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  Fastus    
url http://www.FastusMusic.com  
aboutFastus is a film composer from Jersey City, NJ, US.  

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1 Birds
stream track Ornomixicology
Live 7 / Cubase 4. Starting with various field recordings by Dominique Laloux (www.soundsnatural.be), I performed various transformations on samples of various sizes and re-assembled them into a fantasy soundscape. In this newly imagined context, the amiably chaotic choir of voices singing at and over one another momentarily respond to some mysterious influence that gives a subtly transpiring sense of drama to the setting
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2 Caligari
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My approach to film music has been shaped by the soundtracks of "Clockwork Orange" (Walter Carlos), "American Beauty" (Thomas Newman) and "Owning Mahowny" (Grassby-Lewis, Jon Hassell, Tim Norfolk), music of distinct character that works beautifully with the film, but is of sufficient interest to provide a fulfilling listening experience on its own. What I wanted to avoid was writing the traditional "incidental" music.

Act 1 has a lot of work to do. In roughly 10 minutes it establishes a narrative and setting, introduces the major characters and frames an array of opposing themes that appear throughout the film: light vs. dark, young vs. old, good vs. evil, control vs. powerlessness. The five scenes of the act are varied and distinct from one another, so I wanted each movement of the music to reflect that individuality.

As discrete, stylistically distinct pieces, each is concerned with the the most prominent quality of the scene. The spooky theremin-style sound in Scene 1, "In the Garden", echoes the ghostly appearance of Jane, as she floats spirit-like past the narrator. Scene 2, "Appearance of Evil", introduces the villainous Dr Caligari with heart-racing anxiety. In Scene 3 "My Friend Alan" the ill-fated lad is presented as young, buoyant and idealistic by an up-beat melody and percussion. The agonized and slow moving Scene 4, "Permitting Murder" conveys the near comical frustration of the impatient Dr Caligari, rendered momentarily impotent by the archetypically inefficient bureaucracy. Scene 5, "Prescient" paints an ominous picture of the evil to come, not yet apparent to the cheerful, sun-washed crowd.
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3 MRI
stream track Magic Ride
Akai S5000 sampler, Korg Electribe R MKII, Cubase on PC, VSTs from Smartelectronix
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comment 28.06.2007: norelpref (http://www.heavyconfetti.com)
  "...and let go...." This appears more whimsical than the previous tracks, but is no lesser weight because of it. This is a magic ride, an ethereal journey with a smile. I really enjoyed the insertion of human voice; reminiscent of a distant, yet at the same time near and comforting guide through the bardos...

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