composition period 9 – evaluation

Listen to the branch phrases (root+branch1+branch2+branch3+branch4+branch5+branch6+branch7+branch8) 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 Tuesday 5.11 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.


The high articulation of voice results in increased anxiety for the continuation. The following hits and blasts make the scene more apocalyptic. And she keeps on talkin’!

Since we still have 1,5 minutes of music to compose until we reach the end, I decided to expand the previous phrase, instead of presenting another and final climax of the piece.

This section derives from the rhythmic qualities found in generated phrases 8.1 and 8.9. I figured this idea blended well with the rhythmic poem and some fragments from earlier phrases. So pieces of the poem voices are assembled here as a development of the previous phrase, and the abrupt end suggests that this material perhaps could be more centred and obvious in the next phrase.
shimmering gates

For the most part of he this phrase I copied and reshaped sounds from the previous phrase. I also added sounds from the first phrase. I tend to avoid the voice and music box sounds as they are both very distinctive and difficult to control.
vortical climax

“Vortical Climax” elaborates on the proposed ideas of “Vortical Intensities” in order to build towards a second climactic point.