Here we have our "History Repeats Itself" animated short, ready for music. CLICK HERE TO WATCH IT We're looking for the community to either write music for the various sections of the piece, or to suggest existing pieces that might work. As you'll see, this piece has a lot of room for humor and liveliness. We don't want it to sound "funny" per se, with lots of sliding notes or silly sounds, but it shouldn't be played as a serious piece, either. CONTRIBUTE HERE
We welcome you to try your hand at any of the 4 pieces noted below, but if you really want to dig into just one, that would be great, too.
Timings are important here. We'll probably have a sound effect for the 'page turns' between sections, and each piece should be out of the way by the time we hit that cut between each section. If you're within a half-second or so of it, we should be good. But if your music hangs over the transitions in such a way that to truncate it would make it sound awkward, that might render it unusable : (
The film is a walk through time, with distinct 'chapters', albeit very short ones. Our goal is to score each chapter with period-appropriate music. Here are some suggestions:
00:00 - 00:10 "Introductory Piece" This could be essentially a short fanfare beginning at frame 1 of picture, playing over the title card, then dipping into a sustained note to fill the first few lines of VO before we get to 1666.
00:10 - 00:33 "1666 / Sir Isaac Newton" Harpsichord comes to mind first. Or something lute-like? Classical guitar? Recorder? Any orchestral instruments would want to be very...