This is for the final round of the NGMT contest. I took a somewhat radically different approach than I normally do, which I think turned out well. For some reason, I thought of digging, and out came a waltz!
We had two weeks to complete it, and the theme was "Lost Underground Civilization" - "As a surface-dweller, you've dug deeply and found a giant network of cities. It appears to have been built by your civilization's ancestors. Are they still alive, or are they all gone, with nothing but the remains of their technology (or lack thereof)?"
This is supposed to musically depict a team of people digging away, deep into the earth, only to find a huge cavern riddled with ancient technology. The bewilderment at this finding is cut short by a looming evil that has lurked there for centuries undisturbed. The diggers eventually retreat, falling over themselves as they run back up their tunnel.
I ended up placing 3rd in the contest overall, which I'm quite happy about! Please let me know what you think, I'd love to hear what imagery comes to mind!