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All right, since we've already used up the last thread's maximum capacity for threadiness, here is a new one. It is here that we will post stuff for the Third YC Theme Challenge. So yeah. Here we go :D

 

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Since I failed to explain this post clearly upon initially making it, I shall clarify everything.

This challenge involved every participant submitting a theme of 16 bars. These themes were then randomly assigned to other people such that everyone involved must compose something using one of these themes as well as one based on their own theme.

 

Aquatunic will work on JFTF's theme

Luder will work on Pater's theme

Christian will work on Austenite's theme

Pater will work on Danish's theme 

Danish will work on Dan's theme

Dan will work on KJ's theme

JFTF will work on Christian's theme

KJ will work on Luder's theme

Austenite will work on Aqua's theme

 

Important Information for Late Additions:

The system of random assignment was necessary to ensure that all themes submitted were used and no one who composed one was left out. However, anyone who did not initially submit a theme when discussions about this challenge were underway in the previous thread may choose any one of these themes to work with and upload it when the they are finished. You should then post a link to your upload in this thread to let us know you participated so we can check it out.

Just because you weren't one of the ones who was given a theme, doesn't mean you can't participate! Everyone is encouraged to join us in this challenge!

Like I said, we just did it this way to make sure there were themes to use, and people to use them.

 

Here are the links to various themes:

Austenite: http://www.youngcomposers.com/music/listen/7226/16-bar-theme-yc-challenge-jan-2015/

Danish: http://www.youngcomposers.com/music/listen/7212/16%20Bar%20Melody

Christian: http://www.youngcomposers.com/music/listen/7213/Melodia

Pate: http://www.youngcomposers.com/music/listen/7215/16%20Bar%20Theme%20Challenge

KJ: http://www.youngcomposers.com/music/listen/7214/YC%20Theme%20Challenge:%20The%20Third%20Round%20%22Death%20Match%22

JFTFT: http://www.youngcomposers.com/music/listen/7218/16-bar-challenge/

Dan: http://www.youngcomposers.com/music/listen/7221/16-Bar%20Challenge

Luder: http://www.youngcomposers.com/music/listen/7222/16-bar-theme-challenge/

Aqua: http://www.youngcomposers.com/music/listen/7224/%2216%22%20Bar%20Challenge

 

 

 

As an afterthought, everyone should bear in mind that someone had the idea to wait before listening to the music so they can hear the music by both the original composer of the theme and the participant to whom the theme was assigned. Everyone doesn't need to do this, but it's an option if anyone would like to do that but hadn't thought of it or forgot.  :D

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Too late to join?

 

Not at all! This ain't a formal "competition" any who. Just pick one of the themes (or two if you're feeling ambitious) and start. 

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Absolutely as Danish said! This is open to anyone and everyone willing to participate using one of these themes. The only reason we formally assigned themes to people as in the above post was to make sure nobody's theme was wasted. But for anyone else who's a bit late to the party, we won't crinkle our noses at you :P

 

The whole point of this challenge is to observe different creative minds working from the same material to produce different results. So in other words, this is all for fun! Please do join in Thatguy and p7rv. I'd love to hear your work on one of these themes.

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I'm just about done.  Anybody else getting close?  Don't want to post mine and then have someone accidentally stumble across it while checking the new uploads.  Do we want to have an official grand unveiling date?  

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I'm just about done.  Anybody else getting close?  Don't want to post mine and then have someone accidentally stumble across it while checking the new uploads.  Do we want to have an official grand unveiling date?  

 

I haven't been able to even start, but I'm still committed to somehow do this. Just don't push too much :horrified: ...

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I haven't been able to even start, but I'm still committed to somehow do this. Just don't push too much :horrified: ...

 

 

I know how you feel Austenite! I've only managed to get a collage of yet unrelated segments onto paper and some of it into Finale. This is definitely gonna take a while. And to think I was going to set a six week deadline  :blink:

 

I'll be really surprised if I make it by then!

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This sounds like a cool contest.  Too bad I missed out, many of the themes have some nice potential.

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I don't think we ever officially closed the competition, did we?  Just pick one and come play if you like.  The contest that never ends…  (:

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This sounds like a cool contest.  Too bad I missed out, many of the themes have some nice potential.

bkho. I'm not trying to force you into anything, but if you do decide to join in, do you think you could work on JFTF's theme. My normally busy schedule at this time of year has prevented me from doing any kind of composing. Chances are, i won't be ready in time for the big reveal of everyone's pieces and everyone will be waiting for me. i still plan on composing it but if you could do me a huge favor and do JFTF's theme as well it would make my life a lot less stressful.

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This sounds like a cool contest.  Too bad I missed out, many of the themes have some nice potential.

 

It is ABSOLUTELY NOT too late to join! You can pick any theme you like (or multiple themes even!) and work with it. This isn't at all a closed contest and you should feel free to participate.

 

 

 

 

I thought I made that clear in my original post  :longface:

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I've further edited the original post in my haphazard attempt to make the "open-ness" of this very very open and totally non-exclusive challenge as clear as possible. I never knew that I was so bad at communicating information like this  :mellow:

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Well, I guess I'll tentatively put my hat in the ring, though no promises :).

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Yeah I totally benched all composition for the past two weeks, but I think (hope) I've had enough time to ruminate. This challenge is on the top of my to-do list though.

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I just realized that it was you who had my theme!

 

I have now reviewed it - although I would also like to listen to the other, "classically-poised" version :pinch: , which, despite your own misgivings about it, must be already a great work given your outstanding compositional skills.

 

Thanks a lot!

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Yeah Danish, no kidding...can't wait to listen to the other "re-themes". I really wish listening to music was as easy as it sounds.

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