Martial Family

January 19, 2009 6:37 PM

Free Jazz. Five trumpets, five drums.

Trying to get myself into the habit of playing real live instruments more often. No effects or post-processing used except for multitracking. All tracks played by me in real time (no sequencing on the electronic drums).

Composed using pen on an unruled sketchpad, trumpet parts played on a King Cleveland 602 student coronet and recorded via the onboard powermac snapper sound card and built in mic on a macintosh ibook G3 running Debian Linux. Drums played through Hydrogen using the Yamaha Vintage Kit (multi-layered kit created by Artemio Labs using samples courtesy, triggered via a M-audio oxygen8 v2 midi controller. All parts recorded and multitracked in Ardour.

This piece is unfinished, ideally I would extend the durations of all of the sections, and pan the trumpets around a bit.

posted by idiopath (2 comments total)

It sounds remarkably like excited animals. Very interesting use of trumpets and breath. At 03:18, I almost had a heart attack!
posted by edlundart at 12:04 AM on January 20, 2009

This came on rotation this morning and I was recovering from a week long fever. It was... energizing.
posted by jessamyn at 8:16 AM on January 23, 2009

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