February 9, 2010 4:47 PM

a cheezy piece I wrote & performed in college as if it were from a vampire musical. Guest vocals by musical theatre student Dina Harrison. Yeah, yeah, everyone's all about the vamps these days, but this was 1993.

So I'm in my last year of school at U of Michigan, and I have to write a "halloween piece" for a composition class I'm taking from William Bolcom. I don't drop that guy's name to imply "geez, I must be a great composer" cause I took a class from that guy. I barely passed aural music theory and it was a 1 credit class. I just don't think this thing was his cup of tea. (You can clearly hear him at the end of the recording in the classroom audience go "hmm.")

Sequenced and performed entirely with sounds from the Ensoniq VFX. To this day, I miss poly-key pressure and having those cool patch-change buttons Ensoniq had on the side. Too bad the thing always had a 50/50 chance of crashing every time I had the thing on for more than 10 minutes.

posted by bitterkitten (5 comments total)

Coooool... When the vocals went high at the beginning, I wanted the song to kick in, and it did! Those weird bendy synth lines are great. You're getting the most out of the instrument for sure.

everyone's all about the vamps these days, but this was 1993.

Vampires never die.
posted by abc123xyzinfinity at 10:51 PM on February 9, 2010

The story behind the 'hmm' at the end alone makes this a special recording. Did you ever do more with this idea? Thanks for posting this.
posted by Corduroy at 10:35 AM on February 12, 2010

I did not, Mr. Cord. I did do a lot of things since then, but nothing with this. Thanks for askin', though.
posted by bitterkitten at 4:23 PM on February 12, 2010

Heh heh! This is funny!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:35 PM on February 12, 2010

Man, that girl has some RANGE! As funny as this may be, it's SO much better than the "Age of Aquarius" shows I had to sit through when I was a kid. Give me Vampires over hairy ass hippies any day!
posted by snsranch at 5:35 PM on February 12, 2010

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