Corpses

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I know there's a better explanation elsewhere, but here's the basic gist;

A group of people take turns to provide a section (usually around a minute) towards an eventual piece made up from the different contributions placed together to make a whole...

The catch is that each contributor only gets around ten seconds of the end of the predecessor's section to link their section from."

Corpse Amethyst (open-production)
http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/17315
1. @iveg Smile
2. @AndyGetch Smile
3. @marvsmooth Smile
4. @metalfoot Smile
5. @Vom Vorton Smile
Stitcher - Vom Vorton

Corpse Beryl (Proggy 1)
1. @marvsmooth Smile
2. @headfirstonly Smile
3. @pipewrench67 Smile
4. @iveg
5. @AndyGetch
Stitcher - headfirstonly

Corpse Crystal (open production)
1. @Mt.Mélodie Smile
2. @Vom Vorton Smile
3. @reklov Smile
4. @atitlan Smile
5. @downburst
Stitcher - downburst

Corpse Diamond/Dolomite (Funky)
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2.
3.
4.
5.
Stitcher -

Corpse Emerald (Big Production)
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5.
Stitcher -

Corpse Fire Agate (Basic Production)
http://http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/19934
1. @Rainchaser Smile
2. @marvsmooth Smile
3. @metalfoot Smile
Stitcher - marvsmooth

Corpse Garnet
Corpse Hematite

This seems to be the thread Smile

Okay...

I'll bite then...

I wonder where @plainwhitetoast is?

Who wants to take part in any?

@iveg, @Rob From Amersfoort, @downburst, @wobbie wobbit, etc?

I will take part in a corpse or two after August 1.

@Chip Withrow - Thank you Smile

count me in

Perhaps I could try corpsing.

I can also join a corpse after August 1

I'd like to join in with a corpse. I'm happy to handle the stitching together of parts as well, if that's required.

I think we can start this then...

How about -

Corpse Amethyst -
1. @iveg
2. @AndyGetch
3. @marvsmooth
4. @metalfoot
5. @Vom Vorton
Stitcher - Vom Vorton.

@headfirstonly - you up for a Proggy one for Corpse Beryl?

I'm going for gem stones, minerals, and precious metals for corpse titles.

ok. Looks like I'm starting Amethyst today. Put me in the middle for Prog Corpse Beryl. Then we can start another one for the "After August" people.

I am here and up for whatever. (ETA: not prog.)

Thank you @iveg.

Once there are more takers for Proggy Beryl, then I'll get a suggested line-up sorted... Two turns each on Beryl as with the previous prog one. You up for any corpsing @JamKar?

@downburst - thank you Rod. Do you want to start the Crystal Corpse? Okay to stitch?

Mmm, Crystal sounds like it should be something different and interesting?

More needed please?

eh, put me wherever, I'm gonna do something to what I get, don't know what exactly
number 9,
number 9,
number 9.

@AndyGetch - hahaha!

I have my parts. Sending to @marvsmooth & @AndyGetch

@marvsmooth
I have a suggestion for a D corpse (Dolomite maybe? but then that would probably have to be the funky corpse).
Any my Suggestion is a Dada corpse where you go for intentionally jarring changes.
Just an idea
and sign me up for for Proggy Beryl, thank you

@pipewrench67 - I hear ya, Paul. My other half suggested Diamond, but Dolomite sounds fabulous as a "funky" corpse, and I'd certainly be up for getting my funky jazz bass playing out for that one!

So many previous stones/minerals to choose from!!! Smile

You're on the prog one (Crystal) then Smile

So far for Crystal, in no order -

Pipewrench67
@iveg
@AndyGetch

Okay, me too. One more needed, but don't discount another during 50:90

Oh, Pipewrench67 - your full piece needs to go to @Vom Vorton for stitching.

I can participate around mid August. Smile

@marvsmooth I discovered I can manage to something before August so sign me up on for the Crystal

I can also do some stiching if needed.
Would be nice to get a more thorough explanation of the concept for newer 50/90 (like me) I remember it just slightly from FAWM this year.

@Mt.Mélodie - (nicked from the Lyrics First Corpse thread)

"I know there's a better explanation elsewhere, but here's the basic gist;

A group of people take turns to provide a section (usually around a minute) towards an eventual piece made up from the different contributions placed together to make a whole...

The catch is that each contributor only gets around ten seconds of the end of the predecessor's section to link their section from."

@marvsmooth thanks, I allready had the gist of it, but nice with a clarification, my offer of stitching and being a piece in the crystal or any other chain still stands.

Okay...

I think I'll see if there are more takers over the weekend, and then I'll put myself into whatever is free, if anything.

Of course I'm very tempted by a Proggy one, so we will see what happens there, and don't forget that with the Prog one you can break the rules, since many of us exceeded two minutes a time each.

On the Prog are we sending the whole piece like last time or the last minute (since we are going long) or just the last 10 secs?

@pipewrench67 - I like the last minute idea. When we did it during FAWM (or was it 50:90?) it got to be rather large, and people started sending just the last minute or so of their sections.

I was hoping that Chris (@headfirstonly) would offer his skills for this as he did an incredible job on his sections and on the stitching.

I think I'm interested in joining in, but I'm not 100% sure I grok all the lingo in this thread.

(Is "Amethyst", "Beryl", "Crystal", "Dolomite", etc. simply a way of identifying each corpse project, or do these names mean more than I have picked up on?)

Anyways, I get the part about recording 10 seconds of audio on the end of something someone sends me, and that sounds fun to me.

For those interested, what we did with the previous "Proggy" corpse was for each person to take two turns each, which were in a sort of random order. I'm on my phone so can't find a link to the piece on Soundcloud for anyone to listen to.

We weren't restricted to a minute each, but rather by where it took us, with some going over two minutes, which is very much in with the Progressive idea.

So, we could do ABCDECAEBD for instance, as in participant's places in the overall piece.

> For those interested,...

Very helpful. Thanks for explaining!

@marvsmooth Very happy to stitch Corpse Beryl. Prog on! Who's in for some prog goodness?

my bit for the A-corpse is in and msg for full minute link to @Vom Vorton and snippet msg'd to next up @marvsmooth

Sorry, but could anyone please explain a "corpse" to a newbie like me? Or have I overlooked sthg in the FAQ?
Thanks! Smile

@reklov marvsmooth explained it a few posts further up in this thread.

"I know there's a better explanation elsewhere, but here's the basic gist;

A group of people take turns to provide a section (usually around a minute) towards an eventual piece made up from the different contributions placed together to make a whole...

The catch is that each contributor only gets around ten seconds of the end of the predecessor's section to link their section from."

@Mel Gargamel - They are just names to differentiate each one.

Thread opening post now edited with explanation and running order thus far.

Is everyone okay with that?

More people needed for Crystal, and I do like the idea of @pipewrench67 with Diamond/Dolomite being a specifically funk oriented corpse! Anyone up for some Funkadelik/James Brown/Sly Stone/Chili Peppers/KC/etc style action.

@Mt.Mélodie Ah, I think I understood! It's like drawing a picture together with mostly hidden parts - and in the end enjoying the monster who comes out of this! So count me in for the "Crystal" (<- does that mean stg special?) thing!

Is there a link where I could listen to such a "corpse" thing? And does it have to be instrumental only, or does it especially need lyrics concerning "Crystal" or "Amethyst"...?

@marvsmooth really good job with the clarifications and editing of the thread start. I can start the Crystal, no problem, I can stitch it too if @downburst doesn't have the time.
I would really like to join Diamond as well, not as number one though. And would be very up for joining a second Prog chain when (if ever) that comes up.

@reklov - http://fawm.org/fawmers/corpsecorps/

This should explain it all the more!

I realized I sent part 1 of Amethyst to the wrong person. It has been sent to @Vom Vorton.

Thank you @iveg Smile

Corpse parts are stacking up nicely on my hard drive!

Can I join in with Crystal as well please, @marvsmooth?

Thank you for helping @marvsmooth!
Very interesting. In some corpses the parts fit together very well, but I'm disappointed hearing other parts "destroying" the flow. But as I said before, you can count me in for "Crystal"! But I still don't know if this is just the working title or setting the musical mood somehow? And what are the differences between open, basic, and big productions? I just have an idea, but don't know exactly what is meant with this.

@reklov
Crystal is just a basic identifier ; corpse 1 starts with A number 2 starts with B, 3 with C , etc.
It might implicitly affect your part but nothing is required to make it more Chrystal.
Basic usually means just guitar and voice or piano and voice very simple , minimal production.
Open do whatever you feel fits.
Epic add layers and layers on production to your track.
Prog and funky are what the name says, try to fit onto that style.
Hope that helps, and if anybody thinks I am defining these incorrectly please feel free to correct me.

Hi @marvsmooth, can you add my name into the list for Crystal.

Thanks

@Vom Vorton, @reklov, and @atitlan - you're all added to Crystal.

@Mel Gargamel - are you interested in any of the spaces left in the others being organised at the moment?

More spaces available if anyone is interested in the others.

For @reklov @Mt.Mélodie @Mel Gargamel and other relative newbies at first I thought exquisite corpse meant something to do with cadavers and was a bit too bizarre for me LOL. Then I learned that jarring, juxtaposition and quirky idea combinations are intended to shake things up creatively. Here are a couple of links that explain the surrealistic poetry and art origins of the exquisite corpse concept. I suggest our music version is loosely based on the writing game as further explained here:

Poetry
https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/play-exquisite-corpse

Here an excerpt from the art world New York Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) website (links added)
http://www.moma.org
"Exquisite Corpse
A game in which each participant takes turns writing or drawing on a sheet of paper, folds it to conceal his or her contribution, then passes it to the next player for a further contribution. The game gained popularity in artistic circles during the 1920s, when it was adopted as a technique by artists of the Surrealist movement.

Related:
Cadavre Exquis (Exquisite Corpse) with Yves Tanguy, Joan Miró, Max Morise, and Man Ray. Nude. 1926–27
http://www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning/max-ernst-levade-the-fugitive
Tapping the Subconscious: Automatism and Dreams
http://www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning/themes/surrealism/tapping-the-subconscious-automatism-and-dr... "

Here is another MOMA example
http://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/1239?locale=en

Thank you Andy Smile

I'll stitch whatever needs stitching.

I'll stitch whatever needs stitching. That includes the pieces of the "interim kaiju" that we started in March. If I can collect the pieces I'll continue it here. EDIT: so, attn:, me, @headfirstonly, @tcelliott, @marvsmooth, @pipewrench67, @JamKar, @lexicon503, @Rob From Amersfoort, [@declan], @Vom Vorton, @ampersandman (let's see how many of those work here).

Oh, was I meant to do the interim?

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