Five years ago today, I got married to my better half! Instead of playing the typical "Here comes the bride" music when my wife walked down the aisle, I wrote a short piece called 27. It is scored for the standard piano trio instrumentation which is piano, violin and cello. Here is the original version played at the rehearsal a few days prior to the big day by our good friends at Main Street Music.
As our anniversary approached this year, I thought it would be nice to revisit the piece and use it as inspiration for a #1minuteimprov. So I pulled the music back out and began finding a new version of it. I customized a delay patch called Sync Sweep in Logic by changing the amount of delay hits that existed, altering the panning scheme and resonance. Then, I adjusted the dry/wet mix.
I also used reverb sampled from a church tower through Space Designer to simulate the acoustics of...well a church.
I wanted to keep the piece structurally in tact, but I still allowed time to stretch out, which is why I could not keep it to one minute. It was really nice to reflect on this music and it definitely brought back great memories of that day. I hope you enjoy this version of 27.
Anthony Di Bartolo is a New Jersey-based percussionist, composer, and educator.