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Re: Zuihitsu

Post by sasha » November 16th, 2021, 1:14 pm

2:38 am - wan moonlight nudges me awake for my nightly pee. I sit, scratch, and look outside. Snow! Is that the season's first snow on the roof of the car?

6:43 am - nope, just frost. The woods are still brown. Soon enough though, I'm sure.

My eternal gratitude to whomever invents a way to get that first kleenex out of the box without at least six others coming along for the ride.
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Re: Zuihitsu

Post by the mingo » November 22nd, 2021, 4:11 am

My Name

my name is man reading newspaper
and the street corner where he stands
my name is his hat
my name is his shoes
my name is the money in his pocket
my name is the sidewalk beneath his feet
my name is the church he went to as a kid
my name is the grave he will be put into
my name is the wind passing over that grave
bending the grass
that grows there
Doll, you may have found a place of rest but I'm still on the trail.

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Re: Zuihitsu

Post by judih » November 22nd, 2021, 1:41 pm

wow. This is wonderful, the mingo. Sasha? Are you up to recording this?
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Re: Zuihitsu

Post by sasha » November 22nd, 2021, 3:59 pm

judih wrote:
November 22nd, 2021, 1:41 pm
wow. This is wonderful, the mingo. Sasha? Are you up to recording this?
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Absolutely. I'll be dealing with some family issues over the next few weeks, but I'd definitely like to take a crack at this. Please stand by....
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Post by judih » November 22nd, 2021, 10:58 pm

sasha wrote:
November 22nd, 2021, 3:59 pm
judih wrote:
November 22nd, 2021, 1:41 pm
wow. This is wonderful, the mingo. Sasha? Are you up to recording this?
@Sasha
Absolutely. I'll be dealing with some family issues over the next few weeks, but I'd definitely like to take a crack at this. Please stand by....
standing. hope all is well with you and your family.

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Re: Zuihitsu

Post by sasha » November 23rd, 2021, 3:10 pm

the mingo wrote:
November 22nd, 2021, 4:11 am
My Name

my name is man reading newspaper
and the street corner where he stands
my name is his hat
my name is his shoes
my name is the money in his pocket
my name is the sidewalk beneath his feet
my name is the church he went to as a kid
my name is the grave he will be put into
my name is the wind passing over that grave
bending the grass
that grows there
 
My Name.mp3
(2.22 MiB) Not downloaded yet
 
(as usual, came together faster than I'd anticipated)
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Re: Zuihitsu

Post by judih » November 24th, 2021, 1:19 am

metronome, rain storm, thunder, your rhythm, your voice. Brilliant take on this piece.
Hope the mingo enjoys!
Wonderful, Roy.
(maybe next time, you could give yourself credit as the reader?)

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Post by sasha » November 24th, 2021, 12:01 pm

Thx, glad you liked this. I'd auditioned some avant-garde musical accompaniment ("Density 21.5" by Edgard Varese; "Remembrances", a piece for flute & tape by Karl Korte; and a few by Norwegian guitarist Terje Rypdal)... but opted instead for natural sounds - which all came from my own collection.

The sounds didn't need much additional processing. The ticking of my mantle clock had to be amplified by about 18 db, and because my diction is getting a bit indistinct as I age, I crisped up the recitation by boosting the treble above 5 kHz by about 6 db. Other than the usual fade in/out, that was about it. From then on it was just a matter of adjusting the timing of events.

I've included a screenshot of the Audacity work space to provide a visual map of the project. There are 5 layers of stereo tracks, each identified in the boxes at the left edge of the screen. I manually added the annotations in red afterwards. Once I had the events lined up to my satisfaction, I mixed everything down to a single stereo channel (left & right) as an MP3.

Here's the Audacity project layout - click on the image twice to view it in full size....
 
AUP Workspace+annotation.jpg
 
I just LOVE creating these virtual sonic spaces....
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November 24th, 2021, 1:19 am
... (maybe next time, you could give yourself credit as the reader?)
"This... is a Librivox recording... read by..." :wink:
 
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Re: Zuihitsu

Post by judih » November 25th, 2021, 1:44 am

fascinating image. Your patience and diligence are amazing.
Thanks for the back story, and yeah, a Sasharoy recording, read by ....
Perhaps you'll open up a shop!

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