composition period 11 – evaluation

Listen to the branch phrases (root+branch1+branch2+branch3+branch4+branch5+branch6+branch7+branch8+branch9+branch10) and assign them preference points in the scale of 1 to 10 (bigger numbers represent higher preference). You are not allowed to give points to your own phrase (leave it 0). Deadline for submission is on Monday 18.11 at 23:59 in your local timezone. In the end you can find the reaper project files, in which you can find material for the subsequent branch phrases.

through the pressure fields

This phrase moves forward from the frog pond and explores more higher frequencies, while continuing the granular positioning of small motives here and there. It gives me a feeling of suspense, but definitely not at the end of the road.

Phrase 11 is my proposal to finish the piece and to give a sense of end and completion. The basic sound I used was the <sound_I_foll_crackle_blip> already introduced in the previous phrase. This particular sound seemed to behave a bit strangely, I couldn’t use the pitch envelope properly, it would make the sound go higher but not lower… If anybody figured this out, please write a comment in the forum.
close to the end

I think of this phrase as one before the final one. Therefore, I am presenting some of the motives from the first phrase to sort of remind a listener where has it all started. Besides, there are motives from other phrases presented, including the last one.
artificial articulation

This passage seeks to allude to the nature of this project itself. We got sucked into a digital swamp, and re-emerged as a cross-synthesised composer, articulating rhymes in the polyphony of its voice. Who’s speaking? Whose head is thinking, hearing voices? All intelligence is artificial, no voices are pure.
articulated underworld

This phrase brings back the original concept of double articulation, by using “returning via the frog pond” as a literal bridge to return to a fragmented “underworld” phrase, double-articulated with elements from “Vortical intensities” and its expansion.