Here’s my entry into the Ryan Leach July 2022 competition.
The goal was to write a piece of music no longer than 90 seconds, inspired by a particular picture, which you will see as the background to my video.
In watching Ryan’s video discussing the previous competition, he mentioned that pieces with interest and surprises were looked upon favorably, so I tried to write something fun and upbeat and a little bit quirky, but still relatable to the picture.
The music represents sunrise in this hillside village. It opens with the birds and insects coming to life, followed by the first hint of the melody, and then goes on from there.
The song is in 4/4, E major. Primary chord pattern is E, A, F# maj, B.
Almost everything is from Cinesamples Cinesymphony Lite. There is a piccolo from the BBCSO Discover, as well as a bass trombone. And then a bass clarinet and some female voices from the Kontakt factory library.
I hope you enjoy!