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EZ Listening

Easy listening, not quite elevator muzak but a style of modern jazz you might have heard on The Weather Channel. Think Vince Guaraldi and the Linus and Lucy theme. I like composing this type of music because it is accessible and it usually makes people feel good for some reason. I also use it as a springboard for additional orchestrations and theme variations, which are included here. The final piece in each grouping is the solo piano composition that served as the basis for the entire set.

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Myrtle 01

Forsythia 01

Pachysandra 01

Myrtle

Myrtle

Waltz style, three four time, the sun is out and the top is down on the convertible. Variations on this chord set result in wistful, slightly melancholy material that begins emulate the tone clusters of French impressionists such as Ravel and Debussy.

Myrtle 01

Myrtle 02

Myrtle 03

Myrtle 04

Myrtle 05

Forsythia

Forsythia

A little out there, like the kooky aunt that would visit and polish her nails every night before she hit the town. The variations for this one led to a full fledged three movement orchestral suite in parts three though five.

Forsythia 01

Forsythia 02

Forsythia 03

Forsythia 04

Forsythia 05

Forsythia 06

Pachysandra

Pachysandra

A smoky night club, drinks with chasers and all manner of sad corruption, regret and amnesia about the night before. This is the material for the variations. Nothing ever resolves to anything. It's about as moody and melancholy as it gets.

Pachysandra 01

Pachysandra 02

Pachysandra 03

Pachysandra 04

Pachysandra 05

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You can also investigate my entire back catalogue of wonky techno stuff from the Studio1057 BandCamp page at http://studio1057.bandcamp.com which includes full free downloads.

There is also an experimental project called Magnets that I have been working on and off for a few years at http://soundcloud.com/siebert-tenseven which is the Siebert Tenseven SoundCloud page, le nom de plume de l'oiseau avec une ambiance scandinave allemand!

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This is a download-heavy website that is hosted on a shared server, so there are times when it will not function perfectly. Each file download can be viewed in the horizontal bar included in the media player. Be patient and the files should load correctly. Sometimes it's a good idea to reload the page.

All of the music files are duplicated and available at the Studio1057 SoundCloud page, and all of the videos can be viewed at the Studio1057 YouTube page, however the commentary is not quite as cohesive.