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The Weight of the World

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Gathering inspiration from Ayn Rand's renowned philosophical novel Atlus Shrugged, this piece sonically honors those people who live to live - who follow a certain path due to their own ambitions. Unlike most people in this country (USA =(....), these few individuals confide in their integrity and find almsot every aspect of their passions and goals insanely intriguing and fruitful. They're the students who go to school to actually learn (ironic idea, eh?...) and the workers who work to innovate and challenge this world's technological boundaries, and, ironically, they're the ones whose creations are abused by the world's many parasites - people who solely work to avariciously find wealth.

If you're one of these people, kudos; I advocate your actions and wish you luck in holding the weight of this greedy world. You truly are inspiring and actually instill some hope within me. Thank you.

I hope that everyone enjoys this piece, and, if you find its main idea interesting, please check out some of my favorite philosophers (besides Rand.....I only like her novels, not her philosophy): Jean-Paul Sartre, Friedrich Nietzsche, Henry David Thoreau, and Max Black. If anything, jsut check out some existentialism; define both your world and existence and enjoy some great epiphanies while doing so.

Take care =p



Great piece here. You did a great job with the piano and I really liked the riffs you played. Although it could be a bit more varied, it wasn't the center of the song so it worked pretty well. It gave flavor to the piece. I also liked your choice of instruments with the violin and (the strummed instrument - be it a guitar or another one). It worked well and gave it a "European" feel (French or Italian -ish). I don't know if that's the right description but hopefully you get my drift.

The violin, while being nice, I do wish it was a different software instrument. Although, you usually can't help that if you're on a budget and can't pay out your butt to hire an actual violinist like we would all love to. To me, it sounds like the violin goes from quiet to loud every stroke, and sometimes you really want to make it sound as if the violin is being stroked on the bow continuously. You might wanna open up the sampler and try fooling around with the attack and/or release times (most likely the attack). Then again, it might just be a personal preference.

In terms of the idea behind the song, I really got where you were coming from. Not only is this an interesting concept but it really shows through in the song. I feel as if a character in this song really is making some choices that involve the weight of his world being put right onto his shoulders. Being innovative and actually working towards progress is something that very few people can really attest to and this song fits very well with that theme.

All in all, I really enjoyed this piece. I think (for me) if you fixed the violin, it'd be a great masterpiece. Awesome job and keep some pieces like these, be they inspired by philosophy or tales of epic proportions, coming for all of us to enjoy.


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Credits & Info


3.85 / 5.00

Aug 21, 2008
8:35 PM EDT
File Info
5 MB
3 min 37 sec

Licensing Terms

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