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She Left
by gurdonark
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Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 4:11 AM

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permalink   Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 4:46 AM
permalink   gurdonark Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 7:49 PM
Thanks, Panu!
Kara Square
permalink   Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 7:45 AM
Your style always engages me… the emotion you create with seemingly simple orchestration is captivating. Awesome Secret Mixter combo!!
permalink   gurdonark Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 7:50 PM
Thanks, Kara. I had cool sounds to work with here—offbeat and useful and BY, just like I like them.

The orchestration was very simple here, so I’m glad a little emotion crept in.
permalink   Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 1:16 PM
i love the panning in the introduction. reading Emily Bronte’s poem (she’s always been a favorite) while listening was absolutely perfect. i’m amazed at how you were able to create all of the sounds from Binary Bookends. how did you do that? cut the samples and put them into a midi keyboard somehow? i dig the ending. very cool mix.
permalink   gurdonark Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 7:54 PM

I used two samples in Binary Bookends to make the melody, sampling each as a synthesizer patch in a little software synthesizer I like. I used a section of secdub.wav which comprised one tone of a few seconds’ length, and one section of ultradub.wav which was very short indeed, really more a capture of its tone than a full section. Then I used modified versions of all the samples in the set as a kind of alternative to percussion, so that the whole would have the whole benefit of the sample pack, and not just a snip here and a snip there.

Finding parting poems was harder than I thought it would be, given that 19th C. poetry has so many parting verses. But the Bronte poem, with a different inflection to a “parting”, seemed to work.
permalink   Snowflake Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 10:55 PM
wow, that sounds very complicated and above my head. but respect to you my friend! :)
permalink   Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 5:15 PM
permalink   gurdonark Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 7:55 PM
Really, things like this, not-ambient but not-much-else, is why I created the term :)
permalink   Mon, Jun 15, 2015 @ 7:55 AM
Your thoughtfulness is audible in this mix — not just in how you used the source to develop the sonic themes, but also in how you explored the theme of leaving, and where it took you as you traveled this particular secret journey. Good work!
permalink   Tue, Jun 16, 2015 @ 10:32 AM
Ahhh… gurdonark always makes a lot out of a little, encouraging the listener to slow down the mind a bit and actually listen rather than just hear.