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Trafficking in Reality (Theme)


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This is the main theme--although brief--from the documentary, "Trafficking in Reality." Variations on this theme will be used as transitions throughout the documentary, which will be screened next month (if I get it finished!)
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Uploaded: Jul 02, 2008 - 10:30:42 AM
Last Updated: Dec 14, 2008 - 01:28:51 PM Last Played: Apr 25, 2019 - 10:13:31 PM
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composerclark said 4001 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Stillness
This is great! I like the layered beginning, and your clarinet melody against the still sonic background has a very open feel -- I imagine an wide, open plain, shrouded in stillness when I hear this.

Is that you playing the clarinet?
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Tom Atwood said 4001 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Thanks Clark
I wish I could play the clarinet. Even though I have played sax for 40 years (yikes!), all I can get are squeaks and squawks out of a clarinet. It is a much more difficult intrument to play. No, Clark, it is through the miracle of digital technology and GarageBand that I was able to lay down that clarinet line.

Thanks for your comments. By the way, I am reworking the "Amish Landscape" piece based in part on your thoughts about the chanting choir. I'll post it soon. Thanks again!
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Reinholt56 said 4001 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Hi Tom.....
I love the sound and the theme of this piece.

I would love to hear a full version or at least a lengthier version. I was just settling into the music and there was silence!!

Good luck with the whole project and everything.

Take care.

Paul
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Tom Atwood said 4001 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Thanks Paul
Hopefully, after the doc is done, I can develop some of these themes into a more fully developed work. But for now, everything I am writing is to fit a space in the documentary, so some of them are painfully short.

Thanks again for listening!
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ktb said 4001 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
great start
caught me there by surprise when it ended. Certainly left me wanting more. Like Wiseman's film making you have started something in observational mode. Leaving the listener lots of room to fill in with their own thoughts. Good luck with the rest
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Feter said 4001 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Trafficking in Reality
Deep ,sorrow and thoughtful ..a glimpse of grey
by all mean ..thnx alot for sharin such Art !!
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dajama said 4001 days ago (July 2nd, 2008)
Beautiful piece
Lovely theme, and very nicely developed. Abrupt ending, but the mood and feeling of the piece is effectively communicated. Great sound. Nicely done. Peace.
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said 4000 days ago (July 3rd, 2008)
Cool!
Great soundtrack, deep and full of feelings. All the best wishes for your documentary... it looks great!

Take Care
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John Stebbe said 4000 days ago (July 3rd, 2008)
The clarinet
The clarinet is beautiful, and very authentic-sounding. The voice leading in the various layers is well-executed.

So you're making a documentary, and writing the music for it, too? When do you have time to eat and sleep?

An excellent showcase of software instruments, and a wonderful vehicle to show off your composing chops. Enjoyable and warm.

Best,

John
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Tom Atwood said 4000 days ago (July 3rd, 2008)
Thanks to all
Thanks for your comments - again I apologize for the brevity of this piece, but for now the music is constrained by the documentary. It has to "fit."

John - the main problem with writing the music at the same time I am shooting, logging and writing the doc is that it is too tempting to play on GB, and avoid logging tapes (which is rather like sticking needles in my eyes).

Thanks again!


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Tom Atwood said 4000 days ago (July 3rd, 2008)
Thanks to all
Thanks for your comments - again I apologize for the brevity of this piece, but for now the music is constrained by the documentary. It has to "fit."

John - the main problem with writing the music at the same time I am shooting, logging and writing the doc is that it is too tempting to play on GB, and avoid logging tapes (which is rather like sticking needles in my eyes).

Thanks again!


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Roxylee said 3999 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
All great ,except
it ended all too soon! I am looking forward to hearing more of this. You do a great job of making a software instrument sound real. Very moving little melody.
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Ed Hannifin said 3999 days ago (July 4th, 2008)
Another intersection...
...or maybe, collision, of journalism and psychology...at least in your artwork and comments...

I hope I get to view the finished documentary someday. Please make sure the MacJams community gets clued in as to where or how to watch it...

Ed
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