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The Animal Forest

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One friend told me, he imagined this piece like this.

A young male character was hiking in the woods when he heard of familiar sounds deeper within the mountain forest. Due to his curiosity, he followed into where the sound came from, only to see animals from rabbits to bears wearing suits and dresses with houses built with small and large bricks. The surprised boy, decides to take pictures of all these that are happening within the town. But one strange thing about the animal town was that none of the animals gave an interest on the boy as if...he was an "animal" in their society. And as the boy has finished taking pictures, he tries to find his way back home from the path he took, only to end up back to the animal town.

Composed with:
Cubase 5
EWQL Sypmhonic Orchestra Silver
EWQL StormDrum 2

2 Solo Violins
1 Flute
1 Harp
11 Violins
11 Violas
9 Cellos
6 Double Bass
3 Trumpet
6 French Horn
Rolling Drums (?)

© Dong Hyun Kim

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Oh. Mai. Gawd.


Instrumentation is perfect, and the whole piece just sweeps you away into a fantasy world! The dissonance is amazing! The mood is stellar, the surprise ending is awesome, and everything else was amazing...... I'm just lost for words. This is easily the best modern piece that has tried to emulate classical music that I have heard in YEARS.

GG man, you have talent! :D

Wow, just wow.

I've been following the Classical section of the AP on a nearly daily basis. This has got to be the best piece I've heard for a year. The final part was awesome and unexpected, and I really loved your skilful use of different instruments. You set up the mood really well, and I can really vision a forest of animals co-existing harmoniously. I just wish there were more!

I do have a small complaint: that you could have removed the occasional 'dissonant' spots. I think your piece would be better off without them. That's just my opinion though.

Again, this was one awesome piece. Congratulations, sir, and thank you.

overwhelming12 responds:

The dissonant part just happens to be a habit I'm used to use whenever I was playing piano or just making music for experiments...I think I placed it there as an accident due to my enjoyment of 20th century styled pieces..oh well, Ill make sure to be more careful next time! (I almost forgot not many people enjoy dissonant tones..)

Thank you for listening and appreciating my music!

I can't say this happens very often, but I found myself almost dancing to this.
It's hard to find audio so well put together.
Hope you keep it up!

overwhelming12 responds:

Haha! It's wonderful to hear that people are enjoying my music!

I don't listen to much classical, but this sounds very well composed. I can quite easily imagine the scenario that your friend came up with listening to this.

In my opinion though, a fade-out for the outro would have been nicer to listen to. For some reason, when the harp (I believe its the harp, I'm not very good with instruments) rises in pitch, it seemed like there were off-key notes. It could just be me, but you might like to check that out.

Either way, this was a great composition. Keep it up.


I look forward to more :)

overwhelming12 responds:

I see. It's great to hear people are able to imagine through the music as my friend was able to :)

I actually struggled in the ending either if I should be putting a "surprise" ending or the fade out type...and with the harp...I did have technical problems of harp not playing in proper tempo but the key wasn't off though..(I just checked it).

Thank you for your review! Will be posting more pieces (with some tests of various style of music). :)

Credits & Info

4.93 / 5.00

Mar 22, 2013
10:41 AM EDT
File Info
6.4 MB
2 min 49 sec

Licensing Terms

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