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Michel Banabila - Secunde MP3

Performer: Michel Banabila
Title: Secunde
Style: Contemporary
Released: 18 Feb 2016
Cat#: 015 TR
Country: Netherlands
Label: Tapu Records
Size MP3 version: 1837 mb
Size FLAC version: 2543 mb
Size WMA version: 1906 mb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 608
Genre: Electronic / Classical

Michel Banabila - Secunde MP3


1Deep Dream10:14
2Tiny Elements03:17
3Audio To Midi04:49
4Drawing With Closed Eyes06:30


  • Arranged ByOene Van Geel (tracks: 3)
  • Artwork By – Harold McNaron
  • Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Soprano Clarinet [Saxonett]Keimpe De Jong
  • ContrabassIlya Ziblat Shay
  • Edited By [iZotope]Radboud Mens
  • Edited By [Melodyne]Yaşar Saka
  • Sampler, Melodica, Arranged By, Composed By, Recorded ByMichel Banabila
  • Technician [Converting Audio To Midi]Radboud Mens (tracks: 4)
  • Viola, ViolinOene Van Geel


On Tiny Elements I played a few simple melodies and chords with sine tones, with lots of spaces in between, using a sampler without samples loaded. I invited Oene van Geel to play the chords and melodies on the viola and I asked Keimpe de Jong to play some lines on clarinets.

The other 3 tracks are basically made from this first track.

On Drawing with Closed Eyes I sampled parts from track 1, and pitched these down with a sampler.
Drawing with closed eyes is a game I enjoy playing with my daughter. It's exciting to see what we come up with, never knowing exactly what images will reveal themselves ;-) Doing track 2 with the sampler felt a bit the same, since I cannot read or write notes and had no clue what I was actually doing. Just trusted my ears to find the combinations of chords that would go nicely together.
So one mix was a fifth lower and one mix was an octave lower.
I placed these two lowered files below the original in Logic and subsequently composed the track by cutting from all three files. I added sounds on the melodica again and asked Keimpe to play saxonett and Ilya Ziblat Shay to play sound effects on contrabass.

Deep Dream is track 2 treated with Michael Norris software. Then I transposed the whole track lower again, using a sampler. After that I took an improvisation by Oene van Geel, originally played on track 1, tuned it down and mixed it together with this track.

For Audio to Midi I asked Radboud Mens to use Ableton Live to transform the audio from track 2 into midi notes, as I was curious about the info of the lowered chords from the sampler.
But the mix was to complex and the result of the midi notes sounded a bit weird. However, these midi notes played by piano samples on higher speed, using an extremely short decay inspired me to make one last track with it. Finally I added some field recording and melodica sounds.