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In Appreciation of Michael Peters

Nice stuff there.  And your written descriptions are very inviting.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Peters" <mp@mpeters.de>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Friday, December 03, 2004 2:24 PM

> > programmable constrained random deviations from each parameters
> setting
> maybe some people have heard my Stretched Landscape CD. (There is an
> at http://www.soundclick.com/bands/4/michaelpetersmusic.htm). The main
> ingredient of this 1-hour piece is piano chords, recorded 1986 in an
> abandoned church in Kingston on a cheap cassette recorder, and then three
> years ago fed into Granulab, a free granular synthesis software for
> My starting idea was to take these chords each of which lasts for just 
> or three seconds, and make them veeeerrryyy long. While trying to achieve
> that with granular synthesis I discovered that when doing it straight, it
> tends to sound cold and artificial, but when I added a tiny bit of random
> for the grain length and pitch, the results were shimmering golden clouds
> sound that came rolling like thunder over hills, or like the sound of 
> distant church bells, or a distant plane, listened to from the top of a
> hill, with miles of air and wind moving volume and pitch around in a
> and very organic way.
> -Michael
> www.michaelpeters.de