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  1. In Vorin cultures music is seen as feminine. Not as exclusively so as reading and writing, people aren't excessively scandalized to see Hoid with his flute after all. But the vast majority of musicians in Vorin lands are female. This does fit with the general feel of what arts are supposed to be masculine and feminine but it presents a problem. Most musical instruments require two hands to play, I cannot picture anyone being able to play a harp for instance with one hand covered in cloth, even if they are simply wearing a glove. Some instruments one could manage to play gloved if one practiced that way, for instance the Organ, Piano, Harpsichord and the like. A Hurdy Gurdy is an instrument operated by pressing keys with one hand and working a crank with the other, I could see a Vorin woman playing one of those. One could play a bowed instrument such as a Violin, Viola, or Cello left handed, that is, operating the bow with the covered left hand and the strings with the right, but this would take a lot of extra practice.I am not familiar enough with the woodwind family to say how practical playing a flute while gloved would be, if anyone can shed light of this then by all means do so. I could also see special musical gloves being made for female musicians, designed to make it easier to play certain instruments. One other solution to the modesty problem is to have the musicians obscured behind a curtain while they play, invisible to onlookers. I could also see Vorin instruments being made with special vales attached to obscure the left hand while playing. Does anyone have any more ideas for what kinds of instruments would be practical for Vorin women to play?
  2. So, I like electronopop, and as I was listening to my favorite artist (Owl City) there was this song that reminded me of mistborn, specifically Spook. It's called Embers by Owl City, Album name: The Midsummer Station here are the lyrics: There were days when each hour was a war I fought to survive There were nights full of nightmares and I dreaded closing my eyes There were skies that burst open with a downpour to drown me alive But the world took a spark like a match in the dark and the fire brought me to life So I'm fanning the flames to climb so high 'cause there's no other way we can stay alive 'Cause we're burning bright as we all unite And when it's all said and done we'll shine like the sun so don't let the fire die And we'll watch the sky as it fills with light And though the embers are new, whatever you do just don't let the fire die And you'll find, there'll be mornings when the ashes and embers are cold But you'll fight with a passion and you'll never stop 'cause you know Yeah you know it gets better and your story is yet to be told Every push, every shove, every war, every love Yeah the coals are beginning to glow So I'm fanning the flames to climb so high 'cause there's no other way we can stay alive 'Cause we're burning bright as we all unite And when it's all said and done we'll shine like the sun so don't let the fire die And we'll watch the sky as it fills with light And though the embers are new, whatever you do just don't let the fire die Don't let the fire die It gets better Just don't let the fire die, no 'Cause we're burning bright as we all unite And when it's all said and done we'll shine like the sun so don't let the fire die And we'll watch the sky as it fills with light And though the embers are new, whatever you do just don't let the fire die And though the embers are new, whatever you do just don't let the fire die Don't let the fire die Let me know your thoughts! I have more Mistborn songs.
  3. Hi everyone! I've been working on a project to set the poetry and songs of the Wheel of Time to music. I have a number of pieces written and I can sing some of the parts, but I don't have anybody to play with. I've attached the only setting I have recorded: Mat's "Color of Trust" (from Lord of Chaos) which is sung by me, with my father on guitar. Are there any musically inclined fans (especially in the Seattle area) who are interested in getting together to play them together? Let me know if you're interested and what you sing/play, and we can plan from there :-) P.S. I know this might be better in the Wheel of Time forum, but I'm not restricting myself to Wheel of Time fans. Color of Trust - Voice/Guitar Wind that Shakes the Willow - Voice/Piano Forward the Lion - Voice/Piano As Long as the Wheel Turns - Voice/Piano Tia mi aven - 6 voice round Wash the Spears - 4 voice round Life is a Dream - 3 voices Soft the Winds - 3 voices Color of Trust.mp3
  4. I noticed that there were a lot of musicians on here. So...... here all you musicians can post musician jokes, talk about your bad sight-reading skills, and bemoan your musician fates.
  5. Hey all, I've been trying to write some music and I just don't know...any advice???
  6. Hi Everyone! So excited to share Gemheart, a love song from Navani to Dalinar, released on my band's last album (3 of us are Sanderfans). There's so much about that relationship that I love seeing represented in fiction, and some of Navani's later POV chapters really struck me by how pragmatic her love was for Dalinar, even though it was hard and unfair at times. So I wrote some lyrics about it. Lyrics are below the Spotify link - the track is available wherever you get your music, but I dropped in links to Youtube and Bandcamp down there, too. Thanks for taking time to listen! home yeah i got a home in you and you know you got a home inside me too years they come and years they go and even if it’s late it’s nice to know years they go and all we know is somehow we’re alive you got my mind, you got this heart until the planet or me falls apart no we won’t get blessings from on high cause you know, oh turns out you know a different guy storms they come and storms they go and if you don’t step out you’ll never glow storms they blow and we don’t know if we’re gonna survive the world might end before the year so let me try to make this crystal clear i’m gonna wait out, hold out wait out, hold out wait out, hold out when you’re ready, so am i if you need time, take time you need more? i’ll make time if you gotta, take mine i will build it if you come, all right you could use a thousand soldiers i could use a hundred scribes i guess at least we got each other? home yeah i got a home in you and you know you got a home inside me too seasons come and seasons go and if we’re living, then we gotta grow seasons go, and now we know the way to make us thrive you got my muscle and my bone but if you need to fight this war alone i'm gonna wait out, hold out wait out, hold out wait out, hold out i will stand when others fall if you need time, take time you need more? i’ll make time if you gotta, take mine i will build it if you call, all right i’m gonna wait out, hold out wait out, hold out wait out, hold out wait out, hold out if you need time, take time you need more? i’ll make time if you gotta, take mine i will build it if you come, all right all right Youtube: Bandcamp:
  7. This is a fan club for those who love metal of any form. Except tin.
  8. I was listening to Play with Fire by Sam Tinnesz and it occurred to me that that would be a perfect theme song for the Dustbringers/Releasers. I know Kaladin already has an album dedicated to him, likely serving as the official theme music of the Windrunners. So I decided to share and ask for opinions of good pairings of music and character/group. I placed the post here because, hey, why limit this to SA? Let's everyone join in.
  9. Not sure if there's much crossover between the SoundCloud rap community and the Mistborn/Cosmere community... but figured I'd share this demo in case that overlap contains more than just me haha Recently, I've been really into the Horrorcore genre, where lyrics tend to be... pretty dark and violent. Thought it would be a fun/funny exercise to write a song in that genre along those themes, but exclusively referencing Mistborn Era 1 (which, at times, is also... pretty dark and violent). I'm still very new to hip-hop production and rapping—this is actually the first rap song I've ever written and recorded (my musical background is in classical and rock), so it's really just for fun, but wanted to share in case someone else got a kick out of it. I wrote, performed, and recorded every part of the song (lyrics, production, mixing, mastering, etc.) so if anyone has feedback on any of that, I'd greatly appreciate that as well! The beat is somewhat inspired by gothic/baroque organ music, since I wanted the song to have a bit of a hymnal/religious feel, in theme with both Kelsier's and Rashek's storylines in Era 1. The first verse is from Kelsier's perspective ("To Kill God"), while the second verse is from Rashek's perspective ("Become God"). The full title ("To Kill God, Become God") also references three things: (1) Kelsier's plan to become a religious figure to defeat The Lord Ruler, (2) Rashek's Ascension to defeat The Deepness, and of course, (3) the finale of Hero of Ages. So, without further ado: "To Kill God, Become God" [Verse 1 - Kelsier] [Verse 2 - Rashek]
  10. I know there was a soundtrack made for WoK/Kaladin, and it was awesome. Can we expect more?
  11. I was listening to my YouTube Mix the other day and re-reading Well of Ascension, and something decided it would be a good idea to throw the song Stronger On Your Own (by Disturbed, I listened to them once and I can never escape) right up alongside an interaction with Zane and Vin, and honestly? Ironic. Go listen to the song and tell me that doesn't sound like a song for their whole deal. That got me thinking. What songs do y'all associate with particular characters/interactions/places in the Mistborn books?
  12. I have a somewhat unusual ask, though I realize these Fandoms are not completely orthogonal: I recently composed a 5-7-voice setting of the "The Grave is No Bar to My Call" from Book 1 of the Wheel of Time, but because I am but a single humble Gleeman, I haven't heard it outside of MIDI. I was hoping that if there was sufficient interest, we could try it at some point during/after Brandon's signing in Seattle this Saturday. The music isn't terribly complicated, we'll go over all the parts, and I don't care about voice ranges on individual parts (except! the person singing "Moridin, Moridin" probably needs to be a bass). Please let me know if you have any interest! Also, if anyone wants to bring a harp, silver-chased flute (or perhaps merely a guitar), I've included the chord symbols. Thanks! "I will find the song, or another will find the song, but the song will be sung this year or in a year to come. As it once was, so shall it be again, world without end." Tia mi aven - Chords.pdf Tia mi aven - round.mid
  13. music

    My name is Kaden MacKay. I am a composer, lyricist, slam poet, and playwright. The hobby most relevant to this forum that I have is that I write orchestral sketches based on the impressions that the genius of Brandon's books create. If there is ever a time that one of these books is made into a movie, I really, really want to compose the music for it. I have written themes and musical moments for The Rithmatist, the Mistborn series, Steelheart, Elantris, and a relatively extensive amount for the Stormlight Archive series. I hope that one day I can show Mr. Sanderson the works that his books have inspired, but, until then, I will just enjoy creating and expressing these books through music!
  14. I read all of the 3.5 Stormlight books back-to-back, almost always with a specific Google Play Music playlist playing in the background: Downtempo Instrumentals. "Hypnotic breaks and pensive electronic soundscapes from some of the greatest electronica artists: the perfect soundtrack for reading, working, or just relaxing." Now every time I hear this type of light electronic music I think of Kaladin, spear in hand, marching across the Shattered Plains... And that got me thinking, does anyone else associate a specific playlist/album with these books? I'm curious how broad such associations may be.
  15. Just hear that bass and think of all those digestive juices consuming those bones! I dare you to listen to the whole thing. It's quite brutal.
  16. So I've been kicking around in my head for awhile some music of the Cosmere and their characters. I messaged @Chaos about this and he said as long as I spoilered the lyrics and tagged the thread as explicit it should be ok. It is kinda hard to find music that doesn't have cursing in it, to fit this violent galaxy, but I was wondering what everyone else thought. So I read the original Mistborn trilogy awhile back, and then heard this song and it immediately attached itself to the first era Mistborn in my head. It's My Name is Human by Highly Suspect. Lyrics: Dalinarar from Oathbringer in his early years is incredibly murderous and the song Scream Aim Fire from Bullet For My Valentine seems to fit him well. Lyrics: The last one in for Kaladin and also kind of a joke. How to Save a Life by The Frey. Lyrics: Thoughts? Any other characters you have in your head? Disagreements, maybe you think of different songs? Am I the only person that matches music to books they read? Hope no one is offended by the songs picked.
  17. Hey ya'll! Taking a break from Oathbringer to share with you my upcoming project. I promise this isn't a marketing campaign. I was directly inspired by Dalinar in his plight to convince the world (tried to be vague and not spoil anything). when making this project. I was in a rough place and going through some mental health problems mixed with a breakup. I ran away to a barn and ended up writing a full album. One year later, this has over 25 features and I'm so proud of it. "Rise of the Giant King" is about the return of an evil tyrant. Nobody believes the messenger that the Giant King is actually real. Let me know what ya'll think and if you want to be a part of the next leg of this journey I have a million things planned from kids' books to RPGs.
  18. I was thinking that Roshar would have very different musical instruments because of how rare and expensive wood is making it unlikely for there to be common things like cellos, guitars, violins, or any other mainly wood instrument found on earth. They probably have mostly metal or maybe even shell instruments that are mostly wind instruments. This just made me kind of sad that there are probably no Rosharan cellists. If there were cellists on Roshar they would have to play left handed instruments because safe hands.
  19. Hey do any of you read with music playing in the background? I ask because of the Kaladin soundtrack for the way of kings so I assume that some of you do so what kind of music do you listen to while reading I use cinematic, position, and techno type music. a lot of the time the book and music lines up so perfectly making the reading experience that much better. And is there any kind of music that you think suits a character like sezth with Hi-Finesse Dystopia.
  20. I'm planning a roleplaying campaign that I'll be running with my friends, and I want to put together a playlist of background music to set the mood. The campaign will be a Firefly-esque space western. I've already pulled some songs from Firefly, obviously, as well as the soundtracks from Bastion and Titanfall, and I'm thinking about using a couple from Journey. I'm looking for additional suggestions. I'm especially in need some more intense songs that still have a similar flavor but would work well for combat. Any ideas?
  21. Listening to Leonard Cohen's "Anthem," I noticed that there were tons of connections to the Stormlight Archive. It even suggested a theory about what's to come! I know it's way off in tinfoil-land but still, I thought I'd put it together. See the lyrics below, followed by analysis: Ok, we're not off to a great start. Are there even any birds in Roshar? But just replace birds with Wind Spren! They don't dwell on what has passed away or what has yet to be, they just enjoy the moment. This is obviously about the desolation. The wars have literally been fought again and again. This is my favorite part - this is clearly about the Radiants. The crack in their soul lets them bond the spren and then literally lets Stormlight in! Szeth, Nan, Taravangian and others saw the signs that the Radiants were coming back. And the Holy birth of Jesus wasn't betrayed, but the Holy Oathpact sure was. Then, after Taravangian saw the signs, he had Szeth widow a lot of governments. This is all about Rlain (and hopefully Eshonai). They can't run anymore with the lawless Parshendi who have become killers singing their prayers to Odium and his spren, who have literally have summoned up the thundercloud to end all thunderclouds!!! I hope Eshonai manages to stop running with that lawless crowd. Dalinar is trying to strike up the march against Odium. But there's no drum - few are joining him or even believing him. The last line about love has no obvious connection that I can see. But it got me thinking. If Odium is the Divine Hatred Shard, shouldn't there also be a Divine Love Shard? I mean, how could Brandon not have a Shard representing Adonalsium's Love? And might Odium hate that Shard above all others? Might that Shard be fleeing the hatred, and perhaps at some point come into men's hearts as a refugee? I admit I don't know of any evidence for this, so it's pure tinfoil, but I mean, it just feels like there has to be a Love Shard, right? Ok, that's it. Thanks for reading and let me know what you think. I saw a previous post about this (link below), but I wanted to start a new post because I wanted to explore it more deeply.
  22. So here's something you may like, pick a character, and say what their favourite song would be. Preferably chracters from something Brandon had published, but feel free to choose other characters if you think they are well known enough for people to get it. To get the list started im going to pick Shallan: Love the Lie, by Sage Francis The Lord Ruler: Kill the poor, by the dead kennedys Enjoy!
  23. I found a great song that as soon as I listened to immediately reminded me of the Stormlight Archive... Just thought I'd post it here
  24. Hey guys! I figured I'd take part in the whole creative-thing, but since I cannot draw or write particularly well, and music is my forte, I figured I could take inspiration from the Cosmere (or any Sanderson) to write. I would love some suggestions, like "dark emotional ballad based on Vin and Elend's undying love" or "bridgeman work song". Any suggestions will be acknowledged and much appreciated.
  25. So, is it just me, or do the lyrics for Leonard Cohen's Anthem totally remind you of the Stormlight Archive? See, I told you it was a silly question.