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Carpe Diem

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This is my piece for the first round of NGADM 2017! I had written another piece last week, but thought that it wasn't good enough, so I threw together this. 'Carpe Diem' is latin for 'seize the day,' and I hope this piece expresses that notion. Enjoy!

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I like the flowy piano at the beginning. This might be a little picky, but I wasn’t a fan of the rhythm/articulation in the strings - it just gave the texture a bit of a stumbly vibe that didn’t aid the flow very well, and they were also just a little too distracting. Perhaps it would’ve been a little better if the staccatos were shorter, so that the strings were a little bit out-of-the-way. How’s that for grossly specific criticism, huh? I like the little fake-climax into :22. The melodic content at :37 is great, and the quality of your samples is really high, as is your production. I really like the injection of intensity at :59. I really like the bright and energetic vibe of the piece, too. I think you could’ve had a bridge or breakdown section in the middle for dynamic contrast and variety, but the additional melodic section at 2:16 really hit this piece home IMO. Thrilling and beautiful work overall. Keep it up, CloakedSoup (awesome username, I might add). ;)


CloakedSoup responds:

Thanks for judging! I've been working hard to improve both my compositional and mixing abilities this summer, and I'm glad it's starting to pay off!

Credits & Info


4.99 / 5.00

Jul 9, 2017
10:43 AM EDT
File Info
6.6 MB
2 min 54 sec

Licensing Terms

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