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"Solar System" by JSL Epic Music - Relaxing Orchestral Space Music


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Why is the solar system being portrayed by an "emotional" piano piece?

What's so emotional about balls of dust floating in space?

Idk, I liked the beginning, had this feeling you're going to stay further from... well from this.

I just wish there was a score that expresses space as space and not as a gigantic orchestra/Hans Zimmer sounds...

But that being said, can space really be expressed musically? Shouldn't it be just... nothing?

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Hey thank you very much for the feedback!! (First English isnt my mothertongue so PLS tell me if u dont understand something) I think I understand What you are critisizing, is that its hard to do "space" music and i shouldnt use some cinematic sounding stuff bc thats not what defines space. 

Ofc everybody can define or imagine how space is sounding by themselves. And I agree, we are just one of this tiny points floating through an unreal huge space, universe. Thats why I tried to just create some soundscape, (i guess thats what u meant in the beginning of the song) to capture somehow this feeling. 

I understand if your asking, why adding piano and stuff? Thats not what space defines. Why didnt I let the sound just speak for itself. 

So Im reffering now to the title "Solar System". Our Solar System is sooo small, useless and really unnecessary and insignificant in comparison how small we are and how big our galaxy, our universe, is. 

Sooo small, and still. Here we are, on the only dust ball we know, with those incredible small chances of life. (Im not saying there doesnt exist any other life outside there), but still. In relation to this gigantic mess around us, we are something special, because we are existing.

Thats why you first here some "space sound" only what I imagine matches or how i would describe how space is sounding. And then later I added some calm, wide Melodies, some Music. 

Because in this Solar System all you can here in this piece IS out of it. Every single tone, is existing. In our Solar System on our Little Meaningless Ball. Thats whats bizarre and also beautiful, and that is what i wanted to express with this music. Thats What makes Space Emotional (for me).

I tried to keep it small, simple, and wide. I dont have much mid, only some base and highs. The piano is mainly plaing octaves. There are 2 instruments, piano and strings (Violine). I tried, not to do big orchestral music but somehow keeping those space feelings in the music.

So ofc I can also understand ur point, that it shouldnt be orchestrated. And thx for your feedback, I hope you also understood the background of this now maybe a little bit different.

Can Space really be expressed, Without Music?

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On 1/19/2021 at 12:57 AM, Rabbival507 said:

Why is the solar system being portrayed by an "emotional" piano piece?

What's so emotional about balls of dust floating in space?

Idk, I liked the beginning, had this feeling you're going to stay further from... well from this.

I just wish there was a score that expresses space as space and not as a gigantic orchestra/Hans Zimmer sounds...

But that being said, can space really be expressed musically? Shouldn't it be just... nothing?

 

I personally loved this piece. It gave me the atmospheric feeling (pun intended) that I was floating through space, admiring the stars, nebulas, and galaxies alike. That being said, if I may, I would like to make a countercriticism to whether music about space should be emotional rather than nothing. 

It could be said that space is seemingly nothing, but I think that's part of the magic of it. Space is unknown. It's endless potential. We realize not only how small we are in comparison, but how much capacity for interesting stuff there is because of it. 

We inhabit a small space and there are so many wonderous things in this area alone. If so many amazing things exist in our small space, imagine how many amazing things are still out there! There's planets, nebulas, stars, asteroids, the possibility of other life! The countless, endless possibilities are mindboggling! There's an endless ocean that could hold any amount of unforeseen treasures. This is the very spirit of adventure. 

It is not the lack of stuff that can create a fascination with space, but the potential for it. A child is fascinating for the same reason. A child has seemingly endless potential, they can be anything! This same wonder is why so many pieces about space are grandiose and emotional. They encapsulate our smallness in comparison the the depths of space (hence the gigantic orchestra part) as well as the curiosity for what could be out there (hence the emotional part). 

Now that being said, I don't think there's anything particularly wrong with viewing space as empty, dead, or meaningless. That's the thing about potential, it's in the eye of the beholder. One person can view space as teaming with adventure while another void of anything the same way someone could view a child as being full of life and with the potential to become anything they want while someone else would see the child as being unprepared and naïve to everything life is about to throw at it. Neither view is wrong, they are simply two angles of looking at the same canvas.

All that being said, I'm sure there are pieces out there that focus more on the 'dead' emptiness of space. And if not, then write one! Music has the endless potential to be anything in the hands of a composer, so if you wish something to come into being, then you have the power to do so! 

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On 1/22/2021 at 8:22 PM, SwiggitySwewgity said:

I personally loved this piece. It gave me the atmospheric feeling (pun intended) that I was floating through space, admiring the stars, nebulas, and galaxies alike. That being said, if I may, I would like to make a countercriticism to whether music about space should be emotional rather than nothing. 

It could be said that space is seemingly nothing, but I think that's part of the magic of it. Space is unknown. It's endless potential. We realize not only how small we are in comparison, but how much capacity for interesting stuff there is because of it. 

We inhabit a small space and there are so many wonderous things in this area alone. If so many amazing things exist in our small space, imagine how many amazing things are still out there! There's planets, nebulas, stars, asteroids, the possibility of other life! The countless, endless possibilities are mindboggling! There's an endless ocean that could hold any amount of unforeseen treasures. This is the very spirit of adventure. 

It is not the lack of stuff that can create a fascination with space, but the potential for it. A child is fascinating for the same reason. A child has seemingly endless potential, they can be anything! This same wonder is why so many pieces about space are grandiose and emotional. They encapsulate our smallness in comparison the the depths of space (hence the gigantic orchestra part) as well as the curiosity for what could be out there (hence the emotional part). 

Now that being said, I don't think there's anything particularly wrong with viewing space as empty, dead, or meaningless. That's the thing about potential, it's in the eye of the beholder. One person can view space as teaming with adventure while another void of anything the same way someone could view a child as being full of life and with the potential to become anything they want while someone else would see the child as being unprepared and naïve to everything life is about to throw at it. Neither view is wrong, they are simply two angles of looking at the same canvas.

All that being said, I'm sure there are pieces out there that focus more on the 'dead' emptiness of space. And if not, then write one! Music has the endless potential to be anything in the hands of a composer, so if you wish something to come into being, then you have the power to do so! 

 

Hey, thank you for your positive feedback and also for your inspiring words. I see you have a similar point of view like me. But as you said they are just personal opinions and I am happy that (my) music can develop different fantasies.

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