From My Memory" - 2.3 meg, 4:53, mp3. - Composed it on
an AMDK6 PC a 400 MhZ processor speed using sound synthesis
software created by Yamaha. This was my second attempt at music
composition, after "Dance with the Rain Divas". No special hardware was used other
than an audio card. All audio was software synthesized.
Software: Cakewalk Pro Audio.
With the Rain Divas" - 1.6 meg, 3:23, mp3. - This was a
revision and vast improvement of a prior composition "Dance With the Rain Divas",
which is no longer listed here. I used enhanced
hardware, specifically YAMAHA's SW1000XG sound card. All audio
was software and hardware synthesized, except for rain and
thunder recorded off my front porch during a spring evening
thunder storm, and laughter heard in the background, brought to
you by my wife, Darlene P. Coltrain, playing the role of a Rain
Diva. Software used: CakeWalk's SONAR and Acid Loops by Sonic
Pan Dreaming Tonight?" - 1.8 Meg, 3:47, mp3 - The astute
listener might notice that this composition is a variation of "Dance[ing]
of the Rain Divas" series. I consider this composition to be the
final rendition. You may note that the Rain Diva spirits appear
to have undergone a metamorphosis into Pan. The flute you hear
as part of the main theme was generated using YAMAHA's PLG150-VL
sound card. This is a fantastic card capable of mimicking a
number of string, wood, and wind instruments with extraordinary
accuracy. Unfortunately, some of my personal recordings of
crickets occasionally heard chirping in the background did not
convert as well into the mp3 format as I would have liked.
Certain "chirps" come across almost as if they have a metallic
characteristic. This does not happen in the more accurate *.wav
Time" - 1 meg, 1:33, mp3 - (C) 2009, A very
different psychological flavor as compared to most of my other
compositions. Just having fun!
of the Body Electric" - 1 meg, 1:18, mp3 - (C) 2009,
Think of the Energizer Bunny (or maybe even Thumper!) and Disco
Madness! Very energizing.
2.3 meg, 3:22, mp3 - (C) 2009. This interpretation is based on a
guitar composition I created back in my 20s, oh so many decades
ago. When I told my wife the title of this composition she
asked, "Whose Laura?"
3.2 meg, 4:33, mp3 - (C) 2009, Methodical, Soothing.
We Dance Again?" -
4 meg, 4:30, mp3 - (C) 2010, Soothing, then builds, then levels
We there Yet?" -
2.7 meg, 3:49, mp3 - (C) 2010, Mostly a slow dance through most
of the composition.
of Fabric" -
2.5 meg, 3:37, mp3 - (C) 2010, Another example of my continued
efforts to craft a melody that no longer need to follow
precisely a strict beat through out the entire composition.