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[last edited on Mon May 30, 2016 @ 09:23 AM]
Morning Alex!

Thanks for the info about the Queen Elizabeth Contest: I can´t say myself who probabily was the best among all the finalists.....Too complicated the matter and the nuances every player showed up. I only hope that the jury did the best, anyway the future will show if they were right, when the audience will accept the winner or not.

Pleae have a great upcoming week. -Spin- smile :)
:: posted by spinaceto76 on Mon May 30, 2016 @ 04:09 AM     
[last edited on Sun May 29, 2016 @ 06:49 PM]
Hi Alex -
Thanks for info of the piano competition. It must be very tough to judge an event like this. I mean, so many extraordinary musicians competing. How do they arrive with a winner? What is the reward for winning this intense competition?
Hi Alex -
Thanks for sharing the contest show with me. Actually classical compositions for me are very intriguing (there can be so much going within the structure) that it takes several listening sessions to absorb the music because I tend to key in on specific ensembles (i.e. string and brass sections) throughout the performance before absorbing the composition in as a whole.
It appears that the contest is bringing out the next Beethoven . That sounds very exciting.

PS- give my thanks to your illustrator for a cool song picture of your latest track.
:: posted by Ascenzion on Sat May 28, 2016 @ 03:09 PM     
[last edited on Sat May 28, 2016 @ 05:46 AM]
´morning Alex!!

Here I am, after watching at KEW 2016!!

Aljosa Jurinic performing live "A Butterfly´s Dream": a highly valued composition of contemporary music. Great virtuosism from the pianist indeed!! Listening to the whole piece I could hear some similarity to Debussy, Respighi, Gershwin... only for short moments, but I felt them. It prooves that music is still a never ending developping of styles and music ideas, that always changes but has a ground-link to the past times. Wonderful for sure.

I can´t say I would go to a concert of that kind, it is not my primary taste, but I surely agree with you ( and Al ) saying that it was a fantastic, excellent music performance in all the way!

Thanks for the hint my friend, enjoy your weekend ( we wil get heavy storms and rain over here ). Cheers, -Spin-
:: posted by spinaceto76 on Sat May 28, 2016 @ 05:45 AM     
[last edited on Fri May 27, 2016 @ 01:33 PM]
Aljoša Jurini? finale - A highly sophisticated and very intense classical piano performance. And this was the obligatory work? I dare not ask what the free-form and creative work would bring. Totally refined and elegant music for sure. I noticed the sheet music page turner guy. Now that is more my speed. I could do thatsmile :)smile :) Classical, an marvel genre. Thanks.

Other topic -
You asked “Interesting to know a bit of how you worked out your "monkey poem" and found the fitting grooves/melodies around it. 
Answer: It wasn't so much an analytical approach but more of an intuitive feeling that drove the development of the track. Once I had the main synth melody, the rest kinda materialize. The breaks and changes just felt natural for the poem.

PS – thanks for the kudos.
:: posted by Ascenzion on Fri May 27, 2016 @ 01:28 PM     
[last edited on Fri May 27, 2016 @ 10:01 AM]
Hi Alex!

I´ve seen your WE-Tip my friend, this time it is about something in relation to "classic" music or even "serious" music. I wil need more time to check the hint, don´t know If I can this weekend, will try it ( some chores to be solved at home this weekend ). smile :)

Enjoy your weekend as well Alex, will talk soon to you! Cheers. -Spin-
:: posted by spinaceto76 on Fri May 27, 2016 @ 09:30 AM     
Hi Alex!!

You are always welcome my friend!! May your wish for hope ( in Europe and in the world ) comes true, we truely need it!!

About Soundclick, yes Irene just wrote me she was also "locked out" with her instrumental page... I think Sondclick is doing some "cleaning" on the site, but I can´t understand wich rule they are following actually.....?? What was wrong with Michael D. and or Irene???

Mistery! sad :(
:: posted by spinaceto76 on Thu May 26, 2016 @ 05:19 AM     
Hi Alex –
More than happy to get into the details. Actually, the initial inspiration was the CC challenge theme. It got me thinking about animals that are funny. The poem supplied ideas for the initial synth riff and groove. Developed 8 bars and tried it with the poem for suitability. The vibe felt right so I continued working on the groove on and off for about 3 days.

Once I was satisfied with the groove, I added the spoken word and began the “hundred times” listening process. I used the time stretching tools in my sequencer to help sync the recorded poem to the music as well as editing tools for broad and fine tweaking. EQ'ing and mixing provided the sonic balancing.

But the real challenge was keeping that raging monkey in line. I mean he was jumping all over the property.

Let me know if you have more questions, happy to answer if I can. Thanks for your interest.

Best regards for a great upcoming week
:: posted by Ascenzion on Mon May 23, 2016 @ 02:27 AM     
Thank you Alex! "Pop Music" wasn't based on any Peter Gabriel song or meant to sound like him, but I was inspired by his old idea of using percussion in a different way than we're used to. And yes, I'm a bit crazy big grin :D
:: posted by d.bill on Sun May 22, 2016 @ 02:28 PM     
Hi Alex – Big thanks for your comments about my CC challenge track. I really appreciate it. The poem is something I remembering hearing as a child. I found a recording of it and decided to write some music around it.

Yeah, syncing the spoken word and music was somewhat challenging, but fun in trying to make it work. (I can provide the technical details if interested but it would probably be boringsmile :)). Hey, thanks for feeling the energy too.... always means a lot. Cheers
:: posted by Ascenzion on Sun May 22, 2016 @ 12:58 PM     
[last edited on Sat May 21, 2016 @ 04:07 AM]
Yellow Light: Of Monsters And Men

no, didn´t know this yet..... an interesting tune (catchy melody imho), with a really singular video footage too, great sound production! smile :)

Cheers Alex.
:: posted by spinaceto76 on Sat May 21, 2016 @ 04:07 AM     
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The Editors of Life
The Editors of Life
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Electronic - Electronica
Javier Vecino
Javier Vecino
Classical - Classical General
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Gerardo Perez Giusti
Gerardo Perez Giusti
Classical - Contemporary
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Kevin Keller
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