25 June 2010
18 June 2010
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.
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!
Beautiful music from Zimbabwe!
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2 June 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.
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.
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....