Telharmonium... sort of

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pethu
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1219 posts since 6 Jul, 2004

Post Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:13 pm

And now for something almost completely different:

This is the first of three pieces celebrating past experiments with future music technologies. (The other two are still just stored in my head as vague concepts.)

Here, the GG Audio Blue3 stands in for the sadly and completely lost Telharmonium - with hum, noise and crosstalk turned up a bit...! Some other archaic pre-war instruments also get a look-in, in the form of Soniccouture versions of Ondes Martenot and Novachord.

https://soundcloud.com/user1333790/04-telharmonium
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Jace-BeOS
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5648 posts since 7 Jan, 2005 from Corporate States of America

Re: Telharmonium... sort of

Post Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:55 pm

This is a pleasant and friendly tune. Kept me interested all the way through. What was the quiet bit just at the very end? Sounded like a few notes of a song bleeding through the “other side” of a tape (if this were playing from an old cassette).
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pethu
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1219 posts since 6 Jul, 2004

Re: Telharmonium... sort of

Post Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:03 am

Jace-BeOS wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:55 pm
This is a pleasant and friendly tune. Kept me interested all the way through. What was the quiet bit just at the very end? Sounded like a few notes of a song bleeding through the “other side” of a tape (if this were playing from an old cassette).
Hi, thanks for listening! :)

I guess the structure of the piece is the "Telharmonium machine" starting up, running for a while and then winding down and stopping -- so by the end only the bottommost layers of what was there all along still make a sound: Notably, some "farty" base notes from a well-worn string machine and Novachord... Oh, and the hum and noise from the Blue3 organ, which can be adjusted from "pristine" to "absolutely f-ing destroyed"!
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140 posts since 20 Jan, 2010 from Stavanger, Norway

Re: Telharmonium... sort of

Post Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:57 pm

This tune makes me smile as it reminds me of old computer games music. Like how you experiment, I am getting constant surprises when listening. Cool.

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Allomerus
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2264 posts since 28 Aug, 2012 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: Telharmonium... sort of

Post Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:55 pm

Enjoyable music and a nice celebration of the old machines...
Well done! :)
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pethu
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Post Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:59 pm

Thank you very much! Stay tuned for part 2... Which will be much more of a challenge, since it will be a celebration of things not that much in line with my own natural preferences, as it were... 😁
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