True Silence

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I wasn't really intending on composing anything this weekend.
However, just so happened I went to see Interstellar this Friday, and I was really inspired by the piano music to make something at least.

Thus, I made this mix between a composition and an improvisation. I'd say that about 80% of the stuff is improvised, based on the 20% that's not :p

My recording settings were really off this time, so the quality is not that great. Especially the low tones are really muddy, and lack power :(

Anyhow... Not really my usual style of composing, but it'll do, I guess.


Was expecting someone to troll with actual silence but found something great.


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LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Well, I have uploaded some trolly stuff now and then xD
Luckily, this isn't one of those times!
I'm glad you like it, thanks a lot! :)

This is incredible.
It's difficult to understand how one can become this good at improvising.
What vst did you use to get this sound on the piano?

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LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Hahha, well. Thanks :3
As I said, only about 80% is improvised! I did have a (not so solid) base that I went after in most parts.
I actually didn't use a vst at all!
I recorded the improvisation on my Yamaha Clavinova CLP - 230 electronic piano :p
After that, I exported (or rerecorded, rather) it to my computer via an AUX output via an RCA cable (with two 1/4 inch jacks). I used Audacity for this.
After that, I added the reverb using Cubase AI 6.

There's no need to be underconfident in the work. As an artist, I understand how we're our own worst critics. This really is a great composition overall. I loved listening to it. I read the Author Comments section afterwards. What I got from it originally was a feeling of the Advent Children song from Final Fantasy. THEEN I got Interstellar. lol. Great work overall. I look forward to more works from you.

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LucidShadowDreamer responds:

I guess you're right. I'm always overly critical of myself, as are many other creators I know :)
I love Advent Children! And Final Fantasy in general :p
Thanks a lot for listening, and for the encouraging review, idreamtanangel! :'D

2:!6 - Chills.

Fantastic composition. Very reminiscent of the movie's vibe.

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LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Thanks a lot LunyAlex! For listening to so much of my stuff, and for leaving reviews :D

I'm glad you think that I managed to capture some of the vibe from the movie :')

(About 2:16 - I really like combining a D major with an A minor chord in the high register parts of the piano; it sets a really mysterious [and... Explorative/Exploratory?] mood).

Was expecting silence. Heard ten minutes of piano music. Very disappoint.

Without reading the description, I'd expect this to be you playing someone else's song, since the production is distinctly yours, but the composition is much more dynamic and uses generally different tropes, especially that cool part at 3:14.

Trying new things is good, and it sounds great! Good job.

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LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Yeah. Silence for 10 minutes would probably have been a better choice for this one. I didn't at all imagine the utter silence that exists in space at places sound doesn't travel. Nope.

Every now and then I try to do something different from my usual style :p
Still, there's a lot of 'me' in this song, at least to the extent that I can notice it myself :3

I like the idea behind the part at 3:14, but it could be so much better imo. Improvising is hard, man :/

"Trying new things is good..."

=> You ought to know, considering it's you who makes music in all the different genres XD

"...and it sounds great! Good job."

=> Thanks dude ;)

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4.82 / 5.00

Nov 16, 2014
7:59 PM EST
Solo Instrument
File Info
9.3 MB
10 min 9 sec

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