This track is inspired by this week’s Junto project (In Sea), Terry Riley’s “In C” piece (youtu.be/yNi0bukYRnA), and the lovely modern programming language, C.
I narrated the archetypal ‘hello world’ program, on page 6 of the classic 1978 Kernighan & Ritchie book “The C Programming Language”.
Yes, including stdio.h as a preprocessor directive wasn’t required in K&R C - printf was an implicit prototype. And yes, the return 0; to exit the program is implicit too. But, this correct program will compile and run with no warnings in any ANSI C compiler.
I layered members of my family saying “Hello World”, and various sea and ocean noises, in keeping with the Junto brief. I did use two Synth patches, presets from Arturia V Collection, both having ‘ocean’ in their name.
And yes, I took a leaf straight from Terry Riley’s “In C” book - playing a C note at the same tempo as the recording linked above (123 bpm), undulating in its octave, and in its velocity, a-la waves on the ocean.
Synths: Matrix12 and CS80 from Arturia V Collection, and the stock Grand Piano from Ableton.
Effects: Glitchmachines FractureXT for a bit of subtle movement in the ocean tracks, and later in the piano track, and two instances of Eventide BlackHole reverb.
Used three instances of the stock M4L LFO to modulate the velocity and octave and reverb send on the piano track.
Hope you enjoy.