Hi! I’m new here so let me take a minute to introduce myself. I’m Paul, and among other things, I’m one of the maintainers on Surge, the open source synthesizer. https://surge-synthesizer.github.io. I’ve done an awful lot of the C++ coding since it has been open sourced (both the DSP and the UI) and have also ported all of Surge to rack.
I’ve been programming and doing various forms of music my whole life, and a friend turned me onto this composition challenge, so I thought what fun, lets get a weekly challenge in the inbox, and see if anything comes out.
The bit that came out for this challenge came out a bit more aggressive than I expected. I started with a whole bunch of modules in vcv rack, mostly the surge oscillators but some other things too, and mixed that into logic where i added some guitar.
The chord I picked was F over a G pedal. I start the piece stating the chord on piano, where I often find it in various compositions, then introducing the actual instrumentation. I instrumented it as a single note in rack on the low G drone, two evolving separate more attack based tones in the F and A, and then just played a super distorted guitar over a set of Cs in a sort of improvised rhythm agains the track. As I noted on soundcloud, I’ve been spending a lot of time lately revisiting (No_Pussyfooting) and there’s one explicit tribute to the record in there.
Anyway here’s the track. Thanks!