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ART-POP (2008), NON-CLASSICAL


ART POP (2008), DEMO, NON-CLASSICAL

In 2008, before my formal musical training in the US, I really loved pop and visual art, especially works by Takashi Murakami, Damien Hirst, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Jean Dubuffet. I made a series of pop-art/electronica/the Prodigy inspired techno/big beat stereo fixed media tunes (or you can simply call these as “tracks”), which I called "Art-Pop."

Here I upload four of those:
1. Invincible Sailer aTTack!!!
2. Semaphore Talking
3. Semaphore Talking 2, "anti-pig movement"
4. DPRK


I used Steinberg’s Cubase, Nuendo, and various VSTi plug-ins including Kontakt with commercial loop samples for these tracks.

Image credit: Satoshi Kon (今 敏, 1963–2010), Paprika (2006)



Invincible Sailor aTTack!!! Allegro (2008), 2 channel fixed media
Image credit: Viz Media




Semaphore Talking (2008), 2 channel fixed media
Part of sound samples from Ligeti’s Artikulation (1958)
Image credit: Rainer Wehinger




Semaphore Talking 2, “Anti-pig Movement” (2008), 2 channel fixed media
Part of sound samples from Ligeti’s Artikulation (1958)
Image credit: Spirited Away

Now I see some inferior parts to be edited or revised (e.g., the middle atonal piano solo section), but more like the crude vitality and rawness of the piece, so decided to upload it here. This track was largely improvised on the keyboard, and took about three days for me to complete.




DPRK (2008), 2 channel fixed media



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