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labores solis (Behind the Scenes)



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This informational talk describes the experimental steps that led to the creation of the ic42/awigze collaboration piece called "labores solis" (here.) I hope you enjoy this behind the scenes peek into my experimental world. Please let me know if this is interesting at all, or not.

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billykirsch said 3540 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
I love the idea of this audio documentary. Very interesting to know the creative process and clearly explained with the sound chops intermixed. As good as public radio.
Kool! :-)
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Roxylee said 3540 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
Just listened to the piece
and had to come over to try to understand how you made the sequences. Interesting!
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Char said 3540 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
You can 'splain
until you're blue in the face...and um... I, unfortunately STILL wouldn't understand. I loved listening to you. I thought it sounded nice, but you said,."bl-e-e-ch!" I have no taste. Heh, heh!
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awigze said 3540 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
very cool.
I learned as much after the project by this than I did while I was recording the part that you wrote for me. Very cool project. This is nicely crafted!
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magnatone said 3540 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
labor of love
thanks for the preview - this really is quite hilariously fascinating and entertaining. cool idea - i hope other people will start doing this as well. so interesting to hear the descriptions of how it came about. love the musical examples as you go along.
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ste said 3539 days ago (February 8th, 2010)
like that second sequence a lot. think something interesting could be had with that and some beats
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Gaylen75 said 3538 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
You See!
Big brain and free time...its alive! I admire your drive. It is clear you are talented.
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K.I.S.KISMET said 3538 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
hee hee
finally it was like i was a fly on the wall learning some of your secrets to making such beautiful music! you're so full of zeal and generosity:)
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eleveneyes said 3538 days ago (February 9th, 2010)
cool stuff. I love getting a sneak peak at one's creative process.
I actually liked #2 the best. Stretch out the harmonic rhythm a bit, I think you got a winner with 2. The final sounds very cool.
Thanks for sharing all of it!
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VicDiesel said 3536 days ago (February 12th, 2010)
Pay attention to the dragon behind the curtains!
Interesting. Especially since you're also leading us down the dead ends. They are often at least as illuminating as the final journey, straight to the goal.
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guitapick said 3535 days ago (February 12th, 2010)
Reminds me...
...of Stockhausen...very cool that you put this down like this, Eduard. Like it very much. Thanks.
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bud said 3535 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
I love hearing the madn er thought behind
the music. Great narrative and interesting experiment. You and Smokey should team up for a Schickele conference. Quite amazing where you ended up - and quite beautiful as well.
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guygrooves said 3534 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
I am learning things I hadn't imagined I would. Still not sure if that's a good thing ;) This is very entertaining. I'll be back for sure.
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futzpucker said 3528 days ago (February 19th, 2010)
Nice glimpse in...
Very cool to let us into the process, Eduard. Everyone works in a different manner, and it's great to "see" someone else doing what they do. You have technique I never would have thought of. You are able to connect the right and left sides of your brain and use them both in your creativity. Quite an advantage...

Thanks for calling my attention to this. Very cool to be in your studio with you.
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mikkinylund said 3528 days ago (February 20th, 2010)
This is very interesting!
A documentary into music development, how cool! Very interesting concept. I never think like this myself when creating, but this post makes me wonder, could I? That in itself is a huge accomplishment that you deliver with this post. It raises more questions than answers.
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TobinMueller said 3523 days ago (February 25th, 2010)
Excellent post. Thanks for sharing this. I'm off to listen to the end result...
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shavingronaldscar said 3519 days ago (March 1st, 2010)
this totally drew me in. Nice explanation. You have a narrator's voice.
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davisamerica said 3470 days ago (April 19th, 2010)
could get a day job on radiochuck .... interesting tour.
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 3313 days ago (September 23rd, 2010)
What a cool idea.
It's not often you get to listen to how a song develops. It was cool to hear how the melody went from light to somber and then became so rich with the sax addition. Very, very interesting.
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sschedra said 3312 days ago (September 23rd, 2010)
More? Yes, definitely! It generates an immediate interest in experimental music. Being a software engineer too, I can really appreciate the way you think. I love hearing the genesis of how other artists put their stuff together. Now its off to listen to "labores solis". . .
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crissew said 3312 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
You are trying to create music using visual cues rather than musical ones. Very interesting. Never really thought about that much. I think Beethoven used a similar visualization technique. If you want a chord chart I found an awesome one in PDF form. Makes life much easier for song writing. Very informative and creative way to come up with songs!
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crissew said 3312 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
Here is the link
The 7 basic chords for each key signature. A very handy reference. This website also has LOTS of other more complex charts for all sorts of things.

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alackbass said 3312 days ago (September 24th, 2010)
labores solis (Behind the Scenes)
You reject chord changes I would send out for others to collaborate on. I like when you say "this wasn't working." To my ear they were all working. This is an interesting concept for the community (posts about how one composes).
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