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    "Sky" with pictures

    I have uploaded a third attempt toward YouTube.

    This time, I borrowed a lot of photos of sky from a Japanese picture providing site "C'est dans l'ordre" (Boku no mita chitsujo).

    "Sky" photos by Yoshinaga/music by Jun Yamamoto

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoYs9nOjYY8&fmt=18

    "Maybe I cannot describe it by words, but I could with music...."

    In this tune, I tried to combine sounds from Garritan Personal Orchestra and Jazz And Big Band and various synths including Synth 1.

    Any input will be appreciated.

    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: "Sky" with pictures

    Jun,

    I usually don't enjoy the mix of synths with orchestral instruments, but they worked really well here. The attacks in the strings that were doubled by the synth was very effective. Having the piano front and center also helped as a focus of attention. There are a lot levels going on here, with a certain surface that is resting on a jazz background - nice mix of styles.

    Very beautiful!
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    Jun, I found this very beautiful indeed. You have achieved what is to me a perfect match between the photos and your music. They both suggest in my mind the modern urban world under the timeless sky. Thanks for sharing a great piece! I did find the last chord a little unsettling or jarring, but perhaps that is your intention. John

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    Jun

    The synths and the samples work well together.

    The msuic itself could have many different scenes being presented with it, but the sky pictures also work well.

    Nicely done

    Ron
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    You always compose great stuff yamamoto. You have piano skills that are just so special. The only comment I may interject, is that the drums could possibly come out just slightly more. Perhaps this was intentional. Also, it does seem as though the other instruments are in a different room than the piano. But aside from rendering, this is absolutely cool. I love you're chords. You never resolve where I expect you too, and you add tension where its unexpected but in such a way that its tasteful and not over done. You're use of color is so unique. Bravo


    PS. The music goes well with the pictures.
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    TubaJediMaster
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    wow, I'm impressed. the music and the pics blended very well with each other. you've really transported the mood...

    thanks for posting this!

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    That was really fine work. I think the mix was perfect for the pictures.

    You're quite talented!


    Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpearl View Post
    I usually don't enjoy the mix of synths with orchestral instruments,
    Thank you, Ron.

    Back in 1970's, I tried to mix real recording of acoustic instruments and synth (Roland System 100 or like). The result was very strange. As though synth was like a cartoon moving in the real environment. It was interesting but not to my taste.

    Now I have lots more subtle colors of synths and far much easier to mix layers of sounds to mix samples and synth sounds. The music has been enabled by the (relatively inexpensive) high technology.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bigears View Post
    I did find the last chord a little unsettling or jarring, but perhaps that is your intention.
    John, thank you for your kind words.

    Yes, I expected the last chord could evoke some argument.

    The tune is basically clear but with background there is sorrow and uneasiness. I desired to emphasize the uneasiness so that I did not want to end the tune with a clean major/minor chord. It was intentional but whether it is successful or not is up to the audience's opinion.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by rolifer View Post
    The msuic itself could have many different scenes being presented with it, but the sky pictures also work well.
    Thank you, Ron.

    The music was originally intended to be self-standing, so that with the pictures it may be overtalking. It should be very difficult to create this kind of video as one entirely integrated art form. Collaboration between a photographer and a musician will be necessary.

    This time I picked several photos from Mr. Yoshinaga's site ("C'est dans l'ordre") relying on only my taste considering fitness to the music.

    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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