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    Continuum alfa

    Here it is:

    http://www.studio-magazine.com/music/continuum.html

    Eight years! I wrote this piece as long as eight years ago, for a performance at the Container in Florence (me at the piano, a couple other players, my DAT for the remaining instruments on tape). I feel old...

    While doing some experiments with my setup, I used it as a guinea pig. As easy as it is, it served well my experiments. The resulting performance sounds to me an eloquent proof that realtime playing and careful string ensemble building is a must. I did nothing of the above, and here is a brillaint "player orchestra"...

    You are free to comment on my credibility as a composer & orchestrator...

    Greetings,
    Paolo

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    Ciao Paolo,
    well done, what I am thinking after listening about you as orchestrator an composer?
    I am thinking you have a lot of talent!!!
    This piece shows great skills either as composer and also as a orchestrator. I enjoy the sound you achieve in this piece, it seems a piece well done for a movie scene in the cyberspace or in a thriller movie!!!
    I like your harmony, it is something different!!!
    Glad to have heard your piece and found another italian here!!

    Best to you,
    Roberto

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    Re: Continuum alfa

    I enjoyed this a lot. Roberto is right, it would make excellent movie music. Well done.
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    Paolo,

    This is very cool! I think you were very effective in ensemble building and playing it "live" give it so much more realism.

    It does have a sort of "cinema" quality to it.

    Very nice - that driving ""contiuum" is still in my head!


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    Re: Continuum alfa

    Ciao Roberto,

    Thank you for listening and for the kind words.

    Quote Originally Posted by beach
    it seems a piece well done for a movie scene in the cyberspace or in a thriller movie!!!
    I have to agree. There is a cinematic feel in this unbreakable movement. Probably, the minor mode helps a lot.

    I like your harmony, it is something different!!!
    Yet very easy: an oscillation between two chords, and the addition of 13s to suspended chords. Or maybe they are just dirty notes :-)

    Glad to have heard your piece and found another italian here!!
    I saw you in the map! Shame we must discuss in our Immigrant English...

    Ciao,
    Paolo

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    Re: Continuum alfa

    Thank you, Valhalx and Jerry.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry W.
    I think you were very effective in ensemble building and playing it "live" give it so much more realism.
    In my view, there is a lot of space for improvements. This version sounds to me a bit like if it was played by a machine (wasn't it, after all?). And strings are too brutal with these velocities. One can do wonders in transparency, as others have shown here.

    Very nice - that driving ""contiuum" is still in my head!
    I'm sorry! I didn't want to cause you headaches! :-)

    Best,
    Paolo

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    Nice piece,Paolo.Never too predictable,and some nice dark harmonies.I liked the constantly changing instrumentation of your perpetuum mobile.Let's hear some more.
    regards

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    Re: Continuum alfa

    Hi Joaz,

    Thank you for your kind words. I apologize for not having answered earlier, but I'm rarely on the internet these days, due to the two months without ADSL...

    However, I could finally do my homework, and upload to the same page a version with strings made up of single instruments. A bit more transparent than the earlier verion. Wasn't this what we paid for?

    Cheers,
    Paolo

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