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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #40 on: March 23, 2017, 05:26:50 AM »
Charming:

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #41 on: March 23, 2017, 11:00:52 AM »
I love the sonorities in this one.

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #42 on: March 24, 2017, 08:56:18 AM »
Thanks Karl!

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2017, 11:59:08 PM »
Coming soon to a thread near you: this abomination!


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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #44 on: May 26, 2017, 10:44:33 PM »
Well friends, here it is, An Ćngliscmans Partyta for solo violin. And it can be yours at the click of a button! Do buttons click? Some of them clack. Others ping or bing. I guess I didn't really think that one through. Anyway, if you like pinging, binging, clicking and/or clacking, I have a feeling this one's for you!

I still don't know how to embed YouTube videos on this forum, so here's the video.

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #45 on: May 26, 2017, 11:21:41 PM »
Gonna listen shortly, I always enjoy your works  8)

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #46 on: May 28, 2017, 08:24:16 AM »
Well friends, here it is, An Ćngliscmans Partyta for solo violin. And it can be yours at the click of a button! Do buttons click? Some of them clack. Others ping or bing. I guess I didn't really think that one through. Anyway, if you like pinging, binging, clicking and/or clacking, I have a feeling this one's for you!

I still don't know how to embed YouTube videos on this forum, so here's the video.

Meanwhile...

Downloads are available in mp3 (V0) and FLAC

And alternative streams are up on Bandcamp and Soundcloud.

Thanks for reading, I hope y'all enjoy it!

I'll be fleshing out a sketch idea for solo violin soon, and your piece provides just that much more inspiration about the sonic possibilities of the instrument.  Quite excellent.

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #47 on: May 28, 2017, 08:43:37 AM »
I'll be fleshing out a sketch idea for solo violin soon, and your piece provides just that much more inspiration about the sonic possibilities of the instrument.  Quite excellent.

Thanks for checking it out! As long as you don't write eight note chords like I did, I think you'll be fine.

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #48 on: May 30, 2017, 01:01:47 AM »
My piece Pints of Brine has been submitted to the British Composer Awards 2017. I'm not expecting anything, but it's worth trying out.

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #49 on: May 31, 2017, 03:51:33 AM »
Gonna listen shortly, I always enjoy your works  8)

Presently wondering (without jealousy, I hasten to add) if this got lost under a torrent of new John Zorn records...

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #50 on: May 31, 2017, 05:17:41 PM »
Presently wondering (without jealousy, I hasten to add) if this got lost under a torrent of new John Zorn records...


I forgot to follow that up sorry.

Very evocative piece, I like the the slower-paced very concentrated kind of mood the partita evokes. The use of artificial harmonics (I presume) where very colorful, quite a lyrical piece too. I found your use of musical space and form over the six movements to be intriguing (as it's something I'm trying to find within my own stylistic aesthetic).

Yep, I liked it a lot!  :D

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #51 on: May 31, 2017, 11:05:03 PM »

I forgot to follow that up sorry.

Very evocative piece, I like the the slower-paced very concentrated kind of mood the partita evokes. The use of artificial harmonics (I presume) where very colorful, quite a lyrical piece too. I found your use of musical space and form over the six movements to be intriguing (as it's something I'm trying to find within my own stylistic aesthetic).

Yep, I liked it a lot!  :D

It's cool, I just didn't want to make a liar out of you. :P (ugliest emoticon ever created?) One time there was someone (ain't namin' names) who expressed interest on the day of release but ended up actually listening to it over a year later, even then only after I happened to bring it up. Anyway, thank you so much for listening!

There are quite a lot of harmonics in there, artificial or natural I couldn't really say, I guess it'd be in the library manual, but I didn't really look it over too thoroughly. I tried to have a good mix of vibrato and non-vibrato sounds, since the violin patch I ordinarily use (LA Scoring Strings) is all vibrato sustains all the time. I ended up using this one (Chris Hein Solo Violin) because it has a broader array of articulations, even though the legato transitions are not sampled and just consist of super-fast pitchbends and sound goofy as hell. The LASS violin has properly sampled transitions, and you can break them in a variety of interesting and totally unique ways, but for a full-on solo violin composition I really wanted to not be tied down by realism — there are still some limitations on that front, but I felt it was a worthwhile compromise, so didn't go poking around under the hood.

Thanks again!

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #52 on: June 07, 2017, 11:01:30 AM »
Here's the first in a new series of short pieces that I'll be uploading only on YouTube. It's basically just going to be like a sketchpad, things dashed out in an hour or so for fun. I'd been meaning to start it for a while, but hadn't had any ideas. Today is a friend's birthday, so I decided to write a little piece for him.

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #53 on: June 07, 2017, 11:08:14 AM »
Will check it out soon!
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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #54 on: June 07, 2017, 04:22:47 PM »
Here's the first in a new series of short pieces that I'll be uploading only on YouTube. It's basically just going to be like a sketchpad, things dashed out in an hour or so for fun. I'd been meaning to start it for a while, but hadn't had any ideas. Today is a friend's birthday, so I decided to write a little piece for him.

Sounds sweet, I enjoyed it a lot (very short though)  :)

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #55 on: June 07, 2017, 09:56:49 PM »
Sounds sweet, I enjoyed it a lot

Thank you!

(very short though)

That's the idea! Although I didn't start the series for this reason, the game I'm working on is now making strong progress in its development, so I will soon have a lot less time to be composing longer works of my own, but I can probably keep up a steady string of fun miniatures. Short pieces were my bread and butter as a kid (I learned to compose on a demo version of a guitar tablature software which would only allow you to save roughly 16 bars of music per file, depending on other factors) so it'll be quite fun to return to that form now, and I imagine many of the short pieces will inspire longer works in a similar style when I have the time to realise them.

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #56 on: June 12, 2017, 04:59:36 AM »
Dan/Crudblud, I've been really enjoying the hell out of your work lately, I downloaded around 9 of your albums from your site and have been putting them on over the past week. I've almost collapsed on my computer (I just watched twin peaks episodes 5/6 TWICE today, 5 being two re-watches, lol) from tiredness but I will follow this up tomorrow.  8)

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« Reply #57 on: June 12, 2017, 07:06:02 AM »
Dan/Crudblud, I've been really enjoying the hell out of your work lately, I downloaded around 9 of your albums from your site and have been putting them on over the past week. I've almost collapsed on my computer (I just watched twin peaks episodes 5/6 TWICE today, 5 being two re-watches, lol) from tiredness but I will follow this up tomorrow.  8)

Thank you so much, I'm sincerely very flattered. These are just the positive vibes I need coming my way, soundtrack work has been kicking my ass lately.

I'm about to watch episode 6, btw, we can confer in the Peaks thread later.

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #58 on: June 13, 2017, 10:22:03 PM »
I've been listening to repeatedly quite a bit:

Fat Trout Neighbor
Frozen Bob's Estranged Wife (such a Zappa title  :-* )
The Hole
Male Goat Odes
Salami

Which I've been enjoying the most

And I checked out earlier stuff like "The 20th Century" and The Salad, which are very fascinating to hear  :D


I do sense a sort of kinship as a composer, we've both been influenced quite strongly by certain composers. Though, while I'm still stuck having to rely on musicians to do my dirty work with my classical compositions, you've kinda taken the synclavier idea (but in the 21st century) and really run with it, which I admire. There's some really cool stuff I've heard there so far, still listening of course  8)

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #59 on: June 13, 2017, 11:15:25 PM »
These are exciting works. You seem to use every element to get so much variety. I like, in particular the "portal" piece. It's so high, low, thick and thin in terms of texture and density. Good work!

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