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    A new theme (For that caped guy wearing black stockings)

    No, this is no thread by Styxx, although the title could fool you into thinking it..

    Hello there!

    After a longer GPO- and music hiatus I am back to "buisness" and gave better sounds to a piece that I composed for a composition competition some time ago.

    Please allow me to paste some text from my website to explain what it all is about:

    This one represents a new theme for the caped crusader (Batman). Divided into 2 distinct parts, it tries to depict this superhero like I remember him from my childhood: A brutal, disturbed, cruel man who carries out his inner conflicts out into the city and catches bad guys instead of fighting his inner conflict.

    The first part of this composition takes a look at how the hero looks on the inside. Its mourning and full of self-pity. Then comes the second part, depicting how he seems himself: Featuring the same melody it is more upbeat and exciting.
    What you hear is 95% GPO!
    Only some instruments were taken from other libraries, since GPO simply doesn't include them (*hint hint to Gary:* Brass Upgrade! *hint hint*):

    * Stopped Horns from SAM Horns (I'm not lucky with them)
    * Anvil fomr GTown
    * Bongos, Congas, Maracas form Westgate Studios
    * Col legno Cellos (I won't speak about them, cause what I did is a terrible hack, so don't ask! )

    Here is the link: A new theme (For that caped guy wearing black stockings) (7MB, about 7'30'')

    You can take a look at the score here (and even buy it to support a completely broke human being): Score

    You can even visit my all new website and laugh about the horrible colors: AboveTheStaff.net

    Thanks for reading down to here! I'd love to hear your comments.

    Peter (the man who has too much to say)

    p.s.: Until I am able to fix the download problems, you can downlaod the file fomr another location.
    Last edited by musicpete; 11-16-2005 at 11:11 AM. Reason: Corrected the links

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    Re: A new theme (For that caped guy wearing black stockings)

    Yes, it stopped half way for me too.

    -- Martin
    http://www.starbirthmusic.com

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    Re: A new theme (For that caped guy wearing black stockings)

    Just when it's getting good it cuts out. Less then half way.
    J
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    http://www.strayvoltage.net
    http://homepage.mac.com/jamiehaggerty

    "A note of music gains significance from the silence on either side." -Anne
    Morrow Lindberg

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    Re: A new theme (For that caped guy wearing black stockings)

    OK, I put the file onto another webspace and edited my first post with the new link. Or you can go there directely by clicking here.

    Sorry for the inconvenience! It also gives me a "good" feeling to know that my 90 Euros per year were well invested in a non-working 100MB webspace. This is the kind of discovery that realy lifts me up...

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    Re: A new theme (For that caped guy wearing black stockings)

    Musicpete,

    Great job. You certainly know how to paint with sound. I read your bio, your music is too good to score films for free. Once you get known as someone who composes for free, it's going to be real hard to get someone to pay you for it. My $.02.

    Jeff

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    Re: A new theme (For that caped guy wearing black stockings)

    Pete,


    This is a really cool composition. Very chromatic. I especially like the change around 3:20.

    I absolutely love anything to do with Batman, (That's because I AM BATMAN!!!!! HA HA HA!!) Anyway, this is really good. I am sporadically working on a tone poem featuring Batman and his entire universe. I'm also toying around with a concept for a Green Lantern tune. (Can you guess that I prefer DC comics?)

    Anyway, thanks for posting this. I enjoyed your Dark Side recruitment tool that you posted prevoiusly. Keep them coming.


    Jonny

    By the way, your web site doesn't look that bad. I happen to like blue!

    :-)
    For more information, check out www.jonathoncox.com/intro.html

    "The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music they should be taught to love it instead." - Igor Stravinsky

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    Quote:
    This one represents a new theme for the caped crusader (Batman). Divided into 2 distinct parts, it tries to depict this superhero like I remember him from my childhood: A brutal, disturbed, cruel man who carries out his inner conflicts out into the city and catches bad guys instead of fighting his inner conflict.

    The first part of this composition takes a look at how the hero looks on the inside. Its mourning and full of self-pity. Then comes the second part, depicting how he seems himself: Featuring the same melody it is more upbeat and exciting.


    Man, how pathetic am I? When I was a kid all I saw was a guy in a cape and tights kicking the crud out of the bad guys.

    The piece is great, Peter! I can very much hear the Batman's inner turmoil through the music. Have you considered entering this in the get your music played by a real orchestra contest? I think it would be a competative entry!

    -Kevin
    We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams …
    24" 2.4 Ghz iMac, OSX 10.4.10, MOTU 828 MKII, 2 Glyph 250 Gig external drives, Logic 9, Finale 2008 GPO, JABB, Strad, Gro, Reason 4, EWQL Storm Drum, Adrenaline, Symphonic Choirs, SO Gold,All Arturia Synths, Many NI Synths, Spectrasonics Synths, KH Strings, VEPro on a Windows 7 4x 2.8 Ghz 12 gig of RAM

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    Re: A new theme (For that caped guy wearing black stockings)

    First things first: Thank you very much for your nice and encouraging comments!

    Yes, I thought about entering the piece in the contest, but I can't... Submitted pieces have to use 100% GPO and this wasn't possible. Look at the list of instruments in my initial posting: Too many custom elements.

    And to Jeff Turner: I completely understand and agree to your point. The problem is that I live in Europe. This means: Work for free or don't work at all. There is no need for orchestral music, even less for GOOD music. And it's absolutely impossible to get into a school or university that teaches music or even film-music. The requirements are that you basically have to have studied music to be allowed studying music.

    Sad but true. Maybe the future will bring paid jobs. I hope so.

    Thanks again for your comments! I feel really flattered...

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    Re: A new theme (For that caped guy wearing black stockings)

    This is a VERY good piece... I love the orchestration. I'm just a beginner at that stuff... and well... I'm intimidated by pieces like this. That's a good thing.
    I know what you mean about music schools. Its a lame concept that these schools only accept masters of music and not individuals with a strong will to learn. That's very discouraging and it defeats the purpose of education. Anyway, GREAT JOB Pete.

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    Re: A new theme (For that caped guy wearing black stockings)

    Quote Originally Posted by musicpete
    And to Jeff Turner: I completely understand and agree to your point. The problem is that I live in Europe. This means: Work for free or don't work at all. There is no need for orchestral music, even less for GOOD music. And it's absolutely impossible to get into a school or university that teaches music or even film-music. The requirements are that you basically have to have studied music to be allowed studying music.
    Your music is good, man. Fortunately, I think your assumptions about the music business aren't up to the high caliber of your compositions.

    I know that it's not always easy to pay the bills with art. However, an old friend and musical mentor taught me many years ago that much of one's ability to make money with art is in the attitude. As Jeff was saying, conduct yourself as a paid professional, and you'd be surprised how many people will treat you like one (including giving you money). As for living in Europe, well, you're composing in Europe, posting your music on an American web site and reaching people from all over the world. Technology and the Internet makes it possible for you to do work for others without having to stand in the same room.

    Mostly, though, you have to believe! Practical plans, good strategy and positive people skills are all just as important as musical talent, and yet none of them will do you a bit of good unless you truly feel deep in your gut that you can succeed. Convince yourself of that, first and formost, and then go out there and make something happen! You have good stuff - people will pay you for it. But only if you let them.

    Apologies for waxing philosophical, but helping people in this regard is among the things I do...
    Christopher Duncan
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Author of
    Unite the Tribes and The Career Programmer
    www.PracticalUSA.com


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