Lawler - A Walk in the Woods, Sketch 17 - Duo Video

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Lawler - A Walk in the Woods, Sketch 17 - Duo Video

Post by Lawler » Mon May 20, 2019 8:37 pm



A duet.
All comments appreciated.

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Re: Lawler - A Walk in the Woods, Sketch 17 - video

Post by Dirck Nagy » Tue May 21, 2019 12:07 am

Hi Lawler
Thanks for posting! I thought the drone / pedal point seemed an effective way to illustrate what seems to be the old, the aged, perhaps timelessness or even eternal quality of the wood...? Ambiguous tonality is your meandering walk...? With an occasional reconciliation into minor?

At ~2:25 is there rubato or a meter change? Seeing it live would make it more obvious, i guess.

So, I'm really curious about this: Since your piece is multimedia, what is your "ideal" performance venue for this? I mean ideally, should it be seen on a large video screen? or on a stage backdrop behind a live performance? or is a computer screen the end goal and finished product? Or is this a musical piece alone; the video mostly extraneous and only there because it makes youtube more interesting? I can see all these being valid.

cheers!
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Re: Lawler - A Walk in the Woods, Sketch 17 - video

Post by Lawler » Tue May 21, 2019 10:21 pm

Dirck Nagy wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 12:07 am
...I thought the drone / pedal point seemed an effective way to illustrate what seems to be the old, the aged, perhaps timelessness or even eternal quality of the wood...? Ambiguous tonality is your meandering walk...? With an occasional reconciliation into minor?

At ~2:25 is there rubato or a meter change? Seeing it live would make it more obvious, i guess.

So, I'm really curious about this: Since your piece is multimedia, what is your "ideal" performance venue for this? I mean ideally, should it be seen on a large video screen? or on a stage backdrop behind a live performance? or is a computer screen the end goal and finished product? Or is this a musical piece alone; the video mostly extraneous and only there because it makes youtube more interesting? I can see all these being valid.
Thanks, Dirck, for your comments. That low D pedal does remind me of some of the ideas you mentioned. The tonal aspects (D minor in the upper voice and arpeggiated chromatic chords underneath) were planned to keep the direction unpredictable, harmonies settling on consonances at a certain phrase endings. And there was a brief meter change or two.

Re the multimedia aspect, the music was done without expecting visuals to be added, then later combined as a collaboration experiment. I think the ideal environment for playback is a high res desktop monitor combined with a high quality stereo system.

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Re: Lawler - A Walk in the Woods, Sketch 17 - video

Post by Lovemyguitar » Wed May 22, 2019 4:36 am

I very much enjoyed the music -- thank you for sharing another wonderful duet!

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Re: Lawler - A Walk in the Woods, Sketch 17 - video

Post by MBemmels » Wed May 22, 2019 3:45 pm

Wonderful duet, thanks for sharing! The musical language reminded me of the Assad brothers for some reason. Mellow, but kind of mysterious sounding harmonies, and interesting rhythms in the melody. Great work!
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Re: Lawler - A Walk in the Woods, Sketch 17 - video

Post by Lawler » Thu May 23, 2019 3:44 am

Lovemyguitar wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 4:36 am
I very much enjoyed the music -- thank you for sharing another wonderful duet!
Thank you, Lovemyguitar. Best to you.

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Re: Lawler - A Walk in the Woods, Sketch 17 - video

Post by Lawler » Thu May 23, 2019 3:47 am

MBemmels wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 3:45 pm
Wonderful duet, thanks for sharing! The musical language reminded me of the Assad brothers for some reason. Mellow, but kind of mysterious sounding harmonies, and interesting rhythms in the melody. Great work!
Thank you for that generous comparison and sensitive description, Mr. Bemmels.

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Re: Lawler - A Walk in the Woods, Sketch 17 - Duo Video

Post by FellowPlayer » Fri May 24, 2019 1:29 am

Just sheer joy. Great work, my friend!

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Re: Lawler - A Walk in the Woods, Sketch 17 - Duo Video

Post by Lawler » Mon May 27, 2019 5:26 pm

FellowPlayer wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 1:29 am
Just sheer joy. Great work, my friend!
Thanks, FP.

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Re: Lawler - A Walk in the Woods, Sketch 17 - Duo Video

Post by sniggl » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:27 am

I love walking in the woods! :D
I enjoyed your video very much!
:bravo: :merci:
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Re: Lawler - A Walk in the Woods, Sketch 17 - Duo Video

Post by Lawler » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:07 pm

sniggl wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:27 am
I love walking in the woods! :D
I enjoyed your video very much!
:bravo: :merci:
Glad you like it, sniggl. Cheers.

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Re: Lawler - A Walk in the Woods, Sketch 17 - Duo Video

Post by Reza Chitsaz » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:33 pm

:casque: :merci: Very nice work, the title is very suitable, I enjoy the tender piece and go with you over the soft forest floor.
Best regards, Reza
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Re: Lawler - A Walk in the Woods, Sketch 17 - Duo Video

Post by Lawler » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:31 pm

Reza Chitsaz wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:33 pm
:casque: :merci: Very nice work, the title is very suitable, I enjoy the tender piece and go with you over the soft forest floor.
Best regards, Reza
Thanks very much, Reza.

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