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One Minute
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Miniatures, Volume Two

NEMO 037
year: 2012

project coordinator:Michael Peters
mastering: Michael Peters
artwork:Michael Peters


A collection of one minute pieces without any other rules. This is our second "Miniatures" album, following the "Seventy-Five Seconds" album from the year 2000

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3 Sylvain Poitras
stream trackload mp3   the longing for repetition
All sounds are derived from a 10-second bass clarinet phrase sample
that can be downloaded freely from the London Philharmonic's website.
The sample was played back at various playback rates, forward and
backward, through various envelopes using the Samplewiz sampler on my
iPod.
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comment 19.05.2012: Rick Walker (www.youtube.com/looppool)
  Beautiful and evocative chamber music for the new millenium.

I'd love to know how you made it (improvisation? composed? multi-tracked? live looped?

Really nice, Sylvain!
   
comment 19.05.2012: Sylvain Poitras (www.sylvainpoitras.com)
  Thanks Rick,
This was recorded in one take with all looping and effects done in samplewiz. No further editing or effects except for copy and pasting the beginning at the end to bring closure to the piece.

I approach samplewiz as a livelooper... If you're in "note hold" mode, every note on the keyboard becomes like a track on a multitrack looper (each with a different playback rate). For this piece, I used the forward and backwards loop settings, so things get go sound a bit different. Add some delay and mess with the envelope and it should sound nice. Once you have a good bed of asynchronous loops, you can exit "note hold" n'y tapping rather than swiping the control box (this keeps the held notes). I then changed the settings around and played over the loops without "overdubbing".

Samplewiz is quite powerful... You can also change the loop start and end points in between notes to add variety.


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