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Pipe Spring at Dusk


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Digesting another experience from my Arizona trip a few years ago: the Pipe Spring national monument at dusk. An oasis of green, fed by the Pipe Spring, in an otherwise mostly desert landscape.
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Uploaded: Nov 07, 2009 - 11:09:35 PM
Last Updated: Nov 08, 2009 - 08:45:52 AM Last Played: Mar 17, 2015 - 09:29:38 PM
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Hardware:
My new Dennis Frederiksen low A flute. Times 10 or so.
Software:
Logic and lots of effects.
Comments
Boundless said 2784 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
Oh, firsty
Lovely piece, Victor.
love how it gently builds up
and weaves in and out.

Delightful.

Merci !

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Feter said 2784 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Pipe Spring at Dusk
This is something so much I ve waiting from
your for a while ...a native renaissance piece
this is so authentic and original stand by itself
how creative ...I loved all the harmonies lines
perfect ...Deepest Bow Meastro !!!!
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ste said 2784 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Very
nicely played. Love the atmosphere of the piece. Great work

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said 2783 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
no complaints
Really like how you weaved this one - lengthy and interesting all the way through. The solo break at around 3:22 into a duet is just really fine. Nice, easy exit in peace.

Really good work Victor

. - Harold
VicDiesel said 2783 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Thanks
So many of the more inspired moments in my music come about by accident. That duet was supposed to be a solo, but a looped part from the previous section kept playing one more loop than it should. I liked the effect so I kept it in.
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richard13 said 2783 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
A beautiful Native Renaissance piece.
Thanks to Feter, I'll never be able to hear this as anything but. Thanks to you for the d/l, as I'll be listening to it often: it's really quite lovely.
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Rasapriya said 2783 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
stunning
wonderful piece! everything about this is amazing. thank you so much.
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billykirsch said 2783 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Wind passing over the mountains
Listening to this I entered in trance and realized how much I missed the sound of breath and the vibration of real wood in this age of synthesizers.
I traveled back to places I didn't know I had forgotten. Thanks Vic.

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VicDiesel said 2783 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
I'm with you
"Real" instruments still have something over synths. Usually I try to combine real and software instruments, but here I limited myself to doing the whole piece on just one instrument, and only using some processing to get a wider range of sounds.
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ktb said 2783 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
landscape
of beautiful sounds. Everything organic and working to a greater sum. Interesting harmonies as well. The delicate percussive elements were a delight
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dave_b said 2783 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Pipe Spring at Dusk
Very refreshing to hear the live flute. Great choice to reflect the theme of the piece, an oasis in the midst of a harsh yet beautiful landscape Thanks, enjoyed this piece.
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Moviz said 2783 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Thought
the opening rhythm was good, but as this lovely piece went on I was mesmerized with the weaving of flute and percussion in that intricate dance.... lovely stuff Vic, regards M
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maxruehl said 2783 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Great
intertwining flute melodies snaking in and out of each other in an elaborate dance. Wonderful stuff.
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NickFury said 2783 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Cool
idea to multi-layer the flute like this, I like it. Melody gets lost at 2:15 or so, but comes around to again to something cohesive later. tahnks!
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sloparts said 2783 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Except for the Pipe Springs,
it looks like high dry dessert. Arizona and New Mexico have some of the most beautiful places on Earth, I think.

Interesting piece Vic. The flute almost sounds like a pan flute in place. It has a rather strange sound as flutes go. Not an unpleasant sound though and actually rather a haunting sound.

From what little I know of some of the places in Arizona, haunting would seem appropriate.

Nice piece Vic, with a very clean recording on the flute. I still can't get over the sound of that flute.

Be well

Ed
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ShadowofNine said 2783 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Great piece
has strong native sense, builds beautifully, a gem...
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Jarvoid said 2783 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
Grr
I left a comment and it has not posted...!!
Shades of Ennio Morricone in the sound and way that it builds up into a multi layered multi faceted piece.Very charming and mesmerising.Go with wood,er wooden instrumwents every time...they are such a bugger to record tho' !! Jarvoid
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drakonis said 2782 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
dust devils
that's what I thought of as the motif swirled up to 3:00 (could this repeated pattern also be a desert version of Smetena's Moldau?) Anyway, great playing as usual, and the percussive blowing really gives a nice pattern to this, and when the low bass notes come in at 0:16, it is like the warmth of the desert sun. Beautifully composed and played.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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VicDiesel said 2782 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
Ma Vlast
My congratulations on your astute observations. Yes, that piece was quite present in my mind. It occurred me after I started writing this, but still, I was aware of the resemblances.


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FrankAxtell said 2782 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
great stuff
nice meditation music...what a great listen.
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Gaylen75 said 2782 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
well I am humbled yet again
I really wish I was better at my instruments. Or maybe its time to branch out. I used to love wind instruments. This is a very peter gabriel sound and he is one of my favorites. I have to say it also makes me think of Uttal and he is the bomb. Congrats.
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sonnyjim said 2782 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
That 'rhythm' track
is a beaut! Your control over the recorder(?) you are playing is a very well-considered contrast to the mechanical time keeping. I like very much the back and forth between the organic/acoustic and the sequenced digitalia; all that interplay made me hungry for a crescendo of sorts, though.


I ended up a little frustrated, but I enjoyed it all nevertheless.....


SJ
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VicDiesel said 2782 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
Crescendo
Yeah, I know. The native american flute (which is what I'm playing here) is very limited in pitch and volume range. Makes it hard to put much variety in a track. So I try not to outstay my musical welcome.
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Bob6stringer said 2782 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
A translation of nature's power:
Nicely done, Vic! You mentioned a green oasis, and the music fits it well. My only nature in AZ was mountain biking Sedona, but that gave me a taste of the haunting beauty out there, and it's just cosmic stuff, a wonder to behold the screaming power of it all in its ironic silence. And I can believe this sprang from that, because all the sound we hear is in our minds in places like that.
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kassia said 2782 days ago (November 9th, 2009)
pipe spring
I love how you use the flute in so many different ways, making it into several different instruments. The slow layering and gradual build are perfectly executed. There is a relentless rhythm underneath the flowing movement of the higher parts - very evocative of water, nature, desert and those dependent on these things for survival. a beautiful chant of thanksgiving and wonder.
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DWL said 2781 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
Wow!
What a splendid sound. Captivating and mesmerising. Wonderful work Vic.

Cheers

Dick
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yrp said 2781 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
The way
you mix organic and artificial sounds is astonishing.the only thing you can be sure about its origin is the wind instrument (one can even listen to your breathing).Everything else is mysteryous, shadowy...
Great Work.Downloaded!
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spitlogic said 2781 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
Nice work
Very elaborate playing.
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Sigmund said 2781 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
pipespring
nice stuff - it invokes a sense of solitude, but more - more like isolation, like being alone - maybe even cut off in the vast desert that inspired you. very interesting... Sig
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Ibstrat said 2781 days ago (November 10th, 2009)
Fantastic
feel in this music, the rhythm and playing are spectacular and full of emotion.
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guitapick said 2780 days ago (November 11th, 2009)
Beautifully painted, Victor...
...colors of the desert...wonderful
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bud said 2780 days ago (November 11th, 2009)
I really like these wind pieces you do
with the recorders and flutes. Beautiful build and nice use of effects.
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paul f. page said 2779 days ago (November 12th, 2009)
I've spent some time...
...in the southwest. You capture a lot of the "dry" flavor of the geography with some really wonderful chiff-flutes. As you layer from one minute to the next, this becomes really intricate, Vic, and yet you restrain yourself nicely by not overdoing it. What a pleasant listen.
Paul
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jiguma said 2779 days ago (November 12th, 2009)
It's been a while
since I listened to much music, and here I am back at MJ hearing some really interesting stuff again. This is fascinating Vic - you sure have some lungs to keep some of those arpeggios happening. Very relaxing - definite native american feel to it. Most enjoyable.
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scaustrita said 2777 days ago (November 14th, 2009)
Arizona
You truly captured the feel of the desert.
The playing is flawless, an the sound of all the flutes blend so well together. You could never do this on your old Roland D10 8]

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Cameron said 2756 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
this is
one of my favorites of your music so far. Artful layering of the flute tracks, inventive use of percussive (chiff) effects. You've really captured the essence of the desert here!
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VicDiesel said 2756 days ago (December 5th, 2009)
thanks
After all my native american flute pieces that involved tons of electronics, I decided to go the other way, at least for once, and do a whole track with just one instrument.

Although it was a bit of a struggle and I thought of ditching the track at some point, in the end I'm pleased with how it came out.

I'm happy it pleases you too.
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Char said 2727 days ago (January 3rd, 2010)
I think
you go on a kind of spirit walk when you play your flute. Thanks for the trip.
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jdholliday said 2658 days ago (March 13th, 2010)
I listened
to a few of your pieces, very diverse! I like them this one stood out for me so far, very nice!
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