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"Silent Night" Reinterpretation

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Hi, everyone! This is for @Left Unexplained's Christmas Music event! The piece is based off a PC set (025), formed from the first four notes of the original tune, and twisted in wild ways. Thought I might add a little variety to the pot. Hope you enjoy!

 

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Well, that was a ride, and that's no joke! Not my preferred style of music, but the articulations kept it interesting.

But THE BEST PART was getting to hear you play that live!!! I loved that!

Edit: I didn't hear her play that live in person. Just on the recording. Like the rest of you heard her.

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I am in no way the sort of person who could possibly draw any connection between this and your alleged source material, but it was pretty fun to listen to. I'm not familiar with all the extended techniques possible on... well on any instrument. So I loved hearing them in this! So many little touches that I wouldn't think of! Very creative and beautifully played!

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That certainly was a deconstruction of the theme -not quite what I thought you would do with it. I love the microtones that you display here and would be highly interested in chatting with you on writing with them for strings! The harmonics are also a nice touch. Nice to see someone use them more creatively. Good work here!

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Awesome. The aural result is quite strong, and, although veeeery distantly, I can hear the remniscent "Silent Night", which is a very nice touch.

Also props for the recording. 

I hope my family doesn't mind listening to this on christmas eve...

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Very intriguing and exciting. I could see it being used in a film score. It's a little different than the version of 'Silent Night' they play on our local oldies station 😉, but I liked it a lot. Really nice to hear a live recording, too. Thanks

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That's very special! Definitely gives the "Silent" vibe... and eerie touch, haha. You've just made a different Christmas for me.

I wonder if further experimentation can be done for this particular piece, like recording it at a tunnel/metro, or the lo-fi effect? 

Anyways, Merry Christmas!

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45 minutes ago, HoYin Cheung said:

I wonder if further experimentation can be done for this particular piece, like recording it at a tunnel/metro, or the lo-fi effect? 

Interesting ideas. As much as I do enjoy added effects it certainly does make some music less accessible. The low-fi effect might be a little hard to implement, at least in a strictly compositional way, since Forte never dealt with microtonal pitch class sets haha. Can you imagine??

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