Composition: Divine Retribution
This started as an experiment with beat-making. I wanted to do something with gongs or gamelans. I quickly scrapped that, as it didn’t go in the direction I wanted, but I was inspired to create this instead.
Easter break has been really good for my compositions. I’ve finally had the time to explore Logic and the Vienna Symphonic Library some more. I played around a lot with synths, space design and distortion, to really give it that ‘otherworldly’ feel I had in mind.
I put a lot of work into this, but I think this just might be one of my favourite works so far! This was written completely in Logic Pro X. The process felt very organic, since I could play, drag, and transform notes by ear, rather than having to wrack my brain to find the right notation onto paper, which can be extremely time consuming. I couldn’t put Logic down for 3 days straight, haha!
I had so much fun making this piece and am seeing a lot of improvement in my writing. The way I think about concepts, look for the right sounds and colours, create textures… It’s all evolving rapidly. It’s times like these that I realise just how much I love composing!
The images are official art from the video game Okami.