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Three Loops


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Tom Atwood

 Genre: New Age

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Description
He dips his toe, carefully, into loops, survives.


The three loops used in this piece are:
TUMi Strings Melody 1
TUMi Hi Hats 1
TUMi Rhodes Melody 4
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Song Stats
Hits: 6056
Comments: 33
Fans: 10
Plays: 518
Downloads: 309
Votes: 40
Uploaded: Mar 23, 2005 - 10:13:47 AM
Last Updated: Mar 23, 2005 - 01:42:47 PM Last Played: Jun 09, 2019 - 11:32:13 PM
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Hardware:

Casio Privia PX-300
G5
Software:
GarageBand
Comments
said 5260 days ago (March 23rd, 2005)
Phil, Baby
Very Phillip Glass in the way the off-time strings and
piano cycles, fades and pans.

Creates a nice spacy atmosphere.
Tom Atwood said 5260 days ago (March 23rd, 2005)
Phil, Baby
Thanks, Troy. I heard Glass in concert a few years ago. Solo piano. I have
been interested in his music for years, but didn't think this piece would
remind anyone of him. I appreciate the comparison.
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TobinMueller said 5260 days ago (March 23rd, 2005)
Sonic meditation and mystery
Very interesting meditative piece, passing the main voice
around like Philip Glass. Evokes a soundtrack sensibility.
Even the stuff not looped has a looped feel, giving it an
interesting theme and variation motion. I feel the
emotional power behind the layers, the chordal shifts, the
colorations. Very nicely done.
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Tom Atwood said 5260 days ago (March 23rd, 2005)
Sonic meditation and mystery
Thanks Tobin. I wanted this to have a looped feel, more along the lines of
Steve Reich, though, than Philip Glass. I enjoy the subtle shifting and
repetition, while others (like my wife) find that brand of Minimalism hard to
listen to and annoying. I was trying to write something here that would
appeal to both of us.

Thanks again for listening.
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TobinMueller said 5258 days ago (March 25th, 2005)
Sonic meditation and mystery
Yes, Reich. I know what you mean about annoying repetition, which you have
avoided here completely. This is unfolding and fascinating, soothing and
contemplative. More than loop or theme manipulation, this piece is a very
thoughtful composition of skill and emotional power.
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Peter Greenstone said 5260 days ago (March 23rd, 2005)
Dawn to Dawn
Wow, Tom. Not only am I impressed by your fast success
in wrangling the all-electronic medium, I am impressed by
the piece itself. It builds and unfolds like the dawn of a
new day, becoming industrious, powerful, and then weary,
settling back down to where it began. Really wonderful. I
can't wait to hear your next electronic pieces as you learn
more and more how to use your new tools. But don't
forget the old ones you've done such great things with.
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Tom Atwood said 5260 days ago (March 23rd, 2005)
Dawn to Dawn
Thanks for the vivid description, Peter. And don't worry, I won't throw my
guitars away. I'm just like a kid with a new toy right now, that's all. Deep
down I'm still analogue...
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said 5260 days ago (March 23rd, 2005)
Very Well Done
I found this very well balanced both across the stereo
spectrum and over the course of its development in time.
Soothing and engaging, but not distracting.
Truth42 said 5260 days ago (March 23rd, 2005)
Very atmospheric piece
Sounds a lot like Bill Nelson's ambient music. This is really
superb. It's going on my new iPod Shuffle.
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White Hawks said 5259 days ago (March 23rd, 2005)
Wow cool!
Cool tunes! I like the way how you mixed those electric
sounds and the classical tunes. I really like it!

7 - 8 - 8 - 7

- H a W k S
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Stun Nutz said 5259 days ago (March 24th, 2005)
damn!
That was a beautiful piece! It sounded innovative and
was also moving. I'm impressed. I downloaded.
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SpasmodicMan said 5259 days ago (March 24th, 2005)
String theory transcended
A mirror. Reflecting what I think should be inside. Flowing
through the slight changes is a rhythm of significance
unfolding, folding, almost revealed, withheld, almost
revealed again. Like new age with a 20th century music
twist and movie soundtrack influences. Like a poet
transcending strong theory at the dawn of a new century.
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said 5259 days ago (March 24th, 2005)
Wow!
What did you dip that toe into? Great song. Cool mix. Very well done.
schroter said 5259 days ago (March 24th, 2005)
ethereal
Great piece to use in a documentary. You used 3 loops
and listed them above - did you play something original?
It sounds too well crafted to be strictly loops.
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Tom Atwood said 5259 days ago (March 24th, 2005)
ethereal
I guess I wasn't clear about that in my brief song description. I played
everything on the Casio keyboard except for the three loops listed above. No
other loops were used, although, as Tobin pointed out, much of the stuff I
played live is repetitious and has a looped feel.

Thanks for listening, schroder, and for your comments.
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legato said 5259 days ago (March 24th, 2005)
Great piece!
I enjoyed this one very much. To me it reminded me of
Tangerine Dream some of the earlier stuff which I
appreciate. The sequences are very well integrated and
work seamlessly together. Nice momentum and feel to
this one. Great Job!
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Tom Atwood said 5259 days ago (March 24th, 2005)
Great piece!
Thanks Patrick. I listened to "4:15 pm and the minutes after" many, many
times before writing this. Such a wonderful piece of yours.

(Hope you had a good trip)
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packosmokes said 5259 days ago (March 24th, 2005)
Is that an accordian?
If so, dang! Never heard an accordian sound so cool.

There's an intriguing sound of urgency in here. I think
Tobin nailed it in relation to a film soundtrack as someone
runs around trying to gather information to solve a
mystery.
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Tom Atwood said 5259 days ago (March 24th, 2005)
Is that an accordian?
Pack, I swear no accordians were injured in the making of this song. I'm
guessing what you heard were 3 Fitch cellos playing in close harmony that
may have sounded like an accordian. Cool idea, though.
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joymark said 5258 days ago (March 24th, 2005)
very modern
You have a good ear for finding and using the different sonic spaces available. I also, can hear the "Glass-like" elements, but it also reminds me of a John Cage experience we attended in my college days. We went to "Blue" with musicians placed all about this large civic center playing this never-ending/looping piece. This was similar in that I could imagine that the different part I heard were coming and going as if I were in motion and hearing the different instruments in a doppler-like movement.

Good show!
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krismacqueen said 5258 days ago (March 24th, 2005)
in a word.....
lovely.
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aclarke said 5258 days ago (March 24th, 2005)
Huh?!
Wow- I'm listening and very impressed thinking "Excellent
composition here".

You didn't just dip the toe... you went right up to mid
chest, but not over your head. Nice work!
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_nderscore said 5257 days ago (March 25th, 2005)
nicely done
great complexity & emotion. the way the sounds
collectively build, decompose, then build again is pretty
wonderful. hope you get the rest of that foot wet! DL'd
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said 5257 days ago (March 26th, 2005)
Ideas
This gives me ideas. Not just the piece itself but the
informed comments. Thanks for posting this. Good luck
on the contest (i.e. if I don't submit a TUMi piece).
cormacbrenock said 5254 days ago (March 29th, 2005)
very original
I am in an internet cafe listening to your three loops.
I love it . Its daring and evokes musical colour.
I am listening to it again . It is very in keeping with Easter in mood.
Beautiful stuff there. It reminds me of Peter Gabriel in parts. I must say I envy some of your ideas .
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bronco said 5254 days ago (March 29th, 2005)
How Do You Do It?
You don't get much sleep either, do you? Between
working, being a dad and all of life's other little hassles,
to be able to put out so much multi/multi tracked music
is phenomenal. Oh yes, I forgot to mention, high quality
music as everyone has already commented on.
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bnaro said 5253 days ago (March 29th, 2005)
Video game.
Neat stuff, but I think I would hear something like this in
an underwater video game puzzle. Or like some shareware
tetris clone. It's the midi in the middle that gives it that
"OH JEEZ I MUST SOLVE THIS PUZZLE QUICK" feel.
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CelesTina said 5253 days ago (March 30th, 2005)
Sounds like you have added some filtering
These loops go well together for this kind of feeling, did you add filtering to them, 'coz I do not recognize them from the stand alone loops themselves. This sounds more like a jazzy piece, it is nice.
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Tom Atwood said 5253 days ago (March 30th, 2005)
Sounds like you have added some filtering
Thanks CelesTina. I am not much of a technician and am not sure I could
filter a loop if I tried. The TUMi loops in this piece (listed in the song
description above) have no effects added to them. There are several other live
parts--which play off the TUMi loops--that also have a looped feel. These are
parts that I played over and over to add layers.

Three Loops was actually built around TUMi Strings Melody 1. It was the first
track laid down, and everything else developed from there. Thanks again.
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daphna said 5237 days ago (April 15th, 2005)
I'm listening to more entries
because the contest is closing soon I think! I had only
listened to the first part of this piece, and after listening
to the whole thing, I really liked it. It's very original, and
pleasing to the ear. Thanks and cheers.
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Mystified said 5236 days ago (April 16th, 2005)
Wow...

This is quite a montage of sound and texture, tempo and
rhythm.
Nicely done! Now that my own piece is finished, it's nice
to stroll through and listen to what others have done with
the loops.

Thanks for sharing your love of music, and your talent in
creating it, here.

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jonx said 5236 days ago (April 16th, 2005)
very nice
another fine song from you atwood-nice balance of
natural and electronic-you seem to "get" what minimalism
is about-have you heard any Rachel's?-you might dig it...a
beautifully done piece-thanks for your great music!
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philonnie said 5220 days ago (May 2nd, 2005)
Really emotional piece..
that I found truly mesmeric. Fantastic build up of layered elements that you've combined so well into a subtly shifting continuum. Downloaded to my ipod.
Keep up the great work!

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