Etude

by Har$

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    The digital download includes a pdf e-book with an introductory text, the full BASIC program of ETUDE, and the 52 scores that are the virtual listener's interpretation of the 'etudes'.
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1.
etude 01 02:24
2.
etude 02 02:49
3.
etude 03 02:26
4.
etude 04 02:20
5.
etude 05 02:33
6.
etude 06 02:30
7.
etude 07 02:23
8.
etude 08 02:28
9.
etude 09 02:31
10.
etude 10 02:35
11.
etude 11 02:15
12.
etude 12 02:26
13.
etude 13 02:33
14.
etude 14 02:18
15.
etude 15 02:22
16.
etude 16 02:30
17.
etude 17 02:13
18.
etude 18 02:34
19.
etude 19 02:23
20.
etude 20 02:24
21.
etude 21 02:31
22.
etude 22 02:22
23.
etude 23 02:29
24.
etude 24 02:22
25.
etude 25 02:51
26.
etude 26 02:34
27.
etude 27 02:21
28.
etude 28 02:25
29.
etude 29 02:26
30.
etude 30 02:14
31.
etude 31 02:24
32.
etude 32 02:25
33.
etude 33 02:21
34.
etude 34 02:22
35.
etude 35 02:26
36.
etude 36 02:24
37.
etude 37 02:34
38.
etude 38 02:23
39.
etude 39 02:13
40.
etude 40 02:29
41.
etude 41 02:38
42.
etude 42 02:28
43.
etude 43 02:52
44.
etude 44 02:29
45.
etude 45 02:09
46.
etude 46 02:42
47.
etude 47 02:35
48.
etude 48 02:36
49.
etude 49 02:30
50.
etude 50 02:21
51.
etude 51 02:23
52.
etude 52 02:42

about

ETUDE was the name of short BASIC sound program that I wrote thirty four years ago, in 1985, for the Commodore 64 home computer. Every run of ETUDE composes an 'etude', a pseudo-lawless lawful tune, with a fixed, strictly circumscribed form: each etude consists in fifty one successive triads (colored notes), in a 'free' rhythm and in a 40 step, slightly wavering, harmonic scale that ranges from ∼155 Hz (about D#_3) to ∼760 Hz (halfway between F#_5 and G_5).

All of the 52 tracks on this album combine an etude —for these particular recordings emulated on a MacBook Pro— with a rendition of the way in which each tune was 'heard' and then interpreted as a melody in our standard western equally tempered scale by an artificial, a virtual, listener, in casu the music notation software ScoreCloud, of Swedish 'music intelligence' company Doremir.

The cover's background illustration is by Jochem Hartz, from the storyboard for a short movie called "Commodore", shot in 1999, but never edited.

For more details and information, read: chiptunes.soundblog.net

[[The digital download includes a pdf e-book with an introductory text, the full BASIC program of ETUDE, and the 52 scores that are the virtual listener's interpretation of the 'etudes'.]]

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released May 27, 2019

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