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Stone Tower Temple (Reorchestration)

Joshua Iyer

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Published: October 27, 2013 at 2:47 AM [UTC]

Tonight from 7pm-9pm I recorded the Stone Tower Temple theme from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. It's a pretty haunting theme, perfect for Halloween, which is coming up! For it, I used violin, guitar, my recorder from fifth grade (wow! I remembered how to play it!), and my voice, singing low A-E, Bb-F, and G-D, all perfect fifths, giving a creepy vibe. It was lots of fun, and when I listened to it, it sounded like some of the actual MIDI sounds of the game!

Something extra that's really cool is the actual level's storyline, and how it's related possibly to the Tower of Babylon, and the profane faces you see in the pictures represent a great level of disrespect to the goddesses of the land. I don't really want to get into the details of it, for various reasons, but if you're curious, clickhere.

Listen to tonight's work!

On a side note, rehearsals for "Midwinter's Night" are going great! (Did I mention I've gotten a group of friends together to play the piece possibly for this year's Prism concert?) Not everyone has shown up to one yet, which we need to happen to record it by November 6th to audition, but it's still really cool a real orchestra (of sorts) is playing my music! My symphony is also slowly coming along. In orchestra class, we're playing Greig's Holberg Suite, a piece originally for piano (that I may still try to learn) but I prefer it for string orchestra. The piece's 'Air' movement is so beautiful, especially on piano when I play the melody and can truly understand the chord progressions. So now I've begun my own 'Air' for string orchestra, and it's having its moments so far. So yeah! Lots of fun stuff going on. :)

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