Saturday, 24 August 2013

Five Sound Senses

I don't really have any idea where this one came from,

I had been toying around with a melody for what is still the unfinished "Mad Maud" piece (sister piece to "Poor Tom" * (see the post  2 below)) and discovered the glass harmonica instrument on Sibelius (the music notation software I use), and came up with the slightly jangly, slightly eerie opening few bars, and the oddly timed theme that seems to almost climb lazily out of them.

As the piece grew, it divided into two different developments of the theme, and, unable to decide which I preferred, I put the one that most easily lent itself to 'being ended' as it were, at the end, and the other bit the middle.

I'm not sure I have sewn the whole thing up well enough as I can still detect what to me are glaring joins so I might revisit this one in the future and mess around with it some more, but for now, it's done.

As usual, the widget is from Soundcloud, but I will also upload the track to bandcamp when the new cd/album/collection is ready (ie. when I finally get Mad Maud finished!). As usual, I humbly hope you enjoy what I have written, and any good comments and helpful criticisms are very much appreciated.

* I will have to try and come up with a new name for Poor Tom. I hadn't realised it's the title of a Led Zep song, and although I doubt there's any copy infringement, I don't want to be accused of false promotion either.

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