This is my third piece posted to the listening room, and I take an adventure into new territory.
Well, in any case I had some fun. When a friend asked me to write the soundtrack to a roleplaying game event, I took the opportunity to write music that is over the top, but appropriate to the culture of the people playing fantasy roleplaying games (nerds essentially), and I took the opportunity to indulge my own fantasy of writing a movie soundtrack. Also, I wanted the nerds to enjoy it so referenced popular soundtracks.
There are several fun things about the piece. It's full name is "In an ocean, on an island, in a sea, on an island, in a lake, on an island, in a tower, in an ocean, on an island, in a tower, I will be". These words are beautifully sung by my next door neighbour, and are clues to an Emperor's treasure horde. Of course the blasting brass and crashing cymbols were fun too. OK it was all fun.
You can listen to the piece on my blog where I describe the background to the piece and its musical influences: http://theurbanmyths.blogspot.com/20...island-in.html
Or you can just download the mp3 file direct: http://www.wjkington.com/music/mp3/enter_the_island.mp3