Gimme Some Wrist (disquiet0539) by Melania Beta
My wrist was hurting as a result of poor sleeping position choices – hence the title. Every sound here originated with either my breath or the wind and no wrists were harmed during the making of this musical number.
Recorded, mixed & mastered 28 Apr 2022 by Jim Lemanowicz at Blissville Electro-Magnetic Laboratories of Massapequa.
©2022 Jim Lemanowicz
This original version of “Gimme Some Wrist” was submitted as part of Disquiet Junto Project 0539: Control Breath. Let your slow breathing guide a piece of music.
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Process notes –
For this I used
– four tracks of my breath, recorded mostly in bed or otherwise around the apartment and into an iPhone 12 Pro – all sorts of permutations – slow, moans, nostril whistles, quiet, walking past the fridge, opening a beer bottle
– one track of some high 30 mph winds outside
– all five tracks were slowed down at least by 10-50%
– all five tracks were quantized into the C Pelog Tembung scale
– all five tracks were converted/doubled to MIDI via Ableton Live
– Propellerhead Reason Cello
– Propellerhead Reason Viola
– NI Kontakt Kinetic Metal
– NI Kontakt The Giant (piano)
– an Ableton jazz drum kit, which also included some random velocity
– I subsequently converted/doubled the drum track to an Ableton Collison patch named “Detuned Lark” for the bass, this included some note randomization
– I then used some volume or effect automation to let each of the ten parts keep out of each other’s way, kinda
– in the end, I mastered via Ozone Elements a few times and chose the second master as the most dynamic