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Released: Mar 16, 2007 | 6:48 PM
Category: World
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 5.33 MB

Plays: 1578
Downloads: 5
Weekly Plays: 1
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Friday

License: No derivative works allowed
A return to Eastern music, in the vein of my tribute to Musashi, "Two Skies, Two Swords, Five Spheres."

This new project is based on the first true novel ever composed, Genji Monogatari (The Tale of Genji). Written in the 11th century by a woman we know as Murasaki Shikibu, the novel follows the life of Genji, son of the Japanese emperor by one of his low-ranking concubines.

This particular piece comes from a chapter in which Genji, at age 17, is visiting his dying nurse. He receives a note from a woman living in seclusion in a neighboring house... she suspects that the extremely handsome young man she's spotted is in fact the famous Genji, and over a period of weeks they sort of mutually seduce one another (Genji is entranced by her being hidden away as she is, and he discovers that she is the former mistress of a friend of his).

Wanting desperately to be alone with this woman (called "Twilight Beauty" by readers of the novel, after a flower mentioned in one of Genji's poems to her), Genji abducts her and takes her to an old, abandoned mansion. They eventually fall asleep (ahem) and Genji awakens in the deep of night to find an apparition standing over Twilight Beauty, a female who seems angry at him for bringing this woman into the house. Twilight Beauty grows cold and unresponsive, and Genji soon realizes that she has died.

After getting his closest friend to help him cover up the death and send Twilight Beauty's daughter away with a nurse, Genji spends months deeply affected by this experience, nearly at the edge of death himself.

Of course, he gets over it eventually and goes back to his seductive ways...

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Barretok Artist

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Esto esta muy bueno hermano!!! Me gusta mucho! Es una pieza magnifica. Tiene de oriental y latino. Felicitaciones!
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Bernardo
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I treasure your Eastern tones. Plus, I get to learn about literature also, when you do these pieces.

The instruments you chose in this and your composition of them speak of the loneliness Genji felt in the loss of his lover. A sparse landscape. The heartbeat. Only just clinging to hope of life continuing.
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Awesome. Takes real talent to pull something like this off. Great stuff.
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Another great one David. You have been busy. Do you think up all this stuff while proctoring the state tests?
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I'd like to meditate to the beautiful sounds here. Very nice. ---Dave
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You BLOW ME AWAY!
I wish that I had half of your imagination and creativity.
You are like an actor so into character within each and every composition.

What you do is truly captivating.

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One of the style I love : something like a movie soundtrack, with world sounds... plus a modern background feeling. Well done David !
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amazing, really paints a picture!

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