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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Putting Ideas Together IV

Our selection today...
is the extensive psychedelic experimentation Voyage 34: The Complete Trip, by British psychedelic prog gods Porcupine Tree. Please keep your arms and legs inside the blog.

Photograph by Fabian Oefner. © the artist.

Voyage 34: The Complete Trip © Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree, Delerium Records.

"It has been said that those who juxtapose a musical experience are unable to superimpose or perform phrases, at least not collaboratively, but I fundamentally disagree. My goal, in essence, is to create musical awarenesses. My work is primarily concerned with rational sound. 

All composers should explore a variety of fanfares, and (if this abandons sonic fundamentals), proceed to mix electronically until the best result is achieved. The semi-artistic consequences of composing polyphonies enables the use of a single resonance amongst many orchestral spaces. 

I have always been fascinated by the time-signature of solos, which has led me to integrate the use of 'solo-leitmotif' and spatial collaborations alongside examining the boundaries between gestures and hemiolas."--The Contemporary Classical Composer's Bullshit Generator.

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