Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Composition Catalogue: 1-45

In an attempt to sort out what the hell is actually going on, I am going to try to start a cataloguing system for the music compositions I've written and / or recorded. It's going to be listed chronologically, depending on the limitations of my memory. This is mostly for my reference. Any referenced recordings of these compositions can most likely be found on one of the following bandcamp pages:

austinato
austinato*singles

For the first group, I would like to start at the beginning with composition #1. However, it should be stated that the numbering system did not begin with the first composition. There are some unnumbered compositions that predate composition #1; in addition to a series of compositions that were written in between numbers 1-20 (this is an estimation on that figure). Those unnumbered compositions are either considered "early work" or are just unnumbered and will be catalogued at a later time.

and away we go. . .

Composition number: 1
date of composition: unknown; c. fall 2011
title: untitled.
known recordings: 22016 demos (1), 2017 demos (1) [(update).]
special notes: There are other, earlier (c. 2012), recordings that were made. As of May 2019, these other recordings no longer exist to my knowledge. In total, there were probably four official recorded attempts.


Composition number: 1.5
date of composition: unknown; c. fall 2012
title: untitled 1.5., 1.5.2.0, 1.5.3.0
known recordings: Austin Street Outtakes (1) [1.5.2.0], "spectral projections​​.​​" / "the best ever​​.​​" (1) [1.5.3.0 / (conclusion)]
special notes: Began before composition #2 was started, but completed after composition #2 was already finished.


Composition number: 2
date of composition: unknown; c. summer 2013
title: (pushed by) wind.
known recordings: 5Austin Street (1), Austin Street Demos (1) [untitled 2a.], 2017 demos (1) [(solo)], 2018 demos (1) [pbw. (ambient half-life).], 2018 demos part two (1) [(bicycle delay)]


Composition number: 3
date of composition: unknown
title: unknown
known recordings: none
special notes: There doesn't seem to be any documentation of a composition with this number. Investigating. . .


Composition number: 4
date of composition: unknown; c. fall 2013
title: untitled 4., theme., andy's theme.
known recordings: 6Austin Street Outtakes (1), 2014 demos (2) [(tele mix). + 4.2.0], 2017 demos (1) [(rainy day version)], "#awesomebearforever" (1) [for greg and robb.], Anderson. (1) [theme.]


Composition number: 5
date of composition: unknown; c. fall 2013
title: untitled 5.
known recordings: 1Austin Street Outtakes (1)


Composition number: 6
date of composition: unknown; c. fall 2013
title: under free skies and in the custody of love.
known recordings: 5 Austin Street (1), Austin Street Demos (1) [untitled 6.], 2017 demos (2) [ufsaitcol. (new version), (reprise)], 2018 demos (1) [ufsaitcol. (revisited)]


Composition number: 7
date of composition: unknown; c. fall 2013
title: untitled 7.
known recordings: 2Austin Street Outtakes (1), 2017 demos (1)


Composition number: 8
date of composition: unknown; c. winter 2014
title: untitled 8.
known recordings: 12014 demos (1)


Composition number: 9
date of composition: unknown; c. winter 2014
title: untitled 9.
known recordings: 52014 demos (1), 2015 demos (1) [the break up/untitled 9 (live).], 2017 demos (1) [the break up. / untitled 9. (live)], 2018 demos part two (1) [the break up. / untitled 9. (revisited)], . . .and definitive versions (1) [the break up. / untitled 9. (austin's anticyclonic abomination)]
special notes: Although not originally intended for this purpose (and the first recording reflects this), composition #9 now includes the unnumbered composition "the break up." as its first section.


Composition number: 10
date of composition: unknown; c. winter 2014
title: untitled 10.
known recordings: 2 2014 demos (2) [untitled 10., (fast mix).]


Composition number: 11
date of composition: unknown; c. winter 2014
title: untitled 11.
known recordings: 42014 demos (2) [untitled 11., (new mix)], 2017 demos (1) [(new version)], 2018 demos (1) [(space spiral)]


Composition number: 12
date of composition: unknown; c. winter 2014
title: untitled 12.
known recordings: 12014 demos (1)


Composition number: 13
date of composition: unknown; c. spring 2014
title: untitled 13.
known recordings: 32014 demos (1), 2017 demos (1) [(new version)], 2018 demos part two (1) [(revised)]


Composition number: 14
date of composition: unknown; c. spring 2014
title: untitled 14.
known recordings: 1 2014 demos (1), . . .and definitive versions. (1)
special notes: The recording contained on 2014 demos and definitive versions. is the same.


Composition number: 15
date of composition: unknown; c. spring 2014
title: untitled 15.
known recordings: 3 2014 demos (1), 2015 demos (1) [(new version)], 2017 demos (1) [(re-revised)]


Composition number: 16
date of composition: unknown; c. summer 2014
title: come on, angel.
known recordings: 22014 demos (1) [untitled 16.], 2015 demos (1) [untitled 16. (new version).]


Composition number: 17
date of composition: unknown; c. summer 2014
title: untitled 17.
known recordings: 2 2014 demos (1), 2017 demos (1) [(new version)]


Composition number: 18
date of composition: unknown; c. summer 2014
title: untitled 18.
known recordings:  3 2014 demos (1), 2017 demos (1) [(new version)], 2018 demos part two (1) [(revised)], . . .and definitive versions. (1) [(revised)]
special notes: The recording contained on 2018 demos part two and definitive versions. is the same.


Composition number: 19
date of composition: unknown; c. summer 2014
title: untitled 19.
known recordings: 1 2014 demos (1)


Composition number: 20
date of composition: unknown; c. summer 2014
title: untitled 20.
known recordings: 1 2014 demos (1)


Composition number: 21
date of composition: unknown; c. summer 2014
title: untitled 21.
known recordings: 2 2014 demos (1), 2017 demos (1) [(new version)], VERSIONS (1)
special notes: The recording contained on 2014 demos and VERSIONS is the same.


Composition number: 22
date of composition: unknown; c. fall 2014
title: untitled 22.
known recordings: 1 2014 demos (1)


Composition number: 23
date of composition: unknown; c. fall 2014
title: untitled 23.
known recordings: 3 2014 demos (1), 2017 demos (1) [(new version)], 2018 demos part two (1) [(revised)]


Composition number: 24
date of composition: unknown; c. october 2014
title: untitled 24.
known recordings: 6 — 2014 demos (1), 2016 demos (1) [(new version)], 2017 demos (1) [(update)], 2018 demos (2) [baby blue. / untitled 24., (revised)], VERSIONS (1) [(revised)]
special notes: The "(revised)" recording from 2018 demos and the recording on VERSIONS are the same.


Composition number: 25
date of composition: unknown; c. november 2014
title: untitled 25., theme., andy's theme.
known recordings: 2 2014 demos (1), Anderson. (1) [theme.]


Composition number: 26
date of composition: unknown; c. november 2014
title: untitled 26.
known recordings: 3 2014 demos (1), 2016 demos (1) [(new version)], 2018 demos (1) [(revisited)]


Composition number: 27
date of composition: unknown; c. november 2014
title: untitled 27.
known recordings: 1 2014 demos (1)


Composition number: 28
date of composition: unknown; c. december 2014
title: untitled 28.
known recordings: 1 2014 demos (1)


Composition number: 29
date of composition: unknown; c. december 2014
title: a correspondence.
known recordings: 52014 demos (1) [untitled 29.], 2016 demos (1) [(new version)], 2017 demos (1) [(part three)], 2018 demos (1) [(part four)], 2018 demos part two (1) [(part five)], MENTAL ILLNESS (1)
special notes: The recording contained on 2018 demos part two and MENTAL ILLNESS is the same.


Composition number: 30
date of composition: unknown; c. january 2015
title: untitled 30.
known recordings: 1 2015 demos (1)


Composition number: 31
date of composition: unknown; c january 2015
title: untitled 31.
known recordings: 2 2015 demos (1), 2018 demos (1) [(revised)]


Composition number: 32
date of composition: unknown; c. february 2015
title: untitled 32.
known recordings: 2 2015 demos (1), 2017 demos (1) [(new version)]


Composition number: 33
date of composition: unknown; c. february 2015
title: untitled 33.
known recordings: 1 2015 demos (1)


Composition number: 34
date of composition: unknown; c. september 2016
title: untitled 34.
known recordings: 3 2016 demos (1), 2017 demos (1) [(new version)], 2018 demos part two (1) [(revised)]


Composition number: 35
date of composition: unknown; c. september 2016
title: untitled 35.
known recordings: 2 2016 demos (1), 2018 demos (1) [(new version)]


Composition number: 36
date of composition: unknown; c. september 2016
title: the heart wants what the heart wants.
known recordings: 9 2016 demos (3) [(excerpt), (complete), (groove)], 2017 demos (2) [(live), (daylight savings version)], 2018 demos (2) [(flipped version), (swell)], MENTAL ILLNESS (1), . . .and definitive versions (1) [(austin's new jack swing thing.)]


Composition number: 37
date of composition: unknown; c. october 2016
title: untitled 37.
known recordings: 2 2016 demos (1), 2017 demos (1) [(revisited)]


Composition number: 38
date of composition: unknown; c. november 2016
title: untitled 38.
known recordings: 2 2016 demos (2) [untitled 38., (revised)]


Composition number: 39
date of composition: unknown; c. november 2016
title: untitled 39.
known recordings: 2 2016 demos (1), 2018 demos part two (1) [(revised)]


Composition number: 40
date of composition: unknown; c. november 2016
title: love drunk.
known recordings: 3 2016 demos (1), 2017 demos (1) [(new version)], 2018 demos part two (1) [(still) love drunk.]


Composition number: 41
date of composition: unknown; c. november 2016
title: andy's reevaulation.
known recordings: 2 2016 demos (1) [untitled 41.], VERSIONS (1) [untitled 41.], Anderson. (1)
special notes: The recording contained on 2016 demos and VERSIONS is the same.


Composition number: 42
date of composition: unknown; c. december 2016
title: untitled 42.
known recordings: 2 2016 demos (1), 2017 demos (1) [(new version)]


Composition number: 43
date of composition: unknown; c. 2014
title: i'm in a band.
known recordings: 2 2016 demos (1) [untitled 43.], "the record business." (1)
special notes: This is the only composition (as of 4/2019) that has co-writers: d.a. calkins and p.l. todd.  This composition was salvaged from memory and recorded for the first time in late 2016, approximately two years after it was initially conceived.


Composition number: 44
date of composition: unknown; c. december 2016
title: untitled 44.
known recordings: 32016 demos (1), 2017 demos (1) [(new version)], 2018 demos (1) [(spacey)]


Composition number:  45
date of composition: unknown; c. december 2016
title: reciprocation denied.  (goodbye)
known recordings: 3 — 2016 demos (1) [untitled 45.], 2017 demos (1) [untitled 45.  (new version)], 2018 demos (1) [(epode lamentation)]



This is 100% to be continued sometime in the near future.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Anderson.

I kind of feel like this is what Redundant Chicanery has been working towards for the past decade.

Thank you, everyone.

=)

~Andy

Sunday, April 14, 2019

What is a Serial Sound Story?

What is a Serial Sound Story? Or S.S.S., or just sss?

It's actually all in the title. It's a story told through sound and song. But it's not a musical play, nor does it have a clear narrative, as it is completely instrumental with as little visual representation as possible. It is a story told purely through sound and sound alone; for the listener alone to interpret.  Just as the serial stories of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were published in short pieces across periods of time, only to be collected, in edited form, at a later time.

The idea differs in that these are sounds, not words.  Those serial novels relied on words alone to tell their stories.  No images.  No one to read the story for you.  No physical directives.  Just the words and your interpretation of them.  An sss has a real, actual story behind it for me.  But because I have chosen the presentation that I have, a listener will certainly not hear my story recited back to them.  This is intentional.  I would like the listener to create their own.

Because a "serial story" is, by nature, in the works at all times, I have decided to start a classification system.  An sss can fall into one of two categories:

1)  OPEN FOR REVIEW AND EDITING: a listener is able to hear these recordings before the final touches are put on them (though major song structures will not change — we must not lose the plot, after all), access song info before it is completed, and possibly even get a slightly different variation of the story.  Please do keep in mind, dearest friend, there is not a current catalog for changing versions posted to currently open for editing sss archives.  The only way to be sure you know the intended "finished" version is to check if the archive you're currently reviewing is open for editing or not.  Cataloging slight variations is frankly too much work for me and this is supposed to be fun, dammit.

2)  OPEN FOR REVIEW ONLY: listeners are hearing the last intended versions of these sss archives.  These archives are considered finished.  There may be new, repurposed versions of these compositions applied to other contexts, but these are considered the definitive recordings of these compositions.

To answer some questions no one asked. . .

The current existing sss archives are:

Archive #1 (open for review only) — the best ever. : prelude.  the best ever.  conclusion.
Archive #2 (open for review only) — spectral projections. : spectral projections.  part seven.
Archive #3 (open for review and editing) — Anderson. :  Anderson. "second wind. (for jamie)"
Archive #4 (open for review and editing) — "the many sides of the tale.": chronicles of employment. : "the record business."

Yes, archives can intersect.  the best ever and spectral projections had similar endings, and so became related in their respective epilogues.  However, again, that is my version of the story.  Maybe a different listener will have them intersect at another point.  The are, however, related.

Thank you.

~Austin

Tuesday, January 29, 2019