The compositions in this zip file were done during the latter
part of March 2000. They are all original tunes which have been
treated in Tangent. They are all mercifully short.
rhapsod2 - a very short beatstring,
hardly a tune, but producing some rhapsodic music. This is the
second version of this piece.
sundial2 - again a second version,
this time of a more complete tune. I play this on the guitar and
have actually done a bridge as well, here I use Melodic Material
and Beat Pattern Reduce % to let Tangent write a second tune for
processional - a folksy tune with a marching feel. No variation
in the tune here, but I do use incremental values in Compositional
Device Probability to decorate the tune with trills and glissandos
from a couple of harps I happened to have lying around...
realms beyond - I did two
compositions and put them in a zip package called "the art
of", together with an explanation of the compositional techniques,
for other Tangent users to hopefully get inspiration from. Having
done that I returned to one of them, "realm of the possible",
and changed the tune, which made it ten times better.
I have used incremental Melodic Material values to get further
away from the main tune before returning to it at the end.
majestic curve - it's not
a curve, but whatever. Tangent creates a second tune by simply
changing Melodic Material from 0 to 1.
andy's morris - An old tune
of mine, three-four years old. (Most of these compositions are
recent tunes, where tunes of any substance are involved). Dedicated
to my old chum Andy Malleson of Bow Brickhill.
swansong - Illustrates again the
use of setting Melodic Material from 0 to 1 to produce a second
tune. Also demonstrates, sadly, Tangent's lack of a second octave
in writing melody strings, the tune leaps around quite oddly in
the last few bars.
malleson - The other old tune, about
ten years old, dedicated to not only Andy but the entire Malleson
family, who have been very good to me over the years. This was
an absolute swine to set in Tangent, too many notes and too many
oddities of timing. With something as fiddly as this I use Notepad
and build the beatstring a piece at a time, testing each section
in Tangent before putting it all together.
hart fell - named after a place
in Scotland. Events get wilder as the Melodic Material values
increase as well as the Compositional Device Probability parameter.
king john his gavotte
- there comes a time when a man's gotta be a complete egotist
in naming his tunes and this is my shining hour |-) Probably not
a gavotte but very much court music of the Henry The 8th type.
As with "andy's morris" it's amazing what Tangent does
with tunes just by setting a few numbers.
Milton Keynes, England