Pabulum Fleeting

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Pabulum Fleeting - A prepared piano piece

Inspired by the works of John Cage and Hauschka. I placed duct tape on the strings and tacks in the hammers of a friends upright piano, I hit record and improvised this. FLStudio was used to write the percussion as well as layer and master the piece as necessary.

*edit* - I feel that I should have mentioned a sample I used for Pabulum Fleeting. A wheeled chair was gently pulled to the piano immediately after starting the recording. Chopped it, manipulated and looped it behind the original recording for a nice wave like sound. Gave me a boner, it did.

I would like to thank ttbloodlusttt for alleviating the hunger that I experienced during the making of this. If not for her, I fear TheHeartgrinder would lack the strength needed to continue.

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I'm in love with this piece. Not only with the overall composition, but also the magnificent idea of technical experimentation.

TheHeartgrinder responds:

I am in no way comparing myself to the the likes of Hauschka or John Cage, but the way they took an already versatile and beautiful instrument and made it so much more made me fall in love with their work. In the case of John Cage, he would amplify plants and turn them into musical instruments. It's almost absurd the way these guys transform objects into musical tools. I love it and insist everyone seek out their work. Its beyond worth the effort of doing so.

I thank you for your review and generous score.

Until next time...


TheHeartgrinder responds:

I thank you.

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May 17, 2014
7:31 PM EDT
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8.5 MB
3 min 44 sec

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