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At the Orchid Pavillion, all the literati


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VicDiesel

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Playing with my new 箫 (Xiao).

The title of this piece refers to the Lantingji Xu, the most famous piece of Chinese caligraphy.
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Uploaded: Jul 14, 2012 - 11:32:05 PM
Last Updated: Aug 28, 2014 - 01:05:23 PM Last Played: Aug 19, 2017 - 06:39:37 AM
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alackbass said 1898 days ago (July 15th, 2012)
At the Orchid Pavillion, all the literati
Love the sound of the xiao and you play it beautifully. Great backing too. How did you create the backing track?
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VicDiesel said 1898 days ago (July 15th, 2012)
Backing
That's a couple of guitar loops in Stylus RMX. The first loop is used & shifted down a third. Strange how that works out to give kind of a pentatonic backing. Other loop is more chordal and panned center. The loops are sliced, so I occasionally mix them around a little.
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RochaMalhada said 1898 days ago (July 15th, 2012)
can't help

but to think of a great bird in flight over desert - don't know what brought that on...

Beautiful and peaceful

. - Harold
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SmokeyVW said 1898 days ago (July 15th, 2012)
polyrhythmic somehow
i really like the rhythm. i had to tap my foot to convince myself it was in 4/4, it feels like an odd time signature like 7/4 or polyrhythmic somehow.

very nice mood

thank you
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VicDiesel said 1898 days ago (July 15th, 2012)
poly
The guitar loops are not of an even length. You probably picked up on that.
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Ed Hannifin said 1898 days ago (July 15th, 2012)
As I said last night...
I really love the sound of this. I've been puzzling over the stringed instrument since, in my several listens. I love the chime of the Xiao, and I also enjoy the way that you have a somewhat static backing that ends up not feeling static at all...this whole thing feels like MOTION... Contemplative, but full of life... Sages sitting down in outward quiet but with very lively, very aware minds...
VicDiesel said 1897 days ago (July 15th, 2012)
Stringed instrument
It's a guitar loop that has a dub delay or something on it, already part of the loop. The first couple of seconds are the straight loop, then I start mixing in stuff.

I'm pleased with how the flute came out. It's a very pretty instrument.
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Ed Hannifin said 1897 days ago (July 15th, 2012)
I had things backwards...
Thanks for not outing me on that one. I was thinking that the xiao was one of those Chinese zither-like instruments rather than the flute itself... I've got it straight now...
Feter said 1897 days ago (July 15th, 2012)
Xiao?
What is Xiao ? I always admire your imagination on reaching out places in music that hard for any to do so with real world music ,I totally enjoyed this ,Thanks a lot for sharing !!
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VicDiesel said 1897 days ago (July 15th, 2012)
Xiao!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiao_(flute)

Glad you enjoyed my "world fusion".
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Philip18 said 1897 days ago (July 15th, 2012)
Orchid Pavillion
Peaceful music - lovely woody sounds and beautiful melody. Much enjoyed.
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Vic Holman said 1897 days ago (July 15th, 2012)
Orchid Pavillion
mesmerizing.

i like what you did for the backing track. as always your flute work is impeccable.
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bud said 1895 days ago (July 18th, 2012)
Brilliant backing track
really a good choice and well put together. Te Xiao sounds fantastic. Really nice lines and patient use of the space you've created. One of my favorites from you - so glad I dropped by.
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Jarvoid said 1894 days ago (July 18th, 2012)
An education and
an entertainment,several times it sounds as though it is going into Genesis mode a la Peter Gabriel's flute ,which is a great thing for me and then it pulls back into the swirly oriental inspired delight that it is.

CJ
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 1894 days ago (July 18th, 2012)
Cool Piece
I love the different layers of this piece. I almost feel like it could be turned into a Coldplay song. (In my opinion, that's a good thing since I like their music.) Nice work!
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oldlibmike said 1894 days ago (July 18th, 2012)
Nice - now I know what a Xiao is:)
This mixes together pretty well - In a few spots - like about 1:40 the tone is a little off key - not sure that's a bad thing, adds some tension but its noticeable. I think any traditional flute is supposed to drift into and out of tune in places.
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VicDiesel said 1894 days ago (July 18th, 2012)
key
The instrument had a note or two that I couldn't bend into place. As I was playing I thought "I'll fix that with Melodyne", but listening to it afterwards it didn't bother me enough. The instrument is what it is, occasional off notes and all.
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abzwork said 1894 days ago (July 18th, 2012)
At The Orchard...
Nice colors in this composition..sailing is the only option and you are enjoying the view for sure...an excellent flava rides this beautiful breeze my friend..:):):)peace
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KCsGROOVE said 1893 days ago (July 19th, 2012)
this
is quite hypnotic
those guitarloops work well
very nice flute on top
I'm floating :-)
KC
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AcetyleneJukebox said 1891 days ago (July 22nd, 2012)
Real nice
Very imaginative and superbly crafted stuff once again.
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magnatone said 1821 days ago (September 29th, 2012)
At the Orchid
this is stunning victor - in a typically (for you) exquisite way!
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In past lives, VicDiesel was a country fiddler, a shawm player at the Burgundy court, bellows pumper for JS Bach, Geoff Emerick's factotum, and a beggar playing drums in the streets of Calcutta for alms. Unusually, the memories of all that co... [see more]

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