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Offline edward

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edward's experiments
« on: April 01, 2020, 10:53:49 AM »
An experiment in (post-)minimalist music: https://soundcloud.com/user-779564344/water

Definitely a draft rather than the finished product, but the general shape of the work is as intended (and please forgive Sibelius's unidiomatic playing).
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Re: edward's experiments
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2020, 09:11:20 PM »
That works very well, (non-boring) minimalist music I could listen to all the way through. There are interesting contrasts between the different registers, speeds and rhythms evoking the drops, trickles, runs and echoing pools like the sounds of flowing water that form some sort of pattern you can’t quite put your finger on. The various sections also gave it more variety and the harp like use of the piano strings was a nice touch.

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Re: edward's experiments
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2020, 06:48:25 AM »
It sounds a bit more like a Ligeti etude, especially at the beginning, don't you think? Thanks for sharing.
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Re: edward's experiments
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2020, 09:03:16 AM »
This actually eased the lingering headache that's been following me today. Very enjoyable and intriguing, the initial illusion of a continuous descent is brilliant. And when the flow slows to a halt around the 12 minute mark.. love it.

After Water ended, Toccata started playing automatically and I think you've got yourself a new fan, mister!


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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2020, 04:15:32 PM »
Great work! I could feel the bubbles.

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Re: edward's experiments
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2020, 04:19:03 PM »
Haven't listened to the piece yet, but I just want to exult in the fact that edward is back! Welcome back, sir!
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Re: edward's experiments
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2020, 04:07:30 PM »
Huzzah!
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