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It's been two years since the last Space Race and I've had many ideas running around my head for a while but never got around to ever really doing anything with them. Finally with a deadline rapidly approaching I realized it was time - which of course there never is enough of but I think I have enough to get you out of our atmosphere and into space.

Come aboard I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hoping you'll survive and get to the Outerworlds.
And thank you Eduard for challenging us once again.

Outerworlds is in 5 parts:
The Base
Lifting Off
The Long Night
Breaking Through
A New Earth


While I have mixed feelings about music videos because they so influence much of what your inner eyes see when you hear music, yet still I couldn't resist trying to come up with something that if not a perfect representation of the music at least for me caught it's spirit.

And if you're a purest - close your eyes...
http://youtu.be/H1NbpnEFBho
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Moviz said 2110 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Boldly going
and I can feel the tension stirring even at base..... then the heart pumping with expectation at lift off......then the blackness of space with feelings of trepidation and expectation.....now a new land of wonder to be explored...... lovely symphonic descriptions Charlie...... enjoyed, regards M
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Bowman said 2110 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
I was blown
away by your epic Caria and am getting set for your next Sirius which I'm sure will be wonderful.
Thanks for the kind words Maurice,
Cheers,
Charlie

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michaeljayklein said 2110 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Charles
This is absolutely STUNNING! I am at work and am going to keep this on "repeat" for the rest of the day....a big standing ovation for this outstanding work--I loved all five parts and there's nothing to improve upon; perfection. Michael
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Bowman said 2110 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Michael
your comments are always uplifting and so encouraging my friend. I'm so happy you enjoyed and are continuing to enjoy OUTERWORLDS. I can think of no finer comments.
Cheers,
Charlie

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ic42 said 2110 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
unmistakably bowman
So glad to have you join the challenge, Charles. This is grand musical story-telling.

1-The legato strings paint a stark, yet beautiful picture of the base.
2-Lifting off... Holst on, here we go... to Mars, perhaps? :-)
3-The long night seems murky and strange, perfect for the dissonant disorientation of space.
4-Finally breaking through, the heart begins to pick up the excitement of something new. The low cellos deepen the mystery and add a little trepidation to the overly excited strings.
5-The grand dawning of a new day, somewhere else, but time to enjoy the completion of a long journey.

Great sections, which fit nicely together, very well done. Thank you for creating such a colorful story with music.

ttfn,
Drakonis


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Bowman said 2110 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Eduard
you have to take some credit for this and all of the fine contributions to your challenge without with at least this wouldn't exist.
Thank you my friend. I'm glad you enjoyed this offering and happy that you found the "Bowman" in this.

Cheers,
Charles
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Feter said 2110 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Outerworlds
Serious drama very well written ...kudos !!
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Bowman said 2110 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
I had
a few laughs with my last space challenge called The Orion Express but you're right Feter this is somewhat serious.
Thanks my friend,
Glad you enjoyed.
Cheers,
Charlie
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richard13 said 2110 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Damn fine
heavy duty Bowman-hosted voyage through the cosmos. You do this real well ;-)
Welcome to the fray: you're off to a late-ish start but with the equipment shown above, I'm sure you'll catch up in no time.
I'm listening to the last movement now and it simply radiates hope. Bravo Charlie: nice piece.
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Bowman said 2110 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
I've got
a couple of heavy duty boosters strapped on and I'm hoping that they'll give me the charge I need to catch up.
Thanks from a fellow space traveler,
Charlie
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PatriciaGirl said 2110 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Very nice!
Great epic adventure is about to blast off, leading into the suspense of the take off and taking us into the smooth satin black of space. I have noticed in your pieces that it has a great soundtrack quality of exploration whether on land sea or space. Wonderful transitions. Very inspirational. Inspires me to finish my next piece.

Thanks for the wonderful composition and a great submission for the challenge.

pg
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Bowman said 2110 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
I've always
been drawn to the unknown - wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid.

I'm so happy you like this Patricia and extra happy that this has inspired you to finish you next piece. Can't wait to hear it!
Cheers,
Charlie
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Narad said 2110 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Outerworlds
Wonderful outerwordly contribution for the inhabitants of the earth ! :)
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Bowman said 2110 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
We
all have something to contribute but don't always believe that.
Thanks Harald.

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MidiOrleans said 2110 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Outerworlds
Hi Charlie, This sounds wonderful and you do have your own
style within a style. Like the use of dissonance anchored by a clear bass
so it has direction and does not depress. The orchestra and its articulations are well mixed! A very fine sonic/tone quality indeed.

Bravo!
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Bowman said 2110 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Anytime
you have something to say about sound quality and music Scotty my ears always perk up.

I'm glad you liked the dissonance and I agree a clear bass helps you through.
I'd be honored to beam you aboard Scotty.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Henke said 2110 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Epic
story you build here, Charles. At first I was going to ask when the movie will be premiering(?) but after hearing it all I'm not sure if any more visuals are needed ;-)

For the second time today (Scotty being the other) I'm stunned by what you guys can do with software when it comes to orchestral music. I'm out of words...

Thanks for participating in the challenge with this major offering.

Take care,
Henke
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Bowman said 2110 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Thanks Henke,
I think Scotty is in a class by himself. I just listen and like you am stunned and try to learn what I can. I'm happy you enjoyed Outerworlds and for your kind words. I'll be checking up on your entry soon as well.
Cheers,
Charlie

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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2110 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
WOW
What an epic! Love the second movement, big brass and tension. Then a beautiful treatment of the vastness of space, followed by a sunrise.
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Bowman said 2110 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
I see
you broke your vey fine work into sections as well and they work beautifully.
Thanks Adam,
Cheers,
Charlie

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aRcTip said 2110 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Most excellent
Very good story telling in this piece and it's got an incredible cinematic feel to it. The lifting off-part is my favorite, the new earth-part, a close second.

Well done, sir.
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Bowman said 2110 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
I recently
listened to your latest and it stayed with me - A good thing.
I don't expect every movement to be equally liked but I'm glad you fond some favorites.
Thanks aRcTip
Cheers,
Charlie
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egobandit said 2110 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
Majestic
Sort of take control we are here attitude , A very cool journey through the parts of the song Your composition really evokes allot of feeling and thought, The Long night was my favorite !
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Bowman said 2109 days ago (November 10th, 2011)
Good
to hear from you ego.
It's cool to hear what sections are most appealing from you guys.
Gonna check you what you did soon myself.
Take care,
Charlie
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MotherofMeursault said 2110 days ago (November 9th, 2011)
I'd very much like
to have the skill with strings/orchestration that you clearly have. I am particularly partial to your fleeting use of dissonance (as at, say, 1:31 and the entire "Long Night" section); very effective! This would not be at all out of place in a Prog rock setting. Lovely stuff.

(The artwork is interesting, too. The design of the spaceships is very similar to something Patrick Woodroffe might have done in the late 1970's. They have a lightweight quality that could only have been convincing at the moment of their conception... how times change!!)
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Bowman said 2109 days ago (November 10th, 2011)
Thanks MotherofMeu
Yeah I love to play with dissonance. It's not always appropriate but when it is it's cool. Love your comment about the illustration and the way concepts about space travel have evolved.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Skean said 2110 days ago (November 10th, 2011)
My friend
You've done a master piece, thanks for the nice journey through outer space, cheers.

Take care
Kenta
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Bowman said 2109 days ago (November 10th, 2011)
Thanks Kenta,
I enjoyed plunging down through your entry as well my friend.
Cheers,
Charlie
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gadzooks said 2110 days ago (November 10th, 2011)
Outerworlds
Beautiful piece! Very big, majestic ... lifting off ...nice journey. I've now landed on a new earth ...Excellent composition.
SG
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Bowman said 2109 days ago (November 10th, 2011)
It was
my pleasure bring you through to a new earth gadzooks.
Thank you my friend.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Abraxas said 2109 days ago (November 10th, 2011)
Ad Astra
Sweeping soundtrack
So rich and enfolding
Leading me on a solitary voyage
into the void
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Bowman said 2109 days ago (November 10th, 2011)
In a way
all our voyages are solitary aren't they.
Thanks Abraxas,
Charlie
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Char said 2109 days ago (November 10th, 2011)
Oh my goodness.
Charles, you are such a fine composer. The journey was breath taking and I felt so much emotion, guided by your instrumentation. I can not comprehend the ability to make music such as this. It is out of this world. Thank you.
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Bowman said 2109 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
There's
a whole lot I don't comprehend these days but I'm always grateful to hear from a sweet supporter and friend.
Thanks Char,
Charles
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alackbass said 2108 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
Outerworlds
Exceptional work! Each movement unique but all contributing to a cohesive whole!
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Bowman said 2108 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
I actually had an earlier movement
which I decided to take out believing it would be better to start off with more drama. But maybe some day I'll post the first movement as well.
Thanks Andrew,
Charlie
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Parichayaka said 2108 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
Excellent!
Focused composition. The few words you use as titles are enough to guide the imagination and the various scenarios come appear vividly in one's mind. Very efficient score and an equally nice choice of samples. On a minor technical note, the bass frequencies in the bass string section are a bit boomy after 6:50.Very impressed though! Great job from beginning to end. I'd say 'Lifting Off' is my favorite for the full sound and clear lines in the composition.
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Bowman said 2108 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
I did
have mixing problems (not unusual for me) I think some are fixed in the video version but there's always so much more to do.

I'm happy you enjoyed it and while I generally don't want to burden a listener with excess verbiage and agree that the simple act breakdown works well for this I'm of course doing something totally at odds with this now and posting a video.
Go figure...
Thanks Parichayaka,
Cheers,
Charlie
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RobLeBanc said 2108 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
Epic
soundtrack stuff here, shades of 2001 flash in my mind, but this is all yours without question. Great separation of scenes, each with it's own emotional setting and tale to tell. Overall a nice cinematic journey. FYI I kept it old school and just listened, no video needed.

Thanks again!
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Bowman said 2107 days ago (November 12th, 2011)
Nothing wrong
with old school Rob. And it's funny but the video I did make for this was made a decade before 2001 and in many ways seems an inspiration for it.
Cheers,
Charlie
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TracyVosh said 2108 days ago (November 12th, 2011)
Outerworlds
So many depths, I love the fact that you split this up into 5 parts...such a great way to share the musical journey!
Bowman said 2107 days ago (November 12th, 2011)
Thanks Tracy,
I'm glad you enjoyed this journey.
Cheers,
Charlie

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Doug Somers said 2107 days ago (November 12th, 2011)
What an Opus
Right off the bat I will say that this is you most nuanced and expansive work I've come across, and it is a joy to hear. You have taken all of the thematic devices you have used in the past (the march to the inevitable, for instance) and woven them into this new piece. For sure I hear Holstian influences, but then for most of contemporary music written around epic topics that would also apply as well. I particularly love the sense of drifting and vastness you bring forth in 'The Long Night', with the melodic wandering in a haunting and highly engaging violin passage.

All of the sections were highly emotive, such as the soaring melodic lead in the final movement, and you deserve a TON of credit for the artistic variety you have brought forth as well in the skillful way these parts weave the whole story. (Also credit for just dealing with this much music - that's a lot of good decision making!!!)

I certainly feel like I've been on a journey, and after the whole host of experiences, this end is most satisfying!

Good one Charlie - take a bow!

Doug

Now I will look at your video :)

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Bowman said 2107 days ago (November 12th, 2011)
It was
on a scale that I hadn't attempted before and I'm happy you found it worked. I especially look forward to and enjoy your comments. Partly because you already know a lot of my music and can trace some of my hopeful development.
I hope to one day hear the completed version of Ejected as well.
Thanks Doug,
Charlie
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bud said 2107 days ago (November 12th, 2011)
Great piece of music
and I loved the video. You have a wonderful way of sustaining the mood and movement in your work.
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Bowman said 2107 days ago (November 12th, 2011)
Funny thing about the video.
I have another version with just images that my wife much prefers. I'm on the fence I understand where she's coming from but I get a kick out of the vintage pre 2001 footage so at least for now that's what I'm sticking with.
Thanks Bud,
Charlie
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Jarvoid said 2107 days ago (November 13th, 2011)
Jeez Loueweze .......it's BIG !
I don't mean long or too long but big as in epic.....and the fillum is fun........


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Bowman said 2106 days ago (November 13th, 2011)
Fillum
I'm glad you caught the fillum jarvoid and very happy your ride was fun.
Cheers,
Charlie
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davisamerica said 2106 days ago (November 13th, 2011)
a grand
soundscape Charlie ... perfect trip sir.
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Bowman said 2106 days ago (November 13th, 2011)
I'm glad
you came along for the trip Jack.
It wouldn't be the same without your my friend.
Charlie
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