• Register
  • Help
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Topic: The eighth sea

Share/Bookmark
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    SAN ANTONIO, TX
    Posts
    1,386

    The eighth sea

    Some say that time is like a rope. They say it be a single line that be goin' from the beginning to the end. In some ways they be right, but only if ye be lookin' at a rope closely, for time be a mass of lines twisted round one another in complicated ways

    hi-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=7379135&q=hi


    2. others say time be like a stream or river, flowin' from one point to another, and this be true as well in a way. That's b'cause time be flowin' wit currents and eddies, and it can change on a whim like the driftin' of sand banks. Only an experienced navigator can get a crew from one point to another witout gettin' into a whole mess o' trouble.

    hi-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=7380488&q=hi

    3. Of course, if ye be askin' me, and ye wouldn' be writin' this down
    for others to read if ye didn't want me opinion, time be a vast ocean.

    It be a swirlin' mass of flows & currents that take ye anywhere ye
    imagination could desire.

    She is a harsh mistress, but one who treats her well is in for the time of their life.

    Forget ye landlubbin' & chronostatic ways...

    Welcome to a world of high seas, quantum waves & differential currents.

    Welcome to THE EIGHTH SEA.

    hi-fi URL: http://www.soundclick.com/util/getpl...d=7385220&q=hi

  2. #2

    Re: The eighth sea

    Hi, Gary

    I got to hear the second piece, and it's a whimsically flowing piece fitting your description perfectly.

    But the first piece has something wrong in the code you posted. I got an error message I've never seen before:

    "Blocked (code 17)! Apparently wrong ID!"

    ?

    Randy

  3. #3

    Re: The eighth sea

    I too received the same message Gary.

    Lovely job on the second piece; your description is perfectly apt.

    Well done.

    Nice to see the clarinet being used in this way.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    SAN ANTONIO, TX
    Posts
    1,386

    Re: The eighth sea

    Thanks for telling me about the problem. It worked when I posted.
    Please try again Randy & Alan.
    I will be finishing the poem in the next day or 2.

    Gary

  5. #5
    Senior Member bigears's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Central Illinois
    Posts
    1,053

    Re: The eighth sea

    Hi Gary, I was able to listen to both of the files OK. They are both interesting depictions of the descriptions you gave. The brief second piece left me wishing it was longer. Did you write the descriptions? Sounds like something that could have come out of Melville. Very nice work on these, and a cool theme. John

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    SAN ANTONIO, TX
    Posts
    1,386

    Re: The eighth sea

    Thanks for listening, John.

    My curiosity was arrived from a poem on the Retired Navy Musicians' website about the Eighth sea.
    In a web search, I found this document-without any reference to who wrote it. It doesn't seem to copy...
    As I indicated, the remaining bit will be given in the next few days.
    It sounds like the Eighth Sea is/was a legend of sailers along with Sea monsters, the Sargasso Sea et al.

    Gary

  7. #7
    Senior Member fastlane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Shelton, Washington State
    Posts
    3,024

    Re: The eighth sea

    I liked both pieces and they were good musical representations of the two different views of time.

    It's a different philosophical approach to the time line I guess. But getting there regardless is also important isn't it.

    This was very interesting and well done.



    Phil

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    SAN ANTONIO, TX
    Posts
    1,386

    Re: The eighth sea

    Thanks for listening, Phil.
    The overall character of this points to an old, sage-like Sailer expounding on the nature of time.
    Some of the words with shorter spelling are followed by the same word spelled out, i.e. gettin'/getting. I think it's a modern work.

    Gary

  9. #9

    Re: The eighth sea

    Gary

    This is not what I expected from you. You do this style from time to time and to me it is some of your best material.

    I view time in a relativistic manner just because Einstein has been proven right in so many ways.

    All 3 links worked for me but I think I like the livelyness of the 2nd the best.

    Very nice work on these.

    Ron
    "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." Albert Einstein

    http://composersforum.ning.com/profile/RonaldFerguson

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    SAN ANTONIO, TX
    Posts
    1,386

    Re: The eighth sea

    Thanks for listening, Ron.
    I think I like my work best when I'm linking the music to a story,
    ideal, cause, etc.

Go Back to forum

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •