MUSICIANS: Please read these Notes when creating your parts for the "The Thousand Steps" score. You can check out the picture reference edit for this piece HERE.
THE THOUSAND STEPS - SCORE NOTES FOR MUSICIANS
This short film is an animated piece with a voiceover from a man recounting his long journey up a mythical, monolithic structure with a thousand steps, searching for the eventual enlightenment he expects to find at the end of his climb.
The piece is pretty-much a long, slow rise from start to finish, and there aren’t any real stops or hit points along the way. So a cool way to score it, which also opens it up to all instrumentalists, regardless of what you play, is to treat it as a drone, with everyone playing a single complementary chord, rising in intensity through the end. Here’s what we’re looking for:
Imagine the piece as beginning very low in intensity, and at its ending, peaking at a very high one. We’re looking for long and drawn-out single notes on your instrument. We’re not looking for melodies, or anything that strays from the prescribed note beyond maybe something like a tremolo or a trill (if so, a minor 2nd is probably better than a major 2nd for this brooding kinda piece). We’ll get a more pure tone out of everyone together if nobody’s going for anything too theatrical overall.
You don’t have to hold one single note from start to finish, which obviously would be almost impossible for most instruments...You can play a long note, take a pause, then restart with a similar intensity as where you left off. All the while tho, keep...
All hi res and lo res versions of all 34 frames of The 1000 Steps.