(English = Frère Jacques’ sister)
This is a simple chant that reminded me a bit of the old French lullaby, Frère Jacques. I thought it would be interesting to experiment with different time frames. So the melody is digitally sped up and slowed down, sometimes dramatically (range = 4x to 0.1x speed). The time changes are instantaneous, not morphed.
What came out of this manipulation would never have occurred had I just played the notes faster or slower. Changing the DAW (digital audio workstation) playback speed made the sounds go pretty weird. But I like it.
It seems like some kind of excavation of the unknown. Not unlike EVP (electronic voice phenomena), I almost felt like I’d uncovered some kind of secret truth…
Image credit – www.flickr.com/photos/darthdonald/2951674491/ (please view this link… it’s unfortunate the way SoundCloud automatically cropped this here).