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The "Unglist" Fashion Show 2010



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A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine, a student of Fashion Design, asked me to write something for a fashion show she and her classmates for having for "Unglist" an Icelandic arts festival, focusing on young, up-and-coming artists.

Being the nice guy that I am, I immediately said yes.

Then I realized I had never watched a fashion show, let alone listened to one, so I was really jumping in the deep end of the musical pool this time. But after a bit of research and some really helpful tips for Parichayaka I came up with this 7 minute long piece. During the show (which was last night and went great, by the way) it was then looped 5 times and I believe it was generally well received.

The hardest part for me about writing for this fashion show was the amount of restraint I had to have. I mean - I love bursting out some epic melodies with some sharp dynamic contrasts, as you might have noticed in my previous works.
In this case, that was not really an option. But ultimately I think this went pretty well - at least for a fashion show debut.

So I thought I'd share this piece of experimentation with you guys.
Just for the fun of it!

©2010 Einar Sverrir Tryggvason
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Narad said 3227 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
Fashion Show
Very visual fashion show draped in wonderful music ! :)
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ted23 said 3227 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
I can
See this working so well in that setting and many others.
Although I feel this is way better than a kind of backing music. It stands well as in interesting piece on it's own.
Top piece, very impressed

Parichayaka said 3227 days ago (November 14th, 2010)
You're such a talent...
The final version is so much better than the first draft, and the initial version was already pretty cool! You created an intriguing, high energy soundtrack while maintaining this ethereal quality. Perfect for something like a fashion show or any artistic presentation involving movement.

You never crowd your tracks, this is another example of how well you can immerse yourself in a genre and pull out the best sounds. Thanks for giving me some credit here, but this is way better than what I imagined.

Nice touch to bring back the initial theme at the end. Not surprised they played it over and over again - in a few years the organizers will go 'I can't imagine we got Einar to do our soundtrack'!! Great job, glad you posted it here.
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richard13 said 3227 days ago (November 15th, 2010)
Great "runway-strutting" music!
I've never been to a fashion show either but I can imaging this working well. Obviously, your friend liked it. Good work.
The fashion in the image above seems best suited to swimming in one of your thermal pools rather than general wear in ICEland ;-)
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 3226 days ago (November 15th, 2010)
What a cool piece.
This is the the essence of modern Reykjavik. Too cool for school.
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Carrie71 said 3226 days ago (November 15th, 2010)
Very cool
Your work is great. Super.
Henke said 3226 days ago (November 15th, 2010)
How cool
Edgar Froese et al could not have done any better. Super nice combo of dance-club percussions and almost ambient soundscapes. So, works well on its own too, as has been suggested above. Thanks for sharing.

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Ed Hannifin said 3226 days ago (November 15th, 2010)
This is where your ability....
...to turn pro starts to shine... Your ability to look at an unfamiliar musical setting and say, "What fits this sort of setting? What's called for here?", and respond to that...

I can totally see this working in a fashion show, especially if the lighting guy is clever and there's a decent set of woofers in the PA system, and the girls involved feel the beat...
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papag said 3224 days ago (November 17th, 2010)
It made me
want to put on something shimmery and walk the walk...if I could just get my turns down :)

Works for me!
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RosaLinda said 3224 days ago (November 18th, 2010)
I too can see
that this fits very well in a fasionshow!:)
Nice clean sounds noo distacting chordchanges (making the models fall and such haha;)) without it become boring!That is GREAT work in my ears!!:)
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jdholliday said 3223 days ago (November 18th, 2010)
I thought the title
was "the Ugliest Fashion Show" hah! which would be cool by the way!
Well I am a model and I know what it means to shake my little tush on the catwalk yeah on the catwalk, oh sorry, not a model!
But if I was it would be for "beefy guys" the "big" in big and tall! Hah!
If I was I'd be jammin' to this! You nailed it!
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AndeeScott said 3222 days ago (November 19th, 2010)
song for a fashion show not to in your face but a pleasent song to strut down a catwalk to. Great stuff :) Fav'ed
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paul f. page said 3220 days ago (November 21st, 2010)
Who would have thought...
...that THIS would be music for a fashion show? But there you are: a perfect runway number that allows the "stars" to be seen, but to give them a substantial platform upon which to perform. This is so carefully constructed...repetitive, yes, but in such a pleasant way. What a mellow-sounding composition. Puts me completely in a state of relaxation.
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