Quendus

Heavy experimentalism, the sort that doesn't always work. Things appear on last.fm before they appear here.

Exercises in Apple-Peeling

A somewhat longer piano improvisation that has occasional melody and hints of structure! It feels a little bit post-impressionist, or maybe expressionist. Sound quality is, as always, bad. Bad bad bad.

[ tags: piano improvisation classical modernist ] [ genres: classical lo fi ] [ info: 9:11 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]

The Yangpu Bridge

Improvised noise. It involved a random wikipedia article and a precarious stack of found objects.

[ tags: noise improvisation ambient dada ] [ genres: noise ambient ] [ info: 5:01 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]

Donazione di Sutri

Improvised noise. It involved random wikipedia articles, ryevitas, a video recorder, and a piano improvisation that sounded like Debussy on sleeping pills.

[ tags: piano noise improvisation dada impressionist ] [ genres: noise improvisation ] [ info: 4:35 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]

Acknowledgements

Mr. Nutsoman sat at the piano and improvised, while I strolled around hitting the piano's keys, boards, and strings with various blunt instruments. Nutsoman is better than me at making improvisations sound normal, and in this case he put a little more effort into improvising an authentic-sounding psalm accompaniment because he was singing the acknowledgements from the ABRSM edition of Bach's 48 in such a style. This means I abused the piano a little less.

[ tags: piano improvisation dada collaboration psalm ] [ genres: improvisation vocal ] [ info: 4:53 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]

Coke

Mr. Nutsoman sat at the piano and improvised, while I strolled around hitting the piano's keys, boards, and strings with various blunt instruments. This one is a little slower than "The Insidious Lime". Nutsoman is better than me at making improvisations sound normal.

[ tags: piano improvisation dada collaboration ] [ genres: avant garde improvisation ] [ info: 9:02 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]

The Insidious Lime

Mr. Nutsoman sat at the piano and improvised, while I strolled around hitting the piano's keys, boards, and strings with various blunt instruments. Nutsoman is better than me at making improvisations sound normal.

[ tags: piano improvisation dada collaboration ] [ genres: avant garde improvisation ] [ info: 11:49 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]

Anti-Art II

I spent about 30 seconds deciding how I would go about playing this piece, then played it. The idea was to ignore both conventions and organised rejection of them, which meant that some of them crept back in. A couple of minutes previously I had done a similar 10-second piece, "Anti-Art".

[ tags: piano improvisation short dada ] [ genres: avant garde improvisation ] [ info: 0:34 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]

Anti-Art

I spent about 10 seconds deciding how I would go about playing this piece, then played it. The idea was to ignore both conventions and organised rejection of them, which meant that some of them crept back in.

[ tags: piano improvisation short dada ] [ genres: avant garde improvisation ] [ info: 0:12 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]

cat /dev/hdd3 > /dev/audio

I typed the linux command of the title into my computer and recorded the result. /dev/hdd3 in this case was a rather large swap partition, and produced somewhat more interesting results including repetition and development of themes. And guitar solos!

[ tags: minimal noise electronic experimental linux ] [ genres: experimental undefinable ] [ info: 42:16 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]

cat /dev/hda > /dev/audio

I typed the linux command of the title into my computer and recorded the result. /dev/hda in this case was a somewhat aged NTFS partition.

[ tags: minimal noise electronic experimental linux ] [ genres: experimental noise ] [ info: 12:24 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]

Maybe

Post-romantic sonata-form MIDI with a reasonable-sounding piano and a violin section standing in for the solo violin that should have been there. Sheet music exists, somewhere.

[ tags: violin piano midi classical romantic sonata ] [ genres: classical electronic ] [ info: 3:10 mp3 ccbysa2.5 ]

Quendus studied classical piano in his spare time for several years, got pretty good at it, and accidentally discovered what Dadaism was in a library. From there, it was a downward spiral via AS-level music (which produced Maybe, the only half-normal-sounding piece he's written) into avant-post-sillyness.


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