Cross-culture Mediterrenean Style Exercise

Discussion in 'Member's Compositions' started by Jerry Growl, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Jerry Growl

    Jerry Growl Composing Music in the Plastic Dark Ages

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    Hey there,

    Something new for your enjoyment (and/or critical analysis):

    I've been working on a festive hybrid theme featuring a mix of hispanic and turkish themes and instruments.

    V.I.'s used are :
    • Strings are mostly OT Ark stuff (with OT Berlin Strings)
    • EWQL ethnic instruments (Oud from Rare, Guitar strums from Gypsy)
    • Percussion is a mix of OT Ark stuff, 8Dio Epic Toms & Epic Framedrum, e.a.
    • Solo Duduk is by Ilya Efimov
    • Vocals are Ethera Evi mixed with Organic Voices
    • Choir is Oceania
    • Solo trumpet is by Sample Modeling (with breath controller)
    • Horn patch is 12 Horns by Cinesamples



    I appreciate your input as always!

    Cheers,

    Jerry
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
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  2. Shantar

    Shantar Active Member

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    Sounds awesome! Well done.
     
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  3. bachader

    bachader New Member

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    Nice job Jerry. If you want to experiment further, use odd time signatures 5/8,7/8,9/8 and add ethnic percussion like darbouka and bendir with syncopated rhythms. Change the accents on compound meter. Evolve the melody with more augmented second intervals, very characteristics.

     
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  4. calebfaith

    calebfaith Active Member

    Nice work, I really enjoyed it!

    I thought the Duduk was a bit forward in the mix and could do with a little more reverb. Maybe the same with the strummed instruments that were panned quite wide?
     
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  5. benyamind

    benyamind New Member

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    This is nice man!

    Definitely not a turkish sound though haha. Maybe back in the ottoman days. It has way more arabic implications. However, instanbul was/is pretty much an interconnected capital so I get you.
     
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    Jerry Growl

    Jerry Growl Composing Music in the Plastic Dark Ages

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    Sure! I'd love to experiment some more. I wasn't aiming on doing a traditional style mimic this time. But perhaps some day I will.
     
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    Jerry Growl

    Jerry Growl Composing Music in the Plastic Dark Ages

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    Lol. I have family living in Turkey now. I'm about to first time visit Istanbul very soon. So I'd best not call myself a connaisseur...yet ;)
     
  8. benyamind

    benyamind New Member

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    Haha, nice. Have a good stay. I visit turkey every now and then as I'm half turkish and I'm in love with the traditional music you encounter here and there, especially people playing the sas. They use interesting intervals. It's also funny to see how some of the same intervals vary throughout the middle eastern regions, some tune them sharper than others.
     

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