• Register
  • Help
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Topic: The Consummate Campaign

  1. #1

    The Consummate Campaign

    This piece is in 3 sections of about 2 minutes each. The first is the planning stage (already posted as Battle Plan), the 2nd is the campaign itself and the 3rd is the aftermath.

    The piece uses GPO, EWQL Gold, Independence Free and was created in Sonar 8 PE.

    Edit: I forgot to thank everyone that posted in Battle Plan. I knew that I was going to enlarge the piece shorty after posting it, so I just allowed it to go down the page to make it so I could post the remainder of the piece. So to all that did comment in that thread, Thank you very much and I hope you will bear thru the first 2 minutes of it again to get to the new material in this.

    Here it is

    The Consummate Campaign

    It is also available here

    Ronald (rolifer) Ferguson's Page - Composer's Forum

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


  2. #2

    Re: The Consummate Campaign

    Bravo Ron!

    You've created some really evocative soundscapes. I love the textures and the orchestration is wonderful.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Steve Winkler

  3. #3

    Re: The Consummate Campaign


    A lot of my pieces lately have been based on texture I think more than melodies.


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


  4. #4

    Re: The Consummate Campaign

    I've noticed that actually. And I think that's a good thing. From what I can tell it sounds like a transitional stage in your development as a composer. To what of course I couldn't say, but it's providing for an interesting journey unfolding before us.

    I always admire those who can successfully blend orchestral and 'electronic' instruments (for lack of a better way to say it) as you've done in your last few pieces.

    Anyway I think everything you're presenting is quite strong and I'm looking forward to your continued development.

    Steve Winkler

  5. #5

    Re: The Consummate Campaign

    Okay Ron.....

    Part 1 got my attention

    Part 2 got me hooked

    Where is Part 3? I want it NOW.

    This is really nice Ron, has a good feeling to it, creepy but in a good way.
    Producer ~ Sound Engineer ~ Musician


  6. #6
    Senior Member sd cisco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Southern Ontario, Canada

    Re: The Consummate Campaign

    Hi Ron;
    As always. very cinematic and colorful! Thanks for sharing!
    Best regards,
    sd cisco

  7. #7

    Re: The Consummate Campaign

    Hey Ron,

    What exactly inspired you to mix the orchestra with electric guitar and drum set? Obviously it has been done in the past, 'Guns and Roses' comes to mind, but those are cheesy ballads. This is very unique!

    It's like, controlled randomness (part 1). I, in a way, get lost, but you always guide me back. A very enjoyable experience when listening. Also your brass textures and quick articulations sound great. Very expressive. I think I am more of a fan of the second part - but that's just me.

    Much enjoyed.
    "...Wiktor's a Jekyll-Hyde personality..." - Lycos Music

  8. #8

    Re: The Consummate Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by rolifer View Post

    A lot of my pieces lately have been based on texture I think more than melodies.
    Indeed, and highly successful at it, Ron -- there are powerful
    flavors and colors to savor in plenty in this. I don't know if
    you've consciously considered it or not (sometimes the "quiet
    mind" has more influence on the pen than we know)... but
    you also seem to be beginning to use texture as an element
    of form; a technique I've certainly advocated.

    Thing is... to me, I believe I'd like to hear a fourth segment
    on this to balance out the overall structure. Up for it?

    Well done!

    My best,

    David Sosnowski

  9. #9

    Re: The Consummate Campaign

    Hi, Ron

    At first I was having a Deja Vu - "HEY---I've already heard this--was it in a scary dream?" - Then I looked at the rest of your post--I generally try to save text for after or during a listen. - OK, so I get it--we heard "Battle Plan" and now we're moving on into the thick of things.

    Should we be concerned that your work is so dark and agitated? Rhetorical and not seriously asked - or is it--?!

    Be that as it may, you'd have a solid niche in the show biz world of movies if you ever wanted to try wrestling around with producers.

    Exciting, my friend.


Go Back to forum


Posting Permissions

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