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Pt. 1 - The Crust



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Part 1 of PlanetEarth Suite. This is 4 part piece written by me (Colin). I'm 11 and wrote this for a class project where we had to create something that represents the four main layers of the earth. I did it with loops in Garageband 2 and Jampack 4.

Please listen to all 4 parts:

The Crust: http://www.macjams.com/song/25023
The Mantle: http://www.macjams.com/song/25024
The Outer Core: http://www.macjams.com/song/25025
The Inner Core: http://www.macjams.com/song/25026
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Uploaded: Oct 11, 2006 - 11:09:57 AM
Last Updated: Oct 11, 2006 - 03:13:32 PM Last Played: Jun 20, 2019 - 04:25:14 PM
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theglareofday said 4728 days ago (October 11th, 2006)
this is really fantastic!!!! there are people 3 times your age that can't do
this....a very cool piece that has a womderful sense of motion and
colour....love the percussion work in it....very well executed!!!!keep it
up....you may be the next Phillip Glass....2 Thumbs up!!!! Great
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apb said 4728 days ago (October 11th, 2006)
I hate it ..
.. when Ian/springclockwonder/theglareofday is right! .. and talks
about me behind my back .. ;o)

I listened to all 4 parts (but put all my comments here):
"The crust" - ah Crusty the er .. crust ..the cool hardened shell . but
wait .. I sense the ticking bomb of a volcano being expressed -
eruption and lava flowing. Smoothly done.
"The mantle" - more fluid and flowing (as you'ld expect) .. and hot! Yes
..hot, burny, burny .. don't touch! lol Fab percussion and sense of
"Outer core" - more secluded, gentler, greater depth, dark ..
"Inner core" - it's the power, the magnetic centre .. intense pressure
leading to occassional boughts of .. silliness lol .. the bells make a
return - which left a poignant 'time' question? Hmm ..

Fantastic job guys. Hopefully I'm hearing some of what your expressing
correctly and I think it's time to quit before you get too good ;o)

PS. in the lid "The Core:" is listed beside "The Crust" link in these posts.
I bet that was Dad huh? Sheesh .. fathers .. get him to fix it, right
away!! ;o)

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Pongo said 4728 days ago (October 11th, 2006)
Thanks for the comment
Yep, my dad messed that Core/Crust thing up, but it's fixed now.
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apb said 4728 days ago (October 11th, 2006)
I forgot to say..
Pt.2 was my favourite of the four parts.. and I'll sort that oversight now.
Thanks for sharing.

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Dime73 said 4728 days ago (October 11th, 2006)
I cannot just believe you actually made that with GB 2!
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Henke said 4728 days ago (October 11th, 2006)
This is goood! Are u sure you don't have 101 little orchestra musicians at
your command?! As well as a world famous conductor? And like a
Stravinsky or someone for a father and... Well I am totally impressed. This
is fav'd and downloaded with a big THANK YOU Pongo! Now I am off to
the others!
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drakonis said 4728 days ago (October 11th, 2006)
So the great composer Mahler once said "The symphony must be like the
world, it must contain EVERYTHING." And here you are at 11, turning that
inside out and saying the "world must be in a symphony!" Very cool! I
hear earthquakes in the timpani, volcanic cymbals, and a bit of The
Moldau (rivers, ask your dad to play it for you) with the strings. But I
think that I am just scratching the surface with "The Crust"... I look
forward to going deeper and listening to the rest of these. You did a
great job here, I hope your class and teacher appreciate your work on
this! I think you deserve a root beer float, at least!
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VicDiesel said 4728 days ago (October 11th, 2006)
Very promising
I don't have GB or any of the Jam Packs, so I have no idea what the
loops sound like. But I'm guessing..... Ok, first of all, you have a very
nice sense of architecture. This piece has an excellent intro, builds up
nicely (the percussion part after the tutti strings is just a tad too long
for me), and it has an actual end..... But now take a look at what you've
done compositionally. Percussion intro, fine. Then you get some
melodic material: a very clear clarinet theme. This gets repeated twice,
alternating with a horn theme, so clearly it's important. And indeed,
when the full strings come in they restate this theme. Now the listener
is sure: this is the theme of the piece. But then, after some tympani,
when you expect the whole orchestra to burst out in the ultimate
development of that theme at the high point of the composition, eh,
nothing really happens. You get a string riff that's clearly background.
Here's my suggestion: if that Jam Pack allows you to play your own
melodies, see if you can take the initial theme and somehow fit it over
that string riff..... For reference, take a listen to The Moldau by
Smetana. Your piece reminded me very much of that, and Smetana
develops a flute riff plus one melodic theme into, oh, 15 minutes or so
of excellent music...... But hey, you've done a pretty good job on your
first posted composition. This holds great promise for the future. --

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alfalpha said 4726 days ago (October 12th, 2006)
oh my God....
already you have a wonderful sense of narrative, drama & climax...I'll
bet Dad is real proud of you, (& so he should be!)
whatever you do, please,please, please nurture & develop this creative
talent you have.....I'm off to get blown away by the other movements


(I'm particularly pleased to see that there are still some schools
encouraging the arts, especially at this age)
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stevewhit said 4726 days ago (October 13th, 2006)
Very well done Colin, I'm not really an expert in music but I do know what
I like to listen to and I really like all your 4 pieces of work, again well done
and keep it up you have a gift of being able to hear and put compositions

Thank you

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Ed Hannifin said 4725 days ago (October 13th, 2006)
All right, Colin...
What I hear first off is that you have a good ear. You have a good ear for
what sort of sounds go well together, and you have a great sense of
dynamics. I don't do a lot with loops, myself, but I found that this didn't
seem "loopy" to my ears. You have a nice sense of how to mix highs and
lows for contrast. Your mix doesn't become murky or busy.

This is a very enjoyable piece, and it seems VERY well suited to the theme
of your school project.

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thepeep said 4725 days ago (October 13th, 2006)
So, Pongo....
You're a new MacJammer, right? I really the way you have the drums,
you know, beating as if the continents were clanking together. Really, I
just like it as it is, it's awesome. I mean, usually I prefer electric stuff,
but this really takes the cake. It's cool! I'm also going to be posting a
new song, too. It's going to be called 'Electricity'. You might be able to
look it up under 'thepeep'. By the way, this is a really great song. You
know if the 9's didn't have better vote descriptions, I'd have given it all
10's. Keep it up, Pongo!

Your hope-to-be friend,

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Morpheus said 4718 days ago (October 21st, 2006)
Beautiful Piece
This is a BEAUTIFUL piece of music, but I really don't think it would sound
like that with just jampack 4 and garageband. For a start, you would need
the orchestral expansion (jampack3) to get any kind of decent strings. I
LOVE the piece, but I don't think it's just done with garageband.
And are you really 11?
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Morpheus said 4718 days ago (October 21st, 2006)
Didn't realise you were using loops!! That's sooooo kewl! Can't wait to hear
more! How long was the project?
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saymme said 4023 days ago (September 15th, 2008)
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Interestng beginning(!)like it ! It's in my ears very well flows wonderfully !! KUDOS!!!!!! Got to hear the others : ) : ) Like the photo too..Good to see the World from this point of view , like from'outside' then You get a better picture ! GREAT WORK
saymme said 4023 days ago (September 15th, 2008)
.. Hey
I read now You're 11 when this was done - AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU*RE A TALENTED YOUNG PERSON !!! How did the schoolproject go ? Bet You got high grades on this : ) !
The 4 main layers of Earth - interesting. . . !! WOW rushing off to hear the Others in this suite ! THANKYOU , my pleasure totally
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