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Airport Column


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MMI

 Genre: Ambient

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Description
A quasi-generative track. I played a bunch of things into Live loops and then let it decide the order to play them back.

The title is a little fun with Eno and Reilly.

Photo comes from flickr.com user riacale:

http://flickr.com/photos/riacale/1064010465/
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Hits: 2515
Comments: 9
Fans: 5
Plays: 51
Downloads: 109
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Feb 28, 2008 - 02:10:17 AM
Last Updated: Feb 28, 2008 - 02:10:17 AM Last Played: Jun 03, 2019 - 08:38:44 PM
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Hardware:
MBP 17
Software:
Live 7
Comments
dirigent said 4157 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
Airport Column
wonderful sounds in this experimental aleatorik-track. Everything works very well and is very nicely mixed. Enjoyed it :-)
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ic42 said 4157 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
it is aural symmetry
it is pleasant to enjoy the repeated symmetry in the echos of music, and the repeated symmetry in the photograph. aligning the echo to the tempo is appreciated here, and adds to the rhythm and harmony. a synthesizer pad in the background is appropriately soft. it wraps the harsher plucked string in a velvet chord blanket. LiveLoops is unknown, and must be researched. it could become another tool for experimenting. thank you for the sweet lullaby. it calms these frayed synapses. 0x0
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SinJimMusic said 4156 days ago (February 28th, 2008)
Airport Column
This is a really sweet ambient track. I could see this in the background of a scene where one is lost in emotion amidst the massive crowd of people in an airport terminal. Great job, really love this one. Thanks for sharing!
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MIRx said 4156 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Eno's voice over this
wouldn't really be alien. A truly ambient track, delicate, not at all intruding, yet so pleasant to listen to, if you feel like. Even though I can't fully understand your explanation on how it has been done (LOL), I would say the experiment reached a full success. Beautifl work :)
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MMI said 4156 days ago (February 29th, 2008)
Ableton Live
Live offers a unique way to work. Imagine a spreadsheet. Each column is an intrument or track. Instead of putting numbers or formulae into each cell you put music clips. Each of these clips can (and typically do) loop. You click on these clips to play (launch) them.

No imagine further that you can tell each of these clips to do something after some number of bars. That something might be continue playing, stopping or launching another clip. Each clip can "choose" between two such actions and you can attach odds, allowing you to set a clip to repeat 50% of the time and play the next loop the other 50% of the time.

So basically what I do is record some harmonically compatible loops and let the computer decide the order of play. So it's not generative music in the sense that the notes were selected and played by algorithm; instead the sequencing of the clips was (thus the structure of the piece). Thus "quasi-generative".

Of course, having said all this, I just looked up generative music on wikipedia and I suppose the definition for the "Creative/procedural" sub-category is loose enough that this piece qualifies...
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Heightened said 4139 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
One of the best ambient I
have ever heard! Pure joy to listen to!
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MMI said 4136 days ago (March 20th, 2008)
Wow
I'm stunned. Thank you.


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sister_savage said 3454 days ago (January 31st, 2010)
Sublime
SUB. LIME.
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maxruehl said 3453 days ago (February 1st, 2010)
Quietly
moving; haunting, evocative. I picture it as the soundtrack to a movie scene in which someone is pensively looking out of the window of a car, reflected images flying by, all in muted colors. Really wonderful piece. Thank you.
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Raised in the harsh cold of the Canadian South, MMI came out of hibernation and has since been foisting his musical onanism on an unsuspecting public. ... [see more]

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Ambient music is a loosely defined musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise.

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