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Discussion in 'Microphones & Recording' started by aracu, Nov 18, 2005.

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  1. aracu

    aracu Active Member

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    Heard an interesting recording of film music for strings composed by
    Takemitsu, on the Telarc label, played by the l Fiamminghi orchestra
    and conducted by Rudolf Werthen. The music itself is consistantly slow, eerie, and dark, with many silent pauses and a fairly constant volume level in terms of the dynamics. It was recorded in such a
    way as to sound as if it is floating in the middle of nowhere, for lack of a better description, not particularly transparent, the strings sounding thick and coloured, with a huge amount of reverb, creating a dark veil and helping to bring out a vague distant quality. The recording approach is provocative in the sense that it could easily destroy a different genre of music, but creates a special acoustic environment for a particular context.
     

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