Improvisation¬†#110¬†for Prophet ’08 and Poly Evolver

This piece consists of three patches – a string sound on the Prophet ’08 and a choir sound on the Poly Evolver followed by a string sound. The last few minutes consist of string patches on both instruments played at the same time. My musical objective was to use the patches simultaneously, not merely by doubling the chord progressions on each instrument, but by weaving independent parts in an almost contrapuntal way. This adds harmonic variety to even ordinary chord progressions.

Autumn has just peaked in southern New England, and the dark and dreary days of November are only weeks way. I love this latter part of the season when the leaf-peepers have returned to their city cubicles, leaving the woods to those who love solitude and silence. It’s the perfect time of year for uninterrupted walking and thinking.

DSI Prophet ’08 Keyboard
DSI Prophet ’08 Module
DSI Poly Evolver Keyboard
DSI Poly Evolver Rack

Prophet ’08 Module
Hammond XPK 200L Pedalboard

Reverb from Lexicon MX300

Performed live and recorded directly to a Tascam DR-100 MKIII Linear PCM Recorder.

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