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 Posted:   Sep 15, 2021 - 10:10 AM   
 By:   dogplant   (Member)

Lycra or denim? Please specify.

Tight, sparkly lycra.

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2021 - 12:43 PM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

I have recorded another orchestral score since my last post.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2021 - 12:56 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I'm short but I listen to the same music everyone else does.wink

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2021 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

John Scott's score for the impossible-to-find 2008(ish?) short film THE GATES OF FREEDOM is a wondrous composition for modest orchestra, with a deeply expressive solo flute as the "soul" of the piece. It boasts an unforgettable main theme, exhilarating development section in the middle and a grand recapitulation - perfect ten-minute sonata structure - the score could really be presented as something of a short a concert piece unto itself. Written at around 80 years of age, it shows that Scott's gift for melody, drama and excitement has not been sullied by age, and a recent dearth of scoring opportunities, in the least. In short, I think it's a mini-masterpiece:

https://youtu.be/-qKEi3EqpRM


I have previously sung praise for a young Norwegian composer named Alexander Pedersen and will again take the opportunity to do so again, and share an animated short film he wrote, directed and scored - WRATH OF THE MUSIC GOD - which demonstrates a remarkable ear for melody, lush orchestration and cogent dramaturgy of the 'old guard' a la Williams, Ravel, Debussy and Hisaishi:

https://youtu.be/Y6M-U9FqWAM


Don't let the semi-modern-sounding main title deter you - this one is rife with inspired, harmonically-adventurous and sumptuous scoring that so many of us long for these days. Not too many 25-year-old composers (as of when he wrote and recorded this work) demonstrate this level of command for orchestral craft and form - everything past the 6-minute mark especially is just fantastic; the DAPHNIS ET CHLOE-esque crescendo at 9:30 is particularly goosebumps-inducing, and that's just the tip of the iceberg here. The fact that Pedersen pulls such a full-bodied sound out of a very modest 35-piece orchestra is a further testament to the level of craftsmanship on display.

The film is really more a demo reel for himself as a composer than a traditional "short film" per se, but the extra initiative to forge a Campbellian Hero's Journey story with a clear arc has the added benefit of demonstrating Pedersen's facility for narrative and dramatic development, tools that are of course just as important to a film composer as actual musical technique.

Happy listening!

- BB

P.S. Am I crazy or is the video embed feature non-functional, despite following the rules (as I have know how to do for many years on FSM)?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2021 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Lycra or denim? Please specify.

Neither, Bermuda.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2021 - 3:55 PM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

Lycra or denim? Please specify.

Neither, Bermuda.



Or even whisky?

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2021 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   dogplant   (Member)

P.S. Am I crazy or is the video embed feature non-functional, despite following the rules (as I have know how to do for many years on FSM)?

Looks like you forgot the square parentheses, Bob:

Open square bracket, followed by the word 'youtube,' close square bracket.

Then, on the same line, add the whole YouTube video URL.

Follow that with open square bracket, forward slash, the word 'youtube,' and close square bracket.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2021 - 5:04 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Doing exactly that, Dogplant, gives me this odd error:





At the ripe old age of 29 I guess I've become technologically inept already!

- BB

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2021 - 6:32 AM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

You need to use the full URL, not the shortened links, and then remove the "s" from https at the beginning.

 
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