Great song :)
Love this music
I heard this when I was watching a youtube video about Sylvanas Winrunners lore and it linked me here for the song.
When I close my eyes when listening to this I see the spiderman opening credits. Oh dear.
Jeff..... What an amazing ride this is! You already know how I feel about your work and this piece is another amazing treasure which is to your credit as a premiere talent. Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! ------ James Eastman
Ive already given you my ideas I think, but I'll leave you a written review in case I forgot anything. I agree with benyue - while there is a theme, it it hard to pick it out from all of the other material unless you know what you're looking for. You have loads of wonderful stuff here, but sometimes you need to give the listener a nudge in the direction you want them to be listening :)
Some points of thought:
1. A motif doesn't have to be melodic - you can have an instrument or rhythm-based reoccurring theme. For instance - if you begin a piece with a gripping oboe solo, and then take out the oboe for 50 bars, when it comes back the listener will draw the connection, even if the melody is different.
2. Sometimes when I'm writing music I try to see how many times I can slip in the same motif. Beethoven was an absolute master at this - his 5th symphony is a great example. If nothing else it's a good exercise to try, and will get you thinking about intertwining lines and themes vs stacking them left to right.
Your music has such clarity, and has some clear Elfman influences in places :). Can't wait to hear more collaboration projects!
Hey Dave! First of all- thank you for the lengthy review!
That's a very interesting point you brought up about how a motif can be established not only by notation, but by tambre and rhythm as well. Another example of a great rhythmic motif is in Stravinski's Rite of Spring. The guy was an absolute genius- a master of rhythm.
Haha yes- I was on quite an Elfman kick when I wrote this piece. I'm not surprised you noticed :)
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.