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by Speck
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Thu, Oct 29, 2009 @ 7:20 AM
Play smile
permalink   Thu, Oct 29, 2009 @ 7:27 AM
i hear similarities between this & ‘clothespins clacking on the clothesline in the breeze’. different frequencies, maybe. but the artistic vision is the same.
many ’s.
permalink   Thu, Oct 29, 2009 @ 7:30 AM
Hey now. The first third of the track didn’t click with me, but once the choir/flute/piano clinking hit I felt right at home.

From that point on this is terrific vision. Most excellent.
permalink   Speck Thu, Oct 29, 2009 @ 8:10 AM
Thank you. Yes, it’s another three parter. The first part (simple and kind of easy) sets up the contrast (degradation?) of the second, which leads to the spoken word, which provides some meaning (and context for the first two parts? the trying and the not really getting the hang of it?) Aw, I’m probably overthinking it.
permalink   Thu, Oct 29, 2009 @ 8:26 AM
Speck, king of creating moods. Once again, you paint a fantastic surreal painting. I will not bore you with my associations while listening but I must say this: to have the ability to take the listener on a journey in his own mind for five minutes must be a fantastic gift.
permalink   Thu, Oct 29, 2009 @ 8:35 AM
I want you to write soundtracks … this sounds amazing
permalink   Thu, Oct 29, 2009 @ 10:41 AM
the sensibilities of a true artist produced this piece - drawing from all kinds of wonderful references - exotic,Beat-generation,DadA,Modernist Classical -
an intriguing collage -
another gem from that child prodigy conductor who is pictured in the Avatar.
Ivan Chew
permalink   Fri, Oct 30, 2009 @ 4:51 AM
Hi Speck, this is very “sound track” sounding. I’d describe it as “Soundtrack Storytelling”, if there’s such a thing.

I understood your thinking behind the arrangement before I read your explanation. When I take in the title you chose, it adds another dimension to the meaning behind the track. i.e. “Smile” = Happy but the listener is led down the journey of deliberate dissonance after the happy piano part.

From a very personal viewpoint, I wouldn’t want to listen to this if I’m in a depressed mood. Perhaps this track should carry some sort of warning label, heh. But I write this NOT as a criticism; just a statement of my perception.

Nice work!
permalink   Fri, Oct 30, 2009 @ 5:39 AM
Gosh… wow… what a… journey. No promises made, no distractions but the experience it offers. This piece is very much, very very much to my likings!!! Once harmony is overcome the imagination is set free. Inspiring. Of course it’s cinematic, but its still the music that creates that feel. Exciting.

btw: funny what ‘passage’ you used from our sample… :) you’re a very experienced listener! Cheers - b.k. (and ‘moi’ waves her hands too). This should be labeled ‘experience-al’ music.
permalink   Fri, Oct 30, 2009 @ 7:29 AM
Wonderful use of the samples. I say that with a smile — a real one! :-)
permalink   Fri, Oct 30, 2009 @ 2:06 PM
I found this compelling and aurally satisfying, and I just couldn’t stop listening to it. Very strange but very wonderful. xxxx
permalink   Fri, Oct 30, 2009 @ 4:55 PM
This music is like a small smiling skurile sculpture. Layer by layer, with lots of love and the eyes of a fool. I love your sounding objects.
warmly J├╝rgen