Tharatariel10

"Aon Omi" - Original Song for Elantris

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Hi guys!

Just wanted to put a shameless shout-out for my newest original song inspired by the Cosmere!  After a long time of working out melody and lyrics (lyrics took an especially long time) I've hammered out a Elantris song!   Elantris tends to get a little overshadowed by Brandon's later books, so we don't seen as much fan art, stories or music (is there any??) inspired by this book. But, I love it!!! And if there's anywhere it will get a good reception I figured it would be here...in this particular forum, because you're all AWESOME!

Ever since reading "Elantris" last year I've wanted to create some kind of music to emulate the love story between Raoden and Sarene.  There are so many ways to take an interpretation!  I decided to create a song that reflects the quieter, inner longing and loneliness that Sarene experiences in the beginning of the story.  I was careful not to explicitly state that she was "in love", and I also tried to avoid sounding too forlorn and weak - since Sarene is neither of these things.  Instead, I looked to those moments in the book where Sarene finds herself thinking of what could have been and I did my best to embody that in song.

Beautiful artwork by @esamitch as always!! :-D

I hope you enjoy it!!

 

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Wow! I felt that really brought Sarene's feelings as she has to face the court alone. Great job.

Are you planning any songs for Warbreaker?

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4 hours ago, Captains Domon said:

Wow! I felt that really brought Sarene's feelings as she has to face the court alone. Great job.

Are you planning any songs for Warbreaker?

Thank you!! Like I said, I hope it didn't get to weepy.  Sarene is a fairly complex character, so vivacious, fearless and cunning on the outside but then experiencing very common feelings of self-doubt, loneliness on the inside.  If I highlighted her outward characteristics we'd have a very different song! 

Hmm - good question!  I absolutely LOVE Warbreaker, it is such a great story, one of my favorite of Brandon's.  However, I haven't gotten inspired musically for it...YET.  I've tossed around ideas of songs with lyrics, but I am wary of making it too like a musical (i.e. a duet for Siri and Vivenna...a little too Broadway).  Also, what is the flavor of the culture?  In my opinion, the atmosphere and colors of the book remind me most of Ancient Greek/Roman myths, but in a semi-tropical or Arabian-esque setting.  So that's a lot to consider when deciding how to compose for it.  Definitely open to the possibility, but nothing on the table at the moment.  Thanks for the suggestion though!!

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Well done! The instruments chosen, the timber of your tone ( not to mention your excellent pitch and elocution) all follow the style and feeling of the setting well. Lonely, but not weeping. Foreign, but relatable. Nicely done. Is your dark-eyed nomen what you always use, or is it just for Cosmere centered productions? 

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@1stBondsmith - Thank you so much!  I'm glad you enjoyed it!

I'm not sure I understand the question, but I think you're asking if my "The Darkeyed Musician" YouTube account is only used for Cosmere creations or if I have another channel?  Currently, it's my only active YouTube channel.  At the moment, I'm really enjoying creating and producing Cosmere inspired music.  I still have a lot of ideas for new pieces!  However, I also have several cover songs and am not going to limit myself to producing exclusively Cosmere pieces in the future.  I'm open to new ideas and excited to see where the channel takes me. 

 

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Thanks, I was asking to see if you had more music under a different name. My wife and I perform (more in the past than currently) together, and appreciate original works, as we know how difficult the process can be. Hat tip to you!

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Thank you for your encouragement!!  It's certainly a journey!  I only really started doing it on a regular basis last September, so I'm still in the early stages of figuring out everything, relatively speaking.  I chose the title The Darkeyed Musician because if you know Cosmere/Stormlight you'll get the reference, but if not, it's still an easy name to remember (I hope)!  I hope that I can get to make a lot more music in the next few years.  

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Wow.

That's really I am capable of saying right now.

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Whoa whoa whoa whoa. Whoa.

That is beautiful!  You did an extraordinary job and have some serious talent!

Do you do the instruments, writing, composing, the whole shebang?  :o

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3 hours ago, Wyndlerunner said:

Merciful Domi! That was beautiful!

Thank you so much! This is such an old post I was surprised to see a notification for it! Haha glad you enjoyed it.

@Zellyia - thank you! I'm so glad you like it. And the harp is midi using a piano keyboard, as are the strings. But, yes, I wrote/performed and produced this entirely. I have a few other fan songs on my channel if you wanna check them out!

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@Tharatariel10, I just listened to "Song of Secrets", you are so incredibly talented! I wish you the most success in your musical endeavors.

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Yay! Found your forum account! I was a fan of your music before I joined the 17th shard.

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