Midsummer Meditation I

I composed this piece in three days, but it took at least a month of practicing before I could record it. The difficulty is that it requires a complete change of body position on the organ bench in the middle of the piece, just before the bass comes in. It’s not hard to play, but it’s a challenge while you’re moving around!

The main patch comes from the Poly Evolver. I’ve named it “CP 70 Piano,” and I hope it will be obvious why. It’s wonderful for solo playing, but the upper third of the keyboard range has such digital aliasing that it’s mostly unusable. The triangle-like and slow PWM patches¬†both come from Prophet ’08s.

The only change in equipment in this piece is that I’ve used a Prophet ’08 Module for the bass, rather than the usual Evolver Desktop. The parameter-rich P’08 panel is so much easier to use than the Evolver’s matrix, and this is especially important for a somewhat elaborate patch, such as the one I’ve used in this piece.¬† The filter is set to slowly open and close by means of an LFO.

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Instrumentation:
DSI Prophet ’08 Keyboard (2)
DSI Prophet ’08 Module (2)
DSI Poly Evolver Keyboard
DSI Poly Evolver Rack

Bass:
DSI Prophet ’08 Module
Hammond XPK 200L Pedalboard

Effects:
Lexicon MX300 for reverb

Performed live and recorded directly to a Tascam CD-RW900 Mk II.

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