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 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   Frances   (Member)

Que Cue: "Gravity" by Steven Price

Here is my take on resequencing the album cues for the 2013 Watertower release. The first cue 01 was repeated once but repositioned for my little program. If others try this with the CD score, let me know if you think it yields a better musical suite and better listening experience. For me it seems to be better, although the score is acceptable to my ears in any event. The musical work on the whole for me is atmospheric but not celestial or other worldly. It is like the earlier experimental sonic art of Xenakis or Ligeti and others from say their 1960s era. One of my motives for the new queing was to better position the abrupt full stops in half the cues. They also almost seem to be an identifying style marker for the score.

In resequencing the cues, my search was for a nice sound transition from cue to cue; and to gang similar sounding cues into groups, with an overall progression from the more abstract atonal cues to the more rhythmic beats and then to the melodic tunes. All the eight cues with abrupt full stops are in line together around the middle of my program. The cues have been grouped by me into 3 lots. The first "A" lot of 5 cues is of an atmospheric mood with mystical atonal noise. The second "B" lot of 8 cues has the full stops with some rhythmic beats and subliminal choral tunes. The third "C" lot of 4 cues has melodic tunes of a romantic kind with some violins and pianos, ending the work on a quiet distant note. The music for its "modernist" experimental thrust is quite good in my opinion.

Reorder A Lot: 01 07 13 09 02
Reorder B Lot: 03 12 10 04 08 16 01 14
Reorder C Lot: 15 05 06 11
(My choice is to start the first cue 01 at about 0:45 and avoid its embedded full stop.)

Search the message board "discussion forum" under without the arrows for my resequencing attempts of other album scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   Frances   (Member)

Correction to the last sentence in my previous post. The board syntax does not like arrows and deleted them. The sentence now should be...

Search the message board "discussion forum" under “Que Cue:” (without the quotes) for my resequencing attempts of other album scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2013 - 7:24 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

The score has yet to grow on me on album, although I really appreciated it in the fantastic film.

Thanks for the resequencing tips. I just wanted to say that I applaud your efforts to resequence soundtracks for better listening experiences. That's what it's about!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2013 - 5:17 AM   
 By:   Frances   (Member)

After hearing my resequenced program again it seems to be even a better listening event with the repeated Cue 01 in Lot B deleted from the queing. Then my little program only looses about 30 seconds. The sudden full stop embedded in the middle of the cue seems a tad jarring and intrusive. Now my aural dreams may come true.
---Frances

 
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