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AIM - Joa Goes Fishing


Author Comments

Art by AlvinHew


Crumhorns are the most amusing instruments. I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I do.

This is my second submission to the Art Inspired Music contest. Just a week ago I didn't think I could submit even one song because of writer's block, but now I have two :D

The sections with the lutes represent Joa relaxing and drinking on the boat, and the woodwind/crumhorn sections represent him fishing.

I used one sample library for this song: Rinascimento by FluffyAudio.


  • Theorbo
  • Chitarrino
  • Archlute
  • Plectrum Lute
  • Bass Recorder
  • Sopranino Recorder
  • Alto Recorder
  • Zampogna
  • Bombarde
  • Alto Crumhorn
  • Tenor Crumhorn
  • Bass Crumhorn
  • Renaissance Percussion I and II

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Alvin hew is an amazing artist.

Great song. It's a good match to the picture.

Everratic responds:

I agree! Thank you :)

It's neat that you always seem to pick paintings as inspiration for AIMs, because you are like the musical equivalent of a painter to me. Your composition is presented as being simple, and the details are in the sounds and how they add colour and character, like the strokes of a painting.

I like how you've chosen an array of medieval instruments to portray a subject that feels kind of distant from conventional medieval settings such as castles, cobbled streets, medieval parties, that sort of thing. The composition even feels like a medieval dance at first glance, but as the piece goes on, it becomes more clear that the scene is more distant and isolated. I think it's because of how laid back the sound is - the non-upbeat percussion and the prominence of the lutes and other stringed instruments feel softer and at peace, which connect with the artwork very well. I think the lutes in particular do a great job at giving your entry an out-at-sea feeling and it doesn't just rely on the wave sounds alone to do it.

The structure was quite nice, particularly the way it handles the same idea over the course of the piece. It was like the melodies kind of hit similarly, but they also change up ever so slightly with different instruments taking over certain parts and the lengths of each section changing, etc. - this felt evocative of waves moving by in the ocean and I like how that ties in with the setting of the art whether it was intentional or not.

Overall, this is a great entry with a lot of character hidden behind its initial simplicity.

Everratic responds:

I'm very grateful for your description of my style because I've been trying to figure out how to articulate it for years, and I think you summed it up neatly :)

That's an interesting point in your third paragraph. I get what you mean! I think I was trying more to imitate real life rather than ocean waves per se.

Thanks for the review and hosting the contest!

Just fantastic all-around, I love the organic sounding medieval instrumentation. I hope to hear this in a game or a film someday!

Everratic responds:

Thank you for the lovely comments!

This is a nice contrast to your other entry, and also to many of your compositions in general. Good job, and good luck!

Everratic responds:

Thank you for the review :D Gl to you too!

I'm getting serious Runescape vibes from this. Man, the nostalgia!

Everratic responds:

I haven't played that game but it looks fun! Thanks for the comment :)

Credits & Info


4.66 / 5.00

Jun 18, 2021
2:11 AM EDT
File Info
6.6 MB
2 min 53 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.