Sunday, 22 May 2011

CMC Coursework Tracks

Hi everyone :)

I hope you are all well.

I bring you a couple of tracks that I have been working on for my coursework.

I have so very very much to learn still! Lol. We were given a lot of freedom with this task...I decided to write two pieces based around the theme "Dreams"...as the titles suggest! And I tried to do two pieces in a style that I wasn't too familiar with...Dreams I is based around drifting off to sleep, dreaming, and waking and Dreams II is based around your dreams being broken.



So they're both quite different! Lol.

TTFN xxxxx

13 comments:

Larry said...

Wow! Dreams 1 was just incredible! From the first note, I was captivated. I am just awe-stucken. Amazing work. I see you... soaring. Now, for Dream 2. :)

Larry said...

Dream 2 ... It amazes me how you could conceive such as that. It was quite lovely and powerful. I don't even know what to say right now. Both pieces are delightfully composed and are very different, Dreams one is a masterpiece. Great work and, thanks so much for sharing. I cannot even imagine where this is all going. I see your talent blossoming like a beautiful already. Well done! Again, thank you for sharing. :)

Larry said...

Dreams 1 keeps bringing up images of Mike Oldfield. Wondering if he has had any influence on your life. With your permission, I would like to create a continuous repeating version to play here on the PC when I want that wonderful feeling it evokes in me. It is quite visual and beautiful.

Larry said...

I simply cannot stop playing Dreams 1. It is superb and makes me feel wonderful things that I do not even understand. Therefore, I have sent you a little token of my appreciation. :)

mercury said...

I will say it in German:
Dreams Nr.1 ist ein Volltreffer: Unbeschreibliche Klänge und sehr gelungene Übergänge, eine differenzierte und abgestimmte Orchestrierung, im Mittelteil mit viel Dramatik und Energie, am Anfang und Ende eine Musik, die wunderschöne romantische Bilder evoziert. Bravo!

Larry said...

Indeed, Mercury. It is in 3 movements as she described, drifting off to sleep, dreaming and waking up. Visualizing this adds great dimensions to the work. It is one of most powerful and moving things I have heard in many a day.

me said...

Wow! How can I follow such great comments!!
I loved them both Holly but the Dreams II had the edge for me. I loved your voice in contrast to the music and the feelings it evoked. I think I sensed a message there too.
I am very impressed with the instrumental too, as I know it is not one of your favourite parts of music....it just goes to show that practise makes perfect. I bet you would never have thought, a year ago, that you could have turned out a piece like this ~ well done you for persevering!!

David Ruben said...

DreamI struck me initially as similar to Enya's instrumental pieces, which are all heavily used commercial as backing to films and TV material. You soon will need to split your Youtube channel into existing songs, film soundtrack scores and as for DreamsII... well obviously you will have an alias of DJholly ! Party on !

David Ruben said...

On further reflection, DreamII has a similar up-beat tempo as found in He's a Pirate, theme from Pirates of the Caribbean series. A couple of Hollywood movie scores would pay the bills for a while :-)

Liz said...

Dream I is all yours. It does not sound derivitive. Instead, it creates a space to enter and stay with all the way through again and again. Thank you for sharing it.

Holly said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comments everyone! You're really kind. :) I like experimenting with different sounds. - It's so interesting to hear what you think about them too. :)

xenonrush said...

Amazingly effective first piece. I was listening to it and the next thing I knew I woke up having been dreaming about Jenlain.

Sis said...

Amazing! Xxx