November 21

More recent orchestral music

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acoustica:_Alarm_Will_Sound_Performs_Aphex_Twin

http://bit.ly/2g0Q89s

http://bit.ly/1yFwhui

http://bit.ly/2g10E04

http://bit.ly/1Lw94Cj

http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/9699-warp-works-twentieth-century-masters/

Port rhombus Squarepusher :

http://goo.gl/HjWG2P

London Sinf.

http://goo.gl/zJ8mTW

Goldie’s Timeless, Live With An Orchestra

Drum and Bass: Goldie

http://goo.gl/JBD6lY

Inner city life Roni Size

http://goo.gl/B5lnxw

Jeff Mills

http://bit.ly/1rZKvIC

Steve Reich City Life

http://goo.gl/6CZxVJ

http://goo.gl/NMRttm

November 15 – project 2 workflow

1 . Note entry –

In Logic: open your orchestral template (that you made for the Beethoven). Add a piano track. (or two or three).

  • Live play/record in the material. – make the tempo as slow as you need. I would also suggest make a couple more piano tracks and be already dividing up material– at least separate left hand/right hand. Also put in all performance indications now– dynamics, expression etc. Go to Layout (score menu) choose Midi meaning  to assign midi properties to staccatos, accents etc. Also fix enharmonics, accidentals etc.
  • you can also do step entry – go to main menu Window– Open step input keyboard. This method incredibly tedious, and only to be used if you really can’t play the material.

In Sibelius, Finale, MuseScore etc. : You may find note entry easier in one of these programs. do the note entry as prescribed– then import to Logic by exporting a MIDI file then importing that file to Logic.

2. Do the orchestration

in other words copy and paste from your piano version to instruments of the orchestra. Transposition, moving notes by any number of octaves, doubling (sometimes with many instruments– all good.)

3. Making the sounding demo (as in the Beethoven)

  1. Enter the keyswitches – either in score mode or piano roll mode
  2. Do velocity programming – piano roll mode
  3. Set a good volume relationship between the 2 Kontakt multis (the winds are by default mixed lower than the strings)
  4. Remove all the reverbs from the Kontakt multis.
  5. Set panning for each instrument on the Kontakt multis– imagine an orchestral layout
  6. Set up a send for each multi on the Logic channel strip “send”- choose Bus1 . Add level to Bus 1. (probably somewhere in the middle)The Aux 1 channel will appear. Insert a Space Designer where it says Audio FX. Choose a reverb preset for some kind of orchestral hall.
  7. After you’re satisfied with your velocity programming, you will most likely need some volume programming to help with your interpretation. Hit the letter “a” to open automation. Underneath each instrument name you’ll see “Read” and “Volume”. Where it says “volume” click hold – then click on “Kontakt 5”, and scroll down the huge list of numbers until you arrive at “Level-Flute”. Choose that, then you’ll see a line has appeared on the flute 1 sequence. This is what you use to shape the volume.

4. Preparing the score 

Recommend doing this in Logic, but could also be done in Sibelius, MuseScore etc by opening the complete Logic score (command 5) and doing export either MIDI files or MusicXml.

If working in Logic , open the full score by selecting all, then do command 5.

Logic Notation stuff:

Once your score is open, go to Layout>show score sets. Here you can scale the size of your score – about 60-65 % probably, and enter short names for the instruments, so that the names appear in all staves of the score.

Select individual parts, then under Region on the left hand menu you will see Style – treble (or whatever) Set this to whatever is right for the part .

In the full score , you can then start entering score indications that might be missing– dynamics etc.

At this point, you have a full score. You are now trying to make it look good. I will be talking a lot about Logic scoring in class, but you can also look at the Logic User Guide (notation starts at p. 607)– it does explain quite clearly how the various functions work.

November 14

Perspective?

Classical music is music without Africa. It represents old-fashioned hierarchical structures, ranking, all the levels of control. Orchestral music represents everything I don’t want from the Renaissance: extremely slow feedback loops.— Brian Eno

New orchestra / alternatives

Stockhausen Mixtur

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mixtur

Stockhausen instructions

http://www.karlheinzstockhausen.org/mixtur_2003_english.htm

http://stockhausenspace.blogspot.ca/2014/09/opus-16-mixtur.html

http://bit.ly/2emtFDF

http://bit.ly/2eNKS7B

http://bit.ly/2fFWJ58

 

Gruppen

http://goo.gl/Wh9ILH

with score

http://goo.gl/bBiSy2

Berio Sinfonia

http://goo.gl/OeruYd

Andriessen de Staat

http://goo.gl/Oth5PO

Steve Reich City Life

http://goo.gl/6CZxVJ

http://goo.gl/NMRttm

Mos def BPO

http://goo.gl/g2yH5R

Coming together

http://goo.gl/hIwtTC

with Beethoven

http://goo.gl/eXWmXV

November 7

Film scoring

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_score

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/features/skelton.asp

Bernard Hermann

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Herrmann

interview

http://goo.gl/rnck16

Goodall on Psych score

http://goo.gl/oPYyb1

Psycho shower scene analysed

http://goo.gl/7xS5SX

NxNW opening

http://goo.gl/RWJ5il

Vertigo soundtrack

http://goo.gl/NbUuS2

Vertigo opening scene

http://goo.gl/tL7tHF

Psycho suite

(live) http://bit.ly/2fj1brR

(with score ) http://bit.ly/2e5XF6t

Morricone documentary

http://goo.gl/eIzmDM

Good, bad….

http://goo.gl/ulUC1N

scoring Pirates

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul07/articles/pirates.htm

VSL artist

http://www.vsl.co.at/en/Artists/ArtistVideos

Hans Zimmer

dark knight

http://www.allmusic.com/album/music-from-the-dark-knight-and-other-batman-movies-mw0001242274

Inception

http://goo.gl/X4I5gH

Zimmer on Inception

http://goo.gl/CXBK93

Lord of the rings Howard Shore

http://goo.gl/rjCrGa

Howard Shore conducting

Life of Pi

http://bit.ly/2fzk51j

Crouching Tiger

http://goo.gl/cEcBSD

http://goo.gl/0U4kCH

Hurt locker composers

http://www.musicfromthemovies.com/index2.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=64

Bartok

Music for strings, percussion and celesta

http://bit.ly/2ebsDdx

Glass Low Symphony

http://bit.ly/2fmZ9GW

October 25

Rite of Spring

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rite_of_Spring

with score

http://goo.gl/kU4MdE

with dance

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/06/27/baryshnikov-as-nijinsky-in-letter-to-a-man

http://bit.ly/2dL6wYS

http://bit.ly/2e1Cpen

http://bit.ly/2d7DHbc

https://theritesofspring.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/gallery-of-digital-sculpture-based-on-nijinsky-photographs/

http://bit.ly/2dcC2fH

Hilda Munnings

http://goo.gl/hjTQQN

http://bit.ly/2f2QYSZ

Varese Ameriques

http://goo.gl/cfe0Zt

Cage Construction

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Construction_(Cage)

Third Construction

http://goo.gl/O3XHF3

Ruckert Lieder

Complete piano

http://bit.ly/2ezNTZw

Ich atmet … :30 score p5

Blicke mir… 11:04 score p1

Um mitternacht  5:20        score p12

Complete orchestra

http://bit.ly/2fjI03J (von Otter)

Ich atmet… :09 score p11

Blicke mir… 2:24 score p 3

Um mitternacht    6:14        score p 24

 

Mahler 4

Abbado

http://bit.ly/2eKD2MQ

Bernstein

http://bit.ly/2dMfEyM

 

http://bit.ly/2ezPCy7

Ich bin der welt…

orch

http://bit.ly/2eJTquc

piano

 

October 17

http://www.fauxharmonic.com

Moussorgsky

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pictures_at_an_Exhibition

Original piano version

http://goo.gl/tisphM

http://goo.gl/v99f9t

Pletnev (9 + 10 21:30) score p 24

http://bit.ly/2ehgqzN

 

Ravel orchestration

(9 + 10 25:30) score p 78

http://bit.ly/1RFb7Gk

Gergiev

http://bit.ly/2dWFehI

http://bit.ly/2dXFSgV

Henry Wood orchestration (9 starts 21:36)

http://goo.gl/H2MdDr

VSL

http://www.vsl.co.at/en/MUSIC

ELP

http://goo.gl/hPzEj0

http://goo.gl/L9vNEF

Gates

http://bit.ly/2dJKFCh

Tomita

http://goo.gl/NgtTz3

Debussy

Il pleure

http://goo.gl/f4QUtm

Art of Noise

http://bit.ly/2dwrnxe

Debussy La Mer