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This is an all-recorder attempt at recreating the phenomenon of "Black MIDI". Lots of notes, coming at your fast and furious.
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Uploaded: Oct 17, 2017 - 03:54:41 PM
Last Updated: Oct 17, 2017 - 03:54:41 PM Last Played: Nov 20, 2017 - 09:26:27 PM
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Daugrin said 37 days ago (October 17th, 2017)
Recorder Mania!
Awesome goodness! Thank you for sharing this work with us here.
The recording is excellent and the spacial design leaves enough room for the voices to speak comfortably.
The counter melodies in the alto and tenor lines are spellbinding. I had to grab a copy for my playlist.
Can I request a revisit to this ones? I want a breakdown and recapitualion of the material in a distant key, as a device to engender added harmonic interest. I would imagine tender feet will have a difficult time hanging in on this one. A casual listener might miss the repeat of the form, but breaking it down would give the melody a chance to burn in the listeners a bit more. Please one more suggestion, perhaps a bit more generous with the tempo, real players would do this naturally, but the midi guys not at all. You got to write the tempo smears into the data, like you know the real guys would actually play the thing.
Very inspiring piece of stuff Victor!

Daug
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DWL said 36 days ago (October 18th, 2017)
Impressive
Lots of notes indeed!


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KCsGROOVE said 36 days ago (October 18th, 2017)
black
amazing recording
makes my head spin, but not in a chaotic way
intriguing work
KC
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Parichayaka said 35 days ago (October 19th, 2017)
amazing...
recording this is a remarkable feat in itself. who is the composer?! intricate, precise and fantastically unusual.
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VicDiesel said 35 days ago (October 19th, 2017)
composer
Me. Thanks for the compliments.
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awigze said 34 days ago (October 20th, 2017)
Black Recorder
Well conceived and well played. I am in awe. I like what is going on in the Lower end too.
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VicDiesel said 34 days ago (October 20th, 2017)
Lower end
Yeah, that contrabass recorder is one of the best things I ever bought. Expensive, but totally worth it.
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Vic Holman said 34 days ago (October 20th, 2017)
amazing
true, this could easily go into a 8 bit style video game. lots of notes... but they sure fall into place perfectly
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bud said 33 days ago (October 21st, 2017)
Wonderful listening experience
great playing and recording - excellent writing. Immediately went in for a repeat listen to appreciate the details that flew by me the first time. I miss the track timer. When did it disappear? I could use it to point to specific moments of special appreciation. Trying to describe them would only point out my limited musical vocabulary. There are really neat things happening all over the place.
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VicDiesel said 33 days ago (October 21st, 2017)
Timer
The timer seems to work on sporadically. You could refer to the video version of the track: https://vimeo.com/238235977 if you still want to go back to point out features. But thanks already for all the kind words.
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kristyjo said 33 days ago (October 21st, 2017)
Lots of energy!
So much is going on here! Nice unison entrances and endings of phrases - not easy. I was wondering how you were going to end this - and then you did with perfect finality and a bit of a wink.

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particledots said 33 days ago (October 22nd, 2017)
fantastic
only just got round to listening

what a great recording this is

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Hickling_Stan said 33 days ago (October 22nd, 2017)
Fascinating
What an incredible listen. Complex, engaging and melodic all at the same time. Very impressed.
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grah3am said 32 days ago (October 22nd, 2017)
Beautiful
A really lovely piece, Vic.
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J_Gretch said 32 days ago (October 22nd, 2017)
Black Recorder
Would love to see an actual MIDI score of this piece :) .... impressive work.
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PeterB7858 said 32 days ago (October 22nd, 2017)
Black Recorder
Fast and furious is right. But also eminently musical and engaging. Your skill with these instruments is so impressive. Enjoyed the blackout. Thanks.
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five_extra_arms said 32 days ago (October 22nd, 2017)
Black MIDI sounds so evil...
But this is delightful.

Great concept and amazing performance.

D/Led
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paul f. page said 31 days ago (October 23rd, 2017)
Such control...
...over so many elements. So many interesting things going, the chromatic underpinnings always giving a new and special twist to the busyness going on above it all. You have such wonderful command of your instruments and play off the counterpoint not only in notes, but in the color of the many instruments you've employed. A marvelous exercise that results in some unique and quite marvelous music! (Kind of a Michala-Petri-on-steroids sort of thing.) Wow!
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Ed Hannifin said 31 days ago (October 24th, 2017)
I never heard of 'Black MIDI'...
...and so of course I thought you were kidding...

But, wanting to get the joke, no matter how difficult, I actually went and looked it up...

The thing about this is, it's simply MUSICAL...the notes may be coming fast and furious, but they're not pointlessly busy or arcane...there is a lovely sense of melody, harmony, and 'parts', and towards the end the parts are twining and cascading around each other...

This is also a recording that still sounds impressive and awesome when being played and replayed on my weenie little MacBook Pro speakers...
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VicDiesel said 30 days ago (October 24th, 2017)
Black
The phenomenon is fairly new to me too. I gather it's not exactly mainstream.

Thanks for the compliments, and, eh, I do hope you also listened to this on headphones or good speakers because there is some great stuff going on in the contrabass recorder.
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Loob said 18 days ago (November 5th, 2017)
Cool caliope!
Great phrasing!Love it!
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Moses said 3 days ago (November 20th, 2017)
inventive and beautiful
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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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