Solstice Steel Stylianou


Solstice was gradually assimilated during the period between the winter solstice 2000 and the summer solstice 2001.This is a careful amalgam of various musical ideas and pieces written for classical and electronic instruments, that have been re-interpreted electronically, some parts were written specifically for this work and all the parts have been combined to produce a slowly changing reflection upon the gradual changes occurring within this time period. This is not without various moments where sudden occurrences not only make their presence felt but change the following events that take a direction that perhaps otherwise would have remained unexplored. This work is a simultaneous journey within and without, relax and enjoy the ride.

  • Year of composition: 2000
  • Hardware used: Pentium II 350MHZ Windows machine + SCSI hard disks, midi interfaces, CD writers, etc.

    Kawai K5000 Additive Workstation, Korg MS20 synth, Yamaha DX27 synth, Roland Tr606 Drum box, Alesis digital “reverb” multi- FX box, Korg analogue delay, Various microphones, DAT machines, an old Portastudio and an even more ancient 12 channel mixer.

  • Software used: CubaseVST24, Wavelab 3.x, Sibelius Scorewriter, Koan music generator, Texture stochastic music generator.

    Various software synthesizers (mainly granular synths), effects and mastering tools plus a load of other smallish applications used for parts of pieces or as enhancements.

  • Duration of the submitted work: 25:29
  • Production: Home

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