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Offline lostinidlewonder

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Sorabji Opus Clavicembalisticum - Fantasia
« on: January 20, 2009, 05:22:06 AM »
Here is a midi I made several years ago when I studied this movement of the OC (since no good recordings existed and I wanted to hear what it sounded like). Some errors not that anyone without the score would notice ;) This is one of my favorite parts of the OC. I find it enjoyable to watch notes play across the screen on a MIDI especially for more complicated stuff.
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Re: Sorabji Opus Clavicembalisticum - Fantasia
«Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009, 06:37:03 AM »
That actually sounded kinda cool :­D

I took the liberty to resample your midi to make it more pleasant to listen to.

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Re: Sorabji Opus Clavicembalisticum - Fantasia
«Reply #2 on: January 20, 2009, 06:43:05 AM »
Hey thanks for that sounds very neat although a bit different ;) ! To accent notes I put 2 notes in the same position, it causes a louder sound in the midi. The sample seems to make these note staccato in places for some reason.
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Re: Sorabji Opus Clavicembalisticum - Fantasia
«Reply #3 on: January 20, 2009, 08:05:04 AM »
That can be avoided by placing the two notes in a different MIDI channels, but with actual samples theres not much need for the extra notes.

Oh, and cool MIDI.  :)

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Re: Sorabji Opus Clavicembalisticum - Fantasia
«Reply #4 on: January 20, 2009, 12:38:10 PM »
As many of us here know, Jonathan Powell's long-awaited recording of OC has yet to be made and, just for the record, I should therefore point out here (for the benefit of those interested) that it will be delayed somewhat by the fact that a new corrected typeset edition of the score will first be prepared (by Simon Abrahams, who has already edited other Sorabji works, principally the one which almost immediately precedes it, the Fourth Piano Sonata) and this will itself obviously occupy no small amount of editorial time; the source material used will include copies of the autograph ms., the proofs for publication and the composer's heavily annotated (by hand) "working copy" of the publication. This is a task well worth accomplishing, although it is, of course, a pity that it will inevitably mean that we will all have a considerably longer wait than we otherwise would for Jonathan's recording of the piece. As no small compensation in the meantime, however, Jonathan plans to begin scheduling performances of Sorabji's 27-movement Sequentia Cyclica, the first 13 of whose movements he premièred in London last month; I have little doubt that he will get to record this work before he records OC, but since Sorabji considered it (rightly, I think) to be one of his best, we have much to which to look forward.

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Re: Sorabji Opus Clavicembalisticum - Fantasia
«Reply #5 on: February 02, 2010, 12:55:37 AM »
OC is great ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Sorabji Opus Clavicembalisticum - Fantasia
«Reply #6 on: February 13, 2010, 08:33:34 PM »
Just for sure, you did not really meant you have played this midi with your fingers. You know yourself that this is just a totally unformed sequence of the notated pitches and tonelength.
As such it might be a nice work, since if you scanned it with smartscore, there were presumably still some corrections to do to get a midi like that.
But If you pretend, you might programm also all musical necessary refinements than I would say Ok go on and give us an example of your midiprogramming skills.
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Re: Sorabji Opus Clavicembalisticum - Fantasia
«Reply #7 on: February 13, 2010, 10:44:38 PM »
fahl5 unlike you I don't try to pretend that I played this midi with my my own fingers. This is sequenced and I clicked in every individual note, pretty much what you do too but you wont admit it. If you would like to listen to midi recorded by real fingers please listen to my improvisations. http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php/topic,9533.0.html
In this post you can see I admit I play these with my real fingers on real keys and I have fully explained how I did it, unlike yourself.

I don't see how my midi is uninformed because I reinforce certain lines which are of failure of being heard if you do not.
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Re: Sorabji Opus Clavicembalisticum - Fantasia
«Reply #8 on: February 14, 2010, 12:00:10 AM »
fahl5 unlike you I don't try to pretend that I played this midi with my my own fingers. This is sequenced and I clicked in every individual note, pretty much what you do too but you wont admit it. If you would like to listen to midi recorded by real fingers please listen to my improvisations. http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php/topic,9533.0.html
In this post you can see I admit I play these with my real fingers on real keys and I have fully explained how I did it, unlike yourself.

I don't see how my midi is uninformed because I reinforce certain lines which are of failure of being heard if you do not.
OK I saw now, this was a language mistake on my side, since I dont knew the meaning of "bar sorabji" as you used it. But nevertheless. My posting was not at all meant as spamming, but just outlines the strength of your scanned sorbji and the work which waits to be done, which means to make the pure sequence speak musically.
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