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The Storytellers

from the music of David Tsai

This is a synthesized recording.

This song took two tries to write. While writing the first version, I hadn’t known enough about pop-style music to write a song in it. It didn’t sound good.

A few months later, I followed my usual method of finding large quantities of information: I went to my local library. There were some books about the drum set and some about writing music, and I checked them out. After poring over the books for a week, I came back to try again. This is what I managed to produce.

PublishedMonday, November 1, 2010

Synthesized means that a computer generated an audio clip by compiling together different sound samples. No real people were involved in the production of such a performance (except for the computer operators and programmers). Thus, the recording sounds sub-realistic and lacks the qualities of a human performance, such as expression and establishment of the Pyramid of Sound.

My compositions, in the order in which they were written, are as follows:

  1. In the Flower Field
  2. Hope for Peace
  3. Friendship Song
  4. Victory
  5. Victory Revisited
  6. Here We Come A-wassailing (Arrangement)
  7. The Evil Scientist
  8. The Storytellers
  9. The Star-Spangled Banner (Arrangement)
  10. Only Words
  11. [The Current Working Draft]

I’ll be putting some more performances up here sometime. There are two other compositions, titled Ghost Note and Mysterious, but they are so short that I didn’t include them in the list above.

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