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Cold Worlds


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Maybe NG is not the right place to post this but if there is a possibility that somebody likes it... Why not?

It is supposed to be very quiet. Since, I mixed it quite loud, do too obvious reasons I suggest to turn down the volume a bit because it really enhances the atmosphere if you concentrate on it.

This a more contemporary music piece (yes, believe it or not, I also write serious music sometimes ;)
I was supposed to write a piece for a painting in an art exhibition and it was supposed to be for flute and percussion. The concert was yesterday and I have to say that the two musicians who played the pieces (six actually, one of them was mine) did an awesome job.

The composition itself is based on a fractal in form of an iceflower and a selftransposing scale I wrote. If somebody is interested I could tell more and also share the sheet music. The main part is played by a bass flute and at the end it changes to piccolo.

I will get a live recording of the piece soon. So here is just a bad mockup I made but it could give you an impression how it is supposed to be.

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Well I'm on NG so this is definitely the right place. It's just too bad I can't download it. I sometimes feel that I choose to isolate myself in a some distant corner so I can listen and write similar music to this, but there are a few others around here too. A bit short, but I'm glad you uploaded it. I thank you

Azhthar responds:

Thanks, that definitely means a lot to me! I had some reasons why I disabled downloads (one is that this is just the mockup and not the real recording, yet), but if you´re interested I could send you the file, when I get the recording... I know it´s quite short but there was actually a time restriction in the pieces. Anyway... Glad you like it ;)

Y'know...the first time I laid eyes on you, it was on Deep Within The Coal Mine and I enjoyed that piece a lot/still listen to it. That's really amazing you got to write for an art exhibition. Though I do enjoy experimental soundscape music, I can't say this was entirely in my interest lol. BUTT, I have rhythm prejudice, so seemingly free-flowing music is hard for me to catch. I'm actually wondering how you made this sound so natural here though you say it's a mockup...and I guess there's A LOT of different noises happening that makes me also wonder what was used in the live performance. Anyways bye.

Azhthar responds:

Hey! Thanks a lot! I´m happy that somebody also appreciates my more experimental music (I wasn´t really sure to post it here at all...). For the instruments: Main instrument is a bass flute. The one I took for the mockup is from Xsample (the only instrument I got from them). Their sample libraries are quite old and don´t have many round robins, etc. But... they sound quite good, have nearly all contemporary articulations and the instrument libraries are relatively cheap compared to other libraries with a comparable sound. So all the air noises, flutter tongues, slap tongues (the percussive like flute noises) and seccos are made with this. Other noises include bowed splash and ride cymbals including arco tremolos and a single crotales cymbal in B. The brushed drum set is from the free brushed kit for kontakt from Soniccouture (it also included the scratches on the cymbals with the brushes). If you are looking for a free brushed drum kit, you should definitely check this one out because it sounds amazing... I think that´s it basically.

They wanted to make some recordings in the next weeks. So it is possible that I´ll get a real recording soon and I guess I will replace the file with the original recording then... There are even some more articulations I didn´t have in any library. And yep, it was really amazing that I got the chance to write for that exhibition and I was also quite excited at the concert. I was studying contemporary music at a university close to the place where I live beside my job in the last year and this was mainly a student project. So probably not a big thing for people who do this regularely but it was a big thing for me because I never got the chance to write something which is indeed played by professional musicians and also will be recorded...

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4.10 / 5.00

Nov 6, 2015
12:43 PM EST
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5.8 MB
3 min 7 sec

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