I'm trying to think of a suitable chapter for the Wilhelm scream... maybe Dr. Disaster? From the Aliens, maybe, but I think they have pretty specific sound effects assigned to them. The only other scream that's coming to mind is Kat at seeing Ketrak... and that doesn't quite fit.
These are amazing! And I'm not just saying that, this is real talented work. I say it as someone who also makes music. This is totally inspiring.
Edit: I think my favorites are Annie's Lullabye and S1 vs Matador (shouldn't that be Bullbot?). As far as the ambiental ones go, Artificial Habitat is awesome as well, while Sunny Birmingham is perfect for what it is. Robot Room is a little bit awkward because of the uneven rhythm. It should either be completely even and correct, or *more* uneven. The mix as it is, I find it makes it seem like an unfinished, unpolished thing. But the melody you've got is fun, I love when it gets into the higher register.
Post by deliciouscake on Apr 17, 2009 22:26:35 GMT
I'm interested in writing music, although it looks like you've already got that well covered! Can also sing soprano if anyone needs one for their scores. I will put some samples of my voice up tomorrow.
I actually liked Muut's theme... but as a suggestion, if one wanted to make it a little less "bubbly"... perhaps try taking out the brass hits that come in on measure 7 altogether, and then advance the introductions so that the panpipe main theme (do, do ti sol, sol, etc) (which is the motif that I read as the actual "theme" of Muut) is introduced a little earlier.
In fact I think if you spin the thematic material around that motif you can adapt that to make each scene of Muut a little different. This particular passage you've posted, with the second instrument introduced in that do-sol-do-sol repeating pattern, gave it the feel that I thought fit perfectly with the atmosphere for the whole scene down on the Annan shore.
But like when little Annie meets Muut in Good Hope, you might want to see Muut's theme counterpointed with Annie's lullaby and/or Surma's theme.
As far as instrumentation as representative characterization I think the panpipe sound is dead-on perfect for Muut and I'd love to see that motif and instrumentation maintained even when his theme is blending with another character's. Here in this passage you played Annie's theme on Muut's instrument (after intrudocing Muut's own theme) and I think that is critical for establishing that Muut's and Annie's pasts are already intertwined... the music giving us a clue to something that isn't expressly stated for several chapters afterwards. I think it's brilliant. And then later when Muut is mentioned again, if you counterpoint both Muut's theme and Annie's lullaby together (each with their own representative instrumentation) it will allude back to that history, even as the history is being shown, and remind us that Oh, we've already been told that they had a history and we didn't even know it at the time.
...hmm did I mention that my major in college was composition and choral conducting? I think I "geeked out" a little bit up there. But anyway, I really like what you're doing with the Muut theme.
I for one, couldn't think of a theme for either Kat or her mother, so it's better bthan anything I've come up with. And it's in a chord I can work with! I was, however, expecting a little more electronic blips and pops. Perhaps this can be used for the Kat and BirdBoy (can't remember his name) them.