Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Mengyu Chen

Sound Critique Feedback

10 comments:

Brian said...

Very musical and sounds oriental with whatever instrument is being used. I like this one. The space is expansive and at 1:20 a new object is found. Also at 1:34 there is a encounter. The beginning and end transitions blend well and it feels like a full piece. Military comes to mind thinking of this. The space is moving to you not the subject moving in the space, or maybe walking in a daydream around it.

Clint said...

I enjoy the song's Arcade Fire-esque, giant drums/tinkling melody. The space suggested sounds expansive and very open (probably because of the heavy reverb on the drums). I assume the object is the synth around 1:33 which sounds very bright and triumphant. Sticking within a major key suggests to me a very beautiful (as opposed to sublime) encounter and engagement; however, I think the synth could have been more subtle in the mix and that the drums should not fade so heavily so early. The end melody also could have been fleshed out to provide a more definitive concluding note for the piece.

Sara said...

I have no idea what kind of space this is. but its awesome. maybe some kind of mystical shop. Moving around the space by exploring sounds
object enders at 50
1:06, high chimes enter
1:34 string object enters
The whole thing is incredibly engaging.
fade out seems strange and around 1 59
The end stands alone well.

Julie said...

Sounds more like a musical performance than a space. I didn't really hear any introduction of objects. The composition of the piece was pleasing, but again it seemed like a musical piece rather than the representation of a space through sound. 1;20-1;46 was very pleasing with the bell-like sounds. I think that maybe the objects were introduced at 33 seconds and 1;46 through the introduction of heavy beats and bells/chimes.

Hannah said...

This is a really musical piece, which makes it difficult to put my finger on a space apart from the tone of the music. There's a very powerful build, almost royal. The feeling is uniform in this way, like a parade or a march moving towards an important event. I don't really get the sense that there's an object entering the space in a physical way, though at 1:34, another instrument enters the scene and adds to the powerful tone of the piece, making it even more dramatic.

Grace said...

The space seems to be large, possibly outdoors. It seems as though one marches throughout the space. There is an object encounter at 1:33. This object seems to have more authority over the space by silencing and bringing the other sounds to soften.

armando said...

The space seems to be very big due to the amount of different sounds with the echos.Movement:dancing The object encounter happens immediately, it is very rhythmic and soft. Engaging sounds :17,1:18,1:32s.

Matt said...

This piece was composed with a nice musical structure that was very pleasant to hear. I felt like it was a smooth but powerful kind of dance, in an open space. The movement felt like a slow forward march. There was a cold temperature feel to it, and it felt very celebratory. The encounter at about 2 minutes is smooth and inviting. It moves with the previous music harmoniously, which is why I see the encounter as finding a dance partner. One thing about the string sound near the end is that it doesn't sound quite as natural and warm as the rest of the sounds used, which doesn't quite go with the harmony and smoothness of the piece.

Vadim said...

The space seems large and open and constructed of wood. Around 1 30 the viewer encounters the object. The encounter is sudden but not startling as the object doesn't pose a threat. The introduction of the drums was done extremely well however the string melody at times seemed too dissonant with the rest of the piece.

Andrew said...

Inside a chamber. Cold, grey, bricks, players, and instruments. I am not moving around the space, but slowly turn to focus on different sounds. Object Encounter at 01:30;00- strong voice, cello-ish rising up aver the other sounds/voices.
Irregularities:
Ending silence too long? Though I only know this because of the time code...
Engaging:
01:22;00 High-ring (echo like) foreshadows the object encounter