This is an additionally edited (+ approx. 2-3 hrs. of additional DSP) version of my submission for Dr. Boulanger's Fall 2009 Csound 6-Hour Catalog Challenge at Berklee College of Music. It is a rather tongue-in-cheek piece of music, and an experimental opportunity for me to play with a lot of DSP techniques I don't often use in my music (glitch edits, filter sweeps, extreme drop-ins of flanging, distortion, harmonics, EQ settings, etc.).
A review of the structure of the 6-Hour Catalog Challenge:
The week before our composition period, we are given an individualized CD-ROM of the Csound Catalog from Dr. B. We have one week that we can optionally use to go through the catalog and choose sounds we like. Then, we must use no more than six hours in one week to compose a pop song using only samples of catalog instruments (generators only, no processors). Writing out chord progressions or melodies on a piece of paper does not count, and neither does testing out .csd files, it is only when we render an audio file and begin editing that we are on the clock. Beyond that, any audio application and processing techniques of your choice can be used to produce the piece of music.
My piece was comparatively linear with its use of sequencing "naked" Csound samples compared to many entries this year. Overall it was a very silly and fun piece of music to make. I got something like second or third place from our classroom vote. I maintain that at least five or six people had vastly superior pieces of music and some of them didn't even recieve any votes!
I demand a recount.
The following catalog instruments were used in my project, by author:
Varga: bd14, bd5000
Mikelson: drums, kidsahh, newcymbal, newgoofyperc, newport, newsnare, physmod1, slidflut
Cook: Synth, VCOPulse
2ND CATALOG INSTRUMENTS: Dizi, HandClap