Very nice Kev... :) Now, the real question is, would I have thought it was 'Elfman-esque', if I had not seen your comment regarding Nightmare before Christmas? hmmmm... peace -cpr Quoting firstname.lastname@example.org: > Hi, > > I'd like to share my latest composition with you entitled "The Sad > Little Ghost". > > http://kevinkissinger.com/sadlittleghost.shtml > > This is the first non-looping work I've composed for nearly a year > however I think my work with live looping has influenced my non-looped > work in a few ways, namely: > > 1) the orchestral tracks are minimal and utilize repetition -- similar > to looped material > > 2) the lead (theremin) part is economical -- eschewing "fireworks" and > focusing on expressive sustained notes. > > I am grateful to the folks on the LD list for MANY ideas that have > become part of my musical vocabularly. A few recent examples: > > . in my organ improvisations I am much more inclined to play in a > "looped" style... while I am not looping via hardware I often build a > motive and then just keep it going in my left (or right) hand and then > weave melodies around it with my spare hand or feet. (I don't know if > the church I play at is ready for hardware looping... however I may > try it sometime **grins** ) > > . last Sunday, at the end of one improv, I played a single note melody > alone on a plantive stop... this was an idea suggested on the LD list. > And, why not? With loop devices we can turn one-note-a-time > instruments into ensembles. Why not do the opposite and play a > polyphonic instrument as if it is a mono instrument? > > Folks commented that my set at the Y2K7 Loopfest sounded "orchestral" > -- and I think that my interest in ensemble texture influenced that. > I have found over the last year that my looped and non-looped work > influence each other. > > The Y2K7 Loopfest was like a massive recharge to my musical batteries. > It was a chance to just sit back and soak up music from everyone. I > think the word "unique" is overused in the music biz however each set > WAS unique and each was high-quality. > > In particular, one of the challenges with looped music and with music > in general is to create effective endings. To see the different > approaches to this aspect of looping was enlightening, to say the > least. Incidentally, the ending to "The Sad Little Ghost" just flew > into my DAW ... no struggle. > > Forgive my rambling here. Though it has been a week since the > loopfest, I am still on a real "high" from it and look forward to > creating a lot of new looped and non-looped music as a result. > > -- Kevin > > ---------------------------------------------------------------- This message was sent using IMP, the Internet Messaging Program.