So, I’ll go ahead and explain my idea for a prompt. I was going to give myself a little more time to make this clear but you’re putting me on the spot.
I’d like to see if we can explore more tonal/melodic/harmonic variety in LCRP. The last two releases have had excellent examples of creative use of rhythm and timbre. New Noise had a few tracks that made excellent use of @ioflow’s beautiful melodic piano riff. But largely, we seem to avoid melodic content even though every person submits a melodic sample.
I was talking about this with @ikjoyce and @bellyfullofstars in the @disquiet slack and @ikjoyce had the suggestion of exploring canons with a ground bass line. The ground bass provides a repeating loop element that a canon plays above.
Here’s an explanation of how it works in Pachelbel’s Canon:
So what I am curious about is whether it might work if one of us suggested a ground bass phrase that everyone explored via canon in their melodic samples?
Is this getting too “western music” or does this sound interesting to folks? Does it sound like an interesting challenge or a tedious chore? How’s it hitting you?