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album: Change
track 1: 5:18 Adventure
track 2: 1:53 A A B A
track 3: 4:03 Doors
track 4: 3:24 Drift As A Leaf
track 5: 4:26 Apres L'ete
track 6: 3:00 The Grope For Hope
track 7: 5:44 Occasional Pillars
track 8: 2:57 Cloak And Dagger
track 9: 5:45 Einbruch der Nacht
track 10: 2:40 Self Similarity
track 11: 6:17 Vita Per Diem
track 12: 2:51 Man's Desiring
track 13: 7:14 Seven Up
track 14: 1:43 Ice Come Back?
track 15: 5:53 For My Dear Samantha
track 16: 2:58 Regrets
track 17: 6:24 Dawn
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passing through doors
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Uploaded: Apr 05, 2009 - 09:42:31 PM
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2011 - 12:49:22 PM Last Played: Jan 31, 2017 - 02:20:05 AM
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kristyjo said 3332 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
I got here first!
Yeah
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kristyjo said 3332 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
Very dreamy -
And I mean that in the sense that dreams seem to be disjointed, until you think about them a little while, and then unusual connections pop out at you. This is an excellent balance between tonality within the individual instrumental themes and the unexpected entrances.I like what you do with the dynamics- the effect is a little disturbing, but also fitting. This would be great for a backdrop for a documentary about the paranormal.
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SmokeyVW said 3331 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
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if i did it right, this is entirely in a whole-step scale. the unexpectedness is probably due to how i put this together: i stitched together pieces like a frankenstein monster, and then tried to smooth over the rough edges... the apparent themes are cut and pasted pieces that were subsequently modified.

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bud said 3332 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
Nice reentry Bill
I hope you had a good trip. I like the tension in this - the anticipation set up about 1/3 in and then having it resolved to a slightly haunting dance followed by some sly creeping about. Has a nice Hitchcock quality to it.
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SmokeyVW said 3331 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
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it is what it is. i had no plan when i did this. i like the tension too. not sure how that happened!

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and i had a great trip!


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egobandit said 3332 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
Woah
With headphones on it realy makes a difference in the listen. The placement in the panning was great. The part when the drum snare comes in its like its behind and above my head. Another great one!
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SmokeyVW said 3331 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
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the panning follows a traditional orchestra floorplan, just slightly exaggerated. thanks for noticing that. i didn't hear the snare drum effect you mentioned, maybe it depends on the headphones? I used a Sony MDR-V500 to set up the planning. what do you have?

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kingbee said 3332 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
open door
Very atmospheric.
Great feeling to this and well written and placed.
Cool and spooky.
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SmokeyVW said 3331 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
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the whole-tone scale is very forgiving, and very open sounding!

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abfkingsport said 3331 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
ABFkingsport
Very much like a sound track to a movie. Great mix quality. Excellent composition, as well. Another great one.
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SmokeyVW said 3331 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
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i thought of the song title after the fact. it seems like sneaking about from room to room perhaps in a haunted house?

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MarkHolbrook said 3331 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
Sir Smokey
You sure have a great way with these things! Excellent.
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SmokeyVW said 3331 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
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as described earlier, i had no plan. it just formed by repeated cutting and pasting and smoothing. i'm pleased with it.

thanks!
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Moviz said 3331 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
I agree with
Kristyjo entirely.... it has that ethereal quality that can either be magical or eerie..... such an excellent gathering together of these various 'doors' and I think the extra sudden ending adds to the mystery effect, cheers M
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SmokeyVW said 3331 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
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the ending happened because i had run out of pieces to stitch together. it was sudden, but i think it sounds like it resolves. maybe after opening the last door, the guy immediately vanished?

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guitapick said 3331 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
Very...
...very...very cool, Bill.
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SmokeyVW said 3331 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
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thank you very much
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gail60 said 3331 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
mysterious...
Yet very nice to listen to. Lots of anticipating in this one and I really enjoyed it. Great song for a dramatic film with a killer on the lose....Great job Bill! Thanks for sharing this with us. Shivers......
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SmokeyVW said 3331 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
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using a whole-tone scale leads to lots of tritones - which is totally unresolved and usually tagged as scary. i guess that's what's happening here?

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magnatone said 3331 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
Doors
I like how you did the panning here especially bill, and this song is just awesome! very magical feeling, very cool dramatic tension - wowza!!
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SmokeyVW said 3331 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
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we're lucky to have a real symphony orchestra nearby and we buy season tickets. so i've pretty much memorized exactly where all the orchestra instruments are usually placed. that's the floorplan i used here.

i learned something while doing this one: i discovered you can get a false final resolution for the ending by building a chord that omits the fifth (it's out of the scale) and substitutes a seventh. oddly, that works!

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shavingronaldscar said 3331 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
wow!
this is a favourite for sure. brilliant tensions, it feels like every note is a tension for the next one, and they're all revolving around this ephemeral center that's just beyond hearing, up in the psychoactive frequencies, down in your gut, swimming in your pineal gland. TENSE!
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SmokeyVW said 3331 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
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i guess you're saying you really got into it!

see my earlier description - that might explain the source of most of the tension in this... it was me desperately trying to smooth things over!

thanks!
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sonnyjim said 3331 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
Color in sound
Carefully calibrated colors here, Bill; I like that they are all so close. This is definitely a soundtrack waiting for the movie.....
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SmokeyVW said 3331 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
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if pitches are colors, then there are only six colors in this piece... hmmm... shades of Scriabin?

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sonnyjim said 3330 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
not just pitch
but timbre and velocity, as well, go into the 'color' of sound. I was mostly referring to the closeness in tonality of your string and wood sounds (is there an accordion in there, too?). The sound spectrum there is narrow but distinct, like a carefully constructed group of yellows in a painting. I haven't finished my coffee yet this morning, so if that sounds bizarre, well...... I apologize!
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SmokeyVW said 3330 days ago (April 8th, 2009)
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i see. i'd have to look back at the project to know for sure, but i probably had several different instruments playing in unison here and there. there are tons of possibilities when you start blending instruments together. i'm quite sure there is no accordian in there though - but if you hear one that's OK by me!
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kassia said 3331 days ago (April 6th, 2009)
and welcome back!
I love those tremolo strings...sigh...I always want to use tremolo and never know how to fit them in. you used your string sections brilliantly in this piece, really creating moods and movement with the different string sounds. i didn't find this eerie at all - very engaging and full of uncertainty, but with a feeling of adventure and exploration. the ending is perfect I think...left me wondering what was found around that corner we snuck up on. this is excellent work Bill. very thoughtfully constructed in all ways. thoroughly enjoyed - thanks!
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SmokeyVW said 3331 days ago (April 7th, 2009)
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those tremolo strings are great for conveying tension - i used the major second one here - to fit with the whole tone thing - but i find that the minor second one is even more tense...

music is strange stuff: this morning i relistened to it, and it reminded me of Harry Potter sneaking around the library in his Invisibility Cloak.

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Sigmund said 3330 days ago (April 7th, 2009)
doors
perhaps your title is fitting, considering the multiple emotions this piece can draw from the listener. Whether it be tension, mystery, or trepidation, I guess it depends on what door you choose to go through. Nicely done with interesting changes and excellent choice of instrumentaion. Thank you for sharing this.
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SmokeyVW said 3326 days ago (April 11th, 2009)
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today, in retrospect, i now see that i was trying to express the kaleidoscope of feelings i am going through while i try to assimilate a very traumatic phase of my life. your comment brought this into focus for me.

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Calchas said 3321 days ago (April 16th, 2009)
Lost in the Twilight Zone...
Ethereal...and a little spooky...

Reminds me a bit of King Crimson's "Lizard," with just a dash of the ending of the Beatle's "Glass Onion" thrown in for good measure.

Fabulous Bill!

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MyFakeIdentity said 3194 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Spooky
And, well, you know.
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