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    Themes from the House of Horrors

    I realize I have been away for awhile, but I did get very busy there for a bit. Now I am back to a single job and hope to spend a bit more time here.

    This is my 2nd piece utilizing David (etlux) Sosnowski's new synth (available here SSynth.com).

    The piece also uses GPO and JABB.


    Here it is

    http://www.box.net/shared/ate4uppvp7

    For anyone that might have missed the first one...

    Here it is

    http://www.box.net/shared/pde0ctcxm0

    Ron
    "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." Albert Einstein

    http://composersforum.ning.com/profile/RonaldFerguson

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    Re: Themes from the House of Horrors

    Good job Ron. The music is true to the title. I liked the blend of synth with "real" instruments.

    Nice mix too.

    Steve Winkler

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    Re: Themes from the House of Horrors

    OH my -I hope this piece doesn't reflect your state of mind, Ron, in the wake of the jam-packed schedule you've had recently-?!

    I mean, it's atmospheric, effectively dramatic with a really fun-to-hear blend of David's synth and GPO - but you know like it's all CReepy!

    Good to hear from you again - as eerie as your new offering is!

    Randy

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    I think that should cover it.
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    Re: Themes from the House of Horrors

    And to think people might trust their kids to your care, at least mathematically speaking - just don't let them hear this

    Seriously, I do really like this. I really enjoyed the Adrian Belew type guitar work (I think it was a synth, but it reminds me of Adrian. Or was it Fripp?) that crops up here and there.
    Trent P. McDonald

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    Re: Themes from the House of Horrors

    I thoroughly enjoyed some of the sonorities in this,
    Ron -- and once again, a very well executed blend
    of the synthetic and the real.

    Highly hypnotic... and a successful invocation of
    a sense of horror; yet without overt cliches.

    Well done!

    My best,



    David
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    Re: Themes from the House of Horrors

    Hi Ron,

    Quite an eerie soundscape you have created with this. I like those ascending scream-like sounds that sneak in every once in awhile.

    Hope your transition in life is going well, John

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    Steve

    I am still working on getting the right blend of "real" and synth for what works, but I do think I am heading in the right direction. Thanks

    Randy

    First off I do hope you notice that I have been working on my last chords!

    Actually, I know you have, but you just aren't sure how to react to these pieces. I know how far they are from what you would compose.

    In this one I worked more in your way than you would imagine. I found a melody, perfected it, and then went back and filled in around it. I really like the melody in this one; It is simple and yet as David said, hypnotic.

    I think I am beginning to understand your codewords!!!

    At least it is music (sort of) and was a lot more fun to do than plan lessons and write papers.

    Aram




    Trent

    My students love it when I play them my music. It means at least for a few minutes thewy don't have to learn math.

    I went to youtube and looked up Adrian Belew. Amazing guitarist...His style does remind me of pieces I compose on the guitar.

    David

    I certainly hope you liked some of the sounds in this! After all, they do come from your machine.

    I have one more of these that I have started and will finish, but then I have to do a more typical orchestral piece that has been playing around on the edges of my consciousness.

    John

    Those screams are one of David's guitars that I have run thru Guitar Rig. Makes for some interesting sounds.

    Thanks guys

    Ron
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    It seams you have been busy since I've been gone Ron. I love what you are doing with the synths and the orchestral samples. You definitely have a real knack for combining the two.

    A lot of synth/orchestral works I've heard from others always has the orchestra playing most of the parts of a piece and then adding bizarre inserts of synth here and there. You really do a great job integrating the synth into the weave of orchestration so the net result has a very homogenous texture in the overall sound.

    I had to go back to listen to your most recent posts using synths. I realize not all have included David's instrument, but all have been fun to listen to.

    My favorite I think so far was the Primordial Ooze one, mainly because the stereo effects were really incredible in that.

    Anyway, glad I'm caught up on your endeavors of late, you have a real talent here. Hope you pursue this avenue for awhile.

    Cass

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    Re: Themes from the House of Horrors

    Hi Ron,

    You certainly have melded the synthesizer's sounds with your compositional materials, and also with traditional instruments in the second piece. Personally, I like the first piece as the better of the two. It just seems to be more satisfying as a unit. Great job.

    Best Regards,

    Jack

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