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Re: Looping 50 Fugues with a 'Bass Choir' & an LP-1
This is wonderful! What a project! Sounds great and I bet you walked away
from it with a wealth of knowledge from a compositional standpoint.
> Hi Loopers!
> Just wanted to share a project I'm working on: Michael Maier's 'Atalanta
> Fugiens' (1617) -probably the first multi media document in history
> including 50 fugues, 50 emblems, and 50 epigrams, meant to be enjoyed
> simultaneously. Though composed in 1617, they have a droney, medieval
> flavor, and I went for a kind of 'Black Sabbath meets Bach'
> For the entire tracking process of all 50 fugues I used my trusty
> Looperlative 1.
> I basically did a live looping approach in my home studio, layering the
> fugues up one part at a time, then I recorded it from the LP-1 to a
> laptop as a stereo track into Digital Performer. No punching in or
> editing. It was awesome to be able to record with such a high sound
> quality all at the touch of my feet! (thanks Bob!!) The ensemble is a 3
> voiced ‘BASS CHOIR’ comprised of BOWED UPRIGHT BASS, ELECTRIC FRETTED
> BASS, and ELECTRIC FRETTLESS BASS.
> 'Clarified Birds' my group with visual artist J.F. Uccello is set to
> release this in December. Our intention is to create a fine book that
> includes a CD along with it. Joe will be toiling at length as he’s
> planning to create 50 emblems of his own inspired by and based upon the
> original 50.
> After the tracking was done, the audio was mastered by Robert Rich.
> Though the fugues are only 1/3 of the total experience intended by
> Maier, I hope that sharing the music might be of interest to any
> interested in music with alchemical aspects, bowed bass, looping, or
> fine books. Here is a link to all 50 fugues streaming on 'soundcloud',
> Hope you enjoy them! Steve uccello