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Sicut Rosa


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VicDiesel

 Genre: Renaissance

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A duet by Orlandi di Lasso, played three times. Once dry, once electronically processed, and once acoustically processed. So to speak.
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Uploaded: Dec 07, 2010 - 10:41:31 PM
Last Updated: Dec 08, 2010 - 01:01:12 PM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 11:30:43 PM
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Catalina22 said 2390 days ago (December 7th, 2010)
A Soundscape
Renaissance music just fascinates me . . . . I could listen and listen to it. Every note matters and leads to something else, it seems. Amazing work here! The soundscape following the duet is wonderfully unexpected. I love the way it sort of "morphs" at 3:20 into more complex, challenging chords.
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VicDiesel said 2390 days ago (December 7th, 2010)
I should
have called this "acoustic to electronic and back". The piece starts with the duet, dry. Then you get the duet, processed by some drone effects. And then I thought, I wonder if I can make those drones by just layering recorder parts. So what happens at 3:20 is that 20 recorder parts (!) try to recreate that electronic drone effect.

Thanks for listening and liking.
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H3nry said 2390 days ago (December 7th, 2010)
3 in 1
A haunting meld of sounds. Orlandi di Lasso meets a venusian, they converse and jam together. Or something. Definitely cool.
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Corporal Beef said 2390 days ago (December 7th, 2010)
For some reason...
...renaissance music resonates with me; it must be a past life thing or something. Anyhow, this was a fascinating and intricate piece of music. The transition back to the recorders at 3:20 was seamless, yet a layer of "haunting" was expressed that wasn't felt before. Great job creating traditional melodies and then adding something completely original to them. I enjoyed this piece immensely. Thanks for posting.
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mrattue said 2389 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
Doctor Who
Interesting piece. Renaissance and then something more, with a sort of 'space travel' feel. The only thing i could think of that fitted this quite marked contrast was 'Doctor Who', the Time Lord who is always flitting about between different points in the past and future in the celebrated British TV series (which you may well not have heard of!). The renaissance is distant to us in time, and the drone themes could be taken as time travel?

The TV production is sold on quality, so i hope it is not an unwelcome suggestion?


i'll get back into the Tardis and disappear, shall i? Yes, that's probably best!

Cheers for an interesting listen.


Marc
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VicDiesel said 2389 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
Dr Who
I'm not really an afficionado, but I've seen a few episodes with Tom Baker. It's remarkable how the Radiophonic Workshop was able to get all sorts of advanced sounds with very low tech means. Did Delia Derbyshire do sound design for Dr Who?

Thanks for listening!

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ShadowofNine said 2389 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
Wonderful Track
Your work always pleases my ears and stimulates the senses...Bravo
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2389 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
Stretch.....
and pull something old into something new! Dreamy....
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Ex_Silentio said 2389 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
Renaissambient
Yes, wonderfully unexpected. I'm biased, but I loved the ambient section. Just gorgeous. Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed the duet section as well, but the ambient section just sent me into another dimension. I will, no doubt, return. But not for awhile.
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fasteddie said 2389 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
I attempted
a classical acoustic guitar duet a short time back. It was a dismal failure and pulled the song shortly after I posted it. The parts sounded more like a conflict than a dance.

The dry parts here definitely have that "dance quality". I can really appreciate how difficult that is to achieve.

The change to the electronic parts takes a unique and interesting turn. The sound is quite etherial.

Nicely done, the song is interesting to the listener all the way through.
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alackbass said 2389 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
Sicut Rosa
Very well done Vic. Beautiful piece expertly played. I love the vocal quality of the low pitched recorder. The synths were quite the pleasant surprise. And let's face it, synths did cause their own renaissance in music!
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VicDiesel said 2389 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
Vocal
This was played on a tenor and bass recorder, which despite their names are actually the ones that are in the human vocal range: they correspond to soprano and alto singing voices. So I can see what you mean about a vocal quality. The higher recorders are more flute-y, I guess, in character.
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Dadai.2 said 2389 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
I dig this...
This is talent, and feeling, and the moment. Well done my friend. I like that song art photo also.

Jack
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bud said 2389 days ago (December 8th, 2010)
Wonderful piece of music
and great performance. I like how much the lower register sounds so much like a voice - great character in the sound. Cool use of the different treatments as well.
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Bubowski said 2388 days ago (December 9th, 2010)
Woah
So cool. Love the concept and execution. The drone created with the 20 recorder parts was amazing.
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magnatone said 2388 days ago (December 9th, 2010)
Sicut Rosa
Hi Vic: what an artist you are! this is extraordinary in so many ways. i always know i'll be amazed by anything of yours i'm listening to, and i was yet again! very cool idea - the 3 different ways and brilliantly executed (of course!)!
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RochaMalhada said 2388 days ago (December 9th, 2010)
iPhone?
Ha-ha!

You know I love your wind work, this is no exception. I really dig the change up @ 1:37 with the ghost-like impressions floating in there; a spirit of re-birth to contemporize its feel. Very good

. - Harold
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drakonis said 2388 days ago (December 9th, 2010)
ren... warp 10
A very intriguing blend, one of your better ones to my ear... in that the lively renaissance music blends quite well into a doppler-smear of sound that seems to almost stretch and slow time into a gentle blur of warmth. Nice.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Jarvoid said 2388 days ago (December 9th, 2010)
Sorry ...got
hung up at the artwork section anf forgot to hear the music properly so had to listen again....which was nice !I do not fully get the musical complexities and nuances that you achieved to get the sounds that you did...especially in the second part ...but I know what I like and I liked this.

Now do I download it into the Acoustic Flodder (sic) or Keys and Boards ?!

CJ
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apb said 2388 days ago (December 9th, 2010)
If I were to choose ..

I liked the 3rd section best (03:14 onwards), then the 1st until 01:38, then the middle which warped off into realms of electronica I just don't feel comfortable with ;o) Fabulous performance and Renaissance it surely is.
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jdholliday said 2388 days ago (December 9th, 2010)
2nd listen
and to be fair, I read all of the comments first, which I think affects one's own comments, And I agree with Alan, love the first section and the 3rd, the middle , not so much, but what a great idea, and such creativity, pushing the envelope as you often do which I love about your music Vic, Hope all is well, take care, Jd.
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Symphony101 said 2388 days ago (December 9th, 2010)
Magic
Enjoyed very much Vic.
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Daugrin said 2388 days ago (December 9th, 2010)
Attention...
Something new has been added to a delightful idea! This arrangement is haunting. Well done Vic!

Daug
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paul f. page said 2387 days ago (December 10th, 2010)
Difficult tuning...
Congratulations on the duet with two recorders. Very hard to keep those babies in tune, but you do an excellent job. di Lasso wouldn't know what to think of the mystical part two of your arrangement, but I am sure he would be as mesmerized as I am by the very cool sound you have created. I think you have created some profound meditation music here that is well worth hearing over and over again...Ah, leaving the soundscape hanging in the air at the end is wonderful. thank you for imagining this arrangement they way you have. I enjoyed it a lot.
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davisamerica said 2386 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
victor.....
this is a wonderful musical journey of sound and mood.
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ste said 2386 days ago (December 11th, 2010)
sicut
very haunting sounds. love your idea here.
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smokey bacon jnr said 2380 days ago (December 17th, 2010)
Brilliant
I actually like the transition to ambient electronica and back to the flute, it's like a trip between very different but entirely related worlds. Good work.
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papag said 2377 days ago (December 20th, 2010)
Transformations
I really like the variations. The middle is shocking in it's tonality relative to the first section and is nicely unified in the third.

Either you are a genius or I am an idiot. I prefer the former :) Thanks for the dl
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Char said 2376 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
You are masterful,
Vic, like no one else here.. with your instruments and in this genre and then you add Ipse etiam plus. Amazing sounds that soothe. If the mother ship landed and played this, people would board without a moment's hesitation. Thanks.
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crissew said 2376 days ago (December 21st, 2010)
beautiful!
this piece is so charming and warm. Interesting changes in overall sound too especially between the dry and electronically processed part. Enjoyed it!
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Mosaica said 2374 days ago (December 23rd, 2010)
Wow
This is special, feels like moving through time and space.
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composerclark said 2364 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
This
is very well performed, and timely for me, since I will be starting to teach our renaissance counterpoint course next week, and this is one of the motets we usually sing and analyze in class. With your permission, I would like to play this for the students in our first class. I really like the processed take as well.
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