Friday, 9 March 2012

A Fantasia Of Art Nouveau: Narrowing The Search For Music

Building on my struggles in my last post to find a song that can suits my needs, I explored many different types of royalty free songs, searching for something that had combined the flavours of the songs in the previous post, or at least the same essence of one of them. I managed to narrow my choices down eventually to these 4, which I think are the most beautiful and have the most potential. I've also expressed my thoughts alongside each.

Boccherini: Duet for Two Violins
Expressive, yet lacks the slow paced build at the begining.

Sad, Slow & Expressive yet there not enough tempo change. Lacks dark tone.

Nice 'Fluid' Sound  - Too paced, Not enough tempo change to animate with

I feel as though this next piece however, is the only one a came across that had everything I was looking for, emotion, dark, sad, cold, nicely paced, and beautifully soft sounding. I'm not going to lie, I've struggled trying to describe what it is I'm looking for, but this piece answers all my questions to put it bluntly.

Chopin: Nocturne, Opus 9 No. 1

This is my clear choice and the more listen to the piece, the more it makes sense. Its true however now I've decided on this piece, I need to properly analyse the song, considering what imagery it may convey, also understand how to incorporate my own style and animation/visual idea's with it's tempo and tone. All the while sorting on the relevant license to use it legally.

Here are some of the sites I've gathered whilst trying to find my sound.

Royalty Free Sites


  1. Saw this - thought of you...

  2. Ahhh very nice, thanks for the link :)