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01 October 2010

Cue of the Week: “Flashback”

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Continuing the theme of creepy music through Holloween: This week’s selection features Native American flutes, bowed prayer bowls, a spring drum, and an unusual instrument known as a Lion’s Roar.

The music was entirely acoustically generated, with no use of samples or synthesized timbres. Though computers can make wonderful sounds, I think that the most expressive music comes from human beings playing physical instruments. This remains true even when the music is disquieting rather than melodic.

(Click on the play button to stream, or the cue title to download.)



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