This all started because I wanted to test the audio interface feature on my Zoom H2. I recorded the video using the video camera on my mac and recorded the audio (using the Zoom H2) directly into Audacity. To elongate the e minor chord I used Max/MSP, specifically the Sogs~ object.
Sogs~ doesn’t come with Max but you can get it from the Ircam website. You can download it (along with a couple other useful objects) for about $40. I am willing to pay the money because I use it all the time. Here is a screenshot of the sogs~ help file that I used in this video (click on the image to see a larger version):
For the next step I used the free program, Spear, to add a few artifacts to the “suspended” e minor chord. Here is a screenshot of Spear (again, click to see a larger version):
I’ve started a new series of pieces called, Musical Musings. These will be brief, sometimes experimental pieces. This first one took about 10 minutes to write. I had the idea that the last part of the piece will be the first part, played backwards.
If there is a score (this one does not), I will post it on my blog.
I hope you stop by from time to time and check them out.
Here is my latest hymn arrangement, Alleluia! Alleluia! I am not going to lie, this was a hard arrangement for me to play. Whenever I make an arrangement I always make it as easy as possible without dumbing it down. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to play it well enough to get a decent recording.