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FAWM 2016

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

February Album Writing Month (FAWM) 2016 is almost here! I don’t have a concept for my album this year, but I do have some ideas and goals.

 

  • Incorporate my violin in my (typically all electronic) music
  • Explore different composition approaches. Focus more on the notes than the sounds. (Originally I was going to compose everything first and then perform it, but after a few experiments I felt like this was going to be too frustrating/time consuming, so I backed off on the goal a little bit).

I think it should be an interesting challenge. Feel free to follow my progress here on my blog, or on my FAWM page:

http://fawm.org/fawmers/apertome/

As sort of a proof of concept, here’s a demo of some ambient music heavily featuring my (heavily processed) violin.

Here’s a rough idea what my setup looks like.

Violin with synths

 

Sighing Below

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

My 14th (and last) track for FAWM 2015.

Pad: SQL8L (VST)
Noisy percussion: modular (purple noise from Steady State Fate Quantum Rainbow, running through Pittsburgh modular LPG), squenced by Doepfer Dark Time and Arturia Beatstep, running through Small Stone Phaser
Bass: minibrute
Sequenced synth: microbrute, with Malekko 616 Dark analog delay
Digital reverb/delay: ValhallaRoom/Valhalla Ubermod

Supplicants of Light

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Inspired in part by a line in Suttree, a Cormac McCarthy novel.

Synth Lead – Pittsburgh modular sequenced by Doepfer Dark time, modulated by Microbrute, running through Ibanez Tube Screamer and Malekko Analog Delay
Noise – Minibrute sequenced by Beatstep and played directly, running through Electro-Harmonix Small Stone Phaser and Malekko Analog Delay
Beats: Arturia Spark LE
Digital Reverb/Delay: ValhallaRoom/Valhalla Ubermod

Lyrics
White abstract forms
Flit around an orange
Glowing filament
Of blackened cord

Flitting
Swaying
Silent
Beating
Watching
Feeding
Supplicants of Light

Flitting
Swaying
Silent
Beating
Watching
Feeding
Supplicants of Light

Drips of molten wax
Trace veins down a
Crude column
Pooling at the bottom

Flitting
Swaying
Silent
Beating
Watching
Feeding
Supplicants of Light

Flitting
Swaying
Silent
Beating
Watching
Feeding
Supplicants of Light

Flanked by strange
Primitive creatures
Flitting lightwings
Fuzzy visage

Matte segmented eyes
Curled antennae
Feeling for a chance
To drink again

Flitting
Swaying
Silent
Beating
Watching
Feeding
Supplicants of Light

Flitting
Swaying
Silent
Beating
Watching
Feeding
Supplicants of Light

Godless circling
Drawn in closer
Toward the source
Of warmth and glow

Settling nearby
Absorbing their fill
From dew drops
Tiny proboscis

Flitting
Swaying
Silent
Beating
Watching
Feeding
Supplicants of Light

Flitting
Swaying
Silent
Beating
Watching
Feeding
Supplicants of Light

Photon addicts
Benevolent creatures
Flying mindful beings
Foraging through the night
Supplicants
Supplicants
Supplicants of Light

Flitting
Swaying
Silent
Beating
Watching
Feeding
Supplicants of Light

Flitting
Swaying
Silent
Beating
Watching
Feeding
Supplicants of Light

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