Exquisite Corpse thread

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So, @plainwhitetoast has started the big Kaiju Corpse for this year’s 50/90, and I thought “what about other shorter corpses?”

In a nutshell - an exquisite corpse is where people take it in turns to create about a minute of a piece (it could be a little longer or shorter), until each person has provided their section, and then it is “stitched” together by someone.

One person starts it off, then sends their whole piece to the “stitcher”, and their last ten or so seconds to the person following them, for base their section on.

This carries on until all of the pieces are complete, when it is stitched, and posted up.

With that in mind, I thought that I’d start a thread asking who is interested?

So far I’m thinking;

Corpse 1 - Open-production COMPLETED - http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/38101
1. @marvsmooth DONE
2. @sph DONE
3. @nateger DONE
4. @metalfoot DONE
5. @ballyhoot DONE
Stitcher - @marvsmooth DONE

Corpse 2 - Basic production COMPLETED -
1. @metalfoot DONE
2. @kahlo2013 DONE
3. @nateger DONE
4. @Valerie Cox DONE
5. @ballyhoot DONE
Stitcher - @metalfoot DONE

Corpse 3 - Bigger Production
1. @Dragondreams DONE
2. @nateger DONE
3. @Mt.Mélodie IN PROGRESS
4. @lowhum WAITING
5. @plainwhitetoast WAITING
Stitcher - @Dragondreams

Corpse 4 - Progressive/Experimental
1. @sph DONE
2. @plainwhitetoast DONE
3. @Dragondreams IN PROGRESS
4. @lowhum WAITING
5. @Mt.Mélodie WAITING
Stitcher - @Mt.Mélodie

Corpse 5. Backwards Acoustic
5. @marvsmooth DONE
4. @AndyGetch DONE
3. @lowhum DONE
2. @kahlo2013 DONE
1. @ballyhoot IN PROGRESS
Stitcher - @AndyGetch

Any other suggestions are welcome.

Put me in for Bigger Production and Prog - and I'm happy to stitch for either/or both. Smile

@Dragondreams - okay. I’ll put you down to stitch for the bigger production at the moment.

Where do you want to be with them both?

Basic production, that's totally my thing. Willing to do whatever you need of me, good sirrah.

Also willing to take part in the open prod one.

I'm in for bigger productions and progressive/experimental, prefer to be towards the end. Can stitch the progressive one if needed.

@marvsmooth I'll start the bigger production, somewhere near the middle for the prog please. Smile

Put me down for any of the corpses!

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Open and one of bigger or prog for me. Can do the stitching for any of the corpses. Thanks for starting the thread

Basic production sounds best for me.
Not sure what open means, but could do that possibly depending where people are needed

May I humbly suggest adding a link to or a brief explain of the corpse concept. Also I suggest adding a "Backwards Acoustic Corpse". Similar to exquisite corpse except the first writer creates the LAST minute plus segment of the song, then sends their FIRST ten seconds with lyric/chords to the second writer (and the full piece to the stitcher). The second writer writes their minute plus to lead up to the first writers segment and sends their first ten seconds to the third writer (and full segment to the stitcher), and so on. I would be happy to participate in (or not) and stitch that one.

@marvsmooth Put me in position 3 or 4 on the Prog/Experimental please. Smile

I'd like to join. my order of preference is
1. Progressive/Experimental
2. Basic
3. Bigger
All, some or any of those.

4&5 yeah Lol

@Dragondreams, @plainwhitetoast - check the edited thread opener.

@sph, @Dragondreams, @kahlo2013, @nateger, @lowhum, @AndyGetch, @metalfoot, @Mt.Mélodie, @plainwhitetoast - please check opening post for edits to the run list.

Stick me in the open production corpse as well, @marvsmooth

@metalfoot - done!

We could do with a BIG finish to that one I think?

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- ProgCorpse. Finally found time to record something. Last 10 seconds sent to @plainwhitetoast
- OpenCorpse: I have @marvsmooth's part, right now recording my part

My opener is done for Corpse 3 - Bigger Production!
Who wants my last ten seconds?
Don't be too scared... Wink

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Open Corpse part done and last 10 seconds sent to @nateger.

If there is room I would join the backwards acoustic !

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Hi @Dragondreams, if no one else is brave enough I will give it a try. Send your last 10 seconds to me

@Dragondreams - I’ve placed @sph in second position for the big production (corpse 3)

sent my 10ish seconds for acoustic backwards to @lowhum a few days ago and ready to begin stitching

@marvsmooth and @sph
Link to last ten seconds sent about five minutes ago. Smile

@metalfoot I sent the 10 seconds to you!

Hiya, just popping in to say that I have @sph's snippet for the prog/exp corpse, and I have been thinking about, but haven't found time yet. I should have something ready in the next day... -ish.

Sorry for sitting on stuff, folks. I'll be working at my backlog today!

OK, Have sent 10s off to @kahlo2013 for basic production corpse. Am willing to do home lap for the reverse corpse. And have downloaded snippet from @nateger for open prod corpse.

I've had a small inventory of songs I was trying to finish and didn't want to sign up for any corpses until I was done. I should finish the last one by this weekend, so I could jump in toward the end of Open/Basic Production or Backwards Corpse, if they still need an additional participant.

I sent my 10 sec section for the basic production Corpse to @nateger and the full minute to @metalfoot

@ballyhoot I was wondering where you'd gone with regards to the corpses! Speaking just for myself, I'd love to have you jump in on the basic prod corpse!

Add me to the basic production one please.

@ballyhoot & @Valerie Cox both added to the basic production, which now has it's five participants.

Any takers for the final slot in the open-prod corpse? I'd like to know before I finish off my segment today if it's the end or if I have to hand off to someone else yet?

S'appening to the big production? Not had a file back from @sph for stitching yet... Wink

I could probably step in for open production. I’m “between songs” right now so the timing is good.


Ok, I'll send my 10s to you later today Kyle.

I think I am done all my EC requirements at this time. Cheers!

@metalfoot - Thank you

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@Dragondreams I'm on it but unfortunately not very successful because of a lot of distractions outside of 5090. If anyone else wants to step in I would send the 10seconds to him/her

@sph - no worries, bud. Life happens.
Paging @marvsmooth - we need someone to follow me in the Bigger Production!

@ballyhoot just giving you the heads up that my EXCO segment is being worked on and should be done by today!

@marvsmooth - I have finally made progress with the prog experimental corpse and sent a snippet to @Dragondreams, full piece to @Mt.Mélodie.

Thank you everyone...

More to follow..,

@nateger - are you okay to slot into the bigger production corpse, Nate?

I haven’t got time to do a big production. Sad

Can you swap me and Valerie for basic production so i don’t have 2 at the same time?


@marvsmooth - which corpse are you referring to? I see you're the stitcher on one of them. Would you like me to take over those duties?

@nateger Corpse 3, the bigger production. I'm stitching and I also need someone to step in and take my ten seconds. Are you up for that one? Smile

@marvsmooth - Sounds good! I'm happy to step in Smile