In this version, I have made additional automation edits throughout the piece. I have also added new sounds towards the beginning of the piece. I was inspired by the “play within a play” concept, to alter and repeat these sounds later in a manner which outlines the entire piece.
This is the first draft for my piece “Deh Pickney dem Crying” The sounds I used were me running my fingers on the blinds in my room, a scrathing sound that was a result of me washing the pans, a trumpet, clarinet, and bussling in the practice rooms and someone singing. I used EQ, comppression, reversing audio tracks, delay, and vocal transformer. I also tried to move the sound around so that the sound can be minipulated through the speakers in order to protray the emotoin of the piece.
This is the second draft of my piece, now entitled; Choo – Choo. Since the first draft I have made some minor eq adjustments and added tape delay in certain areas. I have also experimented with panning and plug-in automation to adjust the location of some sounds as well as the intensity of the delay and eq effects. I have applied reversing, and cutting and splicing techniques in more areas and adjusted the arrangement of some sounds. Finally, I shortened the piece by a few measures.
All the sounds in this project were gathered using a standard deck of playing cards and the surface of a table. The edits made include the use of fade to make smooth sounds with the “rhythmic” phrases from splits, cuts, and copies of sections of the original audio. There are parts that are stretched (changed in speed) and, especially towards the end, the use of panning is used to create a desired sound geography. Electronic reverberation is applied as well in several instances, including the final cadence of the draft.
This is the first draft of my Musique Concrete style piece. I have assembled my sound recordings in the general structure of how I would like the piece to go. I have also applied some cutting and splicing, looping and reversing techniques which were described in the reading.
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Electronic Music piece Draft 1
My piece was inspired by the idea of a sonic self portrait; created using the sounds of my coffee maker, opening a cupboard, practicing scales on the piano, and one guitar note.
I incorporated looping, manipulated the speeds of the sounds, and integrated directional change to create unique attacks. I also incorporated phasing to create a different texture with the piano. I plan on experimenting more with the sounds via use of delay and gain.
This piece entitled Willie Nelson and Frank Sinatra was inspired by my two dogs whose names are Willie Nelson and Frank Sinatra. I Recorded them barking and howling. Then I manipulated the audio using reverb, loops, a phaser, reversed audio, and delay through logic. I also re amped the audio into an orange guitar amp with reverb and used a carbon copy analog delay. The book inspired me by showing me how tape loops and re amping can manipulate audio.
The sounds I used in this project include an out of tune acoustic guitar, an old AC unit outside, students speaking in the black box theater, shoes in a stairwell, water, a cup, and the sound of my pillow being punched.
I used methods such as looping, time fluctuation, and effects like reverb, ring modulation, EQ and compression.
The reading informed me about tape loops, and how tape was reversed and slowed down to create an entirely different sound than the original source.