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Jac Fouché

Rock/Classical piece inspired by Wheel of Time

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Hi Guys!

 

This is the link to a piece I wrote for String Quartet and Electric Guitar, which was inspired by the Aiel!

It was performed in the Endler Hall, Stellenbosch, South Africa on the 30th of August, 2012.

 

Here's the link:

 

http://soundcloud.co...s/the-dedicated

 

And if anyone's interested, here are the program notes to the piece:

 

 

"The name of this piece originates in the fictional literature of The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. The Dedicated (better known as the Aiel), are a nation of tribal desert warriors that are constantly at war with each other – they refer to battle as “the dance” or “the dance of spears”. However savage and violent they may seem, they live by a strict moral code of honour and are more strongly bound to it than to their lives. Known only to the clan leaders, the Aiel have a secret, tragic history of lost glory that they are sworn not to repeat.

 

In the piece itself, written for string quartet and electric guitar, the capturing of these many different elements is attempted in order to produce a coherent whole. There is a melancholy tint to the piece, which at certain points in the music also alludes to the immense pride of these people, but the main focus remains that of “the dance of the spears”. The piece can be seen as a skirmish between clans, sometimes with scouting or preparations for battle being made, with the confrontation building to a climax, while other times everything is calm, when suddenly the fighting erupts out of nowhere and one is thrown back into the fray. Although war is vicious and brutal, the price is nothing compared to the glory and exhilaration for these warriors, and in some of the passages of the piece, one can gain a glimpse of the glory of “the dance”. So call the pipers, and let the dance begin!"

Edited by Ultimatejakkals

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Wow! That was amazing! I really enjoyed the increase in tempo, signifying the battle. That's incredible that it was performed; you are very talented!

 

Thanks so much for sharing!

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Gah! That's awesome!

 

I loved the guitar entry around 2:11, in harmony with the violin.

 

And the cello part is kick-arse. ;p

 

Great job combining the genres!! You made them fit together so well, this is so cool.

 

Ooh, 4:40 type area I really like as well.

 

*applauds*

 

*downloads*

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Whoa. This is very good....the mood shifts are very intriguing, compelling and this song is needed for my playlist for inspiration songs when writing.

 

Thanks for sharing!

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Hey gang a long time since I have wrote on the forums. I very rough year last year but I am excited for the last book!

 

Excellent work, Ultimatejakkals!

 

The latest version of "The Last Battle" which I wrote last year and have been reworking it a couple times, is in the vein of death metal, which I thought fits right in!

 

 

Let me know what you think and I am about ready to re work another on of my Wheel of Time pieces! 

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Wowh!!! Amazing, Ultimatejakkals! Very Aiel... maybe this weill end up on the WoT movie soundtrack? :biggrin:

 

I love how it flows really well through the different sounds... thanks for sharing!!

Edited by Nyanna al'Meara

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