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Interstellar Airwaves



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This is an imaginary soundscape of how someone/something would tune a radio receiving device, scanning the airwaves, in Interstellar space, for signs of intelligence, and what might be heard.

I know I need to get out more!!
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Uploaded: Jul 06, 2007 - 03:47:14 PM
Last Updated: Jul 06, 2007 - 03:47:14 PM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 09:53:00 AM
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legato said 3815 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
more soundtrack like for a sci-fi thriller
Paul I would not like to listen to this piece in the dark late at night for sure. The FX used is superb. Whispers almost jawa like are cool. Sudden flash of the screeching violins gave me an eerie chill. I can see this as a score for sci-fi thriller in space.

Thanks for sharing
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Reinholt56 said 3815 days ago (July 7th, 2007)
Thanks for listening......
Thanks for listening and leaving a comment Patrick.

The piece almost never made it to MJ's. I have been having hot and cold reactions in listening to it for a few days now. The most that I could say about it was that it maybe 'had potential' so I guess that my real reason for uploading it last night was just as a total contrast of styles to the Classical snippit, that I also uploaded last night.

There is an eerie quality to this piece but I wanted listeners to imagine a spacecraft out in the middle of nowhere, trying to home in on a new direction, so they have their radio operator scan the airwaves, for any sign of life.

The last portion of this mix has childrens voices. I also contemplated South Sea islanders singing, similar to the singing on 'Thin Red Line', that so effected me when I watched the film. The emotions, the reactions, the futility of it all contrasted with the hope of the islanders 'going about their business, praising their God' whilst all around them, people fall.

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said 3814 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
Inside flight

Very nice journey .
I enjoy this kind of sounds experiments .
I feel this music as you do explain it : "scanning the airwave" . I feel it and understand it in my head too : "inside" . Not dreaming , not thinking ,not any controled state , out of words ...
And , yes , without any drugs hahaha .
Reinholt56 said 3814 days ago (July 8th, 2007)
Many thanks Henri....
I hear what you say about the piece.

I think that these sorts of pieces evoke different pictures in different people purely because everyone's experiences are different. That is the beauty of music. It can lead a listener down roads that they haven't trodden before, as opposed to the roads well travelled.

I look forward to more of your classical music.

Take care mon ami.


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gail60 said 3813 days ago (July 9th, 2007)
what a journey!
This scared me. I really love it! You are very good at making me pay attention and now I am convinced there are aliens out there. They are all at your house! Keep spreading the music.
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Reinholt56 said 3813 days ago (July 9th, 2007)
That explains a few things....
I've heard a few bumps in the night and once I thought that I'd been kicked out of bed (although alcohol was involved on that occasion).

The only green things I've seen recently are caterpiller's with waterwings and snorkels, but hey, we've had some rain here.

Take care.


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John Stebbe said 3813 days ago (July 9th, 2007)
Hey, Reinholt!
Reinholt, I used to to do this on my AM radio back in the 60s, when I was a little shaver. I would tune in between the stations, and listen to all the weird effects. Brings back great memories! I think it was an AIWA clock radio.

I love the little alien voices!

Yes, you need to get out more.

By the way, I grew up in a German Lutheran community, and one of my teachers was named Ren Frank. I'm pretty sure Ren was a nickname for Reinholt.

I agree with Legato -- this would be a great Sci-Fi movie score.
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Reinholt56 said 3813 days ago (July 9th, 2007)
Thanks for stopping by John....
It was a German girl from the north of Germany who came up with this nick name for me and the group of people, from all over the world, christened me with it, so I keep it as my alter-ego name.

Thanks for commenting and leaving memories that indeed brought back memories to me of doing the same things when I was younger. Radios have alway's fascinated me in one way or another.

Take care.


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peacepiano said 3812 days ago (July 10th, 2007)
Smorgasbord of sounds. A feast for the ears. After you get out, come back and make some more ;) Thanks for sharing.
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Reinholt56 said 3811 days ago (July 11th, 2007)
I promise I'll get a life......
I promise I'll get a life, but after Christmas.

I set myself a challenge, in December 06, that I would use 2007 to learn more about music and music theory. Well I'm just over half way through the stint.

I'm happy that you got something out of this piece. It drove me crazy whilst I was mixing it, as sometimes it sounded OK and other times I hated it. I thought 'why am I wasting time with this crap when I can be learning harmony or how to arrange strings' but it grew, almost by itself, into this mix.

I use the more obscure musical offerings as a yardstick, to see how far from music music can go before it ceases to be music and so I'm really glad that more than one person got something from this piece.

If one person listens AND comments I'm over the moon. Any more and the time spent on any one piece seems worth while.

I could always say it was 'spoken words' and that the words were mimed. Maybe I'd get away with it if I sounded sincere enough.

Take care.


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michael2 said 3811 days ago (July 11th, 2007)
should have paid you a fortune to use this one in the remake of "war of the worlds." very cool, it's such a great sound piece.
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Reinholt56 said 3811 days ago (July 11th, 2007)
I'm glad you liked the piece....
I will be ready for the remake of the remake of War of the World!!!

It was strange to put the stuff together. As I've said before it almost didn't make it onto MJ's but I thought, what the heck, and uploaded it. I'm glad that I did.

Take care.


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