Unimportant laughter (strings, flute, woodwind, whistler -> elegic minimal chamber music)

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thomekk
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2538 posts since 3 May, 2003 from Germany

Post Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:12 pm

This is part of my new instrumental album with the same name.
Minimal, slow and only with sampled instruments.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8s8HUgQgGT8
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CrystalWizard
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Re: Unimportant laughter (strings, flute, woodwind, whistler -> elegic minimal chamber music)

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:53 pm

I like it.
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jancivil
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Re: Unimportant laughter (strings, flute, woodwind, whistler -> elegic minimal chamber music)

Post Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:39 am

This is different! I can tell a lot of thought went into it.
The sort of long portato y/o detache instead of legato entirely is quite idiosyncratic, and I think I’m going to reserve judgement for now but I see it’s stylistic, probably quite deliberate.
Your use of reverb works for me.
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thomekk
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2538 posts since 3 May, 2003 from Germany

Re: Unimportant laughter (strings, flute, woodwind, whistler -> elegic minimal chamber music)

Post Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:03 pm

CrystalWizard wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:53 pm
I like it.
Merci
Unimportant laughter New Album YouTube
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thomekk
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2538 posts since 3 May, 2003 from Germany

Re: Unimportant laughter (strings, flute, woodwind, whistler -> elegic minimal chamber music)

Post Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:08 pm

jancivil wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:39 am
This is different! I can tell a lot of thought went into it.
The sort of long portato y/o detache instead of legato entirely is quite idiosyncratic, and I think I’m going to reserve judgement for now but I see it’s stylistic, probably quite deliberate.
Your use of reverb works for me.
Thanks for the listening and your thoughts.
To be frank I'm still struggeling sometimes with the act of playing the music via keyboard and using the keyswitches (so many options to choose from), so in the end I don't care sometimes much when it works for me. So I guess it was a mixture of playing / pianorolling.
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jancivil
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Re: Unimportant laughter (strings, flute, woodwind, whistler -> elegic minimal chamber music)

Post Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:12 pm

Because I use KS so frequently, I generally write those parts in piano roll. Some things use none or there is a flex legato to stick with for extended periods. It takes me two hands to do a competent keys player’s one hand so doing both doesn’t happen.
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thomekk
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2538 posts since 3 May, 2003 from Germany

Re: Unimportant laughter (strings, flute, woodwind, whistler -> elegic minimal chamber music)

Post Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:40 pm

Yeah, I can understand your flow for KS using the Piano Roll. I guess that's the way for non keyboard players to get the most control over everything.
Still haven't found the optimal flow for me yet. Being no keyboarder I still like to "play" notes, but it's not that easy when there are libraries with several KS at several places. Layering is complicating this the more.
Sometimes it works better for me when using the MIDI-guitar for solo instruments. But therefore I have to use the ones with ideally no KS or I have to do homework after recording to kill wrong notes.
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jancivil
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Re: Unimportant laughter (strings, flute, woodwind, whistler -> elegic minimal chamber music)

Post Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:03 pm

It’s the way keyboardists do it as well, serious editing and use of the tools say VSL has w. their interface, it’s pencil tool all day
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jancivil
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Re: Unimportant laughter (strings, flute, woodwind, whistler -> elegic minimal chamber music)

Post Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:04 pm

I have weird techniques for certain things, have to be performed and idiosyncratic and LIVE
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1543 posts since 24 Mar, 2015 from Toronto, Canada

Re: Unimportant laughter (strings, flute, woodwind, whistler -> elegic minimal chamber music)

Post Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:27 pm

good track! i don't know if it would call it "minimalism" because it seems to have lots of pickups in orchestration (at 1.20 secs) and seems to evolve as a musical piece fairly fast for a 3 minute piece. isn't minimalism supposed to be a little more repetitive and less orchestration?

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thomekk
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2538 posts since 3 May, 2003 from Germany

Re: Unimportant laughter (strings, flute, woodwind, whistler -> elegic minimal chamber music)

Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:12 pm

Thanks, and yup - in the sense of minimal music (philip glass & co) you're right, I meant it probably more in a way of having only fewer notes here and not that much going on as eg. in fast baroque compositions. So it was just a term which came along.
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thomekk
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2538 posts since 3 May, 2003 from Germany

Re: Unimportant laughter (strings, flute, woodwind, whistler -> elegic minimal chamber music)

Post Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:42 pm

jancivil wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:03 pm
It’s the way keyboardists do it as well, serious editing and use of the tools say VSL has w. their interface, it’s pencil tool all day
I did lots of penceling in lots of my tracks and it's great that there can be so many adjustments done this way. Often I use it to shorten / finetune notes and especially the velocities, which can make huge differences and do really for the better.
So the articulation lane came as a new challenge to me after the usage of synths (which are easier to handle given that they are velocitysensitive and have not the obligation to sound authentic in playing style).

Great are instruments like the Embertone Popelka Bassoon, where you can play quite good via the keys without keyswitching. Nevertheless I did this track with Vienna SE.
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seismic1
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Re: Unimportant laughter (strings, flute, woodwind, whistler -> elegic minimal chamber music)

Post Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:09 pm

I just got a chance to listen to this at a decent volume. It sounds great here, and I like the dynamics coupled with the use of silence, which adds drama to the piece.

Good work :)

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thomekk
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2538 posts since 3 May, 2003 from Germany

Re: Unimportant laughter (strings, flute, woodwind, whistler -> elegic minimal chamber music)

Post Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:32 am

Hey,
thanks - I'm glad you liked it so far : )
Unimportant laughter New Album YouTube
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