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Song of the Forest music and video
Last post Tue, Sep 17 2019 by William, 8 replies.
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Posted on Fri, Sep 13 2019 18:58
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5379

I posted a previous music-only version of this,  but recently finished a video that goes with the music.  The photography/video was all done on various hikes in the Lakes Basin area, California.   The music uses the VI Vienna Horn, Flute 2 and Harp, mixed in MIR Pernegg Monastery. 

Song of the Forest

Posted on Sat, Sep 14 2019 10:18
by jasensmith
Joined on Tue, Jan 15 2008, Arizona, Posts 1495

It's kind of hard not to be inspired to compose something majestic and pastoral after being immersed in all that natural beauty.  How any composer worth his salt could soak all of that scenery in and be like, "Well that was cool.  Okay so let's go grab some lunch now."  As if none of that left any impression on him.  I don't think so.

A splendid anthem for the Lakes Basin area William and nice photography too.  What camera did you use to shoot that may I ask? 


"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it."
- W.C. Fields
Posted on Sat, Sep 14 2019 16:30
by tchampe
Joined on Wed, Apr 25 2018, Posts 47

Bill,

I've always enjoyed this piece, largely because of how different it is from your big epic works. I've associated it in my mind with your Ye Olde Days of Future Past groove but I really like this interpretation (which I'm sure, since you wrote it, is what you meant in the first place). Your cinematography really tells a story. When you take a hike, even in as spectacular a place as the High Sierras, much of the time your attention is on what is close...a flower beside the trail, light through the trees, your steps on the trail itself. You stop to look at a bird for a few seconds before it moves on (my favorite part, BTW).  Finally, you arrive at a spot where your gaze reaches out to the high peaks. But it's not a big climax with a sweeping crescendo and a modulation; it goes with the flower, the bird and the steps.

Great stuff, Bill. Thanks for sharing it with us. 

Posted on Sat, Sep 14 2019 18:06
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5379

thanks very much Tom and Jasen.  The stills are all taken with a Canon 5d mkIII and the video was a 4k Sony action cam.  I was in the middle of the forest and started thinking of the horn calls coming out of the distance, then started thinking of some melodies.  I wanted to get some of that feeling of stillness and peace that is out there.  

Posted on Mon, Sep 16 2019 12:29
by MMKA
Joined on Tue, May 22 2012, Posts 317

Thanks, William, for sharing this piece. I had the opportunity to take a moment of rest to listen to the music, and I enjoyed it very much. Really inspired music. In this case less is more. Just a flute, a horn and a harp and they do beautiful things. How beautiful this is!

Posted on Mon, Sep 16 2019 15:33
by Acclarion
Joined on Sat, Aug 15 2015, Canada, Eh!, Posts 471

What a beautiful way to start a new week.  Thank you for your music and accompanying film.  I'm in a calm place, after having just fed a 2 year old.  That's an accomplishment you can be proud of!  This is the perfect example of combining your interests and creating touching art.

All the best,

Dave

www.dearvillainmusic.com - music for live performance by David Carovillano

www.acclarion.ca - concert accordion & clarinet duo
Posted on Tue, Sep 17 2019 00:36
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5379

MMKA thanks very much.  It is great to get this feedback.  

Posted on Tue, Sep 17 2019 00:37
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5379

Dave, thanks and I'm glad it helped to calm things down there...

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