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I've written a piece and I have a specific problem I'm trying to solve -
I have written this piece of music (titled 'unilever' but it's not for unilever, I just synched it to their video to test it out)
Anyway the brief requires it to be between 3 and 4 minutes, and I'm coming in at 2.50. If I had 3.10 I'm sure it would be ok.
But I need to add a new section. I say this because they've said they want it to change regularly.
Other stuff for the brief is that it needs to be building - the music needs to build in energy, it needs to be 'contemporary but steeped in history', it needs to have a slightly sciencey feel.
I'm thinking about modulations but there is already one modulation in there and I'm not sure how another would sit. Any other compositional ideas (and time locations) would be really appreciated! 20 seconds doesn't sound like a lot but it's tricky to wedge in there!
Don't know if it fits the format of the video, what about using a variation of the main violin theme (cadenza-like) first and add the ten secs ahead of the current work? You wouldn't have to wedge it in anywhere.
Just a thought.
yes that's an interesting idea... I like the idea of avoiding wedging...!
I have also thought of possibly extending the section with the claps - removing the claps from it, extending it and doing something very subtle so there is variation, but it's nothing too drastic. Maybe a really subtle extra element.
But the cadenza idea is interesting. I'll knock it out and see how it looks with the video. The one I have is just to give me a feel really.
How about copying the last 10 seconds, amping up the volume, and slowing it down by half to produce 20 seconds of new music total. Perhaps change the final cadence to make it feel different. You might consider shifting it up one semitone if you want to emphasize that it's the end.
Hey guys thanks for the ideas
Tim I tried the cadenza idea out and my video really needed the music to get rolling so it sort of made the beginning seem a bit silent. But thanks it was a good idea worth a try and I might use it in future
Gav thanks for that idea - it's interesting to do that kind of modulation. I'm not very experienced with modulations and it's something I need to get the hang of using quite liberally for this course I'm doing. I'll try it out on the master in an editor just to see the general sound of it. If it's only a semitone it will sound representative.
I've attached the most recent mix, which I've handed in tonight so will have to see what they say!