I’ve created an "Ambient Palette" in Logicfor a number of different calming/meditation ideas. The template I’ll be using for this month’s project uses a Retro Synth for the lowest bass and a couple sounds made with Sculpture for some subterraneous, cave, wind, almost embryonic sounds.I chosestarting with a low frequency as there is a lot of literature on binaural beats and 1HZ Delta brain wave activation. EX 1: (bass) *WILL NEED HEADPHONES
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I’ve decided not to use any REAL rhythmic elements as they may serve as more of a distraction. I do have a subtle rhythmic idea in mind though: Having a pulsating/delay object that changes tempo throughout the course of the song. I’m thinking of starting at 60BPM and lowering the BPM with a gradual curve (Logic_Advanced tempo operations). *I think the tempo mapping would work well with a filter or some very subtle oscillation in a track, rather than a bass note replicating a heart rate - UNLESS, say …
Not exactly Phase music but similar result, I would say. Here I'm working with a rhythmic concept called "hocket" which creates gaps in one voice to allow a second voice to fit in. I added a few more tracks/voices. Also an idea of rhythmic offsetting/displacement happening near the end when the main melody is shifted over the steadier rhythm.
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from wikipedia: According to Reich "The listener thus becomes aware of one pattern in the music which may open his ear to another, and another, all sounding simultaneously and in the ongoing overall texture of sounds."
In this video i'm using the Kinect patch Synapse to control different parameters in Ableton Live. Synapse was created by Ryan Challinor. He's documented it here: http://synapsekinect.tumblr.com/post/6307790318/synapse-for-kinectI have my torso mapped to the z-axis which is manipulating different dials within a couple Ableton effects.