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# encoding: UTF-8

# -----------------------------------------------

### formats ###

SID:
  type: Music Format
  # you know, I don't even know if this was a "standard" format or not
  no-specification: true
  authors: []
  paradigms: []

MIDI:
  type: Music Format
  specification-link: http://www.midi.org/techspecs/smf.php
  authors: []
  paradigms: []

DMCS:
  type: Music Format
  # 'twas proprietary, so... ok
  no-specification: true
  authors: []
  paradigms: []

Noisetracker MOD:
  type: Music Format
  specification-link: http://www.programmersheaven.com/download/15948/0/ZipView.aspx
  authors: []
  paradigms: []

MED:
  type: Music Format
  specification-link: http://www.programmersheaven.com/download/2173/download.aspx
  authors: []
  paradigms: []

mp3:
  type: Music Format
  # XXX fix this
  no-specification: true
  authors: []
  paradigms: []

Sonant tracker format:
  type: Music Format
  authors: []
  specification-link: "http://sonantlive.bitsnbites.eu/"

### instruments ###

Roland JV-30:
  type: Musical Instrument
  description: |
    What most of the MIDI files here were composed on (along with [[Cakewalk]]).

### tools ###

xmp:
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - MED
  - Noisetracker MOD
  # probably C99
  host-language: Unknown language
  license: GPL

TiMidity++:
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - MIDI
  host-language: C99
  description: |
    What some of the MIDI files here were rendered with (using `freepats` soundfont.)
  development-stage: mature
  license: GPL
  links:
  - "http://timidity.sourceforge.net/"

Cakewalk:
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - MIDI
  # probably C99
  host-language: Unknown language
  development-stage: mature
  description: |
    What most of the MIDI files here were composed on (along with a [[Roland JV-30]]).
  license: Proprietary

SID Editor:
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - SID
  # plus some 6502 machine code, but mostly
  host-language: Commodore BASIC 2.0
  development-stage: vintage
  license: Unknown license

Sonant Live:
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Sonant tracker format
  host-language: Javascript
  host-platform: HTML5
  # beta
  development-stage: work in progress
  links:
  - "http://sonantlive.bitsnbites.eu/tool/"
  license: Unknown license

Sonant Live:
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Sonant tracker format
  host-language: Unknown language
  host-platform: Windows
  development-stage: mature
  links:
  - "http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=53615"
  license: Unknown license

# -----------------------------------------------

###### SID ######

The Biftek Shuffle:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Shuffle
  inception-date: ca 1987
  composed-on: Commodore 64
  using-software: SID Editor
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  commentary: |
    Apparently, when I was young, I was obsessed with
    (a) the 12-bar blues progression,
    (b) very small pitch ranges over the span of a melody or bass line
    (sometimes only three or four semitones,) and (c)
    repeating the same 4-bar melody ad naseum, with slightly different instrumentation
    each time (well, this is easy to do on a computer, right?)


Two Molecules of a Chip Box in Cosmic Relationship to a Yak:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Experimental music
  inception-date: ca 1987
  composed-on: Commodore 64
  using-software: SID Editor
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  commentary: |
    Pure experimentational weirdness with the C64's SID chip.
    The phrase "Chip Box" refers to the packaging for Old Dutch potato chips
    (a cardboard box, similar to a cereal box, which contains two plastic bags of chips.)
    The yak may or may not have been a nod to [[Jeff Minter]]; I don't recall.

Two Molecules of a Chip Box in Cosmic Relationship to a Yak (mp3):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Two Molecules of a Chip Box in Cosmic Relationship to a Yak
  host-language: mp3
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - Two Molecules of a Chip Box in Cosmic Relationship to a Yak.mp3"


Theme to Nukeball:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Theme music
  composed-on: Commodore 64
  using-software: SID Editor
  inception-date: ca 1988
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  # or maybe Cat's Eye Technologies? if there was actually a game to go with it...
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  description: |
    This was the theme to a game I was trying to write for the [[Commodore 64]]
    called [[Nukeball]].  There was also an [[Untitled Video Game Theme|alternate choice]].

Theme to Nukeball (mp3):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Theme to Nukeball
  host-language: mp3
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - Theme to Nukeball.mp3"
  commentary: |
    I added the fade-out at the end with Audacity because otherwise it would
    loop indefinitely.


Tears on my Catbox:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Theme music
  composed-on: Commodore 64
  using-software: SID Editor
  inception-date: ca 1988
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  description: |
    Quite short; could be a "game over" theme, or something.

Tears on my Catbox (mp3):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Tears on my Catbox
  host-language: mp3
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - Tears on my Catbox.mp3"


Untitled Video Game Theme:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Theme music
  composed-on: Commodore 64
  using-software: SID Editor
  inception-date: ca 1989
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  description: |
    This was, I believe, an alternate [[Theme to Nukeball]].  I rather like it.
    (It cuts off sharply at the end because it was supposed to loop, but didn't.)

Untitled Video Game Theme (mp3):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Untitled Video Game Theme
  host-language: mp3
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - Untitled Video Game Theme.mp3"


"Paige's Praise":
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Swing
  inception-date: ca 1989
  composed-on: Commodore 64
  using-software: SID Editor
  # also redone in DCMS
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even


Futons:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Sci-fi
  composed-on: Commodore 64
  using-software: SID Editor
  inception-date: ca 1989
  # redone as "Futons 1990" in DMCS and (unimpressively) as "Futon Landscape" in Cakewalk
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even


###### MED ######

After the Fact:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Theme music
  composed-on: Amiga 500
  using-software: MED
  inception-date: ca 1992
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  commentary: |
    I've been told that this sounds like it should be the theme music for a spy movie.

After the Fact (MED):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - After the Fact
  host-language: MED
  license: Freely Redistributable
  commentary: |
    After the Fact used MED's ability to transpose an instrument, which most module players don't support.
    However, [[xmp]] does support this feature.

After the Fact (mp3):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - After the Fact
  host-language: mp3
  converted-from: After the Fact (MED)
  converted-using:
  - xmp
  - lame
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - After the Fact.mp3"


Anagnoresis:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Sci-fi
  inception-date: ca 1992
  composed-on: Amiga 500
  using-software: MED
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  commentary: |
    "Anagnoresis" is either an alternate spelling for, or a typo for,
    "Anagnorisis", which means the moment some profound realization
    is suddenly made.  There is no such particular moment during this
    piece.  However, the second snare beat in each measure is on the
    and-of-four instead of on four, in a sort of attempt to make your ears
    wait for it and then go, "oh, *there* it is."

Anagnoresis (MED):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Anagnoresis
  host-language: MED
  license: Freely Redistributable

Anagnoresis (mp3):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Anagnoresis
  host-language: mp3
  converted-from: Anagnoresis (MED)
  converted-using:
  - modplug123
  - lame
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - Anagnoresis.mp3"


Autumn Kiss:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Pop ballad
  inception-date: ca 1992
  composed-on: Amiga 500
  using-software: MED
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  commentary: |
    This has been described as vaguely Annie Lennox-like, at least how it
    mixes a mellow ballad with a funky (perhaps overly funky) percussion track.

Autumn Kiss (MED):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Autumn Kiss
  host-language: MED
  license: Freely Redistributable

Autumn Kiss (mp3):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Autumn Kiss
  host-language: mp3
  converted-from: Autumn Kiss (MED)
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - Autumn Kiss.mp3"


Drat:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Experimental music
  inception-date: ca 1994
  composed-on: Amiga 500
  using-software: MED
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  commentary: |
    Experimental Angry Music!  Contains, I believe, two samples of my own voice.

Drat (mp3):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Drat
  host-language: mp3
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - Drat.mp3"


Go(Figure):
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Jazz fusion
  inception-date: ca 1992
  composed-on: Amiga 500
  using-software: MED
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  commentary: |
    One of my favourites.  Originally done up in MED (a somewhat techno-ier
    rendition) and redone in Cakewalk (a more jazzy rendition.)  The JV-30
    version ends with a percussion outro, as does [[You Drive Me Wild]]
    (it seemed as good a way as any to end a song.)

Go(Figure) (MED):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Go(Figure)
  host-language: MED
  license: Freely Redistributable

Go(Figure) [Amiga dance arrangement] (mp3):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Go(Figure)
  host-language: mp3
  converted-from: Go(Figure) (MED)
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - Go(Figure) [Amiga dance arrangement].mp3"

Go(Figure) [JV-30 fusion arrangement] (mp3):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Go(Figure)
  host-language: mp3
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - Go(Figure) [JV-30 fusion arrangement].mp3"


Panic:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Dance
  inception-date: ca 1992
  composed-on: Amiga 500
  using-software: MED
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  commentary: |
    Experimental strange dance music with lots of samples.  Samples on the general
    theme of panicking.

Panic (mp3):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Panic
  host-language: mp3
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - Panic.mp3"


# TODO: retrocon this into "Corner Couple Suite":
# movement I: Archibald and Elizabeth (Popcornish)
# movement II: Marion and Kenny ("Swing thing")
# movement III: ("6-8") -- Donald and Gertrude?  William and Harriet?
# there are lots of options.  Unfortunately Leila does not intersect any masculine given names
Popcornish:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Dance
  inception-date: ca 1992
  composed-on: Amiga 500
  using-software: Noisetracker MOD
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  commentary: |
    I think either this or [[Technodixie]] was my first try working with Amiga music modules.
    This is very similar to stuff I was put together on a drum machine when I attended an
    electronic music camp, probably the year earlier.  But no, it's actually not a lot like
    Popcorn (by Hot Butter).

Popcornish (mp3):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Popcornish
  host-language: mp3
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - Popcornish.mp3"


Rainbird:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Pop ballad
  inception-date: ca 1992
  composed-on: Amiga 500
  using-software: MED
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  commentary: |
    Another pop ballad, this one with crude sound effects of a rainstorm in it.
    The "false resolution" (V to vi instead of V to I) at 1:33 has been commented
    on favourably.

Rainbird (MED):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Rainbird
  host-language: MED
  license: Freely Redistributable

Rainbird (mp3):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Rainbird
  host-language: mp3
  converted-from: Rainbird (MED)
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - Rainbird.mp3"


Red Quarks:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Sci-fi
  inception-date: ca 1992
  composed-on: Amiga 500
  using-software: MED
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  commentary: |
    A funky little tune with a somewhat strange musical structure — it kind of goes
    all over the place, without building up to anything... kind of a A-A'-A-B-C-D form.
    Yet it doesn't feel like a medley, it feels fairly coherent (at least to me.)

Red Quarks (MED):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Red Quarks
  host-language: MED
  license: Freely Redistributable

Red Quarks (mp3):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Red Quarks
  host-language: mp3
  converted-from: Red Quarks (MED)
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - Red Quarks.mp3"


Retrograde:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Sci-fi
  inception-date: ca 1992
  composed-on: Amiga 500
  using-software: MED
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  commentary: |
    Probably the most conventional of my "[[Sci-fi]]" tunes.  One friend of mine
    found the melody horrendously catchy in an evil way such that he could not
    stand listening to it.

Retrograde (MED):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Retrograde
  host-language: MED
  license: Freely Redistributable

Retrograde (mp3):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Retrograde
  host-language: mp3
  converted-from: Retrograde (MED)
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - Retrograde.mp3"


Stella Splendens:
  type: Musical Composition
  genre: Medieval
  authors:
  - Anonymous

Stella Splendens (MED):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Stella Splendens
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  host-language: MED
  license: Freely Redistributable
  inception-date: ca 1992
  commentary: |
    This is an Amiga MED module arrangement of the medieval piece "Stella
    Splendens".  It is not a traditional arrangement, but neither is it particularly
    techno nor particularly ambient.

Stella Splendens [Amiga arrangement] (mp3):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Stella Splendens
  host-language: mp3
  converted-from: Stella Splendens (MED)
  # repeat these here b/c template doesn't look through "converted-from" (ehh)
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - Stella Splendens [Amiga arrangement].mp3"
  commentary: |
    The MED module was intended to loop indefinitely.  This mp3 rendition
    repeats twice then fades out.


Technodixie:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Dance
  inception-date: ca 1992
  composed-on: Amiga 500
  using-software: Noisetracker MOD
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  commentary: |
    I think either this or [[Popcornish]] was my first try working with Amiga music modules.  Neither
    very techno nor very dixieland — well, if it is dixieland, it's, like, Hooked on Dixieland.

Technodixie (mp3):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Technodixie
  host-language: mp3
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - Technodixie.mp3"


You Drive Me Wild:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Pop
  inception-date: ca 1992
  composed-on: Amiga 500
  using-software: MED
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  commentary: |
    I've been told this would make a good background music for a [[Platformer]],
    although I'm not sure I agree.  I do like the signature chord at the start, though;
    the dissonance is entirely intentional, and it "works", but only because it's soon
    resolved.  Ends with a percussion solo, as does [[Go(Figure)]].

You Drive Me Wild (MED):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - You Drive Me Wild
  host-language: MED
  license: Freely Redistributable

You Drive Me Wild (mp3):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - You Drive Me Wild
  host-language: mp3
  converted-from: You Drive Me Wild (MED)
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - You Drive Me Wild.mp3"


# ... lost ones ... 


So Fast and Easy:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Experimental music
  inception-date: ca 1994
  composed-on: Amiga 500
  using-software: MED
  development-stage: lost
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even


###### DMCS ######

Theme to LOGS:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Theme music
  inception-date: ca 1991
  composed-on: Amiga 500
  using-software: DMCS
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  commentary: |
    LOGS stood for "Low Organized Games".  How, exactly, a game can
    be "low organized", I'll probably never figure out.

Coffee Break:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Jazz fusion
  instrumentation:
  - Jazz Band
  inception-date: ca 1991
  composed-on: Amiga 500
  using-software: DMCS
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even

Birdwatching:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Jazz fusion
  instrumentation:
  - Jazz Combo
  inception-date: ca 1991
  composed-on: Amiga 500
  using-software: DMCS
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  commentary: |
    I think I remember composing the theme to this on an electric piano at a friend's
    house after pulling an all-nighter.  It was supposed to be a very mellow tune
    (originally, at least,) which was a bit difficult to capture in an Amiga music module
    (I apologize for the harshness of the saxophone sample.)

Birdwatching (MED):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Birdwatching
  host-language: MED
  license: Freely Redistributable

Birdwatching [Amiga arrangement] (mp3):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Birdwatching
  host-language: mp3
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - Birdwatching [Amiga arrangement].mp3"

Radiance:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Jazz fusion
  instrumentation:
  - Jazz Combo
  inception-date: ca 1992
  composed-on: Amiga 500
  using-software: DMCS
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even

Foxcub:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Swing
  instrumentation:
  - Jazz Band
  inception-date: ca 1991
  composed-on: Amiga 500
  using-software: DMCS
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even


# art music...

Sardonyx:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Experimental music
  format: Overture
  inception-date: ca 1994
  composed-on: Amiga 500
  using-software: DMCS
  instrumentation:
  - Orchestra
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  

###### Cakewalk ######

# Recorded from the JV-30 synthesizer itself:

Ice Jam:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Alt rock
  inception-date: ca 1996
  composed-on: Roland JV-30
  using-software: Cakewalk
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  commentary: |
    I consciously tried to write something "Björk-esque" for this one
    (not really succeeding, at least not all the way.)

Ice Jam (mp3):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Ice Jam
  host-language: mp3
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - Ice Jam.mp3"


Jack and Jill:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Alt rock
  inception-date: ca 1996
  composed-on: Roland JV-30
  using-software: Cakewalk
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  commentary: |
    This was going to be an actual song, once, with lyrics and everything.

Jack and Jill (mp3):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Jack and Jill
  host-language: mp3
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - Jack and Jill.mp3"


A Moment in the Sun:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Reggae
  inception-date: ca 1996
  composed-on: Roland JV-30
  using-software: Cakewalk
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  commentary: |
    My only foray into reggae.  A happy sort of tune;
    it was originally supposed to be followed by [[Back to the Rain]]
    in some kind of putative playlist...

A Moment in the Sun (mp3):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - A Moment in the Sun
  host-language: mp3
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - A Moment in the Sun.mp3"


Back to the Rain:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Swing
  inception-date: ca 1996
  composed-on: Roland JV-30
  using-software: Cakewalk
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  commentary: |
    Very, very short.  Intended to be preceded by [[A Moment in the Sun]]
    and serves more as an outro for that tune.  Or, maybe it could be used as the
    "oops you lost a life" music in a video game, that sort of thing.

Back to the Rain (mp3):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Back to the Rain
  host-language: mp3
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - Back to the Rain.mp3"


"Zoning Variance #5":
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: World beat
  inception-date: ca 1996
  composed-on: Roland JV-30
  using-software: Cakewalk
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  commentary: |
    The title is meaningless; it's some kind
    of simple rustic air with a sitar duet jammed into the bridge.
    But it's another one of my favourites, because I like that sort of thing.

"Zoning Variance #5 (mp3)":
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - "Zoning Variance #5"
  host-language: mp3
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - Zoning Variance No.5.mp3"


Smedley the Medley:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Experimental music
  inception-date: ca 1996
  composed-on: Roland JV-30
  using-software: Cakewalk
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  commentary: |
    I had three tunes that didn't stand on their own.  They don't go together
    either, so I put them together.  I've been told it's reminiscent of
    [[Frank Zappa]], but frankly I don't know if I've ever been able to make
    it through an entire Zappa song, so I couldn't say, myself.

Smedley the Medley (mp3):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Smedley the Medley
  host-language: mp3
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - Smedley the Medley.mp3"


### rendered with timidity++ ###

Fool:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Ragtime
  format: Song
  inception-date: ca 1997
  composed-on: Roland JV-30
  using-software: Cakewalk
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  commentary: |
    A sort of hokey ragtime ballad thing.

Fool (mp3):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Fool
  host-language: mp3
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - Fool.mp3"


### not recorded. ###

Reality:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Alt rock
  format: Song
  inception-date: ca 1996
  composed-on: Roland JV-30
  using-software: Cakewalk
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even


The Blank Dance:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Dance
  inception-date: ca 1997
  composed-on: Roland JV-30
  using-software: Cakewalk
  development-stage: unfinished
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  commentary: |
    Unfinished.  The word "blank" in the title refers to the [[Esolang|esolang]] [[Blank]].


Osborne Village:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Jazz fusion
  inception-date: ca 1994
  composed-on: Amiga 500
  using-software: MED
  development-stage: unfinished
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  commentary: |
    An earlier version (MED) was lost but a later Cakewalk/MIDI version is still
    around but sorely unfinished.


# art music

String Quartet:
  type: Musical Composition
  genre: Chamber music
  format: String quartet, four movements
  instrumentation:
  - Violin
  - Violin
  - Viola
  - Cello
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  composed-on: Roland JV-30
  using-software: Cakewalk

Rest Assured:
  type: Musical Composition
  genre: Chamber music
  format: Appasionata for String quartet
  instrumentation:
  - Violin
  - Violin
  - Viola
  - Cello
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  composed-on: Roland JV-30
  using-software: Cakewalk

Interlude for Harp:
  type: Musical Composition
  genre: Chamber music
  format: Harp solo
  instrumentation:
  - Harp
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  composed-on: Roland JV-30
  using-software: Cakewalk


### recent stuff ###

Fluorescent Atrocious:
  type: Musical Composition
  domain: What is this I don't even
  genre: Techno
  authors:
  - Chris Pressey
  auspices:
  - What is this I don't even
  composed-on: Sonant Live
  # mmm... "Firefox"?
  using-software: Sonant Live
  inception-date: Oct 2012
  commentary: |
    Here's what this icky techno piece tries to evoke: having a terrible
    hangover on the brightest morning of the summer while strolling
    through a garden that was planted by someone with a green
    thumb — it's very lush and in full bloom — but a very poor sense of
    how to lay out a garden.

Fluorescent Atrocious (mp3):
  type: Implementation
  implementation-of:
  - Fluorescent Atrocious
  host-language: mp3
  license: Freely Redistributable
  links:
  - "http://catseye.tc/music/W.i.t.i.d.E - Fluorescent Atrocious.mp3"


# favourite composers:
# Prokofiev
# Beethoven
# Satie
# Mendelssohn
# Stravinsky
# ...kind of drops off here... I mean these guys are alright but...
# Vivaldi
# Chopin
# Handel
# Bach
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