darkest night of the year by chunter
|Title||darkest night of the year|
|Score||5, 4, 2, 1||Total Points: 12 (4 Votes)|
|1st Place Vote||5 Points||2nd Place Vote||4 Points||3rd Place Vote||3 Points||4th Place Vote||2 Points||5th Place Vote||1 point|
In a global culture that gradually moves itself toward 24-hour days that are, on a vast majority, spent indoors, the aspect that maintains our agricultural sense of the harvest is the collection of holidays celebrated around the world between October and January. It is no coincidence that Christmas is four days after Winter Solstice, and that we celebrate the beginnings of hope for a better life and a better world on the darkest night of the year.
An interpretation of Stille Nacht by Josef Moht and Franz Xaver Gruber.
Comment by Airmann on 2008-12-23 14:51:13
Merry Xmas Chunter ... This is definitely the weirdest version of "Stille Nacht" that I've ever heared :-) ... What tonality has it ? BTW: I like your title - The darker the night, the brighter the light shines !
Comment by CAG on 2008-12-23 17:39:05
it sounds more atonal to me. this is... interesting. certainly different from your other pieces.
Comment by chunter on 2008-12-23 21:30:42
It plays between major and relative minor with very deliberate tense jazz chords. The reharmonizing process relates to a difficult arrangement of America the Beautiful I had to play when I was in college.
Comment by agargara on 2008-12-24 01:31:38
The harmonizations were interestinq and created a dark atmosphere, thouqh it could have been much darker. The tonality is quite tame, if you ask me, at least compared to Schoenberq. Not that this is a bad thinq. :)
You could possibly qive the sonq more interest if you broke away from the pattern of havinq harmonization and bass chanqes on the first beat of every measure. You also could sometimes include a pickup beat. Just an idea, not sure how well it would work in practice.
Anyway, I like the feelinq you created. You seem to be pretty qood at proqram music.
Comment by cralias on 2008-12-24 13:05:45
Makes me feel that in the Christmas Eve the organist and troubadour kinda took too much "medicine". Weird; in a good way, mostly.
Ending (1:38 - ...) rocks, could have been more of that maybe?
Comment by JustinCredible on 2008-12-25 09:48:10
i agree with Airmann, that this is definitely the most weired version of Stille Nacht, that i came across, too.
But aren't we all a bit weired :-) I still like the overall-feeling of this song.
Comment by 40WPM on 2008-12-26 17:49:49
Short and simple. I like how theres something just not right with it throughout... in a good way. Maybe a little repetive? A tad more variation could help.
Comment by Chotoro on 2008-12-26 23:25:03
I really like this one. Wish it was longer, and the high end twinkles a bit too much, but I'll put this on my mp3 player.
Comment by organic_io on 2009-01-02 12:13:42
Definitely a freaky take on silent night... The tension of this unnerves me actually because it feels NOT peaceful. But definite props for originality. The mix sounds good although it could be a bit clearer.
Congrats on your streak, do you have the cojones to top Ambtax's 20 round record? We'll seee :)