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Hummingbrrd (electronic)

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  • Year

    2003
  • Difficulty

    Advanced
  • Duration

    03:06 min

Instrumentation:   Electronic

Genres:   Energetic

Hummingbrrd is a happy, lively little piece I wrote over one weekend, primarily as a test drive of a new piece of software, Melodyne. Every sound in the entire piece is from my own voice (I didn’t use any synthesizers, drum machines, samplers, etc.). Not being a gifted singer, I’d never attempted anything quite like this before, and found it incredibly fun to do. As a compositional exercise, it reminded me of the value of simply playing, with musical materials and creative tools.

NOTE: I’ve created arrangements for Euphonium solo (commissioned by Robert Benton) and Baritone Sax solo, both with electronic backing track from an iOS or Android app.