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I thought you said 6 seconds!

This is for the 60 second Metafilter November Music Challenge. My software, the Platonic Music Engine, generates 6 glorious seconds of avant-garde electronic beeps and boops for your listening pleasure! Many, many, many more details inside. [more inside]
posted by bfootdav on Nov 10, 2016 - 10 comments

Rondeau

If you've ever watched Masterpiece Theater on PBS, you've heard this Rondeau by Jean Joseph Mouret. [more inside]
posted by AppleSeed on Sep 19, 2016 - 1 comment

Musical Mesostic as generated by the Platonic Music Engine

In case you haven't had your shot of modernist/postmodernist classical music today here is a musical analogue to John Cage's mesostic method of generating texts. Warning, the music starts off very softly and then has loud bits. If you listen carefully you just might hear something familiar embedded within the stream of notes. [more inside]
posted by bfootdav on Mar 3, 2016 - 6 comments

March from "The Nutcracker Suite"

If synthesizers were around, would Peter Illich Tchaikowsky have used one? [more inside]
posted by AppleSeed on Dec 2, 2015 - 5 comments

Thanksgiving Snow

Short piano solo: Snow falls on the prairie.
posted by Wolfdog on Nov 26, 2015 - 7 comments

Winter Song

A piano composition written a while ago at the end of autumn for the first snowfall. The changing of seasons; the coming winter; delight in the sounds of children playing in the fresh fallen snow. [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Jun 6, 2015 - 4 comments

Meanwhile

This is sketch I did in MIDI of another instrumental song
posted by dagosto on Mar 12, 2015 - 4 comments

Separate Ways

Pensive piano interspersed with electronic outbursts and a broad, burbling middle section. [more inside]
posted by Wolfdog on Oct 20, 2014 - 3 comments

Collisions

Uptempo, hard-driving instrumental for synth+piano, with elements of trance and classical. First track on my Anthem of the Heart EP. [more inside]
posted by Wolfdog on May 29, 2014 - 9 comments

Piano - 2 (progress)

Classical piano style experimentation. [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Oct 23, 2013 - 3 comments

Anthem of the Mind

More massive amounts of Massive. I think it builds up nicely. Let me know what you think.
posted by Wolfdog on Oct 12, 2013 - 3 comments

Allegretto (Fern Hill Farm)

A pastoral sound, with piano, cello, and English horn.
posted by Wolfdog on Sep 30, 2013 - 5 comments

Music for Erik Satie #2

Another piece written as an homage to Satie. [more inside]
posted by bfootdav on Sep 19, 2013 - 2 comments

Music for Erik Satie #1

Short piano piece in homage to Erik Satie [more inside]
posted by bfootdav on Sep 4, 2013 - 3 comments

Music in Search of AI and Marvin Minsky

Music I wrote while searching for Minsky's The Society of Mind. A kind of experimental Baroque for piano. [more inside]
posted by bfootdav on May 12, 2013 - 0 comments

Prelude and 3 Variations for Piano

A very short prelude with three variations built from that and each other. Experimental work for piano. [more inside]
posted by bfootdav on Apr 9, 2013 - 2 comments

Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen

German, anonymous, probably 1500s. Still learning to harmonise using GarageBand. [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on Dec 20, 2012 - 1 comment

"Red Riding Hood" Scherzo

A short playful piece for flute and piano. [more inside]
posted by Wolfdog on Jan 23, 2012 - 2 comments

8 Bit Canon in D

An abridged version of Pachelbel's Canon in D. [more inside]
posted by drezdn on May 6, 2011 - 3 comments

Cycles that Surround Us, 2nd Movement

Who *doesn't* love experimental music?! Demo for a piece in which the performers read the music in circles (and sub-circles). [more inside]
posted by audiodidactic on Apr 2, 2011 - 4 comments

What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach?

Choral work in support of marriage equality, with text taken from a speech by a Republican WWII vet. Performed by the Simon Carrington Chamber Singers 2010. [more inside]
posted by mormolyke on Oct 19, 2010 - 5 comments

once upon a time

this came from a guitar thing I came up with. I really messed up the recording, so I should re-record it someday. [more inside]
posted by MadRat on Sep 18, 2010 - 2 comments

Fare Thee Well, Angry Leather Jacket with a Knife

An elderly man remembers a favorite and long-departed leather jacket with great fondness and maybe a bit of regret. [more inside]
posted by YamwotIam on Aug 4, 2010 - 3 comments

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Op. 67: IV. Allegro

So that you're not left hanging after the conclusion of the third movement, here's the finale of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, programmed in SONAR with the Miroslav Philharmonk library.
posted by NemesisVex on Jul 20, 2010 - 4 comments

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, Op. 67: III. Allegro

A few weeks ago I bought Miroslav Philharmonik, an orchestral sample library, and to test it out, I programmed the third and fourth movements of the Beethoven Fifth in SONAR. Here's the third movement. I'll post the fourth tomorrow.
posted by NemesisVex on Jul 18, 2010 - 4 comments

Baroque^N

My first attempt at composing a song using musescore. A bit of a baroque feel to it. (not any real training so I may have broken lots of rules of composition :P)
posted by symbioid on Jun 23, 2010 - 5 comments

Benjamin Britten - War Requiem: Agnus Dei

I sang in the college choir, and one semester, we performed this selection from Benjamin Britten's War Requiem. One day, I pictured a tremolo guitar replacing the orchestra. [more inside]
posted by NemesisVex on May 30, 2010 - 2 comments

Enharmonic

Its been a while! Inspiration struck, and while I was unconscious this is what it recorded. Hope you enjoy it! [more inside]
posted by Admira on Feb 23, 2010 - 0 comments

Ashokan Farewell

My string trio playing 'Ashokan Farewell,' a new American tune. [more inside]
posted by mythicalbyrd on Jan 9, 2010 - 9 comments

joe's last mix

A fantastic piece of symphonic music with deep connections to electronica, joe's last mix by Tanner Menard is a fun ride (this performance is by one of my ensembles with me conducting). I've posted this before, but he and I are doing something different with the piece, and I'm wondering if any of you are interested in participating.... [more inside]
posted by LooseFilter on Nov 6, 2009 - 1 comment

Emotion Experiment 3

This piece is supposed to represent or express a particular emotion. Please let me know what emotion you think it is. [more inside]
posted by leibniz on Aug 25, 2009 - 11 comments

Medieval

A slow, two line piece on classical guitar, not really in a medieval style but I wasn't sure what else to call it! Hope everyone who takes the time to listen to it enjoys it. [more inside]
posted by Admira on Jul 14, 2009 - 1 comment

Emotion Experiment 2

This piece is supposed to represent a story associated with a particular emotion. Please let me know what emotion you think it is. [more inside]
posted by leibniz on May 13, 2009 - 8 comments

Emotion Experiment

This is a piece I've composed to express or represent emotion. Please let me know what you think it expresses. If you really want to be serious, then copy and paste the questionnaire posted inside (without reading the comments!) and send your answers to me by email. [more inside]
posted by leibniz on Apr 22, 2009 - 3 comments

Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal

"Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal." Text by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Setting by Allen McCullough.
posted by greekphilosophy on Mar 31, 2009 - 3 comments

East of the Middle

Stylistically I'm not sure where this piece sits, the opening scale is a little Middle Eastern (deliberately) but the rest of the piece ... well have a listen and see what you think. I always intended to record a lead guitar over the top (but never got around to doing it...), so its a little repetitive in the middle section.
posted by Admira on Mar 15, 2009 - 0 comments

Hirajoshi

Third in my "Can I Play" series, can I play pseudo Japanese koto sounding music? the opening and closing melody is in the hirajoshi scale, hence the name of the song. Performed in two parts on my classical guitar.
posted by Admira on Mar 12, 2009 - 3 comments

Laid Back

Came up with this on a Sunday afternoon, after a long sleep in and a greasy breakfast. Short, instrumental guitar piece like the rest I've posted :)
posted by Admira on Feb 26, 2009 - 3 comments

Beginnings

Another laid back instrumental guitar piece performed on my classical guitar. One of my favourites, though I possible went a little overboard with the compression. Hope its enjoyed by all.
posted by Admira on Feb 25, 2009 - 2 comments

Enigma

Instrumental piece on a classical guitar, recorded with two parts. Kind of slow, relaxing, and was an attempt to make slight harmonic clashes easier on the ear. Don't worry, its not twelve tone serialism or anything!
posted by Admira on Feb 24, 2009 - 1 comment

El Magia

Slow instrumental guitar piece performed on classical guitar. Similar in style to my previous pieces Together and Touching
posted by Admira on Feb 22, 2009 - 1 comment

Together

Laid back guitar pop, on a classical guitar - written for a friends wedding.
posted by Admira on Nov 30, 2008 - 3 comments

Habañera

from Bizet's opera Carmen. Recorded with pianist Andy Kraus in the heat and humidity of a DC summer. [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on Aug 20, 2008 - 13 comments

Clotho

Did you ever play Columns for the Sega Genesis/Megadrive? [more inside]
posted by nthdegx on Jun 13, 2008 - 6 comments

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This is the reaction to my constant enthusiasm about music theory: I strung up my first guitar, a 3/4 size steel-string classical, with a mismatch of electric guitar strings, and tuned it BF#BBBD#. Then just played whatever. It made for an entertaining spring break and a kind of 'endearing' song.
posted by tmcw on Mar 8, 2008 - 5 comments

Life and Death of a Circus Clown

This song consists of two parts: the life of the clown, and the funeral of the clown. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Jan 22, 2008 - 15 comments

Where Corals Lie

Sir Edward Elgar, 1899, from a cycle of 5 songs called Sea Pictures. This one is about the singer constantly hearing the call of the sea. Live recording from a recital I did in May with pianist Guy Newbury. [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on Dec 24, 2007 - 4 comments

Der Tod und das Mädchen

One of Franz Schubert's finest songs. Recorded, inexpertly, live in a recital I did in Oxford about a year ago with my excellent accompanist Guy. [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on Nov 29, 2007 - 11 comments

Every artery

A song mostly inspired by having a stressful job where I deal with lots of nervous/frustrated/severely impolite people, and its effect on me. It's a little rough because the main track is recorded on a boombox with a verrrrry old cassette.
posted by ORthey on Jun 11, 2007 - 10 comments

Au Courant

Experimental electroclassical hip-hop track. First one to name the classical piece I lifted for my main brass sample gets a lollipop. (Hint, I play it in entirety in incredibly high-pitched, fast motion near the end of the track).
posted by ageispolis on Feb 8, 2007 - 11 comments

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