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Music originally inspired by a chant piece of music from 1497 that was written as a lament.

The title came from an idea of being on a spiritual voyage where an individual travels in solitude to find meaning in the chaos of one's mind. The music reflects the protagonist's hesitation, but finally does leave to seek the unknown in spite of the advice and wishes given from others.

"The true voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." -Marcel Proust


Musically, I've been interested in finding unusual rhythms created with ease via physical intuition on the piano to mimic a synth; an offbeat that reminds me of some dance music.

If you're interested in viewing, I casually recorded myself playing the piano part.


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Interesting piece. While I, apparently, am in the minority of people who aren't blown away I did listen a few times to try to capture what you were trying to accomplish. What I was drawn to most was the low note playful melody that kicked in at 1:48. I found myself grooving in my chair and isolating it in my mind. The motif came back in around 2:25 and hard at 2:35 but faded away. The dance was over. It was as if my partner and I were lost in the moment together but then reality filled the void, as it always does, as we stared at each other catching our breath.

Phonometrologist responds:

One of the things that distinguishes art from propaganda is that the latter is trying to accomplish something. And I don't mean attempting to accomplish certain techniques, but rather in how someone should interpret or feel towards it. Whereas in art, it often is about playing, exploring, and discovering what is already there in and around us. It merely reveals something. You understand this as I've read the word tinkering amongst you and the Heartgrinder.
So I couldn't recall any purpose or intention. I can only say what music I was listening to while creating this and what was going on around me in society at the time of its creation. I often think of current events, and stories of those that struggle among us. I was initially having fun discovering rhythms between melody and harmony.
I like your analogy. If I were to interchangeable use the words dance and life, I'd like to describe it as when the music fades, we are separated from that moment in a forlorn pursuit.

Re adding the review cuz this track is so fabulous. Your work never get boring and I never get tired from listening to them. :)

Phonometrologist responds:

I always appreciate your support. Regardless of whatever name you prefer, the community is better with you.

Man this is actually so cool, I really love it! ;;

Phonometrologist responds:

It's an honor. Thank you for taking the time in letting me know.

Wow this is sooo good!!! It sounds like it could be from an awesome soundtrack to a movie that I would totally want to watch based just on the soundtrack alone. The more I listen to this the more I love what you've done here (I'm currently listening to it on repeat lol). I'm really interested in knowing which VST's / sample libraries you used. :D

Phonometrologist responds:

Hey FateModified!
I appreciate the time you spent in letting me know your thoughts. This piece of music was interesting to me, because, while mixing it, I felt there were so many flaws in how it sounded together that the emotional appeal I first had when composing it was drained out of me. It's a strange relationship I have with music because of the different roles I have to partake in if I were to release a finished product on my own. It first starts out with intrigue and joy during the writing process, but, since I have to wear my mixing engineer hat, I then have to think analytically to figure out how to make it sound as clear as possible while still keeping its integrity in timbre. Either way, I'm encouraged. As far as instrumentation, the strings are 8Dio's latest Solo Cello and Solo Violin (the studio quartet series), and the synths in the beginning are a mix of Rob Papen's Blue and Logic Pro's ES2 synth. I recorded my own piano if that isn't apparent by now. From 1:23 to the end, it's just 4 instruments: piano, cello, violin, and a pad synth.

Wow, this is a masterpiece! Every note sounds gorgeous and highly emotional.

I feel like you transported me into a timeless musical world where many emotions are totally transparent. It’s quite heavenly.

Phonometrologist responds:

Hi EverErratic. You are very generous with your words; I don't take that for granted. While working on any piece, one is never quite sure how it will be perceived so I appreciate the encouragement. Your description reminds me of a story I once heard when another visioned what heaven is like and in that even the walls surrounding us were singing.

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Aug 10, 2020
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3 min 24 sec

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