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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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New ambient single released today: GALAXIO

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New ambient (melodic) single just released today: GALAXIO: Streaming, choose your service: https://awal.lnk.to/galaxio Spotify: NO SYNTHESISERS USED. I played the same note (La – A) or a basic power chord (A-E-A)on several instruments: Upright piano Acoustic guitar (nylon string) Ukuleles (2) Charangos (2) Upright bass Electric bass guitar (2) Then I played some harmonic sparks […]

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New single released: The Black Rain (dark melodic ambient)

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The Black Rain (dark melodic ambient) https://awal.lnk.to/theblackrain Performed by DD in Paris, January 22nd 2018 (ukulele, bowed upright basses) No Synthesizers used, nor samples. Photo by Colin Rex  

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New EP: Ukuleles Etc (5 tracks, instrumental acoustic)

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New release today: Ukuleles Etc (5 track EP ) – Daniel Diaz (ukuleles, basses, piano, string orchestra) https://awal.lnk.to/ukulelesetc          

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New ambient single released “Concrete”

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New single released April 2019, instrumental ambient, https://awal.lnk.to/concrete Features: -Indian Harmonium as it sounds listened through concrete walls -Synths and electric piano buried on “concrete basement” convolution reverb. I routed the harmonium stereo mix through some extreme filtering to make it sound like it is played very loud inside a concrete bunker or building and […]

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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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Transience: Letting Go (music for haiku)

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  Composed and performed by DD, February 2019. Ukuleles bowed upright basses orchestral soundscape muted piano, voices synthesizer celesta slight percussion groove ( tongue drums and thunder drum). Music for this poem: “Transience Petal by petal We let go” haiku by Debbie Strange debbiemstrange.blogspot.com picture by Annie Spratt unsplash.com/@anniespratt

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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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Music for Haiku January/February 2019

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My creations inspired by haikus this last few months:    

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