Interval - les Femmes
A special kind of choir: Intimate and Fragile
Interval Les Femmes isn’t quite like anything else you've played.
It is Insa, Mel and Basia - 3 wonderful female artists who have exclusively performed for this lovely and intimate choir instrument. Strictly speaking Les Femmes is a choir instrument, just layer some unique voices and you will achieve a rich, intimate and bright choir.
But Interval Les Femmes is much more. Inspired by contemporary compositions Interval pursues a new approach into building sounds. It is hard to explain, but in the broadest sense, Interval Les Femmes lets you building unique voice harmonies, organic choir patches and inspiring vocal atmospheres.
You can do things with it you can’t do with anything else.
THE CONCEPTInterval Les Femmes features two main issues: the kind and unique selection of sound sources (samples) and an unqiue instrument engine to create harmonies.
„Les femmes“- french translated „the women“ is what it says and beyond. In order to achieve a fragile and intimate vocal or choir color we recorded the voices of three incredible artists, each one with different musical background such as jazz, pop and experimental.
Each voice was recorded in several articulations: regular intimate notes, chanting and breathing, and each articulations was recorded in several individual variations.
The result is astonishing. Along with the powerful and unique engine of interval stacking, you get a strong choir instrument which lets you easily create many different voice sounds and colors such as deep choirs, intimate background voices, modern pop patterns, unique voice harmonies or experimental mumbling. But the best way to use Les Femmes is to find out your own way to use this instrument.
For those who wants to get a quick overview of Interval Les Femmes, the instrument has a bunch of presets on boards with gives you a quick acces to the several possibilties of Les Femmes: soundscapes, short variations as used a lot in popular music these days, strong, intimate & intensive layer of voices in legato or experimental patterns.
„Les femmes“ is a very special kind of choir instrument: small, big, intimate or fragile. You can play it pure or with the help of the Interval with a unqiue kind of harmonies. Finally, „Les femmes“ is a perfect combination for your collection of Cinematique Instruments, such as Interval or the intimate piano.
THE STRUCTUREThe fundament of Interval are four separate sound slots which can be simultaneously played. Just click on the slot name to select one of the three voices and its variations to set up your favourite mix of sounds. Each sound can be used only once.
In order to shape the overall sound there are a lot of tools available: attack/ release time, increase/ decrease of the highs and lows, three delays with adjustable feedback, a reverb and and an LFO which works separately for the four sound slots.
After creating your sound, you can now spread the four sound slots separately to each interval step. Just click on the interval nodes to activate or deactivate the corresponding interval. Each interval step has also a separate volume control.
To understand how it works just change the interval (bold number in the centered field) and see what happens when you play a note. (more detailed described at the Engine View). Interval provides four intervals slots. You can access these different intervals by keyswitches (C0 – Eb0) or in chain-mode which skips through the intervals by each key stroke.
For more details please read the Interval manual:
Interval Les Femmes are coming in two versions. Both containing all three fabulous vocalists in three intimate as well as fragile articulations. (long, chant, breath). One version provides a natural note length, the other is looped.
THE DIFFERENT VIEWS OF INTERVAL LES FEMMES
LISTEN TO LES FEMMES
|x.mp3Holy Blur||Les Femmes, Zilhouette Strings, Ensemblia Percussion (upcoming)||Score © by EvG|
|x.mp3Get It On||Les Femmes, Ensemblia Percussion (upcoming), Gecko||Score © by Juan Orjuela|
|x.mp3Horizon||Les Femmes, Interval||Score © by Maximilan Unuetzer|
|x.mp3Insa||Interval, Organ and Fender Bass||Score © by Dürbeck & Dohmen|
Interval Les Femmes Walkthrough