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La Nuit



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A post-triphop-ballad
A collaboration with my Australian friend Daniel Lambert, who is a fantastic producer of electronic music. I'm very happy about the chance to collaborate with him.
Instrumental music and mix: Daniel Lambert
Vocal music: dirigent
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Taken from an old French poem by J. du Bellay (16th century):
La nuit froide et sombre
Couvrant d'obscure ombre
La terre et les cieux,
Aussi doux que miel,
Fait couler du ciel
Le sommeil aux yeux;
Puis le jour suivant,
Au labeur duisant,
Sa lueur expose,
Et d'un tein divers
Ce grand univers
Tapisse et compose.

Which means:
The cold and sombre night
that covers with murky shadow
both earth and heaven,
as sweet as honey,
brings flowing from the sky
sleep unto our eyes.
Then the day that follows,
encouraging toil,
spreads out its bright light,
and with divers hues
covers and settles
this great universe.
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Feter said 4107 days ago (April 19th, 2008)
La Nuit
Trippy by all mean ..with all the imagenary electro
over all here ...the singin is superb as ever !!
I never heard of this french composer I liked
the tune so much ...was it a canzona or madrigal ?
whats the original form of this song ? ...
thank you so very much for sharin !
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dirigent said 4107 days ago (April 20th, 2008)
I know these lyrics from a 4-part madrigal by the famous Renaissance-composer Orlando di Lasso. He arranged this poem of J. du Bellay, too. But I didn't use Lasso's melody here. just Bellay's text.
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gregd said 4107 days ago (April 19th, 2008)
Awesome reinterpretation
It's neat to see how timeless poetry and music continues to be. The production and vocals fit so well together in this piece. Nice work, both of you.
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said 4107 days ago (April 19th, 2008)
Incredible. Andreas: Your French is succulent and surreal. The surroundsoundbed is like bats and fingernails probing tightly stretched flesh-leather walls. This is quite an expedition into new headspace. Brilliant and trippy.
michael2 said 4107 days ago (April 19th, 2008)
this is really nice. as soon as i finish telling you how much i like it, i'm going to take my computer and throw it in the trash. really wild stuff. i'm in awe of the production, and it's a actual song too (not just a bunch of neat sounds). excellent.
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futzpucker said 4107 days ago (April 19th, 2008)
Very odd, very wonderful
I pretty much have no idea what's going on here, and I really like it a lot. Your Australian friend is a great talent - the instrumental track is amazing and beautifully created. Your voice is, of course, one of the wonders of MacJams.

This is a work of art, and it's going on my iPod, like so much of your music. Very, very well done Andreas.
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LunaTrick said 4107 days ago (April 20th, 2008)
Great composition
I like the voice treatments - and how everything works compositionally. Can't wait to hear more.
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droop said 4107 days ago (April 20th, 2008)
Not sure if I'm
smart enough to understand this but I certainly do like it. Dirigent you are such a huge talent and I'm really happy to see you are collaborating. What a neat sound bed your friend created here.......and as you know I think your vocal work is always at least superb!
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screamalexz said 4107 days ago (April 20th, 2008)
oh a french goth band i love does this song or i think it's the same song! nice. a very relaxing piece. the electronic production is definitely well done. if you like french music indochine does this poem as well. they're pretty cool.
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DWL said 4106 days ago (April 20th, 2008)
I loved it. The production is second to none and the words still make sense after 500 years.

The power of music and the word never ceases to amaze me.

Very well done guys :-)


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magnatone said 4106 days ago (April 20th, 2008)
La Nuit
I'm adding my computer to Michael's trash pile. Andreas, you're just beyond supernatural! This is breathtaking.
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davisamerica said 4106 days ago (April 20th, 2008)
Hell Andreas
man this is dynamite!
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Doug Somers said 4106 days ago (April 20th, 2008)
One thing is for sure
Your style cannot be pegged. Your superb quality of performance and production is the only thing we can come to expect time after time.

Love your work!

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Skean said 4105 days ago (April 21st, 2008)
This one goes right to a CD and in to my car... What a great mix this is.
I'm jealous I mean no just kidding but wow can't find words simply perfect too my ears... KUDOS

Peace & Respect
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said 4101 days ago (April 25th, 2008)
Yeah, trippy song but great. I enjoyed it a lot. Your vocals sounds great!

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composerclark said 4100 days ago (April 26th, 2008)
Ce grand univers c'est vraiment magnifique!
Freaky! Very cool. I like your singing and the richness of the sonic palette.
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jiguma said 4099 days ago (April 28th, 2008)
Great production ..
.. as always. I love the way you move outside the box in your music - very avant-garde. Daniel's music bed is superb and perfect for your voice. I'd probably like your vocal a little bigger in the mix, but a very minor nit.

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Name: Andreas Herrmann
Location: Munich Bavaria Germany
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Born 1963 in Munich, Germany. I've been working as a freelancing musician since 1980 and as honorary professor of choral conducting since 1995. At the University I'm teaching choral conductors, church musicians and composers, especially composers who... [see more]

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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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