'Magic Elephant'

'Magic Elephant'

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Darci posted her storycube challenge and I followed the idea of "You've got to learn the rules to break them" so instead of going for creating my lyric using all the images I grabbed the elephant and ran with it... So here is my instrumental. I don't really mind if it's not counted towards the challenge, I'm just grateful for the inspiration. I never composed anything about an elephant and it was interesting for me to try. Thank you Darci for the inspiration! I thought of a little story to go with my music and I posted it on my Bandcamp upload in case anyone is interested. I'm very open to suggestions if someone hears some lyric or has some other idea for a song version or other version of this piece. Thank you as always for listening and sharing your thoughts with me.
Nadia



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sam sorrow's picture

this has a kind of waking dream vibe at points. feels like maybe it's a flying elephant. I am always when musicians use an instrumental to tell a story.

coolparadiso's picture

Nice - It does have a strong comfort feel about it and i love the topiary elephant.

darcistrutt's picture

Of course it counts! I enjoyed your peaceful elephant very much. Cute little story with it.

billwhite51's picture

this has the sweet, slow movement of a huge, kindly beast.. i liked your story. what would you think of putting t to use as a spoken word introduction over the first minute of the piece?

That is such a cute story and an interesting task to compose a song from that idea. This piece has a gentle stomp to it, like graceful steps coming closer. It's a very warm and nostalgic scene. Something with like orange colours and water colours. This really made me feel something, I like this a lot. The story and the song are both so nice. There is a happiness and a sense of melancholy like it's looking back on those happy times.

Scubed's picture

What a charming story and what a delightful piece! I’m imagining the elephant flying through the air - which of course he can do because he’s magic. Smile Very nice!

Calum Carlyle's picture

Well, i actually always prefer the sound of you playing a real piano, but that didn't detract from this, it is pretty interesting. I liked the key change in the middle. It was just nodding along in a dorian kind of mood and then took a bit of a more serious turn. Nice to hear it change back up into a more major mode before the end. Somehow i think all elephants are magical.

Jerry Pettit's picture

Going through your "back catalog". I like Bill's idea of using this as a backdrop to "spoken word"--I've thought of doing that with a couple of my songs, but didn't do it.

As you know, I enjoy all of your stuff--this is no exception. Lovely!