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Revolving Door


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Tom Atwood

 Genre: Classical

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Pure joy. Title is from Mungo (Bill Flynn). He says the synthetic flutes I use from time to time remind him of a revolving door, for some reason. Since this piece is filled with flutes, I decided to name it in honor of Bill.

(The software is GB1 in the first half. I received GB2 and Jampack 4 Symphony Orchestra for Father's Day. So, halfway through the construction of this piece I switched to GB2, and used some Jampack instruments, beginning with the harp, french horn, clarinet, English horn and tuba. The flutes--the 'revolving doors'--are all GB1.)

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Comments: 35
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Plays: 283
Downloads: 213
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Uploaded: Jun 22, 2005 - 07:42:07 AM
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2005 - 09:55:34 PM Last Played: Jun 27, 2019 - 11:34:59 AM
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Hardware:
Casio Privia PX-300
G5
Software:
GB1
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Jampack 4: Symphony Orchestra
Comments
_nderscore said 5177 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
sunny..
rosey-eyed & hopeful, fun tune. i liked all of the movement..
in and out, round and round
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TobinMueller said 5177 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
Whimsical circus feel
Love the whimsical circus feel of this. Very little boyish to
me, in all the right Peter Pan sorts of ways. Chasing
butterflies, making faces on the carousel, wishing to fly
over it all. Always light, images changing around every
corner, motion never stopping. playing use of panning as
well as your ostinato figures. It doesn't really ever get
anywhere, either, which makes the Revolving Door title
very appropriate. A very cooling musical experience, great
for a hot summer day.
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said 5177 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
My old wind organ lives!
I bought a diminutive fan-powered organ from a
rummage sale in about 1977 from Pat Mandile's parents.
It sounded a little like this except it had a constant
vibration/whirring sound along with the notes that
emanated from it. It's as if that old wind organ has come
back to earth to play a whimsical, contrapuntal concert
just for me and my wife...sans the vibration/whirring. Nice
job!
Tom Atwood said 5177 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
My old wind organ lives!
Wonderful image, Rich. I always look forward to your comments. Glad this
tune brought back fond memories for you.
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Stun Nutz said 5177 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
twinkle
This piece could have easily gone on for 15 more
minutes. It was really a pleasure to listen to, keeps
you interested and doesn't insult your intelligence. I
love these modern/minimal explorations...
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Tom Atwood said 5177 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
twinkle
Thanks, Eric. Glad you enjoyed this minimal tune. I don't know if many people
enjoy minimalism. I know members of my own family wish I would pick up a
guitar and write a 'real' song instead. As Tobin said, this piece doesn't really
go anywhere. Which is ok. Maybe it's for people who aren't going anywhere
either--who are already there? Hmmm.
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JOAN said 5177 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
sweet
i can see a time lapse film. city on the move. revolving doors spinning. reminds me of some john zorn stuff from the 80's. what was the name of that band......?
enjoyed it a lot!
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Tom Atwood said 5177 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
sweet
Thanks JOAN. He was with Naked City, but I am not familiar with his music.
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caroline said 5177 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
bouncy, flouncy perky piece
thank you - i liked listening to everything that is going on esp through the headphones - liked the xylophone sounding thing and the harp (sorry, don't do technicals) x
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said 5177 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
And now for the Video....
I agree, this is a fascinating piece. The repetiveness,
rather than becoming boring, seems to draw me in
closer. I, too, found myself seeing images of a city...
little vinyettes of a day interwoven together. People
as they proceed with their lives, different yet
somehow the same. Just my ramblings. I very much
enjoyed this innocent piece.

Jack
Tom Atwood said 5177 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
And now for the Video....
Thanks, Jack. I am also drawn to the repetition and subtle shifting found in
minimalism. Have never thought of it as boring. Thanks for listening and
being drawn in!
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Mcboy said 5177 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
joyful
mood, bouncy, lighthearted, music.......it got smiles out of
me.....!
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Cameron said 5177 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
nice "minimalist" writing
This music with repetitive variations reminds me of the
contemporary works of John Adams, Steven Reich and
Philip Glass.

Minimalism is a hypnotic musical device which can be very
soothing and stimulating at the same time, as this piece
is.

I like the jazzy waltz feeling. The flutes are a very nice
touch, however I'd like to hear them with just a bit more
reverb, which would round out the sound and provide
more sustaining power for the entire track.

There is a very imaginative choice of sounds, which
combine into a pleasing whole.

As far as I'm concerned, you have not exceeded your
"limit" for submitting multiple pieces per day. The two I
have heard today are gems.

Great title, by the way.

Now, how about a full orchestral piece? It's time for
another EPIC on MacJams!
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Tom Atwood said 5177 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
nice "minimalist" writing
I guess it's no surprise that the three composers you listed (Adams,
Reich, Glass) are among my favorites.

Thanks for your comments Cameron. When I posted this I was afraid
someone (you) might say this should not be posted in the Classical genre. So
I'm glad you recognize the minimalist tradition behind it.

As for that full-length epic? I am on thin ice in this house now in terms of the
time I spend 'working' at the computer...

Thanks again for the kind words and support.
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Jim Bouchard said 5177 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
happy Glass
This is a happy sounding piece of music, that makes me smile. Like all those minimalist composers but without the dourness!
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mandolinquent said 5177 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
Beautiful again...
I really love this. There is something so nostalgic and
filmic about this piece. There is something very human
about the jerky hesitancy of the revolving-door flutes. It's
very nice the way your pieces like this evolve; the patterns
repeat but never quite in the same way; I'll take Tobin's
"whimsical" and add it to Stun's "minimalism".
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said 5177 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
Tom Terrific!
I agree with the comment about the reverb. The sound
space is so close, that I would love to hear this with a
more "open" aural field using a larger "room" reverb
setting for every instrument, not just the flutes.

Nonetheless, very imaginative and fresh. Two for the price
of one in the same day!
Tom Atwood said 5176 days ago (June 22nd, 2005)
Tom Terrific!
Thanks Alimar. I am interested in your thoughts about reverb (echoed by
Cameron). My feeling during the mix was that maybe I had used too
much
reverb. I was afraid some of the rhythmic elements were getting
washed out. So, some instruments have less reverb than others, which I guess
you noticed.

Thanks for listening closely, and for the kind words.
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said 5176 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
Wonderful
I'm dizzy. :)
I love the playfulness of this. Fun touch sneaking in a tuba in
there for a while.
SlimGirlFat said 5176 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
Oh Oh Oh
Where to start.........

Firstly: this is great
Secondly: this is great
Thirdly: this is great
Fourthly: this is great
Fifthly: D/L
LOLOLOL
Very, very, nice work indeed Tom..

StunnedGirlFat
thetiler said 5176 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
your relatives must know . . .
I liked reading where you received Jp 4 father's day. They
must know you have a mad passion for composing!

Love those trills, very lit and cheery, nice!
Thanks for sharing!
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Tom Atwood said 5176 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
your relatives must know . . .
Thanks Mungo, SGF, Bill. Glad you stopped by & listened.

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legato said 5176 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
Thanks for making me smile
Tom pretty interesting tune you have here. I smiled because I liked how you took a comment someone made and turned it into a fun idea. I enjoyed this one thanks!

Legato
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Tom Atwood said 5176 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
Thanks for making me smile
Thanks, Patrick. Good to hear from you. Kind of lost you after the trip to
Japan. Look forward to some new Legato sounds soon.
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ledebutant said 5175 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
Whiminimalism
One of my favorite things to do is pop in some earphones
and just watch people doing something. After a while, the
whole world starts to seem like a movie. This piece of
music is absolutely perfect "Make the World a Wonderful
Film," music.

For some reason, I also think it would be funny over a
montage scene of a gun-free bank robbery that isn't
going very well.

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Tom Atwood said 5175 days ago (June 23rd, 2005)
Whiminimalism
Gesundheit!That's quite a term you have put together, Lisa.
Doesn't quite have the easy coolness of 'zazz' (see Stun Nutz' latest), but I
like it nonetheless. And I agree with you that this piece has a certain filminess
to it, hopefully without being slimy.
Thanks for listening, commenting, downloading and posting your own fine

songs.

Tom
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Mystified said 5175 days ago (June 24th, 2005)
Fluttering, buoyant and brisk
I see colors and sunshine beyond those revolving doors. It
beckons me from the walls to the joy of sunlight.

This is a marvelous work, Tom. Wow. Joyful is certainly
right. It's fascinating to me how you 'hear' all of these
sounds together and make them work so well.
So well...
Thank you for this!


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Tom Atwood said 5174 days ago (June 24th, 2005)
Fluttering, buoyant and brisk
Thanks Mysti, for those thoughtful and beautiful comments. I am glad this
song made you think of sunlight, color and joy. Perfect.
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bronco said 5174 days ago (June 24th, 2005)
Lighthearted Fantasy World
Put my vote on the side of this didn't need to go
anywhere. It was light, happy and enjoyable without
having to have any great music theory behind it. More and
more I see people getting obsessed with the technique of
music and forgetting that they didn't know any of that
when they first started enjoying music as children. Some
folks around here should just relax, quit knit picking
songs to death, kick their shoes off and find the joy in
music once again.
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Tom Atwood said 5174 days ago (June 24th, 2005)
Lighthearted Fantasy World
Amen. Thanks, Tom, for listening and speaking up for music that goes
nowhere!
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Macaudion said 5170 days ago (June 29th, 2005)
Excellent
Wow wee! This is so very nice. Every phrase does me
just right. This is a one of those tunes that will loop
in my head for some time and it is welcome to hang
out there... Very well done.

I'm just a little green w/ the E though, because the
tune of mine that you left such kind comments and
high marks for, was meant to be orchestrated, but
JP4 wouldn't install. I didn't have the 10Gs HD that it
requires, as my primary source (I have an external
HD w/ ~ 140Gs), so it wouldn't let me install. One
way or another it will happen - thanks for the added
fuel to my fire - this is simply a wonderful tune.

Congradulations on this solid piece!

Cydniko
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Macaudion said 5169 days ago (June 29th, 2005)
Excellent
P.S. 9999 - At least, that's what it does for me...

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Tom Atwood said 5169 days ago (June 29th, 2005)
Excellent
Thanks Cydniko for your comments, and for the songs you post here on MJ.

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MiMi said 5168 days ago (July 1st, 2005)
I
simply had to download this track! It radiates with mirth and
joy. The choice of timbres works ever so perfectly! Thanks
for sharing!
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perceptualvortex said 5152 days ago (July 16th, 2005)
Carefree
Very cool Tom. Sounds like enjoying the park in the sun. Very uplifting instrumentation and melodies!
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