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    Perilous Machinations

    I have not posted in quite a while because my works lately have used only bits and pieces of GPO along with numerous other libraries. Last night I realized how long it had been since posting here so I threw this one together using mostly GPO so that I could post a work here among my many friends.

    If you happen to stick around for the piece that follows Perilous Machinations, (Adrift in Space), you will hear that it also uses a number of the strings from GPO.

    While this piece does use a lot of GPO, it does use a few other libraries as well and was composed in Sonar 8 PE.

    The piece can be found here

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

    Or here

    http://www.box.net/shared/opx0748c2b






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

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

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    Re: Perilous Machinations

    Good heavens! What a drive, I am now at the rhythmic section fading away into some obscure sounds of synthetic sound with strings. Still listening, because it is so interesting. I cannot comment on structure, only on the textures. Great and you seem to have things under control not to overdo effects. Must have been quite an undertaking to make it sound as presented.

    One thing, not looking at your "web page", this piece goes to another without a break of some seconds, so I thought that the next piece belonged to the one you presented here, until I looked.

    Raymond

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    Re: Perilous Machinations

    Well, once again I have realized that I am in the backwaters of technology. At the rate of progress I experienced, it would take me hours of electronic hiccups to get through your piece. Quite a shame, as I find your music very much to my liking! It appears that technology has passed me by, until I acquire new machinery, not a very likely event.

    Richard

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    Re: Perilous Machinations

    Raymond

    When I make CDs for myself I rarely leave spaces between pieces because I like them to sort of all go together and a lot of what I do is also made to loop. So when I post, I don't make a 2nd copy with spacing in between pieces.

    Richard

    I forgot that some here prefer to download instead of stream so I added a boxnet link for those who wish to download.

    here it is

    http://www.box.net/shared/opx0748c2b

    Thanks guys


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

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

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    Re: Perilous Machinations

    Quote Originally Posted by rolifer View Post

    Richard

    I forgot that some here prefer to download instead of stream so I added a boxnet link for those who wish to download.

    Ron
    Well, thank you! It took a long while to download, but it was worth it. That high sample rate on mp3 makes a grand difference. The music sounds like it would do very well as a sound track for Sci Fi, or perhaps space documentary or underwater exploration.

    I intend to save the mp3 and listen to it and Prokofiev Wanabe often.

    Richard

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    Re: Perilous Machinations

    Hi Ron,

    How great to hear you back in this room again! How long has it been? ... Well, it's been so long I actually finally posted a number of my own since you last posted here!

    Well, this is pure, classic RF ... my favorite color being those big, fat, low clarinets ... killer! All that chromaticism and those ever evolving soundscapes were sorely missed ... by me at the least . And the mix: stellar ... lot's of presence and crystal clear.

    The piece from the conga/bongo entrance is very reminiscent of one of the cues from Victor Young's "Around The World In 80 Days" ('Temple of Doom' if I recollect ... I'll have to check tomorrow). Very atmospheric.

    Hope you drop one of these babes in from time to time ... I really enjoyed it.

    Regards,

    Frank


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    Re: Perilous Machinations

    Hey Ron!!
    Great to see you back after a spell away! Your work continues to evolve, you are sounding more confident and focused, I listened to both pieces and also heard some on the EW forum. Your music is full of surprises and seems to be levitating, at all times!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Best regards,
    sd cisco

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    Frank

    I do like the GPO and the JABB Bass Clarinets. Anytime you have a tweakable instrument that has a knob that adds more growl, it gets my attention.

    That section with the Congas is just so typical in all kinds of music that I almost didn't use it. But it does use a few notes that are atypical, so I went ahead with it.


    SD

    Good to be back among friends instead of the atmosphere at that other site. They can be brutal and uncaring all at once. Something I have never felt here.


    Thanks guys

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

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

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