"Mystical" is a one-minute notelist composition. It exclusively uses csound instruments, including several incorporating the loscil opcode that draws from audio samples of music instrument sound designs created by csound developers who contributed to the Csound Catalog (by Mikelson and by Varga). Attached are the .mp3 file for "Mystical" as well as a commented .csd file (for informational purposes only, as the audio sample .aif files are not included). Also attached is a readme text file that includes additional background material about the piece. Enjoy!
Hello again! "Wandering To Nowhere" was my submission for Dr. B's Csound Catalogue Contest. The rules of the contest meant I had six hours to prepare and compose the entire piece using only sounds from the Csounds Catalogue - I spent the first two hours rendering instruments, cutting the wav files in Peak and making a couple of Kontakt instruments out of a few of the pitched instruments. I then spent the next four creating the sequence in Logic, using the Kontakt instruments as MIDI tracks and using the remaining samples by dropping them onto audio tracks.
I've been a member of Dr. Boulanger's Csound class this semester, and I'm posting a few of my compositions for you to hear. I would really love to know what you think, so that I can improve my future work in Csound which I hope to continue far beyond this class.
This is my one minute note list composition, and it is intended to be a soundscape inspired by a cave. It was written very early on in my exposure to Csound.
Thank you for time in listening, and also for answering my questions on the mailing list.
This is a simple short piece called "Falling Through Time" I did early on in Dr. Boulanger's CSound class. I made use of the foscil opcode and experimented with modulation using linen and expseg. I also used the vibes, crunch, and butlp opcodes. I also added global reverb and delay.
I'm in Dr. Boulanger's Csound class at Berklee. We're at the end of the semester and all I can say is the Csound universe is large!
This was my first composition using Csound. I call it burial as it reminds me of Jeff Buckley's "Lover, You Should've Come Over". We were asked to create a one minute composition using a note-list instrument. I've attached both the final audio in MP3 format as well as the CSD used to produce the audio. I hope you enjoy them.
This tune was my submission for this year's "International 6 Hour Csound Composition Competition" in Dr. Boulanger's Csound class at Berklee. I took some sounds from the Csound Catalog, chopped up the audio files and made Kontakt instruments out of them, and sequenced the song in Ableton Live 6 (behind the times, I know). Inspiration for this song actually came from the soundtrack to the old Nintendo game "Battletoads," the score for which was done by David Wise (one of my favorite composers).
My name's Francis Hickey and I am a student at the Berklee College of Music, where I am taking Dr. Boulanger's Csound class. This is my first ever Csound piece. It is a piece inspired by the soundtrack to the computer game Myst. Let me know what you think!
Entry for the Sinewave competition started on the email list. I'm putting the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license on these files.
My first csound piece, created for submission to Tobiah's sinewave-only challenge on the csound mailing list. The orchestra is Tobiah's; score entered in vi.
Details at http://semiautomaticgroundenvironment.com/blog.php (16 May 2009).
This is a just intonation composition exploring some of the harmonic potential of a tuning consisting of 1/1, 7/6, 6/5, 4/3, 5/4, 7/5, 3/2, 8/5, 5/3, 7/4, 9/5, 11/6. Composed with Csound and blue.
This piece is inspired by three chords from La Monte Young's "The Well-Tuned Piano" and various sine-tone installations: the Opening Chord, the Magic Chord, and the Magic Opening Chord. I didn’t use Young’s chords literally, but instead made five new chords whose pitches I derived based on the combination tones (summation, difference, and periodicity pitch) implied by his chords. The piece was built by combining these five chords in various layers.
Kyle Gann has included Sublimation on the playlist (look under "Past Selections") of his Postclassic Radio show. Tim Rutherford-Johnson used an excerpt from Sublimation in his "avant-classical" mix Long Shadows.
Sublimation is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License.