All the entries have been submitted for this round. It's now time to vote on which piece best represents the theme.
There are 7 entries this round. They are:
Another Soundscape - "The Journey Begins"
"You never know what's going to happen in the beginning. Maybe you're sent into a world you've never heard of. Maybe they throw you out on the battlefield. Maybe you go into space. Maybe you'll just live a normal life. Although you can never know, there is something special about the beginning. The excitement. The anxiety. The uncertainty. The question about what will come next? In this piece I tried to capture that feeling."
David L. Puga - "The Great War"
"This song is pretty much an intro cinematic track for an adventure game. I was shooting for a serene "long, long ago" intro, then setting in to a legendary war part. I kept the melody throughout the track, as I'm partial to the old school, melody driven vg tracks. To sum it up, it starts with a serene foreword, into an epic battle retelling, then drops back into a layered variation of the intro."
Alex Smith - "Time is Born"
"... strange, unknown sounds colour the scene. Suddenly the darkness is lifted somewhat: new, bright sounds can be heard in the distance, amidst a slightly eerie combination of rain and a low, indistinct rumble. After a while a stronger sense of rhythm emerges and the clicking, steady beat of time enters the world. A climactic section ensues. Here the dark tone suggested at the start of the piece returns and the two melodic themes are brought together. The piece ends on an ominous dissonance and time is born. Throughout the piece, ideas are brought in and out – creating a sense of restlessness and mysteriousness."
The Prophet of Mephisto - "genesis"
"The theme of the competition was 'The Beginning'. I started with a theme that I felt really fit the idea of beginnings (which appears about 60% of the way through the piece), and went from there. I wanted the piece to start out with a mood, more than anything, that was as much of a feeling as anything else. The beginnings of things often are not comfortable or perfect, and this is reflected by my heavy use of the d minor sus2 chord. As the song progresses forward into the main theme, you hear the different aspects of the music starting to take form and come together into a coherent whole. The vocal parts, echoing the phrase 'Who Am I?', represent the questioning that we as humans often have as we move towards what we were meant to be. The song ends with the same feel that it started. This is because even after we come to that point of understanding, we still aren't always as sure about that knowledge as we would like to be. Enjoy!"
avaris - "Alpha and Omega"
"For me, the beginning represents the unknown. No one knows what the future holds in the beginning. There is a certain feel of mysticism involved. Like the beginning, the end also represents the great unknown. Hence the name for my song, ‘Alpha and Omega,’ the beginning and the end."
Flik - "Space Disco"
Melin - "Void"
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You are allowed to choose 1 first place and any number of honorable mentions. A first place vote is worth 3 points, while honorable mentions are worth 1 point. Also, please include comments and critiques for each individual piece with your votes. Thank you.