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Enceladus


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Above pictured - scenic Lake harriet . . . as for a dual title for this recent composition.

Romantic Orchestral.
Form is A B C A B
five movements here
original.

featuring animated string section and woodwind solos.
on an Ensoniq ZR76 workstation . . . highlights stacking two sounds without
detuning either. Each RAM patch has a separate attack velocity and individual aftertouch properties regarding oscillation, VCF (key pressure filter) and VCA (key pressure volume) etc.

I later added / mixed/ leveled my real actual sheng recording atop the ensoniq ZR76 workstation combo . . . .

. . . This trial and ERROR experience was enriching for me - and took some time ! - but was worth it - a device was used - given to me from our old tribute band - vocal correction device - which was used to align my vocal-mic. sheng pitch - which I mixed at 65 % volume of my zr76 woodwind solo stack . . . and then combined it - this of course took several run-throughs ~ storing it on my MIDI ensoniq floppy and then playing it from this sequencer through the vocal correction device (Our old tribute-singer needed this LIVE with her husband operating the correct kebd. notes in the back room of various places - to mix and correct our singer's pitch)

I plan on another 'take' of Enceladus (Polar Friction Thaw)(Lake Harriet) without the Sheng . . .

Free reed sheng is used on my 'Lake Harriet' from 'Enceladus Polar Friction Thaw'.
I like its stacked sound because it has variety within itself - and is not 'sterile'. As in most all of the
even most modern software . . . so many of the editing
and important tweaking parameters are left behind or forgotten or not understood or fully studied and experienced by the software designers anyway. What good is 100 gigabytes of a sterile sampled sound if you can't
edit it freely on stage.
A unique instrument. A Sheng.
It has from ten to sixteen separate bamboo reeds.
It is truly a polyphonic instrument.
Whatever level of air you can output
from your lungs . . . it will take in.
The unique quality of a sheng is -
it produces a more raspy nasal tone quality when
exhaling . . . inhaling it produces a different
sonority . . . which is more flutelike and flanged.
At least when I play it.
This Sheng was purchased at Anthony's Antique store for 35 dollars - it used to be on hwy 494 in bloomington, MN. A Sheng (I call it a dwark because I want to ~ and this is my free Dough Maine LOL) can be played constantly without stopping.
As it produces tone - in and out !
This tune was recorded in five LIVE segments -
maybe accounting for the variation of tone color.
and mic proximity and angle.
This one is kind of falling apart - but still works.
maybe it should have been oiled more with lemon oil or whatever. A few effects were added later - mostly in the C movement - via cool edit pro 2.0 and creative media interface . . .

The title of the entire work and all its movements is 'Enceladus Polar Friction Thaw'.

Enceladus is a moon of saturn ~ I figured it is the size of a standard BB from a BB gun. . . . by comparison - Saturn is the size of a jumbo beach ball
at an slight eliptical average distance of 3 feet . . .
of course the pull of saturn really rips this little moon guy all around . . . creating heat similar to
when you bend a wire hanger fast - and it gets hot -
enceladus is full of geyser plumes shooting out which have been recently discovered to be of H2O and various forms. Friction has brought this exposed polar region
nearly to the temp. of zero degrees C. - which is very warm compared to most anything out this far - which commonly we are talking a minus 250 degrees C. at least.
for moons far from their suns . . .

As of March 8, 2011 there are 62 natural satellites with confirmed orbits. Of these, 53 have been officially designated as moons and named. 9 (provisional) have list designations and confirmed orbits, but are not yet official moons, so have not been named.

In addition to the rings, there are countless pieces (of varying materials, sizes, densities, masses, and life expectancies) orbiting Saturn. Solid data on the remaining satellites are lacking, but as much as anything else, a clear, limiting, definition of the term, moon, is lacking.

Moons:

Aegaeon
Aegir
Albiorix
Anthe
Atlas
Bebhionn
Bergelmir
Bestla
Calypso
Daphnis
Dione
Enceladus
Epimetheus
Erriapus
Farbauti
Fenrir
Fornjot
Greip
Hati
Helene
Hyperion
Hyrokkin
Iapetus
Ijiraq
Jarnsaxa
Janus
Kari
Kiviuq
Loge
Methone
Mimas
Mundilfari
Narvi
Paaliaq
Pallene
Pan
Pandora
Phoebe
Polydeuces
Prometheus
Rhea
Suttungr
Skathi
Siarnaq
Skoll
Surtur
Tarqeq
Tarvos
Telesto
Tethys
Thrymr
Titan
Ymir

' Hope you enjoy my Dwark ride. It is an Onomatopoeia
of a description regarding its produced sound.
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Uploaded: Apr 12, 2011 - 04:10:39 PM
Last Updated: Jan 16, 2012 - 12:24:47 PM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 05:46:48 AM
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Feter said 2358 days ago (April 12th, 2011)
Lake Harriet
Lovely piece it has a lot of peaceful feelings ...good job !
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papag said 2358 days ago (April 12th, 2011)
Indeed it was
Quite enjoyable. Your orchestration provided me with moments of contemplation and visualization.

Thank you for the download :)
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magnatone said 2358 days ago (April 12th, 2011)
Lake Harriet
oh scott, this is really beautiful and very cool! you are such a wonderful orchestrator - thank you for this lovely gift!
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michaeljayklein said 2358 days ago (April 12th, 2011)
I can happily confirm for the folks...
...this IS Lake Harriet (I don't know if you remember him, but I played with Vic Tedesco and his big band a couple of summers there). This is sumptuous, serene and superb in all four corners. I think it would be wonderful if you saluted all the great landmarks of the Twin Cities in music if they are as excellent as this...thanks again! Michael
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Narad said 2357 days ago (April 13th, 2011)
Lake Harriet
So lovely and stunning piece :) Thanks for sharing ! :)
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867-5309 said 2189 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
well
thanks for checking it out - the other title
which I previously used for this one is called 'Enceladus' . . .
which is the brightest moon (saturn's) in our solar system . . . as seem from earth.
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Social_Ice said 2357 days ago (April 13th, 2011)
s scents....
i believe you have captured the essence of this beautiful place in your new peace.....reminiscent of a stroll admist the lush Lyndale Rose Gardens this time of year...lovely!! ~barbara
ShadowofNine said 2357 days ago (April 13th, 2011)
Second Time
Just as good as the first listen..A masterwork...
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Jerry_Quinn said 2356 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Lake Harriet
Very good. So peaceful.
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