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Noah Brode

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Noah Brode last won the day on August 10

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About Noah Brode

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    Intermediate Composer
  • Birthday 09/09/1988

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    Harrison City, Pennsylvania
  • Occupation
    Stay-at-Home Dad, Radio Host
  • My Compositional Styles
    Classical, Romantic, Impressionist
  • Notation Software/Sequencers
    MuseScore, Reason, Noteflight (when necessary)
  • Instruments Played
    Piano, Classical Guitar

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  1. I'm sorry my little entry is late. I ended up axing about half of it last night because I wasn't happy with it. I'm not sure if I still qualify, but either way, I'm glad I joined. Here we witness as the Earth is struck by an enormous meteor, shaking the planet upon impact and causing a massive dust cloud that encircles the globe, choking out life. The humans who survive the impact are left to wander about the ruins of civilization, despondent and struggling to survive, until they realize that the first meteor was only the beginning of the shower. They are snuffed out as meteor after meteor strikes the planet. We are left with an eerie scene of shattered cities and empty homes, and desolate landscapes devoid of any and all life forms. I used the full orchestra because I thought it would lend a more epic power to the music, which I thought was necessary considering the assignment at hand. The main, chaotic motif is based on a C minor seventh chord with a split fifth and added ninth. There are not a lot of major chords in this one, for obvious reasons, but I did think that the brilliant explosion of the meteor deserved its ethereal-sounding Db major seventh with split fifth and added ninth. The G minor section also flirts with major modality as the people wonder whether they can rebuild (before their ultimate demise). The odd time signatures were meant to convey the utter terror and panic felt by the humans as they realized their impending doom. EDIT: The original score I submitted was in concert pitch. The score titled 'Cataclysm - Score - Corrected' is correct.
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    Hi all. It's been a while, but I think I'm finally emerging from a long hiatus from composing. A competition deadline would be good to spur me into writing something new. If this is still happening, I'd like to join as an entrant. If there are not enough judges to continue, though, I will volunteer as a judge.
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    That’s fine about the prizes! It’s great to just get such detailed and thoughtful feedback. You are right (as usual) in your criticisms. I would like to get Finale or Sibelius soon, although it is so expensive. It seems like it will be a necessary step forward if I want to progress (and have real people play my music). Thank you for the review!
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    My submission for the Winter Competition. It was written pretty hastily over the past week or so, after previous attempts for the competition didn't pan out. All things considered, I liked where it went in the time that I had to write it. I hope you enjoy it.
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    After totally restarting a few times, I am working on a version of mine now that I think I will be happy with. There’s nothing like a deadline to wring out the creativity. Mine will be bare-bones and rather short, but I do expect to finish it.
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    Is there an approved list of emotions we should stick to? I have plans to use some more advanced/nuanced emotions as inspiration, if that’s okay.
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    I have been MIA for a while, but I’d like to enter if it’s still going forward.
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    It was very close between 1 and 4, but I had to go with the last one! Well done, everyone. EDIT: Oh no, I meant to vote for #3! I’m sorry for messing it up! I hope we can edit the results somehow ... :/
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    Metal Soundtrack for Game

    Thanks for the feedback, @LostSamurai and @ilv! I guess I could've gone with another full run-through on 'Boss.' These would've been looped in the gameplay, so they were just for sharing with the game design team.
  10. I wrote this handful of rock/metal songs as the soundtrack for a computer game my friends and I were creating. Unfortunately, we weren't able to finish the game due to everybody having pressing responsibilities elsewhere, but here are the songs I 'finished.' Not my usual scene, but I think they're fun. No scores available, sorry.
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    @Monarcheon @punintentional @Luis Hernández @Gustav Johnson @luderart @Maarten Bauer
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