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Chopin waltzing at 10 bpm.

Posted by admin on September 29, 2017 – 19:26

Created for a disquiet junto challenge “Compose and record a piece of music that is 10 bpm and in 3/4 time”.

Took my favourite ¾ piece, F. Chopin’s Op64 number 2 in C# minor (1847). Played the most fast moving part of it so it won’t be that boring slowed down to the insane 10bpm tempo (starting on measure 32 on my sheet music but ended up keeping the second stanza, measure 42 till 50)
Made a midi track out of it, copied it to all 16 midi channels and sent it to random hardware synths in whichever patch they were set at this particular moment (including one drum and one reverse percussion patch on my Emu Proteus 1 and a full string orchestra sample library)

Kept 8 tracks out of that random midi thing, trashed the rest, edited (creative use of the DELETE button), applied reverbs and volià.
The “synth pad” sounds you hear are actually reversed reverbs (3s, 8s, 10s)

Created for Disquiet Junto Project 0299: 10bpm Walt. Based on Fryderyk Chopin’s Valse en Do# mineur Op64 number 2 (1847) performed, transformed and edited by DD in Paris, Friday 22nd September 2017.
Tempo: strict 10 BPM throughout.

More on this 299th weekly Disquiet Junto project — 10bpm Waltz: Make super slow music in 3/4 time — at:


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