[LAU] [Music] The queen's fugue

Jeanette C. julien at mail.upb.de
Wed Nov 3 07:51:30 CET 2021

Nov 3 2021, Brandon Hale has written:

> I love fugues. I really think it is interesting that the fugue has 
> slight tempo variations. Is that written in your fugue's main subject?
No, I just wrote a tempo curve afterwards, going with my intuition for
drama. :)
> 2:13 has some interesting stereo phasing too which I thought was really 
> cool. What was that?
It's the Calf stereo phaser. I love that phaser a lot, but have rarely
used it in such an obvious way. I did use it in the same way and after
the same accelerando in "The queen is dead", just before the grand
> Thanks for sharing this, fugues rock really hard.
Thanks, Brandon!

Best wishes,

> Brandon Hale
> On 10/31/21 09:37, Jeanette C. wrote:
>> Hey hey,
>> this is a three (or four?) part fugue, which I wrote for synthesizers:
>> https://youtu.be/cIF0JocnaDA
>> OGG version:
>> https://www.dropbox.com/s/2kz8sb873rwsl3a/queens_fugue.ogg
>> It is a proper expansion of the "fughetta" inside "The queen is dead":
>> https://youtu.be/otTwVsenZ0I
>> This time I did not use the samples supplied by Loopop for his "Mega 
>> contest", but my own hardware synthesizers. The main voice is the 
>> Waldorf Microwave Xt, a hommage to the Waldorf M (wavetable 
>> synthesizer) sound used in the original piece. The rest is all 
>> analogue, exploring both east and west coast synthesis.
>> Again, there is a lot of automation inside the DAW to make the piece 
>> come alive.
>> The fourth voice is introduced towards the second half of the piece 
>> and is actually a variation on the leading motif shifted somewhat in 
>> time. I think this is called closed voicing, though I may be mistaken. :)
>> I hope you enjoy it, whichever techniques or instruments are involved.
>> Best wishes,
>> Jeanette
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