melton.granular.01 and melton.granular.02
I have released two collections of ambient, freeform and microsound compositions:
melton.granular.01 and melton.granular.02 collect my recent work in microsound-scapes, featuring granular and pulsar synthesis, freeform rhythms and tone colors. Tracks can also be streamed on my Soundcloud page.
All sounds were created with Density GS and Pulsaret instruments (both the standalone apps and Max for Live versions). Arrangement, mixing and mastering was done with Ableton Suite. Processing effects were limited to resonant filters, grain delay, reverb and EQ.
Concepts & Aesthetics
Taking John Cage’s statement “There is no noise, only sound” as a starting point, these compositions explore the hinterlands of microsound particles and drones, non-sequenced rhythms and the diversity of organic and synthetic timbres. Rather than be static, each piece evolves with components that swell and recede, resonate, percolate, pulsate, shimmer, flutter, meander and migrate. Sample sources include: strings; flute; toy piano, bells and cymbals; vinyl records; elementary sound waveforms.
- Angularity v.01 – 04m00s
- The Chymist v.01 – 23m31s
- Coronal Mass v.01 – 09m14s
- Dressmaker v.01 – 03m44s
- Tetrad v.01, pt.2 – 09m16s
- A Froward Mass v.01 – 24m26s
- Penumbra v.01 – 06m07s
- Promises v.02 – 12m38s