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Feather on the Wind


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filmscoremike

 Genre: Classical

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Listening back to this, I just thought of a feather on the wind; it's both playful and majestic, while meandering as if the winds change.

I began writing this with two goals in mind. One, to write something classical, and 2 to write something with fewer instruments. I think I approached classical, but it's not really as far as I wanted to get. I'm still very happy with it, and I learned a lot on the journey.

I actually used more tracks than I ever have (50), with more articulations, and attention to detail (velocity, expression) than I have ever attempted so far. However, apart from reverb, I did no EQing, compressing, or mixing. Still sounds pretty good as is, but someday I'll have to get the hang of that stuff.
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Uploaded: Aug 08, 2009 - 11:02:22 PM
Last Updated: Aug 08, 2009 - 11:11:54 PM Last Played: Apr 12, 2019 - 02:38:24 PM
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LunaTrick said 3664 days ago (August 8th, 2009)
Super composition
I love the build up and then your use of dark crunchy brass... nice contrapuntal woodwinds against the sweeping strings. Very nice work!
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filmscoremike said 3664 days ago (August 9th, 2009)
Re: LunaTrick
Thanks! That part with the brass, and flute is my favorite part of this. :)
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AlchymicalMuse said 3664 days ago (August 9th, 2009)
Great piece...
What Luna said (wink!)
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filmscoremike said 3663 days ago (August 9th, 2009)
Re: AlchymicalMuse
What I said to Luna ;) Thanks!
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Feter said 3664 days ago (August 9th, 2009)
Feather on the Wind
Awesome string arrangement ..very well controling
the strings with all the action ...the drama
been built so wonderfully ...good spots with
the high stings that hardly people can done them
without letting the listener feel this is sync
strings ...this is marvelous crafted work ...
well done ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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filmscoremike said 3663 days ago (August 9th, 2009)
Re: Feter
Thanks Feter! Yeah, I'm lucky to have such nice sounding strings. I love 'em. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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kassia said 3663 days ago (August 9th, 2009)
Feather
wow! This is an excellent composition and brilliant use of your chosen instruments. That flute line (piccolo?) is exceptional. I think the mix is extraordinary. This has a lovely, lively energy over the top with a beautiful steady soundbed moving underneath. Just beautiful. Very well done!
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filmscoremike said 3663 days ago (August 9th, 2009)
Re: Kassia
The flute line is actually a flute, with a piccolo reaching the high notes later one. The flute joins back with the piccolo to end the section. It's definitely my favorite part of this. I was on a roll the evening I wrote that. So happy you liked it! :)
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SmokeyVW said 3659 days ago (August 13th, 2009)
very expressive
nicely done. yes, it does meander, but it feels cohesive.

i really like the horns - e.g. at 1:40

who needs compression anyway - it sounds good to me

thanks
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filmscoremike said 3656 days ago (August 16th, 2009)
Re: SmokeyVW
I like those horns too.
Glad it sounds good to you; that's all that matters. Thanks!
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composerclark said 3657 days ago (August 15th, 2009)
Very nice
Very nicely done. Lots of counterpoint, and filled with effective colour changes. It strikes me as being somewhat disjointed, but movie music often has this quality, presumably to echo rapid mood changes on screen, and it certainly still fits together as music. My suggestion to you, if you are interested in learning to compose more organically, would be to try some simple, small ensemble pieces for a while; perhaps just violin and cello, or flute and bassoon, etc. This would force you to rely more on motivic development and less on colour changes.

On the other hand, you could just keep going as you are, because you are clearly learning something new with each composition!
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filmscoremike said 3457 days ago (March 3rd, 2010)
Re: composerclark
I'm totally taking your advice to heart these days. I'm trying a notation software, and I'm finding myself trying to do more with fewer instruments, rather than having a focus on the number of instruments I'm using. Thanks for listening, and the advice!
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