Day: December 22, 2009
"Streetsong 3" [mp3 removed]
This started with cymbals on an analog drum machine tuned to a kind of chimy percussion. Those sounds were sampled, pitched down and played over the top as loops, with MIDI changing some of the notes and filtering. Another actual '70s breakbeat was sliced and added underneath. The trumpety sounding instrument is from the Reaktor User Library, a synth called Shark (because the capacitor wave that serves as its main tone generator looks like a shark's fin), with reverb added to soften it. This is all pretty technical but the melodies are klutzy and sing-songy, hence the title (inspired by Carl Orff's pieces for children). Something musical does happen at the end--still mulling whether that (or some other hint of compositional chops) should happen sooner.