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Third movement of "A New Unknown," the cinematic soundtrack seeking a film. A melody for this piece was borrowed from "Kansas," the 2nd movement of American Plain. Kind of like an echo. (Can you steal from yourself?)

Written on Sunday, January 29, 2006.
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Uploaded: Jan 29, 2006 - 11:54:25 PM
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2006 - 08:57:34 PM Last Played: Dec 29, 2018 - 03:22:51 AM
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Hardware:
Casio Privia PX-300
G5
Software:
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Jampack 4 & 5
Comments
Mystified said 4950 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
A Natural
You just seem so 'at home' and comfortable with any instrument that's put into your hands (albeit via the keystation).
Orchestral and now World instruments...
It's a joy to hear these pieces and see what you come up with next.
I liked the use of the theme from American Plain. Just different enough to set it apart, yet happily familiar.

(Steal or borrow from your own music.... ? Go ahead; Bach and other classical composers did it, too!)
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Tom Atwood said 4950 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
A Natural
Thanks, Cat. This was written first without a melody at all, as more of a
rhythmic, minimalist piece. But it seemed to want something, so I went
melody shopping and the theme from Kansas was on sale. The melody used
here is really a variation on that theme. Thanks again, pardner.


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RickB1 said 4948 days ago (January 31st, 2006)
A Natural
This is very soothing and melodic. I really enjoyed the combination of
instrumentation you used. What "voices" did you use to achive the choral
effect? Also, would you be willing to share your settings (aatack, release, etc.)
to achieve a better sounding string section? Mine seem too synth-like and
"tinny". I really enjoy listening to your compositions and learning from them.
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Tom Atwood said 4948 days ago (January 31st, 2006)
A Natural
I would share my settings, Rick, if I could. But as far as attack and release,
that is mainly done on the keyboard. The Casio is a touch sensitive keyboard
and the instruments do respond to the way the keyboard is played. What I
think is important is to find instruments, or combinations of instruments, in
Jampack that sound real. Some are much better than others, especially among
the strings. (I like legato cello, staccato cello, and staccato violin 1.) Using
dynamics is also helpful, which I guess is part of the "attack" and "release"
you mentioned. But those are not really settings. Reverb often takes some of
the "synthiness" away. On the master track I use Classical Hall, sometimes
Majestic, or Modern. Again it depends on which instruments are being used.
Bottom line, I guess, is that for me it is pretty much hit or miss. Sorry I can't
be more precise. Thanks for listening and for your kind words.

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ledebutant said 4950 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
Forgive Me
I take back everything I've ever said about lyrics. I have a new favorite
MJ instrumental, that I think will be hard to ever knock from its perch.

Wow, Tom. WOW!
Tom Atwood said 4950 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
Forgive Me
Thanks, Lisa. You are forgiven, for all your various and sundry, too-
numerous-to-mention-here transgressions. Go and sin no more.

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said 4950 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
Very Relaxing
Slightly non-western sounding. I very much like the quiet Sunday pace of
this (on a Monday morning).
Yes, you may steal from yourself, as long as you get permission from your
publisher. ;)
Tom Atwood said 4950 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
Very Relaxing
Thanks, BIll. Just listened to InGlorious Noise. Glad to see a Mungo piece
again.

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said 4950 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
Very Relaxing
You're welcome, Tom. I'm glad to back submitting a Mungo tune. It's funny though - after releasing a bunch of 45 second pieces over the holidays, InGlorius Noise (at only 2:40) sounds long to me.

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Ars longa, vita brevis.
eleveneyes said 4950 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
nice
my favorite part is about 3/4 the way thru where it's leading up to the
break. i was hoping to hear more cacophonous/flashback/outside the key
stuff going on, kinda like when an orchestra in tuning/warming up, but it
was cool. that horn player at the end either has HUGE lungs or circular
breathing is second nature to him cuz i didn't hear him pause to take a
single breathe!
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Tom Atwood said 4950 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
nice
Thanks, Ray. Some are using the circular breathing technique; others, who
are unable, are staggering their breathing. Amazing, isn't it?

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RickW said 4950 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
Talent with a capital T
Tom, your grasp of differing instruments is extraordinary. Marvelous
talent.

By all means, use your own over and over again. As Cat said, classical
composers have been doing it for hundreds of years, as has many
other composers. Authors of fiction do it also. So do computer
programmers--it's called 'code re-use'.

God bless,

Rick

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Tom Atwood said 4949 days ago (January 31st, 2006)
Talent with a capital T
Thanks, Rick, for stopping by and listening. Glad you enjoyed this.

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Peter Greenstone said 4949 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
Me like it
Another beautiful and heart-warming piece, Tom. Another journey. Nice
to hear the new world instruments in there. I just got mine and look
forward to using them. The only nit I'll make is that there are some times
in the piece where things get a little too jumbled rhythmically.

While you may have cannibalized some of your own music to use in this it
still is a very unique piece. It has your signature sound to it but it's no
rehash.
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Tom Atwood said 4949 days ago (January 31st, 2006)
Me like it
Thanks, Peter. I went back and forth over removing or lowering the kalimbas,
which do seem to compete for attention at times, almost acting out like
unruly children. Bad kalimbas! There are so many layers toward the middle
that the wall of sound may feel a bit jumbled. Maybe I went overboard?

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White Hawks said 4949 days ago (January 31st, 2006)
Relaxing.
Its very nice pieace. Makes me happy:o) I lisetened to this song and
thought that I have to buy that newest JamPack.

And ofcourse I dowloaded this song and faved;)

thanks for sharing.

- Hawks
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Tom Atwood said 4949 days ago (January 31st, 2006)
Relaxing.
Thanks Jem. I recommend the new Jampack (if you can talk your parents into
buying it for you!)

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Cori Ander said 4949 days ago (January 31st, 2006)
Very pleasant listening
Very pleasant listening. Great. Thank you Tom!
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Roxylee said 4948 days ago (January 31st, 2006)
Just beautiful...
What can I say that hasn't been said already? Gorgeous...Downloaded!
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Tom Atwood said 4948 days ago (January 31st, 2006)
Just beautiful...
Thanks Curry and Roxylee, for listening and for your comments.

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dreadmon said 4947 days ago (February 1st, 2006)
Loving the journey
that you're taking us on, Tom - the kalimba really adds a nice, intimate feel to your rich and full arrangements. Nice dynamics and spread - this conjures up images of a teacher in a classroom, expressively going into a passionate lesson involving Sequoias (this brought up very specific imagery) - sweet!
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poodyglitz said 4947 days ago (February 1st, 2006)
My Daughter
I'm listening to this with my daughter, who says that she really likes this. Were the strings done with Jam Pack loops or a software synthesizer?
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perceptualvortex said 4946 days ago (February 2nd, 2006)
the kalimba
sounds good... but my favorite here is the backing strings. This will make a great soundtrack when it finds that soulmate film.
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bandmandq said 4931 days ago (February 17th, 2006)
On Stealing
Tom, I think the quote from Igor Stravinsky would be appropriate -
"Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal."

Monty
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