Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Museday Tuesday

As part of this feature, which I started in 2007, I compose a very brief work (under 30 seconds) inspired by a randomly generated title from an online word generator. The composition can be for any instrumentation, and could even be a purely synthesized realization that might not be possible to perform in the real world.

I work on the excerpt continuously for an hour and then post whatever I've managed to complete, even if it's a poorly constructed slum of a song supported by a foundation of droning double stops and abused tubas.

Corrugated: (adj.) Wrinkled, furrowed, ridged.

My Composition (0:30 MP3)

This excerpt is for a very simple combination of strings, percussion, and a synthesizer. I started out with a "rain on a corrugated roof" motif mixed with a little metric ambiguity and then found the beat.

Wichita man pays crack dealer with Monopoly money
Airborne bears to catch bin Laden
Swiss designer creates dinosaur dung watch

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