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Joshua Iyer

Scoring a Play

April 8, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Woah, the first thing I noticed when I logged on today was the site's new look - classy! :)

A few days ago, I found a play I'd written about a year ago. The play is set on New Earth, post-apocalypse. When the humans landed here, I guess space-traveling was abolished and forgotten. The play itself is basically about three families that each lay a piece of the puzzle to getting into space, and as it continues, layers upon layers of more storylines intertwine and connect, and... well, it isn't finished. I'll have to have my sister (who is a writer, or wants to be) do it...

Anyways, what I spent most of today on is a project that could help me with my movie soundtracks. (Also, yesterday, I watched an hour-long roundtable interview of six composers that took place January of this year and took notes. It was fun!) Basically, after going for a walk and hearing nature sounds, I took a scene from the play (one of the characters, Isabelle, wanders into a forest and is carried off by a bear), and wrote a piano part using my piano. After that, I opened up a MIDI for a full symphony orchestra and got to work, stretching out my piano part, orchestrating and adding as much as possible. I still am not quite finished with it, but when I'm done I may upload it to YouTube. If I use a revised version of this play for the summer film, and that scene takes place, I may already be on my way to composing some of the soundtrack. We shall wait and see!

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