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Wood - 1979


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Bubowski

 Genre: Classical

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I wrote this Feb 13th and 14th, 1979 and performed it live the evening of Feb. 14th. This recording is from a tape of that performance in the dorms at UCSB. Unfortunately I can't remember the name of the flutist. I'm playing on my Alvarez classical guitar. Photo is the outflow of Mirror Lake on Tanaya Creek in Yosemite Valley.
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Hits: 3448
Comments: 21
Fans: 10
Plays: 192
Downloads: 144
Votes: 9
Uploaded: Feb 14, 2007 - 11:45:10 PM
Last Updated: Feb 15, 2007 - 07:56:32 PM Last Played: May 26, 2019 - 10:24:48 AM
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Hardware:
Alvarez-Yairi CY116 Classical Guitar, Flute
Software:
Cleaned up from stereo cassette recorded on in 1979 using Logic Express and SoundSoap.
Comments
Enrique Gil said 4541 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
nice and sweet..
this one is a download...thank you!
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annalia said 4541 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Wow!
That was Beautiful!!
The flute and your guitar are blended so smooth. You also picked a perfect picture to go with it, nice.

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drakonis said 4541 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
delicious
Very sparkly earthy composition, really well-performed... loved it Graham! Thanks for leaving the applause on the end, you deserve it. Too bad the flute player is lost in analog obscurity, he/she did wonderfully too.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Bubowski said 4541 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Lost in Obscurity
I do feel guilty that I can't remember her name... I notated the piece late at night and only asked her that morning to play the piece. We really only practiced it together for maybe an hour.

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peacepiano said 4540 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Beautiful Piece
Thanks for digging this one up. Its a really wonderful recording. I think we should hound you to the ends of the earth for the name of the wonderful flutist though, she did all the hard work ;)
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futzpucker said 4540 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
i remember well
This is testament tdo the fact that you have had your skill for a long time. I'm sure this song was very well-received by your friends. Sure does take me back to the college days... The complete lack of tension, of deep concerns; the innocence... Great days.

The two of you did a wonderful job on this sweet composition.
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MissChaos said 4540 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
beautifully whimsical
Funny, I can hear the "1979" in this composition, and yet if you hadn't mentioned it, it could be a timeless beauty conceived today.

really lovely. I agree with Patrick... this really feels relaxed and carefree. You're a man of many talents.
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Bubowski said 4540 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Thanks Everyone
I know I'm pulling stuff up from the past, but I'm glad you all enjoyed it. I've always liked this little piece myself. :)

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said 4540 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Woah
The guitar is excellent. That flute is a very fine companion.
said 4540 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Reminds me a bit...
...like Supper's Ready... very beautiful!
Ed Hannifin said 4540 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Yeah, that takes me back....
You've done a way better job than I ever have using SoundSoap here.... This is pristine, with a nice sense of depth and space...

The piece itself is sweet and pure... Captures an innocent time... It just feels nice...

Ed
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RickW said 4540 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Wonderful
Thank you Graham! It's okay to present works from the past, and this was wonderful. Thanks for sharing it.


God bless,

Rick

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composerclark said 4540 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
Dreamland
Very beautiful. Beautifully played by both of you. I drifted off into dreamland while it was playing... Very soothing.

Were you a classical guitar student in university?
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Bubowski said 4540 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
Thanks Clark
No we didn't officially have a major in guitar. I taught myself in senior year in high school. We did eventually get a guitar teacher in, when I was a junior in college...then I had to unlearn a bunch of bad habits! :-P. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

--Graham

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ktb said 4524 days ago (March 3rd, 2007)
nice
go dig some more into the bubowski archives. You fellow dorm mates must have been awestruck. I can feel the good vibes radiating off this.

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Feter said 4364 days ago (August 11th, 2007)
Wood - 1979
Gorgious ...a precious piece ..so wonderfull
and natural feel here .. welldone my friend !!


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said 4186 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
ahhh
the sound of wood...
gregd said 4150 days ago (March 12th, 2008)
Movements
The first playful part has great interaction between you and the flautist, really cool to hear. The second, minor part is much less emotive and more about the music. The return blends those two feelings really well.

If I were music critic to the world, that's what I'd say.
Thanks for posting all of your "old stuff". I've been enjoying it.
-greg
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Doug Somers said 4130 days ago (April 1st, 2008)
I hear the water moving
Gorgeous visions arise from hearing these notes. I like the way you've broken the piece into segments with different tempos, each one with its own feeling and movement.

Bravo!
Doug
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saymme said 3884 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
Valentine song ... : )
LOVELY . . (!) must've been very great to hear You live doing this wish I'd been there !! Nice photo, not where You live ..? (think U said U live in CA..) Very great flute - 1979 wow !!!
Bubowski said 3884 days ago (December 3rd, 2008)
Yes, this IS in California
Thanks for you nice comments. And yes, the photo is of the Merced River in Yosemite Valley. We go there every year...it's about a 4 hour drive from our house. California is BIG and has lot's of different ecosystems.
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Char said 3784 days ago (March 13th, 2009)
Really, quite
genuinely lovely. There are ways to track your flautist down. It is nice that were able to save the recording. Thanks.
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