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    strange little piece featuring the Solo Stradivari

    Here's a piece I wrote tonight to "test drive" some of my libraries that I've had for a while but never really explored much. It's not all Garritan libraries but it features the Solo Stradivari (2.0) prominently.

    a spinal cord would suffice

    All told, it uses:

    Garritan Solo Stradivari
    Cameleon 5000
    GPO
    Stormdrum
    Ra
    EWQLSO Gold
    Dimension

    your thoughts are welcome

    chris.

    P.S. Any thoughts on the mix are also welcome -- on one set of speakers i found that it was obscured by reverb, and i haven't figured out why. reverb is ONLY applied to the strad and to the giggles--any other reverb you hear is in the original sample.
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    Wow. Sounds like this piece would find itself right at home in some kind of epic movie that would probably be about magic. I like it. I can't make too many comments on it. The piece was a joy to listen to at every moment and theres really nothing I can think of that could have been done better. Just be sure to post more where that came from.

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    Re: strange little piece featuring the Solo Stradivari

    It is a strange little piece, but I like it for what it is.

    Dan

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    Mr. Chris, you are my kind of people - weird.

    This is creative and original and entertaining. Unfortunately, it also reminds me of my first wife.

    Nice job, Son. Thanks for sharing it with us!

    My best,

    Larry
    Larry G. Alexander
    www.alexandermusic.com

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    Re: strange little piece featuring the Solo Stradivari

    Chris,

    I absolutely LOVE this! Exotic and playful, and so original. I love the rhythmic effect of the laughter in the background, and some of the unusual combinations of timbres.

    I think this kind of writing is very bold, and I admire it greatly. It is so unabashedly present and free. One might even call it "unapologetic."

    Thanks for sharing this.
    - Jamie Kowalski

    All Hands Music - Kowalski on the web
    The Ear Is Always Correct - Writings on composition

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    Re: strange little piece featuring the Solo Stradivari

    I really liked this - great sense of foreground/background, both in terms of the material, and in terms of the mix. Creepy in the best possible way! Your use and manipulation of the Strad is very convincing. So from one Baltimorean to another, I shall Call You Zoot ( I have no idea what that means...but it's a neat online name!).

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    chris - this is fantastic!! - yes, my kind of weird

    sometimes i feel like i'm in a box when i hear music like this, in the sense that i wish i had thought of it but just don't have the knack for it...give us more!


    josh

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    Re: strange little piece featuring the Solo Stradivari

    I absolutely adore this!
    The one criticism... much too short!

    (btw, Larry.. you got me wanting to mess around with the font! )
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    Wow, what a way to start off my morning... lol.

    Loved it! Chris, this is excellent. The color work,
    the pacing, the coherency, the writing, the whole
    ball of wax.

    The mix on it I thought was, likewise, superb.

    I've listened through this about six times, Chris.
    A little unconventional? Sure. But one of the
    most innovative, interesting, and just plain
    listenable pieces I've heard lately.

    Great job on it -- and a very fruitful conceptual
    avenue I hope you'll a.) take seriously, and b.)
    take further!

    With applause,


    David
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    Really liked this. Even though it is out there, it still makes a lot of sense which is what good abstract art should be. Well recorded with just enough reverb and well played!

    Thanks for sharing~!

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