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Hemispheres


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paddler

 Genre: Experimental

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I got a parcel at work today which turned out to be a Boss BR digital 4 track - about the size of a calculator with a built in mic,and includes batteries.So naturally I had to try it out.The room I finished cleaning today happened to have a harpsichord and a glockenspiel (actually it was a marimba I now know,thanks Bubowski!) neither of which I can play and I could only find one beater stick thing to play the marimba with,so what you hear is rapid wrist movement in one arm! I conclude that the Boss BR is a great little machine - the piano sounds a bit ropey but thats cos the mic wasn't close enough.I was able to just plug it in to my mac when I got home and extract the tracks as aiff files via Boss's free converter software.All in all though I'm impressed and love how pocketsize it is.The harpsichord is well out of tune with the piano but there wasn't much I could do about that.

The shamanic artwork is by artist Franz Widerburg who my old art lecturer wrote a book on
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Plays: 272
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Uploaded: Mar 29, 2007 - 04:21:28 PM
Last Updated: Mar 29, 2007 - 05:10:02 PM Last Played: May 28, 2019 - 10:09:14 PM
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Hardware:
Boss BR portable digital with built in mic,multitrack,yamaha grand,a harpsichord,a marimba,and a little african percussion
Software:
imported into pro-tools
Comments
Bubowski said 4472 days ago (March 29th, 2007)
How Cool
It sounds clean for a hand-held unit. Nice little pieced together piece. BTW is that a marimba (instead of a glock?) Some debussy like chords floating around there on the piano, and the harpsichord sounds almost asian.
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paddler said 4472 days ago (March 29th, 2007)
marimba
hmmm i dunno now you come to mention it it could be a marimba - it was a pretty big thing with wooden bars....?


ok - I just googled images of a marimba - yep it was one of those - a glockenspiels metal I see.Well I've learned something there (:

Debussy often floats around when I'm improvising - dont know why,thanks Bubowski

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guitapick said 4472 days ago (March 29th, 2007)
Very nice, paddler...
...very fine piece. Combining east and west. Made even sweeter by the knowledge of the spontaneous creation.

Do you know anybody that does animation in the style of the Widerburg artwork you've displayed? I have a piece of music that's right along those lines...
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paddler said 4471 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
animation
animation Widerburg style? - how about Widerburg? - well its always worth asking - he might be out of a job just now! - I dont know anyone who even paints like him.Thank you - I like being spontaneous though probably at a listeners expense

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Vic Holman said 4472 days ago (March 29th, 2007)
some cool recorder
pretty clean really. fooling me if this was semi-improvised. great job with one stick. the whole tune has a nice ethereal quality to it.
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paddler said 4471 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
fooling no-one
thanks vic - I'm a bit of a one card horse (is that the right phrase) maybe I'm even a bit of a one trick pony (maybe thats it) reaally when improvising I just turn on the old 'ethereal' switch - works for me..

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Reinholt56 said 4471 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
Another smashing tune.....
This piece of music is great because of the circumstances of its creation.

I enjoyed the contrasting styles and sounds and I too spotted the faint Ghost of Debussy in amongst the mix.

Take care.

Paul.
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paddler said 4471 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
circumstances
Aye Yaye - heres a toast to curcumstances known and unknown.Did you notice the ghost of frank zappa though,teasing debussy's tush with a bogbrush? i suspect not Thanks Paul (paul? hope thats your name)

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perceptualvortex said 4471 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
Cool instrumentation
Something about the timing and the timbres makes me think of east Asian music. Marimba and harpsichord are two instruments that I just love the sound of, so I'm really digging listening to this.
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paddler said 4469 days ago (April 1st, 2007)
Thanks Vortex
Its not often I get a chance to play harpsichord so I think I'm a bit lucky there.Have you ever heard Evelyn Glennie - she just blows my complete mind,whats left of it! Also Ruth Underwood on alot of the Zappa albums - wow what a gig those two could do together,if indeed they haven't already

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michael2 said 4471 days ago (March 30th, 2007)
i love this
this is amazing. really love the piano and marimba together. i'll have to give the rest of your stuff a listen (and check out the Boss unit). Great job. Kind of reminds me of Yuka &Yoshimi. Really nice. thanks for sharing.
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paddler said 4469 days ago (April 1st, 2007)
Thank you Michael2
I'd reccommend the Boss BR to anyone obsessed with recording stuff - you can quite literally make an off the cuff 4 track mix without budging an inch - if you do vocals for instance.Pretty cheap too.Thanks for taking time to comment,pleased to meet you - I look forward to hearing your stuff also

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bud said 4470 days ago (March 31st, 2007)
This sounds wonderful -
you do an admirable job on the harpsichord - at times it sounds like a Koto - and with the marimba the piece takes on a very oriental feeling. Nice work - and a cool toy for new inspiration.
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paddler said 4469 days ago (April 1st, 2007)
Thanks bud
Its weird - I was worried that the harsichord would sound like a synthesized voice - some pitched samples these days are as good if not better sounding than the real thing.Listening back carefully though,there are far more imperfections with the real thing - the strings are out of tune in different ways across the length of the keyboard I think - some notes sharp,others flat and also you can hear the strings buzzing too.The marimba I just love - I recently got hold of a track called Schulwerk by Carl Orff that is used in a few films like Badlands and its just beautiful

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RacerX said 4466 days ago (April 4th, 2007)
make my day
really fresh..downloaded onto the ipod and going down the road with me...thanks
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Cori Ander said 4465 days ago (April 5th, 2007)
Interesting thing
The Boss MICRO BR seems like something I've been dreaming of for years. Very tempting ... Glad you got one ... And that you are pleased with it!
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Cori Ander said 4465 days ago (April 5th, 2007)
and..
Nifty music too!

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said 4372 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
MAGNIFICO .. . !
is all I can say , I really enjoy this love instrumental Music . Was surprized I hadn't commented this before ! This is definately a winner Wish more People could here it thats for sure 8 ) !
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Justmescrewingaround said 4233 days ago (November 23rd, 2007)
Mmmmm
It's all calming and nice.
Mmmmm.
Hehe.
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saymme said 4095 days ago (April 9th, 2008)
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agreed ! back for seconds & dl ! This is AWESOME puts my fantasi in a very good state of mind, so free this music wonderful tx for dl much appreciated : )
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Experimental music is any music that challenges the commonly accepted notions of what music is. There is an overlap with avant-garde music. John Cage was a pioneer in experimental music and defined and gave credibility to the form. As with other edge

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