[LAU] [Music] Synthetic Air on a B-Thing

Will Godfrey willgodfrey at musically.me.uk
Thu Oct 13 12:48:43 CEST 2022

On Wed, 12 Oct 2022 11:14:42 +0200
Fons Adriaensen <fons at linuxaudio.org> wrote:

>On Tue, Oct 11, 2022 at 11:49:08PM +0200, David Kastrup wrote:
>> Let me quote (I just love how Bach or his copyist smears down the whole
>> 4-staff air by squeezing it on a page after ending an 11-staff
>> movement).
>:-) the paper must have been expensive...
>Thanks for the file !
>> Well, there is no reason not to try out artistic choices suggested by
>> your particular instrument. 
>I agree. And I certainly don't want to discourage you.
>Every synth player should have a go at some 'Switched on'. If only
>to discover that it's not as easy as it may sound. At least not if
>you want something approaching the quality of Wendy Carlos' work.
>Been there myself... 
>IMHO for this piece, sliding the upward larger intervals results
>in something that sounds overly sentimental, and that really kills
>the serenity the 'Air' normally has. 

I'm inclined to agree here. Portamento has to be used very sparingly otherwise,
apart from anything else, it sounds like you're trivialising it.
Having said that, kudos for having a crack at this - not something I'd try!

Will J Godfrey {apparently now an 'elderly'}
Say you have a poem and I have a tune.
Exchange them and we can both have a poem, a tune, and a song.

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