The Giant Buff-Bellied Hummingbird

2nd of Bats in the Belfry finished up and I admit, I’m tired…. If you’re curious you can hear it over at my Myspace.


5 thoughts on “The Giant Buff-Bellied Hummingbird

  1. Damn, now that’s brilliant! I would have stretched the idea out for (about) an hour or so, but that’s just long-winded me … 🙂 Quick question: is the pitch material related in any way to the way you organize your rhythms?

    (Giant Buff-Bellied Hummingbird 2 – the TEXT version): I really, really like this one. Really? Really. You really have to continue now, it’s really not fair, really, to leave me, really, in the lurch. 🙂


  2. Marc, by pitch materials are you referring to the notes within the pitch intervals? If so, then yes. But partly no. As you see, its very simple 😉

    There is a hummingbird that lives outside my window. He/she, whatever it is, makes a LOT of noise. So, I’m hearing it all the time and I’m thinking, it only plays one note and has pretty groovy rhythm (probably more than one pitch, but so high its difficult to tell the difference). You can hear it here:

    So anyway, that one is not indigenous of Seattle, but that is the exact song my hummingbird sings. As you will hear, its patterned but not so patterned as its so fast and random sounding. So I was doing my best to mimic the chaotic rhythm and at the same time incorporating a small melody and harmonic moments w/ parts of structured rhythmic patterns repeating up and down pitch classes. And as you probably guessed, the bird has to be a giant in order to enter the proper range for the piano.

    Now what exactly is a TEXT version??

  3. Re: Text version – Totally random I know! Just didn’t feel like writing anything too serious then. I’ll just attribute it to lack of sleep … 🙂

    In all seriousness, great job!

  4. Thanks. I don’t mean to boast, but the pic of my visual FX-fattened up hummingbird, you have to admit its a stroke of genius ;). HOW DOES IT FLY??

  5. I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!

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