Friday, October 14, 2011

Music: The Remnant

Was this piece inspired by the Bourne films? Not exactly, though the piece has some similarities. Inspired by a trailer scoring group notorious for their epic music, I wanted to write a piece that was consistently intense yet satisfying- and didn't go much beyond 2 minutes in length. Did I succeed? Well, you tell me!

So why the picture? Well, I think it fits the genre, and the title. I'm envisioning a few, beaten and battered faithful, tenaciously defending their last stronghold as it falls around them. Do they win? Well, you can tell me that too. :-D

Enjoy. :-)

(Check out the nice job my sister did, helping me with the text, on the YouTube version of this piece.)

The Remnant by gabrielhudelson


Jamie T said...

I did the YouTube video to check out the text.

EPIC music. My personal opinion is that it should be longer so that the awesomeness can continue. As to the story; I probably could come up with an end if I didn't feel so tired. It felt more like it cut to a black screen, like it was leaving you hanging to find out if someone survived or not.

Also the text is very epic as well; tell--Moriah?--great job!


Gabriel Hudelson said...

Thanks for the comment, Jamie, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Your guess as to the sibling was correct. And your ending was also not a bad idea, in my opinion.

As to extending it- well, I have thought about that, but I wanted to do one that was about this length, and suffice it to say that I'm glad it left you wanting more.


Corey P. said...

Love the Bourne music, love this piece. Excellent work. I could see the scene you described perfectly. :)

Is the group you are referring to E.S. Posthumus?

Gabriel Hudelson said...

Good guess, but negative on that, Corey. :-D They are titled "Two Steps from Hell".

Interesting, I know, but they have some good music.

Grace Pennington said...

*jaw drops*

Gabriel! O.O That is so AWESOME! It sounds so professional! Great job!

"Gabriel's music is awesome... it's so awesome! It's... it's beyond awesome! It's be-awesome!"


Gabriel Hudelson said...

Well... thanks! :-)

Glad you enjoyed it.

Corey P. said...

Ah, Two Steps from Hell. I've listened to some of their stuff and enjoyed it. Good group. :)

BushMaid said...

Yep, definitely Bourne-suiting music. :D I love that underlying rhythm of strings; I've often admired it throughout those movies.

I think they won. :) I think at 1.49 they hit their primary target, and proceeded to flee the battle scene with their lives in tact.

*should really write something inspired by one of these brilliant pieces*

Gabriel Hudelson said...

Aussie, you have my permission to do so, provided you let me read it when you finish it. ;-)

As to your take on the ending... wow, I can really see that playing out- the silence for a split second as the round makes impact, and then the music kicks in as a great explosion splits the sky and our heroes flee victorious.

Love it. :-D

BushMaid said...

*jaw drops from a sudden hit of inspiration* That's it! This is exactly what I need to write my next 1,000 word story in the hundred theme challenge.

Thanks, Gabriel! You'll be the first to see it when it's done.

*runs off to write*

Gabriel Hudelson said...

Awsem! Looking forward to it. :-)

Rebekah said...

I really, really liked this one! I think you succeeded in your goal too and it seemed to end perfectly. ending.

It kind of reminded me of Hans Zimmer, instead of John Powell though... Though I'm not entirely sure why.

I would say the soldiers won in the end - the very end... and your sister did a great job helping you with the text. It fit very well. :)

To the KING be all the glory!

Aubrey Hansen said...

Anytime you want to mimic TSFH, I shall be happy. Well, I like all your music really, but you do a very good job with the epicness. :)

Jessie said...

Impressive!! Wow.

Nashae Hudelson said...

Good Job Gabe!

Gabriel Hudelson said...

Thanks all!

Jocelyn K. said...

I'm just now getting to listening to this, Gabe. (Yes, I'm a little behind on my blog reading. LOL) But wow --- Excellent! Keep up the amazing work! :D

~ Mrs. K

Gabriel Hudelson said...

Thanks, Mrs. K!