Part 1 of my epic, 3-song, 6-part, piano odyssey, Naturelles 7 8 9.
Companion piece to below, with vocoder. [more inside]
Short looped piano piece to start your day. [more inside]
Looped and sliced piano, drifting in and out of phase. [more inside]
I bought an old Steinway upright recently, on which I've been making pieces like this, which I call "naturelles." Three more naturelles on Bandcamp, here: https://raygull.bandcamp.com/album/naturelles-1-4 [more inside]
A song against the powerful. Or the all-powerful. Or about screaming into the void. Hey, piano! [more inside]
…Your Flights. I wrote this as part of this weekly Junto challenge, which, BTW, is a really fun thing to do when you have the time. [more inside]
Choral piano with granular drums [more inside]
Generative ambient piano + synths made in Sonic Pi. [more inside]
Unexpectedly optimistic instrumental. [more inside]
Having a cheeky improv session on the piano
Slow burn instrumental. Bass, guitar, my son on keys (he's 13 today!). [more inside]
ellington classic [more inside]
A short (1:27) original piece of me on solo piano. It's a reworking / different arrangement of a previous tune I posted, which was piano & guitar. This is a slightly different take on rhythm and melody -- more of a contemplative feeling, and still reflective and reassuring (I hope). Happy new year, MetaFilter! [more inside]
Very late to the game on this, but here's a cheeky contribution to the Kate Bush challenge :D
If humans have unconditional love and computers have conditional loops, what is robot love? [more inside]
Also electronics + piano. A bit more pianistic and melodic; more "pretty" than "driven."
Electronics + Piano. Lots of harmonic and rhythmic drive.
This isn't really about anything. It's just a solo improv piano piece called Principals. [more inside]
vocodin' [more inside]
A groovy bit sandwiched in between two playful piano improvisations a la Kate Bush sort of 3 movements, if you will 1. Prelude 2. Groove 3. Postlude or 'Outtro"
Prelude played by flute with piano. Written by Charles Callahan for flute and organ. [more inside]
Post of the week...intense acoustic folk song. Guitar, vocals, piano.
I love this song. Cover with guitar, piano. From her 1995 album Wrecking Ball, which Wikipedia calls "career redefining."
I like it again. This is the piano track I posted before (now without the synth, and with vocals and backing vocal harmony) but I think I've mostly solved the problem that to me the whole thing felt kind of lifeless. (At least I felt confident enough to replace the old track with this on SoundCloud, hope that was wise.) What do you think?
Flowing, dark piano and atmospheric synth. TBH I've been tinkering with this for so long that I'm not sure if I like it anymore. (It's like the "if you a repeat a word enough times it doesn't even sound like a word" effect--I don't hear what I once heard in it.) But I really liked the piano part when I first came up with it. What do you think?
There's a song with words and stuff that this was originally based on, but I like the instrumental version better. Mellow, textured, haunting, builds slowly. What do you think?
This is a complete reworking of a song I posted before (17) which is now...prettier? Mellower? Flows more? What do you think of my new direction? [more inside]
This piano part and vocal melody have been rattling around in my brain for a while--finally wrote some lyrics and fleshed it out a bit.
Just some piano.
Change of pace. Flute & piano. This was recorded while rehearsing before playing it as the prelude to a church service. [more inside]
This is meant to evoke being chased at night in a 1970s city. [more inside]
Piano, guitars and drum Instrumental, some unresolved tension. [more inside]
In the past couple of weeks, I found myself going back to a piece that I'd started working on a few years ago -- probably because it's in a slower triple meter that's somewhat calming for me. This is a condensed one-minute version, featuring piano and guitar, for the 60 Seconds and Under #2 MeFi Music Challenge. [more inside]
Original tune - not related to any others of the same name - for piano and electronics. Around 124 bpm, 4/4, lots of melody, lots of drama. The last track completed for my Migration album.
Jessamyn bought me a really nice sounding small guitar, twenny bux with all the trimmings! I'd also just bought a really sweet Yeti Blue mic off Craigslist for $25. What a bargain! So this is how I tested the two out. [more inside]
Another improv piece from my sketch archives. [more inside]
Piano vs. Electronics. Kinda epic even though it's not all that long! [more inside]
A foot tapping piano-based rocker with some catchy riffs and pretty little intro that walks the line of being a little too long but IMO really sets the mood for the song.
Piano solo. This opens none too gently at about 138bpm and covers a lot of territory inside three minutes. It should flow nicely into its companion piece, Turquoise Migration. [more inside]
A short piano piece that all spins out from the opening motto: "You are the sugar in my tea..."
Short piano solo: Snow falls on the prairie.
Piano, strings, and electronics on a journey across a strange, wide landscape. [more inside]
I am aiming for "grand, yet subdued". I see all sorts of magnificent people and dignified creatures parading slowly by. [more inside]
This is another arrangement of a video game, but this time I wrote the original, as a Nintendo-compatible authentic chiptune, and then later turned it into this by improvising on piano, and sending it to my dear friend Jeff to play violin over it. My job BEST JOB OF WORLD.
A little song [more inside]
Piano solo: short, mostly melancholy and dark, but...
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]