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Pictures From Music: What Do You See?

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Inspired by current A.I. art, I wanted to illustrate this orchestral track with pictures and need some input from you.

What comes to my mind is a departure (as the title suggests) of a train at a railroad station in the 1900's somewhere in England. People saying good bye, stowing luggage, steam blowing, a scientist supervising the loading of a huge machine into a special cargo wagon. He's optimistic that his wonderful new machine will change the world ...

The music is a bit bombastic for a film score, but I can imagine it as a "cut scene" in a video game (like "Siberia"), or between 1st and 2nd act in a movie.

You may recognize the beginning, which is an old Synfire example score of mine. I revisited it yesterday and recomposed it a lot. It was absolute fun and inspiring. I wish I had the time to collect (generate) hundreds of orchestral snippets in a library and do more of these.

The Departure

All piano is KIM generated. Melodies drawn by hand. The structure is actually simple, reflecting the philosophy of Synfire to put the narrative first.

Now, if you close your eyes, what do YOU see?


So., 04.09.2022 - 23:11 Permalink

Soundtrack for an animated motion picture targeted at teenagers / families, either 3D / still-motion with steampunkish vibes), or realistic (real actors) with some dreamy/fantasy plot elements, definitely with young actors and victorian architectures/scenery.

Mo., 05.09.2022 - 08:33 Permalink

Yes, that resonates. There's some youthful naivite in the playful chaos.

Composing for film isn't easy. I mean, the other way round when the pictures come first. You need to have a clear understanding of symbolic associations, the whole variety of motifs, textures, instrumentations, traditions, which is a language in itself with a huge repertoire to draw from (and occasionally break with). To be honest, I don't have a clue.

Mo., 05.09.2022 - 12:02 Permalink

Composing for film isn't easy. I mean, the other way round when the pictures come first.


Unless it's a standard sorrowful drama movie: minor keys + piano / cello / orchestra (small and focusing on violins) and that's it. XD


Di., 13.09.2022 - 17:12 Permalink

Couldn't resist: Yet a completey different more "classical" feel with a 12-bar progresson in E Major.