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National Anthem of Mordor (instrumental experimental)

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Created for the 392nd weekly Disquiet Junto project — Another Country / The Assignment: Compose the national anthem for a fictional country. This is National Anthem of Mordor (official version) Composed and performed by DD: All sorts of bowed upright basses, playing notes, noises, cries and effects. Bamboo drums. Guests: Hermy Wolf and Lisa Z(tortured […]

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Two tracks from the original soundtrack to “Soudain l’été dernier” play.

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Created (remix and edits, some new tracks recored) for recent disquiet junto challenges, this comes from the vault of used and unused music for the theatre play “Suddenly last summer” by Tennessee Williams (french version by Réné Loyon) Composed and performed by DD 7 tracks of bowed upright basses (Paris , France November 2010) Acoustic […]

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Some experimentations for the Junto challenge, May-June 2019

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Bagatelle numero 1 et variations (disquiet0380) I had the theme and 10 variations, 11 tracks total to recycle. I ended up sharing 3 of those in the past: the main theme for guitar and piano (Daniel-diaz – Bagatelle-numero-1) And two trumpet led variations : rhodes, trumpet and electronica(danieldiaz.bandcamp.com/track/bagatelle-numero-11) and trumpets and brass section( open.spotify.com/track/5j5wzAFNnW…RYTAOZW_LZFhNwsw) For […]

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Two instrumental grooves.

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Just a killer bass groove, performed on a 5 string electric bass with E A D G C tuning over a drum beat (mostly loops, some tom fills actually played). Add lead synth and Rhodes. DD, March 2019 Performed by DD, 2014-2015 Electric bass guitar, percussion (talking drums and cymbals), electric guitar, ebow gutar, wurlitzer, […]

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Two acoustic-experimental April tracks

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Created for: Disquiet Junto Project 0377: Algorithms Assemble Step 1: Define a scale of 8 notes (or sounds). Step 2: Create a melody with 4 notes from the scale resulting from Step 1. Step 3: Replace note 2 in the melodic sequence from Step 2 with an unused note (selected deterministically or randomly). Then do […]

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Valentine’s Bowl (Tibetan bowls soundscape)

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Ambient track performed exclusively on Tibetan Bowls. I used the two sound you make with this thing, _Tap_ that’s a “hit” on the edge of the bowl with the fat wood stick/mallet and a _Rub_ drone turning the stick around the bowl’s edges. Then I just pitched up and down to several different notes and […]

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Ambient track inspired by the idea of “concrete wallpaper music”

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  Disquiet Junto Project 0371 Concrete Ambience The Assignment: What could concrete wallpaper music sound like? Step 1: Consider the concept of wallpaper music. Step 2: Consider wallpaper designed to look like concrete. Step 3: Consider what concrete wallpaper music might sound like. Step 4: Record concrete wallpaper music. I decided that concrete wallpaper music […]

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My rework of Erik Satie’s Gymnopédie N°1

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Gymnopédie N° 1 by Erik Satie Took a midi performance of the piece, slowed it down to 8 bpm or so, removed repetitions, performed on piano, then orchestrated on top of that with synths and sample libraries treated orchestras. I think his piece is quite optimistic and quirky, even performed slowly. I took his score’s […]

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December experimentations for the “junto” challenge / project

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October & November Junto projects: electronic-experimental

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Synthesizers by D.D. Friday October 5th 2018 Photo courtesy of N.A.S.A. FREE DOWNLOAD More on this 353rd weekly Disquiet Junto project (Warp & Weft / The Assignment: Read loom-woven fabric as a musical composition) at: disquiet.com/0353/ Instrumental created using samples by Nathan Moody as part of Disquiet Junto Project 0354: Rituals & Canticles The Assignment: […]

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