I was a bit resilient about posting my first ever Csound composition on the podcast here, but then I decided it might be a fun way to make an appearance on this website and introduce myself to the community. In posing excuses for the simplicity of my composition, I'll be hiding behind the fact that I am still a total newb with this program. Cool. Putting that aside, I wrote the song with some simple instruments I made out of basic oscilator opcodes, and I played around with filters and envelopes.
FMILY is my latest piece, and is a just intonation experiment using a single operator FM synth, done with blue. This is my first piece composed using only Jython, both Pmask and my own code.
This is the first little piece I did to get back into blue, and mainly features Fossil a simple automation-controlled foscili synth. With Fossil I was trying to create a synth that could do something similar to the early FM pieces by fellow Canadian Barry Truax. Well, the song is not much like his pieces, but the idea of the continuous control automation style synth is something I did want to try.
I will pop up a copy of Fossil on blueshare.
Simple oscillator, envelope, and reverberation were used to make something similar to the beginning of the piano version of the piece Not Tomorrow written by Akira Yamaoka for Silent Hill (1999). It plays when Lisa character transforms in the alternative world hospital.
I am a composer with a strong interest and passion for extending our pitch language by using alternate tunings, including just intonation and other ways of dividing the octave, etc.
This piece uses 17-edo, or the 17-note equal division of the octave. I was inspired by my colleague Jacob Barton's telling that he was working on a similar project: microtonal chiptune music (i.e. music inspired by 8-bit video game music)
This is a piece I wrote in the spring of 2000. I think I synthesized the sounds in Cmix and then scripted them in RTCmix. I didn't use Csound back then; so I'm just learning it now. I will post Csound pieces soon.
The piece is an homage to the Crosswinds Spirituality center in Middle Tennessee. It is a beautiful place, and one of the first places I ever experienced the benefits of meditation. I hope y'all enjoy it.
For the 6 hour composition challenge. Produced in Logic with one instance each of Battery and Kontakt 3, and I recycled a few loops from the catalog and used a few DRex players in Reason.
Music created with Ableton live, analyzed with Csound, data processed with Perl and then formatted for Tobiah's Sine Composition Challenge. Never before has so much work been put into something to make it sound like a super lo-fi mp3.
I created a piece that I called Adventures at dawn for Tobiah's contest. It is created in Blue, with a single Python script that generates the score.
Entry for the Sinewave competition started on the email list. I'm putting the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license on these files.