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Ambient: Finisterre (free download) music for haiku

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Composed and performed by DD in Paris, France, May 2018.
Tibetan bowls
Shakuhachi
Melodica Hohner
Treated dulcimer
Clocks
Tongue drums (treated)
Matrix 12 synth pad
Voices

Music for this haiku:
“A snail
raising its horns:
edge of the well”

Photo by Benjamin Robin Jespersen
Poem by Natsume Sôseki

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Experimental tracks for Junto challenge, May 2018

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When Robots Cry In Buenos Aires: bandoneon & electronica

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Created for:
Disquiet Junto Project 0331: Born Under a Bad Sine
What does it sound like when a robot has the blues?

Can’t quite tell for other cities, but believe me: this is the kind of music robots like to listen to in my hometown when they get sad and low.
Buenos Aires is a melancholic city, and robots are not spared.

I won’t be surprised if this track becomes a hit among robots, my vacuum cleaner got weird while I was mixing this earlier this morning.
Me too, mind…

Bandoneon performed by Olivier Manoury, the rest by D.D.

Created in Paris, France
Friday 4th May 2018.
Image by Franck V.

More on this 331st weekly Disquiet Junto project (Disquiet Junto Project 0331: Born Under a Bad Sine / What does it sound like when a robot has the blues?) at:
disquiet.com/0331/

More on the Disquiet Junto at:
disquiet.com/junto/

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Two transatlantic tracks with Gustavo Bulgach

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Genetically modified clarinet by Gustavo Bulgach
Image by Casey Horner
Poem by Taneda Santoka

Nylon string electric bass, stratocaster guitar, samples and synths by DD

This haiku inspired the music:

“the milky-way
at midnight
a drunkard dances”

April 2018, Paris and Los Angeles.
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Clarinet performance inspired by Yusef Lateef and performed by Gustavo Bulgach in Los Angeles, recorded on his telephone and sent to Paris where it was edited, harmonized and used as the basis of this composition, added Fender Rhodes, Upright Bass, brass samples and electronica.

Music for this haiku:
“he won’t go to sleep
unless we play him the tune
that keeps him awake”

Poem by Alvaro Cardona-Hine
Photo by Vladimir Malyavko

24bit master DR10

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Metallic repetitive ambient

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music boxes
carillons
clock bells
metal tubes
FM8 synthesizer
Geo Generator

performed by DD in Paris, France, April 2018.

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created for Ambient Online Image inspired Dare 26

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Childhood memories and music boxes….

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Created for:
Disquiet Junto Project 0328: Sonic Pentimento
That word is “pentimento,” which is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a reappearance in a painting of an original drawn or painted element which was eventually painted over by the artist.” Familiarize yourself with the term.
Think about how the term “pentimento” can be borrowed from painting and applied to sound.

Recently I could get my hands on a collection of music boxes my mother had and that I adored when I was a little child. I have that stuff in my place now, along with a big clock with a gorgeous carillon with the “Big Ben” melody.

For this junto I sampled those objects from the past and composed a melody reminiscent of the music-box melancholic type of melody, performed on a nice freebie for Kontakt called “W Music Bow”

I mixed all that with some oneiric soundscapes and played around the faders to bring the music from the past back and forth.

Created by DD
Friday 13th April 2018.
Image by Johannes Vermeer

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Piano soundscape.

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A Ghostly Melody (naviarhaiku222)

Piano
Soundscape (synths and samples)
Reverbs
Delays

April 2018, Paris France

“Ghostly melody
follows me into my day
fragment of a dream”

Poem by Jason Richardson highku.blogspot.co.uk

Picture by Casey Horner unsplash.com/@mischievous_penguins

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Disquiet Junto project, my experimental contributions April 2018

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Sine waveforms from these synths:
z3Ta
Emu Vintage Keys
Ultra Analog by AAS

Vinyl noise sampled from my personal collection.

Created on a rush, March 31st 2018 in Paris for:
Disquiet Junto Project 0326: Wave Turntable
The challenge: Compose a short piece of music using only sine waves and the surface sounds of vinyl played on a turntable. Those two sources are inspirations for the Clay/Fischer exhibit.

More on Clay and Fischer at:
dclaymusic.com 7
feather2pixels.com

More on the Disquiet Junto at:
disquiet.com/junto/

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CCCXXVII was created for Disquiet Junto Project 0327: Time Zoned
Engage with the number 327. Compose a piece of music with three separate and distinct through-lines. Think of each of the three lines as an individual voice. The important thing is that the three through-lines occur in your composition simultaneously. One voice should be in 3/4 time. One should be in 2/4 time. And one should be in 7/4 time.

Thanks Marc, Ethan and Nate for an excellent, inspiring challenge.

I created 3 grooves:

Upright basses(x3 bowed) playing a 2/4 tango groove
DX7 playing my favourite 7/4 gimmick (I used it all over the place since 1988)
Lead Saw synth playing in ¾

Each accompanied by a drum loop using the same sounds but in the matching time signature.

I played separately over a click track you can hear (a string sample and an arpeggiator)

Then I did a mash up of the 3 to create polyphony. It is complex, progressive and a bit chaotic but was a lot of fun.

It goes like this:

7/4
2/4
3/4
3/4 + 2/4
3/4 + 7/4
7/4 + 4/4
7/4 + 4/4 + 3/4

Cheers

DD

Created Friday 6th April 2018 in Paris, France

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Shut up and play the bass…..

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Some solo or “soloist” bass exercises:
This a transcription of an improvised introduction I performed live for Norberto Pedreira’s arrangement of Francis Lai’s “Un Homme Une Femme” movie song.
@norbertopedreiratrio
In January 2017 we performed the song for the first time, a bass introduction was part of the arrangement, I improvised something. We played the song again in December 2017, I had great souvenirs of the bass intro I played back in January so I went to a video somebody recorded of the shows and loved the improvisation so much that, instead of keep improvising in subsequent shows, i decided to transcribe that introduction, learn it , and play that as part of the arrangement from now on.
This is it as recorded yesterday, march 26th 2018.
The full track will be available in @norbertopedreiratrio next album later this year.

This is a practising routine. I do improvise over changes a lot, but sometimes I like to be able to flow melodically with no harmonic content informing my playing.
I’ve been improvising on my Sekine custom fretless, trying to find a melodic, lyric way around melodic ideas (Nicholas Slominsky informed some) without sticking to a tonality or tonal centre, being as abstract and hybrid as I could.

Slow version:
Played some slow drums, then add nonsense harmonies on synth pads (particularly blur sounding to keep me away from “playing changes”), and improvised on top of it.

Fast version:
Played some percussion (two different size talking drums) over some 4 bar percussion loop from my vault.
Then improvised on top of it, some 3 minutes of free blowing, choose the lest shitty bits to keep a shorter track…

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Music for Haiku: Cantico

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Composed and performed by DD
Electric guitar
Electric bass guitar
Melodica
Multiple bowed basses
Cello
Viola and violins from several sample libraries.

Inspired on this haiku:

“A quiet garden
in the silence
a rain drop”

Poem by Andō theunsui.org/

Picture by Krista Mcphee

@naviar-records

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