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« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2009, 04:34:22 »

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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2009, 14:37:05 »
it is surprisingly noisy for you.

After it gets going it is more relaxed and sounds pretty different from the original.

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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2009, 18:50:49 »
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and sounds pretty different from the original


That was the whole point ;)

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« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2009, 19:12:12 »
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it is surprisingly noisy for you.


I take it you missed this one, featuring noisy guitar by Mr. Vaisvil:
http://forum.openmpt.org/index.php?topic=3353.0

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« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2009, 20:16:36 »
Notes as i'm listening (1st listed version)

The lost pages of the Petrushka manuscript! Stravinsky i'm sure is smiling from somewhere! :D

The instrumentation is perfect! I don't know which one you chose first, but whatever you "added" to accompany the first is perfectly complementary; every instrument has its task and the space to do it. Very simple and innocent phrases, but i doubt this would be something children could play (except by accident!). Delightful, playful, and heartwarming. More music that can't be ignored!

BTW perhaps the title is not a mistake. "Rubric" is a word, so i see that as a nifty, thought-provoking title (much like "strategery" and "scrumptrilescent"). :wink:

Now of course, the obvious question, who is "Lucy" and what is "2b3s tuning?" (And if you used an alternate tuning in this, i could barely tell -- which is good, 'cause i don't have the ear for alternate tunings.)

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« Reply #20 on: August 26, 2009, 01:22:29 »
Hi Harbinger.

This started life as a slightly different piece that I intended to compose in Wendy Carlos'  Alpha tuning (9 divisions of a perfect 5th - no octaves per se)

But I ran into technical difficulties with the new GPO 4 & its Aria player. So... I composed in 12 tet ("normal" tuning) and converted to a Lucy tuning variant just to make it applicable for the microtuning community.

http://xenharmonic.ning.com/

So the original had cello in place of the bassoon and marimba 2 octaves lower in place of the hand bells.

The hand bell part was started first and really was an abuse of cut n paste. Everything else was written around that motive with the percussion added last. At one point I have a break beat glitch in the percussion but that was truly ugly. If I remember right the piece is scored for 7/4 time.


Lucy tuning is a "mean tone" 12 note per octave tuning that has very pure thirds. Its limitation is that not all keys are available - there exists a "wolf" interval /  note that one usually avoids.

If you'd like the pdf of the score I'd be happy to oblige.