This is my entry for the Represent a Country Contest No. 4. The country I chose to represent was Turkey. I just gave a speech on Turkish music for an undergrad. research conference and thought I would apply what I learned. This is several firsts for me: first submission to an audio community, first completed solo work, first time studio recording with several synth hardware. This was a huge learning experience for me. Hopefully my music student background shows through in my amateur attempt at digital music making.
Some info about this song: The mode/scale used is in the Maqam family Rast. It is named Shuri and known as 'The Turkish Karjigar.' Due to a transposition error, I misplayed this piece. It was supposed to be played in the traditional C mode, but I played it down in an A mode.
Here's a blurb from contest organizer NeonProject about the contest: Represent a Country is a series of Audio contests on Newgrounds hosted by myself. The aim of the contest is for each participant to represent a country of their choice and submit an original and entertaining piece of music. Participants who take part in the contest go on to become well known across the Audio part of Newgrounds, artists such as LK412 and Chungstarr have gone on to develop further sucess after taking part in the contest. The contest has not only become a celebration of world culture, but has also become a huge celebration of the audio portal artists. The contest is open to anyone in the audio forum, whether it's newcomers, well known Newground artists or the contests own veteran artists. For the first time the contest will be inviting participants from two sites!
Last minute thoughts: All parts were played on either real or synthesized instruments and recorded in real time. I learned my weaknesses with time, EQ'n , and mastering with this song. Thank you for listening =)
Edit: It made the deadline on theaudioportal.com. It is on newgrounds for promotional and archiving purposes.