I will preface this discussion with “It’s just in the ‘I wonder’ phase of an idea”. I know we have a wonderful Challenge vehicle in the Orchestration Challenge that comes around every couple of months of which I have been a happy and willing participant.
What I am suggesting here for discussion is maybe having another challenge of a different nature. The participation and voting on the Orchestration Challenge only seems to attract 35 participants. Maybe another type of challenge would draw upon other members of this forum.
Many here seem to be film composer enthusiast. I propose a Film Orchestration Challenge where the only inspiration would be to generate the credit music for an already existing film. Since I am a Science Fiction buff, I propose a Science Fiction/Fantasy Movie Credit Music Challenge. A Science Fiction/Fantasy film title would become the challenge. For instance, generate the title credit music for the movie “The Day the Earth Stood Still” starring Michael Renee. This would be a @3 minute work that would reflect the mood of the movie during which the credits would roll. No original music from the movie would be allowed. It would all have to be: 1) original
2) GPO performed and 3) based on the movie.
Now I am a ‘big boy’ and if the idea is crap, tell me. If the idea has some merit, let’s talk about it. I DO NOT WANT TO DETRACT FROM THE ORIGINAL ORCHESTRATION CHALLENGE. I wish to include others in a different type of challenge that may appeal to them.
Let me hear from you.
Have a great day and Happy Holidays to you all!