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First You Hear It, Then You Feel It, Then You Know It

Phil Clevenger on November 19, 2012 05:12


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    This is a fully arranged piece, built upon an original Echoloop improvisation (See "Bubble Trouble" improv here on Soundcloud to hear where this piece began).

    Looped improvs are challenging and fun when you are the player, but not always engaging for the listener. So the exercise here was to start with a developed loop, and, without changing that loop's fundamental order or structures, build an arrangement that would enable most listeners to enjoy the piece.

    To me, this meant using fairly standard instrumentation: electric bass, kit drums, vocals, lyrics, keyboards, even brass. Then to use standard musical devices to build and release tension, to move the piece forward. Fills, transitions, crescendoes, codas.

    The end result is something cut from strange cloth. Not at all sure where it fits in the musical landscape - but the process, which took me a month of weekends and post-work hours, was really satisfying and I plan to continue exploring this method :)


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