ucim wrote:As for background music for the OTC - I think it needs to be carefully orchestrated to the action, almost frame by frame, lest it be merely mood music. A simple example - I turn off the sound on the Book of Aubron because, while sort-of cool, I get it already and it becomes distracting. Pace is important too - maybe frames need to be synched to the music rather than the other way around. But if we're going to do this thing... how about redrawing key frames in the manner of... oh, who was it that did those wowterful photomanips that put the comic against a background photo?
I still prefer my idea of having an interactive score which develops as you manually scroll through the OTC... I like the idea of being able to experience it in your own time. There would still be special music for special frames, it would just be triggered when you get to them.
HAL9000 wrote:Less contemporary, in fact. I'll always drop what I'm doing for a chance to listen to a good nocturne, especially. Of course, I do also enjoy many pieces for full orchestra, and am a budding opera fanatic. I think I enjoy classical and opera because either there aren't words, or I can't understand what the words are, so they don't get in the way of my enjoyment of a piece (too many modern songs have lyrics that resonate with me in a way I do not at all enjoy, thus blocking out a large number of artists and genres from the list of things I can listen to without ending up worse off than I started).
That's why I listen to quite a lot of bands that don't sing in English.
ofvn2vw1872 wrote:I would tend to agree. I'm inclined towards more symphonic scores for films, being more familiar with the style and workings of an orchestra, but in this case, I think something more ambient fits better. I think perhaps the most difficult part would be the first few frames. But the rest all has pretty good character to work off of. Especially the long night, which gives the time for a nice mood setting piece. My mind is drawn to the 4th movement of Mahler's 3rd Symphony.
There would still be plenty of symphonic-ness, since that's also my comfort zone. But I don't think the stereotypically "epic" style would work well for the OTC, as it needs to be more intimate, hence the ambient stuff. I think a lot of piano would be a good idea too. I already mentioned this track
as one I'd like to take influence from for the "sandcastle building" theme, with the way it builds up, the instrumentation, and the general mood. It's orchestral, but not stereotypically "epic" - more intimate and magical and sort of... innocent.