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"Riverbank"


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fishboisfo

 Genre: Classical

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While looking for inspiration to create the centerpiece of Jan Street Dance Company’s last production, I took a walk down to the Ohio river.
I actually found a rather large, flat, rock surface that let me go right out to the water without getting muddied up. Calming and emotive. The constant movement; currents and eddies that never rest. And the quiet . . . the blissful silence and peace of just the water.
I wanted to see this movement in dance.
So here it is.

Harp, Steel Guitar, Violin, Piano, marimba, and an autoharp.

This is another selection form my next album “Global”.
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Uploaded: Nov 07, 2008 - 07:36:29 AM
Last Updated: Nov 07, 2008 - 07:36:29 AM Last Played: Jan 20, 2016 - 12:11:37 AM
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Hardware:
Apple Intel(s); A-Station; Yamaha HA-8 Pre-Amp;
TC Helicon Quintet;
MOTU MIDI Timepiece;
Audix and Rode N2Ta Mics.
Software:
Pro Tools 7.4, Live 7, Reason 4 and Kore (2) Complete; AAS Tassman;
Spectrasonics Instruents, and Sonalksis, Nomad, Bias and Waves for Mastering Purpose; Abbey Road Studio package for sweetness and authenticity of certain tracks.

Comments
Doadars Uncle said 3324 days ago (November 7th, 2008)
Picturesque
It very much rolls, like the currents of a river, ever moving forward, subtle changing, yet holds it's character.

Nice.
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lavalamp said 3323 days ago (November 8th, 2008)
Sounds sweet
It captures the imagery of the pic. Sounds great. Nice work.

Dave
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Skean said 3323 days ago (November 8th, 2008)
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You do classical cool... Second song tday and this really get me going, so delightful and moving tune.. Enjoyed the listening TX.
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kristyjo said 3323 days ago (November 8th, 2008)
Hi-
Great audio picture! The everflowing currents as played by the harp are especially pleasing. I can see by your h/s tool list that you took lots of time to perfect the sounds, and that comes through in the finished product.
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fishboisfo said 3323 days ago (November 8th, 2008)
thank you
what a kind thing to say -- and notice :)
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Bubowski said 3319 days ago (November 12th, 2008)
Peaceful
and meditative. Nice meditative texture. The section with the unnaturally high harp sounds and bells is a little harsh sounding to my ears (at 6:34). Maybe backing off the volume a little at that point would help balance the sound a bit more...perceptually, higher sounds like this carry more apparent volume than actual volume. Might also be cool to take the "cello" line that comes in there and move it 2 octaves lower into the double basses...the flowing ripples on the surface belying the deeper currents of the Ohio. Otherwise carries the feeling and impression of the moving waters nicely.
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racerat said 3315 days ago (November 16th, 2008)
swirling
What a wonderful piece. Indeed to does remind me of the swirling eddies of the Ohio River, what a great method for inspiration for your dance piece. I would say that because the piece is quite long--due to the fact is for a dance piece---I would find a passage or two to drop out the pattering harp sound and concentrate on a pad sound or a cello or bass progression, for interest and variety sake. Just a quick thought. Nevertheless, well done.
racerat
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Name: donald gordon-bell
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