiful against the chaotic variations that preceded it.

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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2009, 13:57:40 »
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might be better if you watch it performed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvMG7cZn7cM

omgg, this is so great, he has a simple motif and able to make a whole piece from it, just by using very technical and carefully designed variations from it. So much fun to listen how he manages to pull off and arrange everything. ^^

Rubik's Cube sound a bit puzzled to me, rather than developing a variations to a motif, you used the same (loop?) elements to make some structure variations. Which is nowhere wrong, but i think that it's not the same idea what Britten has.

ps. gotta improve a bit those photoshop skills....  ::)
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2009, 14:10:31 »
Hi Psi, thanks for the listen and comments!

I was not trying to make a piece like Britten - my piece was just a test of an upgrade to Garritan Personal Orchestra 4.0 (only $49.95!!) that allows microtonal tunings - I just got carried away.

I posted Britten's piece in response to LV.

( I am using GIMP for photos  :)   )

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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2009, 14:11:07 »
and yes, Benjamen Britten is an awesome composer!!

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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2009, 14:51:17 »
here is the beginning by another player

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv46x8YxU6E&NR=1

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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2009, 18:44:31 »
Chris, I'm curious how did you like the remix?

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« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2009, 20:45:12 »
I can't get it to work in ubuntu :-(