My first choir piece KONE (Machine) was performed a few days ago. But actually it’s a piece for choir and tracker software (Renoise). Check it out! http://areena.yle.fi/tv/1885763
Waking up - warming up - ready.
A robot works, a machine produces, it doesn’t get tired, it never stops.
It’s mechanic and totally different - a soul of a machine.
It will free us - without our permission.
Solo: It paints, it sings, it’s made by us, to replace us.
Choir: Slowing down, stopping -
Solo: A man should not -
Choir: sing like a machine.
A robot works, a machine produces, it doesn’t get tired, it never stops. Machine sings.
Glad you like it! Composing of the music took just a few days, but I spent a lot more time on the theme and lyrics. The tracker video that is projected on the choir is actually a screen capture of Schism Tracker playing the same song with a very low tempo.
Well, I first did the tracker part with Schism Tracker, to really get the retro instrument on the stage. But the sound was just too harsh. So with Renoise’s filters, reverb and compressors I could make it more organic, but still maintain the clear retro feel.