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Toxic Dwarf Music playlist (free downloads)


Homepage rebuild

I’ve taken down the toxicdwarf.net homepage and if possible will remap the domain to here until I can rebuild the site. It needs a lot of work doing to it (lots of dead links, reformat the art gallery etc) and i’m not exactly great with html. Alongside that I have a new sound cloud account alongside my older one so many of the links to my tunes on this site are now also dead as I’ve reorganised stuff. I have replaced as many embedded players as possible, but not all tracks are available just yet. I have however put all the tracks into a single playlist so that I can add a player here and update it more easily. I’ll be paying more attention to this blog in the coming months and it should get a bit tidier and i’ll clean out a lot of the posts made for my uni course which are no longer needed. I’ll make the post with sound cloud player a sticky so it’s easy to find, some more posts to come soon regarding my graphic work too, hopefully set up a nice gallery of my artwork here at wordpress. Anyway I hope you like the sights and sounds here and maybe feel inspired to get creative (either through seeing something you like or seeing something that you hate – either way if it inspires you to create then that’s great!)


Playing with Fire

A friend of mine made this video, using one of my tracks. I’m the third fire juggler by the way, there are some nice shots of me fire breathing too. I’m not too great at staff, i’m better with diablo, maybe add a video of some diablo juggling soon. Hope you enjoy.


1st recording of Supercollider Live track

Here is a piece i’m composing, in the Locrian mode, through Supercollider. Please be aware this is a rough draft of the piece, i have loads more work to do before this is finished, but it’s starting to get there. The code is shown below, and then the audio is playable through the embedded player at the bottom, again the actual performance side of this is in very early stages. I have failed at getting the different parts to quantize as i would like, but with more practice i’ll have that sussed soon, this is merely so you can have a listen to the initial ideas, the finished piece should be alot more polished! I have kept the percussion simple to begin with so i can concentrate on the melodic content, and i will be trying to keep it as traditionally orchestral as possible.

(
Pdef(\harps,
(Pbind ( \type, \midi, \midiout, m,\chan, 0,
\scale, [ 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21,]-24,
\octave, Prand([4,5], inf),
\degree, Pseq([ 2,3,6,5,4,7]-1, inf),
\dur, Pseq([12/8,2/8, 2/8], inf),
\db, -3
)
)).quant_(4);
)
(
Pdef(\harp2,
(Pbind ( \type, \midi, \midiout, m,\chan, 0,
\scale, [ 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21,],
\octave, Prand([4,5,], inf),
\degree, Pseq([ 2,\rest,3,\rest,6,\rest,5,\rest,4,\rest,7,\rest,]-1, inf),
\dur, Pseq([3/8,1/8, 2/8, 1/8, 1/8], inf),
\db, -3,
\legato, 2
)
)).quant_(4);
)
(
Pdef(\cello,
(Pbind ( \type, \midi, \midiout, m,\chan, 2,
\scale, [ 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21,]-36,
\degree, Pseq([2,3,6,5,4,7]-1, inf),
\dur, Pseq([24/8,4/8, 4/8], inf),
\db, -3
)
)).quant_(4);
)
(
Pdef(\glock,
(Pbind ( \type, \midi, \midiout, m,\chan, 1,
\scale, [ 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21,]+12,
\octave, Prand([5,6,], inf),
\degree, Pseq([ 2,3,6,5,4,7]-1, inf),
\dur, Pseq([1/8, 2/8, 1/8, 2/8,2/8,], inf),
\db, -3
)
)).quant_(4);
)
(
Pdef(\glock2,
(Pbind ( \type, \midi, \midiout, m,\chan, 1,
\scale, [ 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21,]+12,

\degree, Pseq([ \rest, 2,\rest,3,\rest,6,\rest,5,\rest,4,\rest,7,]-1, inf),
\dur, Pseq([3/8,1/8, 2/8, 1/8, 1/8], inf),
\db, -3,
\legato, 2
)
)).quant_(4);
)

(
Pdef(\timpani,
(Pbind ( \type, \midi, \midiout, m,\chan, 3,
\scale, [ 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21,]-24,
\degree, 1,
\dur, 4,
\db, -3
)
)).quant_(4);
)
(
Pdef(\kit,
(Pbind ( \type, \midi, \midiout, m,\chan, 4,
\midinote, 55,
\dur, 8,
\db, -3
)
)).quant_(4);
)
(
Pdef(\kit1,
(Pbind ( \type, \midi, \midiout, m,\chan, 5,
\midinote, Pseq([36,\rest,\rest,],inf),
\dur, 1/2,
\db, -3
)
)).quant_(4);
)

(
Pdef(\break,
(Pbind ( \type, \midi, \midiout, m,\chan, 7,
\midinote, Pseq([36,\rest,37,\rest,\rest,36,37,\rest,], inf),
\dur, 1/4,
\db, -3
)
)).quant_(4);
)
(
Pdef(\percfx,
(Pbind ( \type, \midi, \midiout, m,\chan, 8,
\midinote, Pseq([41,47,\rest,45,\rest,51,\rest,55,], inf),
\dur, 1/2,
\db, -3
)
)).quant_(4);
)

Pdef(\harps).play;
Pdef(\harp2).play;
Pdef(\cello).play;
Pdef(\glock).play;
Pdef(\glock2).play;
Pdef(\timpani).play;
Pdef(\kit).play;
Pdef(\kit1).play;
Pdef(\break).play;
Pdef(\percfx).play;

Pdef(\harps).stop;
Pdef(\harp2).stop;
Pdef(\cello).stop;
Pdef(\glock).stop;
Pdef(\glock2).stop;
Pdef(\timpani).stop;
Pdef(\kit).stop;
Pdef(\kit1).stop;
Pdef(\break).stop;
Pdef(\percfx).stop;


My previous work.

People have been asking what kind of music i write, well here’s an example of some of my favourite of my previous tracks. More recent tracks are available to stream at www.myspace.com/toxicdwarf (Scroll down and on the left should be some embbeded players for my RealWorldRemixed tracks aswell)

Eve of War (Jeff Wayne – War of the Worlds) – Toxic Remould. Inspired by Isoa Tomita (You have to check out his version of Holst’s ‘The Planets’) i simply used MIDI data to add my own twist to this classic.

Tides Of Mind (a piece i wrote a while ago using Propellorheads Reason)

Fungdungle (a piece i wrote a while ago using Propellorheads Reason)


Musique Concrete

Inspired by the (accidental) discovery of my Macs built in microphone, and our lectures on Luigi Russolo and John Cage, i have composed my own piece of Musique Concrete. Here’s ‘Headscape’ –

I had great fun recording all manner of noises for this, from rattling my bracelets, to the flick of a lighter (10 points to anyone who can identify the lighter in the track). I really like the reverb that seems to be present on all the recordings i made (although i have added some different reverb settings to several channels). However i want to get a usb soundcard and nice mic so i can get cleaner recordings.
I am working on another piece in the same style and will be uploading soon. Hope you enjoy this one!