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An experiment with multiple tempi. Has been performed live (which was quite a feat), but I only have a studio recording of it currently. Each performer is playing to a different, pre-constructed click track which results in the performers moving in and out of sync with each other. It has been described to me as sounding as if everybody playing is drunk.... except they're not. Very interesting to listen to.

Performed by Myself, Paula Yineth Bahamon Agudelo, Perta Hyett and Rhys McKee.

Score can be found at http://www.sibeliusmusic.com/cgi-bin/show_score.pl?scoreid=67579
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Tuba, Organ, Piano, Singer, the Monash Uni recording studio and a pen and paper for working out the maths for the tempo changes.
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thetiler said 5078 days ago (September 27th, 2005)
Almost sounds like Mysti

Interesting sounds

Thanks for sharing
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cjhoose said 5077 days ago (September 28th, 2005)
Eerie, sparse and pretty... I like.
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aralim said 5077 days ago (September 28th, 2005)
Interesting composition -- and I've heard something like this before
This is going to sound wierd, since I come from most rock and techno background, but I've heard multi-tempo compositions like this before. A techno group called Orbital (two brothers from the UK) have two tracks -- "Time Becomes" and "Input Out" -- where they do this same sort of thing, but using only spoken vocals and no instruments.

Anyway, this was an interesting composition, and (to me anyway) not as "semi-drunk" sounding as your description made it to be. I can see where you want to keep the melodies and rhythms fairly simple -- anything more complex and the overlapping tempi could lead to some nasty chording in places.
caroline said 5077 days ago (September 28th, 2005)
i'd love to see what my drama group would make of this one - maybe i'll put it forward as their next project - thank you - it is mesmerising - the bear tells me that it's almost trance! x
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jmt said 5072 days ago (October 2nd, 2005)
leapers leaping
As though I'm at a modern dance recital with my eyes closed... multi-colored leapers leaping about... MORE TUBA!
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said 5053 days ago (October 22nd, 2005)
I Like
experiments. I'm not trained but my exposure to some contemporary
music allows me to hear this as not drnken but carefully planned.
allsaints said 5052 days ago (October 22nd, 2005)
A really beautiful piece. Drunk? Not at all. I really like the feeling that
that is produced when everyone goes in and out of sync with one another.
It reminds me more of being on a boat at sea than drunk. Would love to
hear more about the background of this piece.
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