7 new songs on the site now available for your listening pleasure. Would very much appreciate feedback from folks, how did you like the different pieces? Any requests? All available on http://www.syntheticzen.com
Both Synthetic Zen Show radio streams back online...
From the reviews, this sounds like the ultimate machine for anyone that likes to experiment/program. Anyone have a better recommendation? Please comment. See reviews and links in the main body of this article...
G minor (harmonic) for Bass guitar, Native American Wood Flute (6 hole, tuned to G minor), and Mandolin. Though only 60 seconds long, a LOT of rules and man hours went into this.
The Fifth and final (of five) in the series of listening assignments for EWU's Compsition class. Listening to the string of a stringed instrument(s). Exercises based on the book "Ocean of Sound: Aether Talk, Ambient Sound, and Imaginary Worlds" by David Toop.
The fourth (of five) in the series of listening assignments for EWU's Compsition class. Challenges to attempting to eliminate sonic associations. Exercises based on the book "Ocean of Sound: Aether Talk, Ambient Sound, and Imaginary Worlds" by David Toop.
The third (of five) in the series of listening assignments for EWU's Compsition class. Listening in a sound rich environment. Exercises based on the book "Ocean of Sound: Aether Talk, Ambient Sound, and Imaginary Worlds" by David Toop.
More progress made on Ainulindalë symphony, 1st half of 1st movement (5 movements). Goal to have rough draft all 1st movement by 2nd week of December.
Just finished presentation for EWU Composition class, about Touch the Sound by Evelyn Glennie. It was a hit.
Just a quick note, planning when get some time, to create visualization videos of "Explore" and other works to post on Youtube. Will use tools such as Vovoid's VSXU to dynamically create music-driven visualizations. Should be fun.
Thursday we began Three voice counterpoint, beginning again with First species, but there are significantly complex differences compared to two voice.
New composition released, funky trance groove. First time using Logic Pro.
Last week finished reviewing third species counterpoint, this week we begin fourth species counterpoint at last! just 2 voices for now.
Lots of notes, but just a quick checklist so far (mostly just for self references)....
Playlist ideas, and thoughts on Evelyn Glennie's "Touch the Sound"
Covered a lot of different areas today, from counterpoint third species, to working on Ainulindale plans and Spring Frolic in Rivendell, and analysing the Rhonda in Am....
Another ambient listening and writing exercise. These are for the Music Composition course at EWU. This exercise asked to listen while reading and writing why is heard.
Dr Middleton showing today, his 1.0 of Musicalgorithm web software to create music using various methods.
One of the regular assignments for the Music Composition course at EWU MUSC 209, requires active listening, sometimes with eyes open, and eyes closed. Here are notes taken on the fly, unedited and without forethought...
Now that I'm starting the compositional techniques course, and have a year of music theory, maybe I can finally start to take on the daunting task I've wanted to compose for many years, a complex orchestral (with modern/electronic components) composition based on The Silmarillion's Ainulindalë, "The Music of the Ainur"...