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A Far-off Place


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Mystified

 Genre: Classical

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A very short (1-minute) piece I did to be featured in a larger collaboration, completed in about 2 hours.

I've found that sometime exercises in 'quick improvisation' like this are a great way to get ideas.
It's likely I will further build upon this idea in a future work....




(Artwork is a photograph of a section of a stained glass window in the Childrens section of my local library.)
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Comments: 29
Fans: 15
Plays: 325
Downloads: 141

Uploaded: Jun 12, 2006 - 09:02:46 PM
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2013 - 12:46:30 AM Last Played: May 16, 2018 - 12:55:35 AM
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Hardware:
Behringer B-1 Condenser Mic
Mobile-Pre USB
MAudio 61es Keystation
Mac Mini 1.42 GHz
Software:
GarageBand 2
Jam Pack 4: Symphony
Comments
said 4568 days ago (June 12th, 2006)
A moment to stop...
an allow my soul to quiet itself...

No one does "whatever-you-call-your-music" better. Your spirit and
heart flow forth from you voice melodically in a way that lifts the
listener to a higher plain. Yes, tis true.
Greetings friend.
Mystified said 4567 days ago (June 13th, 2006)
A moment to stop...
Thank you very much, Jack.
What a very kind and sensitive comment.

Thanks for listening :)
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stevel said 4567 days ago (June 13th, 2006)
Lovely
It's always nice to hear the Mysti vocals...very classy
Steve
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Mystified said 4567 days ago (June 13th, 2006)
Lovely
Thank you, Steve!
Glad you liked this, too! Thanks for all your support!
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RickW said 4567 days ago (June 13th, 2006)
Beautiful
For just a moment, you hold my heart in your hands Cat. Beautiful as
always.

God bless,

Rick

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Mystified said 4567 days ago (June 13th, 2006)
Beautiful
Thank you, Rick, for your lovely thoughts and kind words :)
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said 4567 days ago (June 13th, 2006)
You Tease, This is too Short
Now I'll have to keep an eye and ear out for the collaboration.
I like the artwork too. Is that supposed to be from Romeo and Juliet?
Mystified said 4567 days ago (June 13th, 2006)
You Tease, This is too Short
Hahah, Mungo.
Sorry ;)
Though I'm glad you liked the piece!

The stained glass is actually a collection of various fairy tales/mythologies.
I'm guessing this picture is of Sleeping Beauty. The frog in the corner is part of a
Thumbelina scene, and then there are other various scenes. I might just have to
do a few more one-minute songs to go with each picture I have!

Thanks again, Mungo! :)
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perceptualvortex said 4567 days ago (June 13th, 2006)
Ooo
Really sweet. You have a nice voice to listen to. So, yeah, about that lovely artwork... it's an intriguing and aesthetic image, but what on earth is the frog doing there? Heheh, I agree with Mungo about the too short.
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Mystified said 4567 days ago (June 13th, 2006)
Ooo
Thank you, David!
It's nice to be able to do what you really enjoy doing and have others like to
listen to it! :)

I mentioned more about the stained glass artwork in the above comment. It's
actually a really cool montage of scenes from fairy tales/mythologies.

Thanks so much again for listening!


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Tadashi Togawa said 4566 days ago (June 14th, 2006)
Sweet voice angel
how are you!
I want to have the dream of the continuation of a beautiful singing voice.

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cjhoose said 4566 days ago (June 14th, 2006)
organ is it?
wowie. sounds so familiar - perhaps from dreams- yet so different from
what's on Earth. Definitely you Mysti.
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stacey said 4566 days ago (June 14th, 2006)
As Always
WONDERFUL!!!
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stacey said 4566 days ago (June 14th, 2006)
As Always
WONDERFUL!!!
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stacey said 4566 days ago (June 14th, 2006)
As Always
WONDERFUL!!!
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kevmikwa said 4566 days ago (June 14th, 2006)
Be careful
Leave too many pieces like this and MacJammers may start confusing you with "jonx" - brilliant rich compositions that really get you going but end all too quickly! Still, as you prefaced the piece with your comments and clearly labeled it as a "quick improvisation", we should know what to expect. Very excellent use of JP4 sounds and a nice soundscape - orchestral kudos!
fishnugget said 4566 days ago (June 14th, 2006)
Beautiful
You have a very beautiful voice. I would like to hear the larger
collaboration.
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_nderscore said 4566 days ago (June 14th, 2006)
you keep this up..
& i'll be waxing poetic again ;)

beautiful, as always
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Mcboy said 4563 days ago (June 17th, 2006)
ave maria......
simply a beautiful improv....................
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ledebutant said 4563 days ago (June 17th, 2006)
Beautiful voice on a beautiful person.
Sigh...dreamy.
Macaudion said 4561 days ago (June 19th, 2006)
It was a long ways back...
Wonderful, Mysty - Talk about a musical journey - It's dosen't matter
how long the trip, it was definitely a place worthy of travel to... -
Thanks! - Cyd
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Ed Hannifin said 4561 days ago (June 19th, 2006)
I passed my anniversary date last month...
...and I've been revisiting and relistening to my by-now-considerable
MacJams playlist...

I am struck by the changes and differences in the music of the people
I've listened to over the year.

In your case, you have always had the gift of a naturally beautiful voice.
What has grown, to my ears, is a sense of surety and confidence not
built on adherence to technical discipline, but from a surer sense of
who is in that heart of yours singing, who you are as a singer, maybe a
surer listening to that within you from which the singing comes.

In any case, I appreciate what you do more and more as you go along.

Ed
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composerclark said 4559 days ago (June 21st, 2006)
Prayer?
I don't know what the text is, but it has the feeling of prayer. Very
beautiful, very soulful, and of course your voice is a remarkably
powerful and expressive instrument.

But now what? You mentioned that this is to be featured in a larger
collaboration, but can you tell us anything more? I'm curious to know
what the larger project is about, how this will fit in, etc.

Something that would work well, I think, would be to compose a series
of similarly short prayer-like songs (perhaps with some instrumental
interludes), each expressing something slightly different. I'm sure
that's not what you had in mind, but I'm convinced this would be a
wonderful project!

Compose 11 more of these, please!
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Einarus said 4553 days ago (June 27th, 2006)
Awww...
...over so soon?
Oh, well - I guess I'll just have to listen to it 5... 6... 7, 8, 9 times more...
Tell you what - I'll just listen to it again and again until you post a longer
version :)

Beautiful.

-E
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Mystified said 4546 days ago (July 3rd, 2006)
A Sincere Thank You
Geez, you guys....

I post a little 1-minute song and now I sort of feel guilty for not being around
as much, considering all the lovely, lovely comments here.

I wish I had time to respond to you all individually, as I did in times past, but
please accept a sincere THANK YOU for your words here on this song.

This past year and a half has been an amazing, amazing journey for me
musically. And, as I've regained my footing (so to speak) vocally, and
experimented in songwriting/composing, I have sort of discovered my niche.
I am continuing to write music, though at a less frenetic pace, as well as
returning to some other creative endeavors I've sort of neglected in the past
year.

Just know that I really do appreciate so much the comments you've left here.
I will continue to post as I work on this, that and the other.

Thanks so much again!

Cat
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Bowman said 4541 days ago (July 9th, 2006)
A Mystical Treat!
Gorgeous, haunting quality to this short but very effective piece . Very sad
and deeply moving. Reminds me a bit of a mystical Jocelyn Pook. Love
her work and love this as well. See you have quite a lot of music up here.
I think I%u2019m in for a treat.
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Henke said 4482 days ago (September 6th, 2006)
Beautiful is short...
When your voice entered in this song my heart just leaped and I lost my
breath for a second. Awe-striking as a [cat]hedral (yes, the artwork helped
with that image, I guess). Also a bit Enya-like in places? I guess to your
advantage, though... Looking forward to the larger piece!
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stevenkeys said 4297 days ago (March 9th, 2007)
beautiful
Isn't it awesome when you lay down something simple and it turns into something magical? I want to hear the rest! Great stuff. BTW, thanks for your comments on my own tracks, appreciate it. ;)
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thetiler said 3956 days ago (February 13th, 2008)
Great church effect for sure
Great control of your voice.
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