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The Picture of Dorian Gray



 Genre: Experimental

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The coverart above is a/the picture of Dorian Gray as portrayed in the film "The league of Extraordinary Gentlemen" by Stuart Townsend- the music is computer generated by free sw RGB Music Lab from the above coverart.

Thanks to michael2 for bringing it to my attention in this forum post.
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Estella said 3921 days ago (December 22nd, 2008)
I'm intrigued...you see, I clicked on this from the lists page b/c I saw the title and I'm an Oscar Wilde fanatic...I didn't even know this was yours; isn't that weird?

I have played around a little with computer generated poetry; in fact that might be fun to go back to, but I hadn't heard of computer generated music...this is interesting. I will have to look at the forum post for more details.

Anyway, this particular computer has obviously been affected by the picture of dorian gray. the composition is downright frightening!

thanks for posting this!
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apb said 3920 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
that is weird ..
.. drew you in with just a title .. and it was me all along hehehe :)

Computer generated poetry you say? That sounds cool too .. might help with lyric writing/suggestions .. like an auto-thesaurus.

It's always cool to experiment I say and these tools help with just that. You do of course steer the computer generation, with decisions, choices of instruments (octaves/modulation/panning), parameters, tempo & degree of 'mosaic' influencing composition length, note filters from scales .. so you can 'go for' or 'push' the sound in a particular direction .. in my case the appropriate eerie, evil and sinister direction for Dorian Gray.

I've never in fact read all of "The picture of Dorian Gray" but it's on my to do list .. I found it online here

Thanks for the listen.
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Diviner said 3920 days ago (December 22nd, 2008)
Cool experiment
Mad sounds that are being created here. I too have read Oscar Wilde's book and this track would be the perfect soundtrack if a film was ever released.
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apb said 3920 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
Thanks Keith

.. for those that haven't: it's an awesome notion that all vile evils Dorian perpetrates don't tarnish his soul but instead affect/warp his portrait via some spooky link...and in the film they go further and imply he is immortal (as long as the painting is ok) as even all physical damage he receives is directed at his portrait.

A film soundtrack .. that would be nice :) Thanks for the compliment.
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peacepiano said 3920 days ago (December 22nd, 2008)
It is unfair the way the music lists handle multiple song posts. But I understand the reasons, so will not beg for an easy change. Both of these experimental pieces are quite interesting. I might give this a try.

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apb said 3920 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
.. I didn't worry about that .. I wanted to post a couple .. so I did .. I should prolly cross-reference them with links. A couple of example pieces was enough fun.

Please give it a go by all means .. it's fun. I liked the notion of a more direct connection between art and music .. and it seemed to me to try "Dorian Gray" would be cool.
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lengold said 3920 days ago (December 22nd, 2008)
This is
pretty strange stuff Alan - I actually really like it.
I can definitely imagine it as a film score - probably horror. Thanks for the listen.

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apb said 3920 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
It certainly is horrific ..
.. eerie and down-right weird. Exellent! ;o)

Would indeed suit a horror soundtrack, I hear what you mean... http://www.youlicense.com here I come .. woo hoo ! ;o)
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SmokeyVW said 3908 days ago (January 3rd, 2009)
song pic: are you sure that's not a picture of you?

song: well, it's full of surprises! i love stuff like this - it makes you realize how much musical space there is - and how we all restrict ourselves to such a small part of the possibilities. sort of like how the Earth is a tiny place in this vast universe... and all that.

i'm glad you posted this one

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