Steve Reich Piano Phase Rack

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fidelitarean
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Steve Reich Piano Phase Rack

Post by fidelitarean » Thu May 10, 2012 4:15 am

In recognition of Steve Reich's recent visit to my home town of Melbourne I am sharing this audio effect rack for Ableton Live inspired by his piece "Piano Phase (1967)".

http://fidelitarium.blogspot.com.au/201 ... -rack.html
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Re: Steve Reich Piano Phase Rack

Post by chapelier fou » Thu May 10, 2012 9:29 am

The demo sounds great !
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Re: Steve Reich Piano Phase Rack

Post by telekom » Fri May 18, 2012 1:14 pm

Excellent!

I wonder if you could also do something similar using a controller to slightly vary the tempo of two piano phrases in midi clips... I know this rack is designed to automate the process but using hardware control would allow for the "physical" sensation of responding to varying tempo in real-time as the "real" pianists do. I saw Double Edge perform Piano Phase in Belfast and it absolutely warped my mind... incredible.
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Re: Steve Reich Piano Phase Rack

Post by fidelitarean » Sat May 19, 2012 1:58 am

In my rack if you map controllers to the left and right Beat Swing macros you can effectively have hardware control of the tempos of the delayed signals. This allows you to snap the tempo differences to zero when you want a particular phased phrase to repeat for a period before continuing to shift away from each other again by dialling in the +ve and -ve percentages you want.

BTW check youtube for some videos of Piano Phase performed by a solo pianist - that is mindwarping.
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Re: Steve Reich Piano Phase Rack

Post by dentaku » Mon May 21, 2012 1:31 am

Yup. Rachel Flowers did a video of her performing Piano Phase that's great to watch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG0eKE1LVgE
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Re: Steve Reich Piano Phase Rack

Post by anybody human » Tue May 22, 2012 12:59 pm

dentaku wrote:Yup. Rachel Flowers did a video of her performing Piano Phase that's great to watch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG0eKE1LVgE
Wow! Fantastic stuff. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Steve Reich Piano Phase Rack

Post by telekom » Wed May 23, 2012 11:21 am

fidelitarean wrote:In my rack if you map controllers to the left and right Beat Swing macros you can effectively have hardware control of the tempos of the delayed signals. This allows you to snap the tempo differences to zero when you want a particular phased phrase to repeat for a period before continuing to shift away from each other again by dialling in the +ve and -ve percentages you want.

BTW check youtube for some videos of Piano Phase performed by a solo pianist - that is mindwarping.
Cheers Fidelitarean, that's really cool.

A SOLO pianist? F++k. What kind of mind must she have?
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