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OuterWorlds: THE LAST DAY


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Earlier this month I submitted OuterWorlds to the MJ Space challenge.
Though I had composed an earlier somewhat reflective movement called THE LAST DAY I chose to discard it and began the piece more dramatically with the section called THE BASE. I believe that was the right choice.

THE LAST DAY was to depict a leaving of a world never to be returned to again.
It's a small work but I thought it might be worth posting for any who might be interested in this lost movement.

OuterWorlds can be heard here:
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Uploaded: Nov 25, 2011 - 06:14:51 PM
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michaeljayklein said 2154 days ago (November 25th, 2011)
Encore...
Whew...for a minute there I thought you had changed your mind about having us listen Charlie--I wouldn't miss anything you do! This was wonderful....I especially enjoyed the choice of rather "golden" tones for this theme (much like a beautiful flower clinging to it's beauty even as it is dying--I hope that is a good analogy regarding your instrumentation!) Oddly enough, I just read a sci-fi story last night this music would underscore perfectly! Always a pleasure and thanks for the fine work Mr. Mazarakes! Michael
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Bowman said 2154 days ago (November 25th, 2011)
What
a beautiful image Michael that so perfectly conveys what I was trying to do with this.
Thank you my friend,
Charlie
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richard13 said 2154 days ago (November 26th, 2011)
Wonderful music
Charlie, as usual. Evocative and filled with a mixture of emotions: regret, anticipation and more, though I don't hear anxiety. It IS golden.
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Bowman said 2153 days ago (November 26th, 2011)
Every time
I post I have anxiety but I try not to let it show in the music. Thanks Richard.
Charlie

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Skweryl said 2154 days ago (November 26th, 2011)
BOWMAN?
DO YOU HUNT SKWERYL? OH BOW AS IN INSTRUMENT, WHEW OKAY SKWERYL WILL LISTEN WOW THIS IS AWESOME! TOP NOTCH POST! ONE OF THE BESTY WE HAVE HEARD HERE! VERY WELL DONE SIR!
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Bowman said 2153 days ago (November 26th, 2011)
I like squires
- wouldn't hunt them with anything let alone a bow.
Happy you enjoyed this little work of mine Skweryl.
Charlie
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shavingronaldscar said 2153 days ago (November 26th, 2011)
!!
Gorgeous weave. Nuff said.
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Bowman said 2153 days ago (November 26th, 2011)
Short and Sweet
is fine with me shavingronaldscar.
Thanks,
Charlie
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Sigmund said 2153 days ago (November 26th, 2011)
THE LAST DAY
Nice work, very sad and melancholy, but powerful as well. You might consider editing the last 10-12 seconds of silence at the end, unless it is there for dramatic impact, in which case just ignore me! I enjoyed this enough to hit replay - thanks!
Sig
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Bowman said 2153 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Even if
I didn't agree with you I would never ignore you Sigmund.

I'm not exactly sure if what you heard at the end was really silence or the distant sounds of a storm in a field. I checked and at least in my headphones it was audible.

I began, interspersed and ended the piece with sounds of nature. Maybe not the best choice but I was was shooting for atmosphere.

I'm glad you enjoyed this.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Sigmund said 2152 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
IT sounded
like silence, but upon listening more carefully (and at a higher volume) I can hear I was mistaken - my sincere apologies!
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Feter said 2153 days ago (November 26th, 2011)
OuterWorlds
pretty wide and well paced movement ..I like this with the brass section ...thanks for sharing !!
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Bowman said 2153 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Thanks Feter.
I'm still working on this and haven't quite mixed and fine tuned this yet but I'm glad it worked for you my friend.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Symphony101 said 2153 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
So wonderful
Beautiful theme, dramatic and it carries well the emotions of the thema.
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Bowman said 2153 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Thanks Yves.
I'm glad you found this my friend.
Cheers,
Charlie

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Reinholt56 said 2153 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Hi Charlie,,,,,,
The story line is excellent. I can imagine this happening in many places on earth as groups come together for liftoff and are sat there/laid there in their last seconds on Earth.

Good work.

Take care.

Paul
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Bowman said 2153 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
As MJ's resident
otherworlds expert Paul, I'm glad this worked for you my friend. Yes that day if and when it comes will be filled with emotion.
Cheers,
Charlie
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ShadowofNine said 2153 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
THE LAST DAY
filled with longing, the end is coming, really nice work Charles Special...
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Bowman said 2153 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Thanks Dave
your comment means a great deal to me my friend.
Charlie
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paul f. page said 2149 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Sadness...
You sure captured the longing, the sad leaving...those strings just keep laying it on measure after measure, almost filling up the whole space by the time one gets to the end...Easily describes the theme you are trying to convey...I wonder about the abrupt ending, something else, something more feathered out seeming the logical place to go...but you don't.

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Bowman said 2148 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
It's always
nice to hear feedback from you Paul. I know this piece needs refinement and had worked on it some but I hadn't thought about the ending as much but I'll take another look at it.
Cheers,
Charlie
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Doug Somers said 2147 days ago (December 2nd, 2011)
Glad you posted!
You have taken the feelings of separation and loss and brought them to life in sounds. The english horn is just so mournful, and you wrap it in the blanket of an almost longing or perhaps regret. The sudden end is perfect - it's like, regardless of how I feel I have decided to go, and that it that - it is inevitable, and there is no turning back.

Fine work sir!!

Doug
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Bowman said 2146 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
I am too.
This piece may not be as ambitious as OuterWorlds but it still touches me and I'm glad you as well.

I agree with you about the ending. I think Paul's comments are always well worth considering but ultimately we bring to music our particular temperaments. I think your description of no turning back is exactly the feeling I had when creating this.

Cheers,
Charlie
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Philip18 said 2146 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
The last day
Beautiful music. I can certainly see someone looking out across the horizon with a mixture of regret and hope. Lovely rich recording. Great work!
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Bowman said 2126 days ago (December 23rd, 2011)
Regret and hope.
They often go together don't they.
Thanks Philip,
Cheers,
Charlie
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crissew said 2146 days ago (December 3rd, 2011)
Sweeping epic tone
Really nice job with the swells in this. Only drawback is I wish it was longer, lol. Really nice. I could envision this in a cowboy film with the camera surveying the open prairie. Nice job.
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Bowman said 2126 days ago (December 23rd, 2011)
I'm glad
you enjoyed this crissew and thanks for the listen my friend.
Chees,
Charlie
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Char said 2128 days ago (December 21st, 2011)
It is short.
It is poignant. I could sense a resolve in the face of uncertainty. So many times, you have no choice but to take the leap. You are a great talent. Thank you.
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Bowman said 2126 days ago (December 23rd, 2011)
I'm happy
you found those qualities in the Char. They were there when I was working on this.
Cheers,
Charlie
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