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E=MC² - A Star is born - MJ Space Race 2009


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This is where I would like to be in space. I want to be traveling in a time machine that allows me to watch the formation of an M class star, like our own star, from it's beginnings as a gaseous cloud, through the accretion disk, and protostar stages to the moment of star birth when nuclear fusion begins and the star gives of it's first light.

E=MC² - A Star is born, is a minds eye view and a sonic representation of the process of Star formation. Formed from a cloud of Hydrogen, Helium and other gases and matter left behind by a red giant star that went Super Nova, the cloud starts to contract and spin from the gravitational forces cause by the mass of material in the cloud.

As gravity has it's way with this rotating mass and slowly collapses the material into a protostar, the pressure and heat from the gravitational collapse becomes greater and greater. The atoms of material become more and more densely packed and more energetic causing the internal heat within the protostar to increase to a point where nuclear fusion can begin.

When that happens the protostar explodes in a runaway chain reaction of fusion, turning hydrogen into helium, and blowing away most of what remains of the accretion disk from which the new born Star has emerged, leaving only the star and any of the heavier elements from which the inner planets will most likely form.

And God said, "Let there be light", and there was light !

I hope you enjoy my feeble attempt to represent this event in music.

Ed
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E=MC² - A Star is born
by: Ed Wemmerus
Copyright © 9/20/2009 Edward C. Wemmerus Sr.
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Comments: 29
Fans: 19
Plays: 192
Downloads: 99
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Oct 03, 2009 - 11:47:24 AM
Last Updated: Jun 02, 2010 - 06:18:20 PM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 04:32:39 PM
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Comments
SmokeyVW said 2850 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
major and minor
nice one! i really liked the mix of major and minor keys in particular. and the ending was majestic.

thanks
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sloparts said 2850 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
To me
A Major is someone in the military, and a minor is either a young person or someone who works underground digging for coal, so anything I did right is purely accidental I assure you.

But if you ended up enjoying it, that was it's reason for being, and I am please.

Thanks for the kind words Bill, glad you liked it.

Ed
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Feter said 2850 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
E=MC² - A Star is born
Nice idea ...good use of loops ..nice scene
built well ..the piano is effective here ..
good and thoughtful ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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sloparts said 2850 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Thanks Feter
Glad you came over to listen my friend and enjoyed the show. . Thanks you again for the kind words.

Be well Feter,

Ed
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particledots said 2850 days ago (October 3rd, 2009)
Very cool
A star is born...

Nicely orchestrated....it feels like it needs to continue.....(to me at least)
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sloparts said 2849 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
I thought I already responded to you comments,
but apparently not Bryn, and I apologize for that.

I agree with your comment that it needs to continue, and I have plans to work on that later, when I get some more time. Unfortunately, right now my time machine is in the shop for an overhaul.

Thanks for listening Bryn, I'm glad you enjoyed the ride, and I do appreciate you kind words.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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TERRAPLANE said 2850 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
A star is born!
A wonderful sound track to the minds eye view reflecting your text..
Thanks for sharing Ed,,,,,,, Terry
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sloparts said 2850 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Thanks Terry
Glad you had a listen and enjoyed my little exercise in Physics. I've always love Astronomy and Music, and I think the two got together very well.

Thanks again for the kind words Terry,

Ed
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Lennon714 said 2849 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
evocative
Great subtle builds and powerful sounds. After reading your description I think I'd really like to see that, too!
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sloparts said 2849 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Thanks Eric
I'm glad you enjoyed my musical musings about star creation.

It's is something I would like to see as well, but since the process probably takes a few million years, I have the feeling my time machine would breakdown along the way, and leave me stranded in between seconds or something, and I'd miss the whole show.

Thanks again for listening Eric, and the kind words.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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richard13 said 2849 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Well done Ed!
A star is, indeed, born. From nothing to nuclear in no time ;-)
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sloparts said 2849 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
I have the feeling Richard,
that it takes considerably longer than four minutes and 57 seconds in real time, but I was afraid it might be a bit boring if I was to make this a realtime listen. Besides, I think I'd need a slightly larger disk drive to hold the file. After all it does take several million year for something like this to happen.

Thanks for the listen, and the kind words my friend, it is appreciated. Glad you enjoyed the piece.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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Ren-Tin-10 said 2849 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
Appeals to my sensitivities...
...both as a musician and an astronomy nut.

Great track!

Cheers,
Jim
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Ren-Tin-10 said 2849 days ago (October 4th, 2009)
P.S.
With Sirius having a spectral type of A1V, wouldn't my imaginary sunrise most likely be green?
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sloparts said 2848 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
I'm not sure what Sirius has to do with this,
but I think maybe yes on the green, depending of course on the actual atmospheric gases of what ever planet you happen to be on.

Glad you enjoyed the tune Jim. Thanks for listening, and the kind words

Ed
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DWL said 2849 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
Stirring stuff
You've been busy Ed, new sonmgs every few days!

Nicely put together

Cheers

Dick
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sloparts said 2848 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
Thanks Dick
Yes, I have been busy. I've been working on several for all these challenges. I'm gonna have to go on sabbatical just to get some rest.

Thanks for the listen my friend and the kind words.

Be well and be cool, Dick

Ed
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Reinholt56 said 2848 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
Hi Ed.....
This is a great entry in the SRC 2009. I really enjoyed the description and the build up towards the end of the piece put it all together for me.

Take care.

Paul
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sloparts said 2848 days ago (October 5th, 2009)
Thanks Paul
Glad you enjoyed the story and the music, and sent along the kind words on it. I know I'll never get to see anything like it in this lifetime, but it would be nice, from a safe distance of course.

Be well and be cool, Paul

Ed
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mr_mordenus said 2846 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
Remember animation from the 40's
or 30's, when they would do knew how to do stuff like this with a grand, epic style that at the same time could be very intimate and human? The original Disney studios, the Fleischer Brothers, MGM.... this piece starts out with that kind of wonderfully vintage feel, and then, after the explosion, suddenly feels rich and filled with colour and life, breathtakingly modern. Wow.

I read earlier in a comment, someone referred to you as being among MacJams' great arrangers, which you then gently and politely put aside. Not that I would disagree with a classy gentleman such as yourself, but you've got the chops, Ed, and they are getting better all the time. This one is a masterpiece.

sloparts said 2846 days ago (October 7th, 2009)
I do remember things like that.
In particular, I remember the Sorcerers Apprentice, from Disney, but there were others too. That was a different era and a whole world away from the way we do things now.

Thank you so much for you wonderful comments on this piece of music, and about me personally. This piece is something I've often thought about doing, but never tried to represent musically before.

As for me having "the chops", mostly what I have is a deaf ear (almost, but not completely) that tells me when I hear something I like. When it does that, I stop messing with it and leave it alone, publish it here, and glean any information I can about how to make the next one better.

The listeners here are some of the best in the world because they know what sounds good, and have the knowledge to give wise council on how to make it better.

Any skills I have in that regard are a direct result of the people in my life that have shared that kind of knowledge with me, and most especially the ones here on MacJams, and also over on iCompositions. They are the true givers of knowledge and wisdom when it comes to music.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
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Henke said 2845 days ago (October 8th, 2009)
Great build
and composition. An evocative painting in music. About those last notes, the beginning of the new sun or solar system, is that you or do I recogize it from somewhere? Sounds a bit familiar, but can't place it. Anyway, well done and thanks for the download.

Take care.

/Henke
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sloparts said 2845 days ago (October 8th, 2009)
Thank you Henke
I'm pleased that you enjoyed my attempt at describing star birth in music. I wasn't sure this would work, but I think it turned out okay, not great, just okay.

The entire piece, including the post solar explosion part after the star is born is made from loops in the Apple Symphony JamPack, so that may be why you felt the one part was familiar to you.

Thanks again for listening and the kind words my friend.

Be well and be cool,

Ed

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davajonah said 2843 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
Nice
Good orchestration and great dynamics.
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sloparts said 2842 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
Thanks again Dave
Man I really appreciate you coming over to check out another one Dave. Clad you enjoyed this little interpretation of mine and sent along the kind words on it.

Be well my friend and be cool,

Ed
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drakonis said 2842 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
background radiation
Love the storyline, and the way you have the initial rumble of background radiation, along with the slowly building "cosmic bolero ballet" of the slowly increasing dissonant mass of beautiful intensity. Nice orchestration, great use of the trombone/brass to add gravity near the end... and although I recognized the final "new shining star" GB theme at the end, it seemed quite fitting there. Great job there Ed! Now what shall we name this new star?
ttfn,
Drakonis
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sloparts said 2842 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
I was just thinking Eduard,
which came first, star creation, or Ravel's Bolero. It's probably a toss up eh ?

I wanted to try to represent a kind of time lapse version of what the event would look like, but using sound instead of vision. Hopefully, the minds eye will see the pictures the sound represents.

One can only try with something like this and of course hope.

Thanks again for listening Eduard, and the very thoughtful and kind words you left me. I really appreciate you, and all of those who have come to listen to my music.
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Briguy777 said 2111 days ago (October 12th, 2011)
HARK!
Is that Holst I hear? AMAZING COMPOSITION!!!!!POWERFUL!!! ENLIGHTENING!!!!
WOW!!!!
'nough said.
Planets; esp., MARS was one of the first classical pieces I have ever heard & always enjoyed.
This is truly epic musical creation!
Thanks for sharing,
Brian
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