disc two track twelve - 0:53
amplitude time line and
what's going on:
Although this piece is short, it is quite
detailed. It may be seen as many different events, but assembled
into 5 main events separated by short silences. The first can
be seen to come in around :07 and continues until :18. It is a
melodic narrative, carried by different sources and manipulations.
Beginning with an abrupt scratch, topped with a snappy reverberated
drum sling hit (first full line), followed by a clap (2nd), into high pitch light
noize sounds (further right clouds)
that carry a few notes and drop off into the base sound, which
is the natural resolution of the notes. This waddling muted or
compressed bassy sound is sustained for about 7 seconds, crosses
channels, and then is cut out short by a woody clog hit sound
(full line at :18).
There is then a couple seconds of silence and the second short
event begins and ends in two seconds, consisting of 3 parts.
The first is a single note, perhaps by a muffled piano, with the
foot peddle creating an airy bottom base note, and resembles a small block.
This is followed by 3 notes descending, chimy and wind-up-toy
type sounding, (little globs), and the next line at :21 is a short vocal sounding
thick sample note
Event three, between :23 and :26 has four dominant sounds: a base
note and melody, under a rising and falling violin type streak,
intermixed with a crossing and jolted segment of an outdoor parade/carnival
area, with crowd sounds and a train bell dinging. The next event
around :27 begins with low humming tone, mostly in the left ear, regarding a
cylinder. Around :31, the scratching sound that begins
the piece returns in the right ear, intensifies and speeds itself
up into flapping sounds and distortion. At :32 the left ear is
quiet except for some soft ticking sounds, and then the scratches
are picked up as well around :35. The rest of this event, save
for two short notes at the end that match the beginning tone's
source, is the expression of this scratchy sound, not at all times
continuous, inducing high pitch formant type bits and distortion. As you can
see, though the scratches begin in the right ear, the left takes them louder
and more constant,
while ambient sound dominates the right channel. Following that event is a good
4 seconds of silence, and then the final event around :58. Beginning with a short
straight into a wood hit with heavy reverb, which is released
into a point of total fractional distortion, followed by a tiny
silence. Then a high pitch ringing sound rises, beginning differently
in each ear, and ends with an ambiguous dash. From which remains
a drawn out descending muffled encased base note... which end
the piece in fade.
* The right channel
is the left column, the left channel is the right
* Purple is silent. The lighter the
blue, the louder the amplitude. The further to the right, the
higher the frequency.
* Center line is O db, the more extended the
the louder the the sound.
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