Started 199 days ago (2018-12-31T05:00:00Z).
Ends 165 days from now (2019-12-31T05:00:00Z).
Compose and produce a new piece of music each week. Your submission is due every Monday at 04:59 UTC (Sunday 11:59EST). You should aim for at least one minute of music, and should be created that week.
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(Description lifted from Leafo's 2017 description--thanks, Leafo!)
revisited my plan for last week, swinging back more towards electronica (kinda aiming for the modern festival flavor based on a friends input)
hacked out the main groove (beat, strings, square bass, arp) in fruityloops and then built around that in ableton with some mangled live bass, the same MIDI drum kit as last week, some SymptohmPE and random synth to taste.
nothing mind blowing, but i think i hit my mark
Unfortunately this weekend was pretty busy, and though I had some time on Friday I didn't have the foresight to record stuff for Weekly Music even though I actually put together stuff so I just recorded at like 11 PM at night.
I'm doing a live set on July 20th so I'm starting to prepare some material. Here's a live practice of sections 1 and 2. I have ideas for sections 3 and 4 and then still need to write section 5.
lyrics a little less random this week; inspired by my dear friends description of coming out of a coma.
all Ableton this time, drums were "64 pad dub techno kit" finger played with no quantization.
SymtohmPE for synth bass and organ.
stock midi grand piano since NeoPiano stopped working.
clean guitar for some reason (i originally was leaning more electronica and planned on using it as a noise source with heavy effects then gapped/gated but got stuck on the way it sounded clean against the piano)
Very busy week, including prep for a Max/MSP show with mic feedback, so this week's submission is one of the test runs through the Max/MSP patch, with guitar. Kinda ambling and chaotic.
.aiff file captured to the drive, then brought into Ableton for level correcting, a touch of convolution reverb, and Full-Chain Master. And there we have it.
Title from the discovery of liquid mercury under this temple in Teotihuacan
I am cheating this week because I didn't really do music other than One Hour Compo.
However, I reused the baseline from my previous week's song in this song to make something completely different, so there was a little bit of continuity there in that sense.
This is a weird one. For a while I've been thinking of doing a piece composed of gestures on guitar, rather than playing notes--building a piece out of a vocabulary of incidental sounds. So this is a step toward that. I did several passes of Res-O-Glas (direct into the board) and several clips of Moog guitar through Vox Wah for drone texture. Arranging it...I shortened a lot of the Res-O clips to focus on scrapes and clicks (leaving in the switch-pop of a pickup selector switch, which still kind of sounds wrong...), time-stretching some clips, compressing others, and looking for repetitive patterns in them.
Four Res-O tracks are panned to fixed positions, while the Moog got auto-pan. Sends: two different convolution reverbs--a smaller room for the Res-O, and a concert hall for the Moog. Full-Chain Master on the 2 buss.
Title from this week's element, gold, apparently formed in the Earth's mantle.
A very intuitive piece--I cobbled together three drum kits with syncopated rhythms, and composed a keyboard line...which I threw out after I picked up the Fahey-tuned Univox hollow body. There are three tracks of that, with varying degrees of fuzz. Not a bad hook...though very simple.
Sends: convo reverb and a delay; full-chain master on the master, and drum buss on the drums.
Title from the derivation of this week's element, platinum.