( For Physical Model of the Bowed String )
The title of this composition inherits from ``Freddie the Freeloader'' a Miles Davis piece. In this case ``Freddie the Friedlander'', is a multi-phonic rendered composition for the physical model of the bowed string. This piece swings around a tonal axis because of a tonal nature, intrinsic on the design of physical models of musical instruments, although not really that tonal!. Sequence of notes keeps ordering as on Davis' song, only adding features result of row manipulation and symmetrical intervals. No use of original harmonic progressions though. Here, tuning is function of the Bohlen-Pierce scale instead. Expression and dynamics are modeled on algorithms with little human intervention or hard coding. Friedlander is the scientific method for balancing the wave equation of the bowed string with a friction parameter.
Miles Davis subtle melodic lines provide good semantic values, and give a gamut of options to frame grammars for composing horizontal or superimposed events. Freddie the Freeloader and Seven Steps to Heaven, are used as subject (perhaps leitmotif) on this composition. From its first conception a bowed string model and the Bohlen-Pierce scale have been fundamental features on Freddie the Friedlander's construction. This piece explores nuances and challenges of Physical Modeling Synthesis, journeying into a new language and, thereby a search for new symbols, semantics and grammars for composition. Freddie the Friedlander's new version (2019), adds contrast with symmetrical intervals and palindromic sequence manipulation, in addition to space diffusion methods.
``Freddie the Friedlander'', also considered an algorithmic composition for modeled ensemble of bowed string instruments, further tackles on expression parameters and gesture modeling using tremolo, vibrato, spicatto, and other string effects taken to the extreme. This composition was realized using Common Music and Common Lisp Music environments on Linux in addition to Bill Shottstaedt's SND and Julius Smith's impulse responses for the Bowed string model.
Listen to "F the F, revised version(2019) of Freddie the Friedlander.
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[ UHJ-Stereo mix of ``F the F'' ]
More on Freddie the Friedlander on F the F's description, its sister sound installation.