Just got mine in Dublin... so that 3 week estimate was slightly off. Its so fucking nice, but I really need to be doing some college work at the moment!
How exciting. That means I might not have to wait much longer for mine. I thought the 3 weeks postage time might be longer than it would actually take considering I've posted packages from London to Australia and they have got there in a week.
Mine arrived today! It's all very exciting and lovely. Though in my brief attempts at playing bits so far I have realised I may not be musically competant enough for this. But just following it through whilst listening to the songs is so interesting and makes you realise the complexity of the music. Also, we should totally try and do a forum collaboration of one of the songs. Between us we must have lots of the instruments covered. The only problem with it is the print is quite small, I know it has too be to fit it all on the page but it does make it a little more difficult to read.
Can't really help you there. The only song I have is Carload of Whatever and it doesn't have a good bitrate. You can buy their (only) full length on The Blue House though. I've been meaning to do that for a year or two, but I've alway had more important things to buy.
I play clarinet, which is a nice niche to hold, + two mics + a tascam + audacity. We CLEARLY have an oboist. Any horn players? Shit, this deserves it's own thread.
Watch out! It seems as though it is about to rush into the darkness where you are sitting and reduce you to a mangled sack of skin, full of crumpled flesh and splintered bones, and destroy this hall and this building, so full of wine, women, music and vice, and transform it into fragments and into dust. But this, too, is merely a train of shadows.
Post by heathenpoet on Mar 7, 2010 17:47:19 GMT -5
Back on topic... I've still not had time to listen to "Heartland" while following the score, but have just been having a bit of a read.
I'm fascinated by the attention to detail with quarter-tones to control the speed of vibrato and glissandi when needed - or conversely instructions which are intentionally aleatoric to allow more chaos. Reminds me of Ligeti's micropolyphony... like, even with the very controlled elements you probably wouldn't get *exactly* what is written, but it creates clouds and clusters <3. I'm a big fan of that, along with rhythmic phasing, like in "The Great Elsewhere"... ah, I love this album.
I might take my score to the Koko gig on the offchance Owen would sign it, but then it risks getting trashed in transit... hrm
I shall marry the miller's son, Pin my hat on some nice piece of property, Friday nights, for a bit of fun, we'll go dancing.