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    Smile Long Time No See

    Currently I am busy with my day job and preparation for a Theremin gig on May 13 but found a little time to re-render an old string ensemble piece.

    Agitato for Strings

    Maybe contrabass is too loud. Also, I did not have enough time to tweak continuous controllers.

    By the way, congrats for the release of Gofriller Cello! I am waiting for the entire set of string quartet. Also, I am working on a piano trio and if I could not find good human players for that, I will hire Strad and Gofriller surely.

    Many thanks,
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
    MIDI AND SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY HAS OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW WORLD OF MUSIC!

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    Re: Long Time No See

    Your link should be http://jun.music.coocan.jp/music/agitato.mp3

    Thank you for an interesting listen. I'll need to listen to this a few more times, with no distractions, before I could comment, but I wanted to be sure people could find it.


    Joe

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    Re: Long Time No See

    Hello, Jun

    I haven't heard your music before, and now I know I've really been missing something. Your "Agitato For Strings" is exciting!

    I tend to especially enjoy music which has a sense of drama, and this certainly does. Would I be incorrect to think some of the textures reflect scales unique to Japan? I'm very interested in whatever you could tell us about this piece.--Ah, I'm listening again as I type, and the big rich final chord just enveloped me again.

    In your post, you mention having a Theremin gig coming up--Perhaps you'd be interested in my use of a VST Theremin emulation in a light jazz/rock piece. You will see "Theremin" in the subject line on a post here at The Listening Room.

    And, thank you, Joe, for getting us a working link to Jun's vigorous piece!

    Randy B.
    (rbowser)

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    Re: Long Time No See

    Quote Originally Posted by jmpaquette
    Thank you very much for your correction. I corrected the link.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmpaquette
    Thank you for an interesting listen. I'll need to listen to this a few more times, with no distractions, before I could comment, but I wanted to be sure people could find it.
    Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Sincerely,
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
    MIDI AND SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY HAS OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW WORLD OF MUSIC!

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    Re: Long Time No See

    Quote Originally Posted by rbowser-
    Hello, Jun
    I haven't heard your music before, and now I know I've really been missing something. Your "Agitato For Strings" is exciting!
    Randy, thank you very much for your kind words.
    Quote Originally Posted by rbowser-
    I tend to especially enjoy music which has a sense of drama, and this certainly does. Would I be incorrect to think some of the textures reflect scales unique to Japan? I'm very interested in whatever you could tell us about this piece.--Ah, I'm listening again as I type, and the big rich final chord just enveloped me again.
    This piece is 9 year old but the main theme had been sounding in my head for 10 or more years. It is not particularly on a Japanese music idiom but surely influenced by the culture naturally as I am a Japanese.

    I think my music has been influenced by many composers such as Bartok, Prokofiev, Shostachovich, Chick Corea, etc.

    This tune was composed on three major ideas, the third one is based on tritone. There is no background story or text.
    Quote Originally Posted by rbowser-
    In your post, you mention having a Theremin gig coming up--Perhaps you'd be interested in my use of a VST Theremin emulation in a light jazz/rock piece. You will see "Theremin" in the subject line on a post here at The Listening Room.
    I listened to your theremin piece. I think it is an authentic use of theremin in a delightful rock'n'roll music (in line with Beach Boys?) and I enjoyed it very much.

    Sincerely,
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
    MIDI AND SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY HAS OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW WORLD OF MUSIC!

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    Re: Long Time No See

    Hello again, Jun

    Thanks for more background on your music. I hope you have time to post more for us soon. And thanks for listening to my piece with the Theremin--glad you enjoyed!

    Randy B.
    (rbowser)

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    Re: Long Time No See

    Quote Originally Posted by rbowser-
    Hello again, Jun

    Thanks for more background on your music. I hope you have time to post more for us soon. And thanks for listening to my piece with the Theremin--glad you enjoyed!

    Randy B.
    (rbowser)
    Randy, thank you much for your kind comment. More of my music can be found on my web site.

    http://homepage2.nifty.com/yamamoto_jun/e/

    And here is a theremin and piano tune called "A Rose for Ecclesiastes" named after Roger Zelazny's fantastic novel.

    http://homepage2.nifty.com/miquette/...e-theremin.mp3
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
    MIDI AND SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY HAS OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW WORLD OF MUSIC!

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    Re: Long Time No See

    An invigorating adventure for strings, Jun! This was most
    enjoyable. Some of the harmony and color work in it is
    quite striking.

    Myself, I have a fair amount of difficulty getting very fast
    string passages to render well and clearly; though I think
    you've done a creditable job of it, here.

    I'd love to hear this live. In the hands of a good string
    orchestra, this'd really be a knock-out.

    My best,



    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
    .

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    Re: Long Time No See

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    An invigorating adventure for strings, Jun! This was most
    enjoyable. Some of the harmony and color work in it is
    quite striking.
    David, thank you very much for your warm comment.

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    Myself, I have a fair amount of difficulty getting very fast
    string passages to render well and clearly; though I think
    you've done a creditable job of it, here.
    Since the invention of "Ag" strings, my life became much easier. B.A.(Before Ag) era, it was very difficult to synchronize constant attack of strings accompaniment to the melody.

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    I'd love to hear this live. In the hands of a good string
    orchestra, this'd really be a knock-out.
    Well, I am not completely satisfied with the tune. My composing ability was not sufficient to deal with this idea at the time of composition (8 years ago) and I am not ready to spend $15,000 to realize real performance of this piece


    Sincerely,
    Jun Yamamoto
    Tokyo, Japan
    http://jun.music.coocan.jp/
    MIDI AND SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY HAS OPENED AN ENTIRE NEW WORLD OF MUSIC!

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    Re: Long Time No See

    Jun--Thanks for posting the link to your music page. My lady, Kate, and I are having a great time listening to your wide variety of music, all done so well. I loved hearing the Theremin piece!

    Randy B.
    (rbowser)

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