Adventurers Sonata

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This story begins within the imagination of our character. They love fantasizing about what an epic tale would be like for their own life. It continues thereafter with our procrastinator finally getting up and starting a journey, only to be followed by a dark cloud which prevents them from ever returning home.

The next to final scene is one of intimidation by this new, exotic world they find themselves in. After some self doubt occurs about this new life, the character remembers and accepts this life, and continues on to live out what was once only a dream.

This is an adventurer's sonata!

(Also acting as a submission to the audio contest: Dreams of Splendor)

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I really like the story you tell with this song. It sort of reminds me of my childhood in some ways. The piano work is nothing short of elegant. I am not classically trained, nor do I play the piano (though I would love to learn), so I am not quite sure how to gauge your composition.

It would be nice to hear the song flow a little more smoothly in accordance with the story and theme, in terms of timing and the rising and falling of certain notes..but that's more of a preference on my part and I think the song as a whole works best as you have structured it. Besides that though, I believe you've created a beautiful story through music which is not an easy feat. I hope you realize that you've achieved what you set out to do with this piece, fantastic job! :)

FooRight responds:

I think the most important thing when composing is to achieve the goal you set for a specific piece; it's how you can be the proudest of what you've done. So, indeed I mean it when I say thank you for noticing that aspect!

I'm also glad this connected with you in a certain way. I had hoped this would happen, especially because this piece is gender neutral (anyone sex can appreciate visualizing themselves in it), and things were made purposefully to be general and broad in their statements about adventure.

This was the first piece I ever completed that I was proud of, and yet since it's really only one of so few I have ever actually fully completed, I do have some story-telling skills that need practice and refining! Good point!

Having been classically trained, I love that style of writing. Very Rachmaninov-ish, if I do say so myself. I find that this music would be much better illustrated in an animation for a lot of people.

You've brought the feelings out quite well, and it kinda pains me that a lot of people were looking for pomp and circumstance. A bit of evident dynamic variation a la early Beethoven could help get the message across to our audiences.

4/5. Favouriting.

FooRight responds:

You and me, we're on the same page ;)

Rachmaninoff is a very influential figure in both what I play, and who I look to for composition "advice." It's funny you mention the animation aspect. It's funny because the story I created within the music was envisioned as specific imagery in my head while composing. So creating a specific animation to follow this music would be best suited IF I wanted to illustrate the story more clearly to those who don't otherwise see it. (I don't want to for a few reasons, like being specific about the sex of the character for example).

I'm glad you enjoyed it! And I agree, a little more expansion in the variety of dynamics would be helpful (late mozart/early beethoven).

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Jan 25, 2013
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8 min 13 sec

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