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"Tai Chi Orb" RAC5

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Author Comments

I am submitting this for the RAC-5 contest at Newgrounds.com. In this contest, I am representing Korea.

As we all know, Korea was split into 2 territories (North Korea and South Korea) which stemmed from the 1945 Allied victory in World War II, ending Japan's 35-year colonial rule of Korea. The Korean War during 1950-1953 left the two Koreas separated by the Korean Demilitarized Zone through the Cold War to the present day. North Korea is a communist state (though the last instances of the word Communism were removed from its constitution in 2003), often described as Stalinist and isolationist.

This piece of music portrays the struggles that Korea went through and attempts to give hope that one day it will become as one again! I named it Tai Chi Orb to present a unique concept that North Korea and South Korea is forming an "orb" of Yin & Yang through the combination of their powers (as well as weaknesses) with the art of Tai Chi in the hope to harness each of their forces (that is, their likenesses and differences) against themselves whereby making both need one another to prosper. Towards the end of the piece, both opponents find that they complement one another as they finally become one and journey onward victoriously as one reunited country! :)

Here are the references to the sounds and software I used:

DAW: Sony Acid Pro 7.0

Sounds: EWQL Symphony Orchestra Gold Edition and Nexus 2.

Samples: There are no samples in this piece (other than what comes preset with the above sounds set).

Loops: There are no loops used in this piece.

Copyright: The entire composition is Copyrighted 2010. All rights reserved. You may use this piece for non-profit purposes. If you wish to use this piece for commercial purposes, you are required to obtain a license from its author.


Holy Shit

Two words, HOLY SHIT! This is AWESOME! ^^ AWesome usage of wind enstruments!

XayberOptix responds:

LOL! The title of the previous review is almost the same as this one! :P Thanks for the feedback! PM me if you want to hear this music synchronized to a video.

Holy Crap.

Maybe it's because I'm a sucker for orchestral music, but this is amazing.

The depth of the instruments combined with the percussion takes me out of my seat and into the music.

XayberOptix responds:

I'm glad you enjoyed it! :D Thanks for reviewing.

Thumbs Up!

Really nice piece man. Those drums are so clear, a nice feel overall to it. Sounds like something you'd hear when your playing Red Alert or something :D

10 for good reasons

10 for effort. 10 for dynamics within the soundtrack. 10 for using orchestration to the point of live instrument orchestra realism. Fantastically done piece of music man. Great job!

XayberOptix responds:

Thanks! I am really honored!

Interesting theme

for a political issue^^.
It sounds very military (which it should I guess) and that fits the scene for me (of north korea mostly). The theme of struggle comes very clearly through I think :).
The idea of a reunion sounds very attractive and if it's going to happen a lot of people around the world would be very happy.
North koreans would be happy at most since a lot of them live in utter poverty.

I like this piece ;).

Keep it up!


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Credits & Info


4.28 / 5.00

Dec 15, 2010
11:35 AM EST
File Info
4.6 MB
3 min 23 sec

Licensing Terms

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