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<p><font color="#00FF00" size="+3">CMC: Conceptual
Music Competition
</font></p>
<p> This competition is based on the rules of the classic TOMC
(Thematic Original Music Competition). </p>
<p>The CMC (Conceptual Music Competition) is designed so that each participant
enters a piece of music based on a set theme. The participants take the
theme and interpret it as they will to come up with something that fits.
Any style can work, as long as it portrays a sense of what the theme is.
</p>
<p>Feel free to be imaginative!</p>
<p>Each successive theme will be chosen by the winner of the previous competition.
For example, say the theme of the last competition, CMC 10, was &quot;The
Desert&quot; and the winner, Gabe, submitted a piece that knocked the
socks off of everyone, so he won. Gabe then gets to decide the theme for
CMC 11.</p>
<p>This competition is open to registered members of the forums of <br>
OverClocked ReMix
, VGMix, Newgrounds,
ThaSauce, Ormgas,
and VGMusic.</p>
<p><img src="CMC/CMC4-forums.jpg" width="96" height="16"></p>
<p><font color="#FF0000" size="+3"><font color="#CC3300">CMC 4:
The Beginning</font>
</font><font color="#CC3300"><br>
Long before all that we know came to be, there was the source... the beginning...
</font></p>
<p><font color="#0099FF" size="+2">Voting Rules!:</font><font color="#0099FF"><br>
Voters will be allowed to pick a first place (3 points) and any number of honorary
mentions (1 point). Only one set of votes from any one voter will be accepted
and a person cannot vote for any one piece more than once. Corrections to votes,
from the original voter only, will be accepted, but corrections will void the
previous votes. Basically, a voter can vote and correct the vote, but only the
final form of that vote will be counted. Send all votes to Abadoss by e-mail
or PM. Please include any and all constructive critiques (not to be confused
with bashing) about them with your votes as well, so that there's always a sense
of growth in the artform. If you wish to remain anonymous, just state so in
your message. Thanks.</font></p>
<p><font color="#0099FF"> The voting period will last from the moment the entries
are posted in the thread to the Saturday of the following week. The voting period
for this round ends February 17, so be sure to spend some time really listening
to the pieces.</font></p>
<p><font color="#0099FF"> Any participant in the competition can vote, but not
for their own pieces. However, in an effort to encourage voting among participants,
any participant who votes will have 2 points added to their voting score.</font></p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p><font size="+2">Official Rules!:</font><br>
<font color="#FF0000" size="+1">1.</font> Each piece must be originally composed for
this competition.
Arrangements and remixes will not be accepted.
(Pieces composed by the participant prior to the competition will not be
accepted.)<br>
<font color="#FF0000" size="+1">2.</font> Each piece must be 2:00 or longer
and match the competition theme.
<br>
<font color="#FF0000" size="+1">3</font><font color="#FF0000">.</font> Only
one entry per person.
Collaborations will be allowed, but each
collaborator may not submit any other pieces. (This also means that a person
cannot collaborate on two or more different pieces at the same time.)
<br>
<font color="#FF0000" size="+1">4.</font> A link to the entry piece must be e-mailed
or PMed to Abadoss prior to the deadline set for each competition. DO NOT
POST THE LINK IN THE THREAD!
<br>
<font color="#FF0000" size="+1">5.</font> <font color="#FFFF00">Important:</font>
Each file must be labelled accordingly:
Composer_Name_-_Composition_Title_CMC#.mp3
<br>
(For example, if Reginald Nunez submits a piece called &quot;Walking Through
Candycoated Forests&quot; to CMC 14, then his filename would be: Reginald_Nunez_-_Walking_Through_Candycoated_
Forests_CMC14.mp3)
<br>
<font color="#FF0000" size="+1">6.</font> MP3 file format is required.
Know that even OGG will need to be converted into MP3. (If someone is unable
to do so themselves, Abadoss would be willing and able to do it for them.)
<br>
<font color="#FF0000" size="+1">7.</font> Entries should be accompanied by a description
and/or story to help listeners understand what the piece is about.

(Not required, though.)<br>
<font color="#FF0000" size="+1">8.</font> All entries must be submitted by Saturday,
February 3, 2006 at 11:59 PM - PST, GMT-8.
</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
<p>You can find the competition threads for each forum listed below:</p>
<p>OverClocked ReMix: <br>
VGMix: <br>
Newgrounds: <br>
ThaSauce: <br>
Ormgas: <br>
VGMusic: </p>
<p align=center>Good luck and have fun! </p>
<p align=center>Previous CMCs: http://www.warnerpacific.edu/personal/kkeyn/C MC.htm</p>

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Response to Conceptual Music Competition 4! 2007-01-20 05:25:30 Reply

Hmm, it's strange, there's been a growing number of people of late, trying to set up new competitions. They're good and all, but I for one am not willing to participate.

Now call me paranoid, if you like, but, you could be organising this competition so you can select a good entry, and then be entering it elsewhere, wherever the competition is being held.

Firstly I've never seen you before and I doubt anyone else here has either (plus post count of 2 confirms that) another point, the fact you start a thread with a page of HTML confirms that you've never posted on these forums either, not even if this is an alt account.

I'm really sorry dude, but I don't have a lot of faith in this competition, Good luck anyway


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Response to Conceptual Music Competition 4! 2007-01-20 05:34:01 Reply

I could hardly read this with all this messy HTML.
You can only use the html tags over the post area, this means you are only allowed to post links, emails, bold text, italic text and underlined text.
You can't post different colours or sizes.

Try remaking your post with allowed HTML, not all this fancy HTML stuff.

But this contest is a bit too compliacated for what we could expect. The MACs and MRACs are the only contests that usually gives any contestants at all in this forum.

Other contests are simply not taken seriously.

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Response to Conceptual Music Competition 4! 2007-01-21 00:29:28 Reply

I apologize for the crappy HTML... I would have editted it out, but that doesn't seem to be an option here. Anyway, there's a less broken version of the infomation on a webpage I created for this competition: http://www.warnerpacific.edu/personal/kkeyn/C MC-Current.htm

The reason I posted this here was because a friend of mine, who is a member of here suggested that there might be enough interest. This is not the first time I've run this competition, as indicated by the title of this thread, but it is the first time I've run it here on Newgrounds. I wanted to open up the competition to people throughout the music community. By doing so, I hope to encourage more competition and even more creativity.

As for concerns that I would use the entries for my own purposes (while I realize that you don't know me yet), I can assure you that I have no intention or plans of doing so. The only place that the entries end up (on my end) is on an archive webpage set up for CMC. You can visit that page here: http://www.warnerpacific.edu/personal/kkeyn/C MC.htm

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Response to Conceptual Music Competition 4! 2007-01-21 19:44:49 Reply

WTF is coneptual music i mean that in the politest way possible.


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Response to Conceptual Music Competition 4! 2007-01-22 00:37:48 Reply

At 1/21/07 07:44 PM, Syntrus wrote: WTF is coneptual music i mean that in the politest way possible.

Music that is written based on a concept or idea, much like a tone poem or programatic music. For this competition, the theme chosen for this round is the concept that becomes the basis for the piece of music written.

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Response to Conceptual Music Competition 4! 2007-01-23 15:54:17 Reply

I knew I had this person from somewhere, being OCRemix.org.
He's certainly trustworthy so don't base your participating on him being new to the forums.

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Response to Conceptual Music Competition 4! 2007-01-23 15:59:25 Reply

I might give this a shot, if I get the time to compose something...


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Response to Conceptual Music Competition 4! 2007-01-24 21:59:23 Reply

Thanks Arbiter. I appreciate that.

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Response to Conceptual Music Competition 4! 2007-01-28 12:52:29 Reply

The first entry has been submitted.

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Response to Conceptual Music Competition 4! 2007-01-31 13:57:41 Reply

Keep in mind that all entries must be submitted by Saturday, February 3, at 11:59 PM (PST, GMT-8)...

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Response to Conceptual Music Competition 4! 2007-01-31 14:32:40 Reply

At 1/31/07 01:57 PM, Abadoss wrote: Keep in mind that all entries must be submitted by Saturday, February 3, at 11:59 PM (PST, GMT-8)...

sry dude but I don't think this will work out. : /


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Response to Conceptual Music Competition 4! 2007-01-31 19:24:11 Reply

At 1/31/07 02:32 PM, DarKsidE555 wrote:
At 1/31/07 01:57 PM, Abadoss wrote: Keep in mind that all entries must be submitted by Saturday, February 3, at 11:59 PM (PST, GMT-8)...
sry dude but I don't think this will work out. : /

Well, the competition is being run on several different forums. There's already been two entries from members of the other forums. Hopefully, some of the entries will be from members of this forum.

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Response to Conceptual Music Competition 4! 2007-02-01 16:30:49 Reply

To be honest...I don't think so. Everyone is waiting for the MAC Feb. or is busy with the funcontest PAC, so I don't think you will get a response from here. : /


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Response to Conceptual Music Competition 4! 2007-02-04 04:50:41 Reply

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"
"..."

Send all votes to Abadoss@yahoo.com
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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.

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Response to Conceptual Music Competition 4! 2007-02-16 13:43:23 Reply

All votes are due by tomorrow!

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Response to Conceptual Music Competition 4! 2007-02-18 15:27:49 Reply

The results are in!

Results!:
Text results and critiques
Audio results