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These files were written by me in 2004, on a MIDI-composer. On your browser, they should pop up in a new window.
This composition is intended for four singers.
The first, the introduction, is a bit of a patchwork. The first four bars were written during a renaissance music class, and are based on works by Josquin des Prez. After the lame theme, you can recognize various influences: the Ford Boyard-theme by Paul Koulak, Deep Purple and DAAU.
The awkward intro of the second bit, Loneliness, was written after the annoying sound double-deck trains make. The soprano singer is isolated: she sings in 7/4, the others in 4/4.
Thethird bit, called Is, is more cheerful, you may recognize some Paul McCartney. The last part is slightly based on a piano exercise. It moves from 5/4 to 4/4 to 3/4.
The dramatic fourth movement, Kill, is more interesting. The beginning is a duet between soprano and alto, thouh that's hard to hear since I left the instrumentation at Piano. The end is a distorted version of Primus's Those Damned Blue Collar Tweekers.
The fifth, and the shortest, is divided in three parts. The first is a slight reference to string quartets. Me, I can't really appreciate the torture of strings, the bland homophony and the dull themes of this genre, but some fellow musicology students can turn lyrical over these computeresque works. So, just for them, this torture for your ears.
The second section is based on the earliest composition, and probably the least audible one, from me. My earliest memories from playing this date back to when I was 6 or 7.
The third section, is very nice, though. I experimented a little with the sounds I could make with the MIDI-composer I had. It's quite fun, actually.
So, what did I learn from this whole experience?
Take your time to get to know your tools. Not everything has to have a meaning. Art works best when not displaying an opinion.
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