25 June 2010

Ephemeral Music: 25 June 2010

This is an attempted improvisation in a Prelude & Fugue form. At its most successful bits, this attempt is either very free or *cough cough* interesting.
I'll keep trying for sure.

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18 June 2010

Ephemeral Music: 18 June 2010 "Water & Glass"

I enjoyed a lot to record with the bottle for the previous Ephemeral Music post. This time I decided to use only the bottle and a wine glass with water. I'm really pleased with the result. The music is mysterious and pacifying.

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16 June 2010

Ephemeral Music: 16 June 2010

This was recorded with a bottle filled with water to different levels and about 7 tracks of accordion competing with each other for prominence. Most are playing the same thing with different levels of ornamentation, some are free wavy improvisations going in and out of key. The music accumulates to a dense and noisy disorder. Messy music FTW!

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Mbira DzeNharira plays Tozvireva Tingaputike Neshungu

Beautiful music from Zimbabwe!

You can support Mbira DzeNharira by buying their record.

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2 June 2010

Ephemeral Music: 19 May 2010

This is an improvisation, so there are lots of mistakes!
It's not my favorite performance, but there are some good moments, where I manage to get a groove going.

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Drawing 5

This is a video by my brother Charly, we made the music together. It's a speeded-up video of him drawing on a whiteboard. It was fun!

For more drawings and music check out his YouTube channels.

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Ephemeral Music: 12 May 2010

This is loosely based in Ethiopian music, basically I just copied a scale I heard ;)
I recommend anyone who likes the colour of the scale to listen to Mahmoud Ahmed, he's indescribably amazing.
The percussion is made by hitting and scratching two coins together, and by thumping the bellows of the accordion.

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Ephemeral Music: 7 May 2010

This was recorded in layers. It's cyclical music, something I'm totally hooked on since my discovery of African and specifically Zimbabwean music. There's also some irishness around and other things.

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Ephemeral Music: 6 May 2010

This is a folksy oom-pah tune that suddenly came to me while I was in a very good mood.

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Ephemeral Music: 5 May 2010

This tune is a bit reggaeish. I recorded myself in a couple of layers, improvising over myself. All sounds, including the percussion are my accordion.

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Ephemeral Music presentation

The Ephemeral Music series is music I'm not very attached to: improvisations, not fully worked out compositions, ideas that just come up and I scribble in a little piece of paper, and so on.
I've been doing this for a while now, mainly for my own enjoyment. Some of it I forget, some I don't. I decided I would share it all in this blog. So I hope you enjoy it.
Unlike my compositions (which I'll probably publish with Creative Commons licenses), the Ephemeral Music series will be totally free, no rights reserved, kopimi....

First post!

Well I'm finally starting up my music log.
I'll upload here all the music I do and get to record.

Ok. Let's go!