(Space Music) The Soundstage

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Benedict
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3222 posts since 5 Mar, 2004 from Gold Coast Australia

Post Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:00 pm

Not meaning to flood, just not a lot on right now. Talking to someone about a game but he needs to make the prototype before I can do anything. Meanwhile, might as well use the time to make videos for the last album.

An odd one musically and in the video. The idea of was it being a bit like when an orchestra tunes up only with synths organizing their jumble of parts.

https://youtu.be/zoTRJW2HN_o

All Reason 11 of course.
The initial sound which is all choppy/chewy is the piece "Falcons in the Mist" in Grain
The oboe & strings that hack away are The Orchestra
Piano is Radical
Otherwise all my usual suspects.

:-)
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ChameleonMusic
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76 posts since 23 Nov, 2018 from Birmingham, UK

Re: (Space Music) The Soundstage

Post Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:44 pm

Some VERY interesting textures in there + some great 'moments', but for me it didn't quite all hang together as a complete and satisfying piece.
Mark Taylor, Chameleon Music - Professional composition and sound design for all media since 1994.

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Benedict
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3222 posts since 5 Mar, 2004 from Gold Coast Australia

Re: (Space Music) The Soundstage

Post Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:15 pm

ChameleonMusic wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:44 pm
Some VERY interesting textures in there + some great 'moments', but for me it didn't quite all hang together as a complete and satisfying piece.
Thanks Mr Music

No it kinda doesn't. It is deliberately meant to be a bitsa hence the title & video. It is scraps that could come off the cutting floor and make something or get left there (the most likely outcome).

It is part of the meta-story of the record and this one would never be a Single*. Life being unsatisfying is a big part of this record once you look past the surface.

:-)

*except this process makes it one seeing getting people to listen to & consider a whole record seems too hard - see my getting told off last time when I made one album video
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ChameleonMusic
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76 posts since 23 Nov, 2018 from Birmingham, UK

Re: (Space Music) The Soundstage

Post Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:42 pm

ChameleonMusic wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:44 pm
getting people to listen to & consider a whole record seems too hard
There is truth in that statement, but I can only judge what I listened to...just the track in question...there was no 'whole record' there! :)
ChameleonMusic wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:44 pm
Life being unsatisfying is a big part of this record once you look past the surface.
Underlying thoughts / philosophising are great...I have them in my head almost every time I compose but they are often much less relevant to your listeners who will form their own opinions / thoughts...something I (at first) reluctantly accepted many years ago.

I get the underlying message - nice...but it's still a piece that sounds somewhat fragmented which is not necessarily a satisfying listen. The top level compositional trick is to maybe reinforce and emphasise the underlying story / idea, but somehow still create something that fully 'works' musically - particularly in terms of all facets of structure - the most important of all compositional elements.
Mark Taylor, Chameleon Music - Professional composition and sound design for all media since 1994.

https://soundcloud.com/chameleon-music

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Benedict
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3222 posts since 5 Mar, 2004 from Gold Coast Australia

Re: (Space Music) The Soundstage

Post Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:14 pm

If you want the whole record it is here: https://benedictroff-marsh.bandcamp.com ... place-time

Sure, we can't control the reactions individuals have, each will find their own thing. Some people think Chopin is fun to listen to.

Of course, one does hope people were interested enough to try to understand but I know that it is a world where I spend hours helping people who ask but then either ignore or say catty things back; which are equally insulting to not at least acknowledge the time gifted to them - which is gone forever.

Ok you may say oh but dude you need to not be so sensitive but I say if I weren't sensitive, how could I make art? Whether you like that art or not matters not it is still me saying something hoping to be heard, understood & answered. If I am not sensitive, am I even fully myself anymore? It may be less uncomfortable for others if I am more "like them" but then life is not expressed as it has made itself vis a vis Me.

I have some Joy Division on and would the world have been a better place if Ian were less sensitive? Sure he may be alive today - but would we have that amazing unequaled music? People may say being sensitive is what killed Ian but maybe it was a lack of sensitivity in the world to allow Ian to find himself in a comfortable place. We can't know and I don't blame anyone but Ian for his action but what if his sensitivity could have been supported and nurtured better (ultimately by him) would that have meant more of that music? Or would it simply have made most people less interested as there wasn't a sticky end to make it all special?

I am not annoyed with you Mr Music, it isn't a stellar track or even necessarily a stellar record, it is simply a record of my time in musical (and now video) form.

:-)
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aaron aardvark
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1693 posts since 22 Jan, 2011 from near Los Angeles

Re: (Space Music) The Soundstage

Post Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:30 pm

Benedict,
Thank you for reviewing my song! Now your song: I agree it is rather strange, at least on the intro. Now it is getting more conventional around 1:20. The strings and piano sound rather realistic, and nice. Around 3:00 it is sounding 20th Century? Around 3:30 it sounds rather dramatic and nice (my favorite part of the song), but then it ends rather abruptly. I wish you could have gone a bit longer with that "dramatic" part. An interesting, constantly evolving song, I would say. :)

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CrystalWizard
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996 posts since 10 Jul, 2008 from Orbit Sol III

Re: (Space Music) The Soundstage

Post Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:34 pm

I like it, the ‘bits and pieces.’ I like abstract and odd form stuff. The ending is quite abrupt but it fits.

Never could understand the “you’re too sensitive” line but nor can i get the “ i would..., but i’m very sensitive” line either.
Being “hyper” sensitive is IMO a good trait and extremely common amongst art people.
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