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Scoring for a wordless movie

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Corelis May 18. 12 Replies

Hello,  I am completely new to this forum,  but I am hoping to get some ideas.I am intending to make a full-length film called "Resurrection".  What,  among other things, will make it so different…Continue

 

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Jon Corelis replied to Frank Antonson's discussion Scoring for a wordless movie
"A very interesting dialogue free film which might repay study is The Naked Island. With the usual disclaimer that I am not a lawyer, my understanding from things I've read which were written by lawyers is that, astonishingly, no recorded music…"
May 18
Frank Antonson replied to Frank Antonson's discussion Scoring for a wordless movie
"Thank you so much for your thoughts.  I will certainly look at that link.  Wow.  At present I have turned my attention to what might be called the building of the set.  It could also simply be called my efforts to resurrect an…"
May 18
Matt Baker replied to Frank Antonson's discussion Scoring for a wordless movie
"At first I mis-read the question, so what I thought of doesn't apply to what you were actually asking about, but the topic reminded me of a film I saw while studying abroad in Martinique (a French island  in the Caribbean) called "Le…"
May 18
Frank Antonson replied to Frank Antonson's discussion Scoring for a wordless movie
"This is Frank again,  working on the score for a wordless movie.  I have soooo many questions and would like input.  The responses that I got here already spurred me on.  I now have a playlist of potential musical…"
Feb 19
Frank Antonson replied to Frank Antonson's discussion Scoring for a wordless movie
"A great suggestion Graeme.  Thanks.  I am glad  I got onto this forum.  A development from just this evening is that I am now in contact with some Portuguese musicians.  I suspect,  though,  that they are not…"
Feb 13
Frank Antonson replied to Frank Antonson's discussion Scoring for a wordless movie
"Thank you Dane!  It cheers me greatly simply to know that the way I am thinking is not complete nonsense.  The best of all,  probably,  would be for an extremely capable composer to take the entire task on with all original…"
Feb 13
Graeme Helliwell replied to Frank Antonson's discussion Scoring for a wordless movie
"I'd suggest there is a clear opportunity for collaboration. There are other discussions on this board about new and old musical and compositional styles. Why is centuries old music played more often than new. The answer being the comfort factor…"
Feb 13
Dane Aubrun replied to Frank Antonson's discussion Scoring for a wordless movie
"In a way it makes sense. Some of Bach's music is contrapuntal / polyphonic so among his work there'll be those pieces where the separate voices are in fact melodic in themselves. They also tend to imply the harmony. Clearly a fugue…"
Feb 13
Frank Antonson replied to Frank Antonson's discussion Scoring for a wordless movie
"Here is an additional question related to the blending of leit-motifs and Bach.  Would it be possible to take a Bach choral,  given the great voice leading in all four parts and reposition the parts so as to feature the alto, …"
Feb 12
Frank Antonson replied to Frank Antonson's discussion Scoring for a wordless movie
"Thanks. That is sort of what I thought. I will probably commission the works. I will want to have control of the timbres, the keys, and the tempos in any case. An example would be the first movement of "Christ Lag in Todesbaden" for an…"
Feb 12
Charles Holt replied to Frank Antonson's discussion Scoring for a wordless movie
"My understanding is that while such music may be public domain the recording or production of it may not. The orchestra or their publisher is likely to own the right to that recorded version though there may be a resource for public domain…"
Feb 12
Charles Holt replied to Frank Antonson's discussion Scoring for a wordless movie
"My understanding is that while such music may be public domain the recording or production of it may not. The orchestra or their publisher is likely to own the right to that recorded version though there may be a resource for public domain…"
Feb 12
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Scoring for a wordless movie

Hello,  I am completely new to this forum,  but I am hoping to get some ideas.I am intending to make a full-length film called "Resurrection".  What,  among other things, will make it so different from other films is that there will be no words at all in it,  except for the name at the beginning,  and that briefly in many languages.Since it will be wordless,  the soundtrack will be critically important.  Each of the 8 major characters will have his or her own leit-motif and timbre  The blending…See More
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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
baroque
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
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Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA 15522
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I am joining to try to learn how to create a very difficult soundtrack for a wordless movie. It will have to be through-composed and in many ways like the score for a ballet, though it will be for a movie. There must be about 6 leit motifs and basically only about 6 or 8 timbres. The whole work COULD be from quotes of baroque music. Here's a link about the endeavor. It begins a long playlist about it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45obIqwMNw4&list=PLuJbg6eLC7Y3e...
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At 9:13am on February 12, 2019, Gav Brown said…

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