This piece begins by telling a story before the main body of music starts, since this part is made up of just sound effects, it is up to the listener to decide themselves what is happening. My initial idea was of an unknown man stumbling across a book called a compilation of notes and theories compiled by Dr Baum with help from Dorothy Gale (patient which holds the true secret behind the land of Oz written by Dorothy psychiatrist Dr Baum, that the original storybook was made to help cover up what she experienced during a coma. After that, the story within the story begins. The composition is meant to tell of an adventure of different events. The use of page turns gives the impression to the listener that it is up to them to make up their own ideas about what happened to Dorothy, as people usually imagine different things when they listen.
Each section of the piece is essentially a new chapter:
1. Discovery (0:00-0:59)
2. Dorothy (00:59-1:55)
3. Munchkinland (1:55- 3:45)
4. Wheelers and Flying Monkeys (3:45- 5:10)
5. Aftermath (5:10- 6:04)
6. Call To Arms (6:04- 6:40)
7. Melt The Bitch (6:40- 7:05)
8. Emerald City Takedown (7:05- 7:45)
9. Wake Up Dorothy (7:45- 8:10)
10. End (8:10- End)
I wrote for a large ensemble including brass, woodwind, strings as well as numerous electronic soundscapes. The piece was composed entirely on Cubase using a mixture of different and sound effects. All sound effects are entirely royalty free and obtained from the following websites: www.soundbible.comwww.soundjay.com
Also, as you can probably tell, I also drew inspiration from American Mcgee's 'Alice' series.