Names are important. Names are like nice-looking packages that might or might not correspond to their labels.
I think we should all ask ourselves “Am I being sold the wrong package here? What actually lies inside of it?”
“Sextant” is an original composition for piano, double bass, timpani, and percussions. I wrote it on June 23 and 24, 2021.
The essence of the piece is given by the ostinato on bass, coupled with a reassembling of piano “blocks” of a partitioned leading theme, which cyclically repeats itself.
Such a series of 7/8 music quantums is followed by a second theme, in 6/8. Said theme is first played by piano and percussions; then, again, slightly variated, by contrabass, piano, and percussions.
Then, the first theme enters again, with a new reassembling, which then drives the track to its conclusion.
“Sextant” is available on #Bandcamp, here:
A video is available on youtube, here:
The video features pictures that I took at the St. Hubert's Galleries in Brussels and at the Hortus Botanicus Lovaniensis (the Botanical Garden of Leuven), Belgium.
More information and pictures are available on my Noblogo, here:
If you like this music, and if you would like to support me, then follow me on Bandcamp or download my compositions from it.
Music and pictures by and © Eidon — All rights reserved.
Photo by: Rainer Hungershausen [Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License]
Vi.Be is a Belgian platform that supports local composers and bands. I also have a page there. A short self-introduction and a selection of tracks and videos is available.
Photo by: Jean-Guy Dallaire [Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License]
"Iyashi (癒し) means healing, and the term "iyashikei" refers to #anime and #manga that "heal" the audience by instilling a calming feeling or evoking emotional carthasis. Almost always, Iyashikei stories have peaceful, somewhat mundane, and nostalgic atmospheres. The settings are idyllic with little or no conflict, and the narratives focus on personal reflection, heartwarming moments, a vague sense of melancholy, and/or an appreciation for the small things in life."
On A Runaway Train is a piece in 10/8 that I wrote during the nights of April 28-30, 2022. It is (c) Eidon (Eidon@tutanota.com) — All rights reserved.
Here I used two Turkish instruments: Kanuni and Ud, on top of which I layered Contrabass, Piano, Percussions, and Electric Guitar (the latter is played by me.)
Video is “Ride on a Runaway Train”, by Lyman H. Howe (1921).
The piece is available on Bandcamp.
An alternate take, for Piano, Vibraphone, and Percussions is also available there.
Le rouge-gorge, l'ami du jardinier et de l'amoureux de la nature
Photo by: Simon Forsyth [Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License]
A little shameless self-promotion 😅
IkLuisterBelgisch is a campaign for finding Belgian talents, which selected me in 2020 as a promising new composer. Roel Vergauwen, one of the selectors for the Rock Werchter festival, chose one of my tracks, “Fediverse”.
This is “Vincent,” a little exercise for acoustic bass that I wrote between March 30 and April 7, 2022. I’m rather happy with the theme. Much less with the improvisations I put together with it. The worst is probably the mixing.
Anyway, that’s it.
Music and picture (c) Eidon (eidon at tutanota.com). All rights reserved.
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