Trying to Sleep

2 parts3 pages01:576 years ago1,034 views
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/tpenguinltg/trying-to-sleep
MP3: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/sh/9yykxzcyy63ft87/Ndkj4Dpjz2/Trying%20to%20Sleep/tPenguinLTG%20-%20Trying%20To%20Sleep.mp3
OGG: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/sh/9yykxzcyy63ft87/SwAvtWDtEY/Trying%20to%20Sleep/tPenguinLTG%20-%20Trying%20To%20Sleep.ogg
FLAC: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/sh/9yykxzcyy63ft87/y-C5I0Ek1M/Trying%20to%20Sleep/tPenguinLTG%20-%20Trying%20to%20Sleep.flac

This is what happens when you're up all night playing around with your keyboard/piano.

Apparently, you can only have one dynamic at a time for both parts in a single grand staff, so I had to separate them into two staves.

UPDATE 2013-09-22: I've created Movement II: "Dreaming"
http://musescore.com/tpenguinltg_01/dreaming
UPDATE 2014-03-18: Movement III: "Spaced Out"
http://musescore.com/tpenguinltg_02/spaced-out

Goodbye, Windows Classic

14 parts7 pages01:206 years ago5,370 views
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/tpenguinltg/goodbye-windows-classic
MP3: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/sh/9yykxzcyy63ft87/FwZHKpcXW0/Goodbye%20Windows%20Classic/tPenguinLTG%20-%20Goodbye%2C%20Windows%20Classic.mp3
OGG: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/sh/9yykxzcyy63ft87/piXDvGobMp/Goodbye%20Windows%20Classic/tPenguinLTG%20-%20Goodbye%2C%20Windows%20Classic.ogg
FLAC: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/sh/9yykxzcyy63ft87/yqLzNW-ey6/Goodbye%20Windows%20Classic/tPenguinLTG%20-%20Goodbye%2C%20Windows%20Classic.flac

This was an assignment completed Nov. 2012.
Apart from the names, this is how I submitted it.

The inspiration for this piece came quite interestingly.
I was writing up an email rant about M$ taking out Windows Classic in Win8.
I pressed "Send", and I suddenly came up with a melody and chord structure.
I went to my keyboard to write it down.
I guess some of the best things are made in emotion, aren't they?

After a week or two, some lyrics came to me:
"Goodbye, Windows Classic,
So long my good friend
I've switched to you in all my years
But this is where it ends
"Oh, why, oh Microsoft,
Did you have to let go
In Windows 8 for Modern UI,
I will never know"

Or something like that. It's very rough.

Here's a challenge: can you find all the hidden Windows startup/shutdown sounds?
If I remember correctly, I hid six.
I'll post the answers in a week or two.

Bonus: Listen to it in a better soundfont, complete with "rolls":
https://dl.dropbox.com/sh/9yykxzcyy63ft87/dyjJ_kM2JH/goodbye_winClassic.mp3

Update:
Pekky wrote me a complete set of lyrics.
I returned the favour and composed some music for her poem, "I Don't Know":
http://musescore.com/tpenguinltg_01/i-dont-know

Funny, I was able to convince her to use Windows Classic for a while by making her a theme, but unfortunately, she switched back to Aero after I gave her the Aero version of the theme.

Full lyrics by Pekky:

Goodbye, Windows Classic,
So long my good friend
I've switched to you in all my years
But this is where it ends

Oh, why, oh Microsoft,
Did you have to let go
In Windows 8 for Modern UI,
I will never know

Goodbye, Windows Classic
You were simple in design
Although some say that you were plain
To me you always to shined

Oh, why, oh Microsoft,
Did you start an 'upgrade'?
I do not need these fancy frames
In fact, I feel betrayed

Goodbye, Windows Classic,
I've always liked your speed
But fast you were, so fast, you left,
Me in desperate need

Oh, why, oh Microsoft,
Did you switch your interface?
It's only optimal for touch screens
I'm tired of Moore's pace

Oh, why, oh Microsoft,
Do I still think of you now?
I should done my angry phase
But I just don't know how

... o_O?

1 part1 page00:126 years ago738 views
My Halloween costume for 2012.
Keep in mind that I could have made it worse.

4.3833'

1 part1 page04:336 years ago897 views
That is no error you see: those are all rests.
I had to add a note at the end (invisible) so that MuseScore would render the whole thing.

This is my composition, inspired by 4'33" by John Cage.
A good article about 4'33" can be found at
http://solomonsmusic.net/4min33se.htm

Whereas 4'33" simply had empty bars, 4.3833' has a more complex structure with time signature changes, tempo shifts, and a key signature.

4'33" and 4.3833' are both examples of chance music.
In chance music, the music is not produced by the performer, but by the sounds around you.
Each time you listen to it will be different.

Enjoy!


EDIT: Originally, I intended the title to be 4'33" in minutes. Due to some calculation error, I got 4.3833 instead of 4.55.
Oh well. Think of it like the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy: "A Trilogy in Five (Six) Parts"