No, we're not dead. We and other people needed for the project get caught up in other stuff and things sometimes keep being out of sync. I thought I'd pop by to tell you something.
I came across a lovely cover of Pamela's Arietta by Elizabeth DeLoria who, despite the low quality of the hardware, delivered quite a character! You can hear it here. She, and I quote, "REGRET(s) VERY LITTLE." Well, I regret nothing! :)
Also, thank you to all of you who have supported us, your help is invaluable. We urge you to spread the word further so we can reach the adequate number of resources to keep working on this.
Speaking of which, a very pertinent question seems to have been left behind, and I apologize to f(x)=12/x for that.
f(x)=12/x: So many inconveniences, and still active, if not going strong. Sadly it’s not the norm (in so many artistic fields). Imo the delaying of the demos is not a problem as long as the writing goes on. Which leads to the following question(s): considering you’re “quite past” the 67% claimed by the bars on the right, is act 2 completed (on paper)? Has 3rd act/ouverture/prologue been started (on paper)? And is it right to assume that more paperwork means faster digital transcription? I hope the questions (not to mention their quantity) don’t seem too…intrusive.
Due to terrible issues of focus and of other kinds, I tend to have a hard time with just paper, and the best ideas for timbral composition come along when I have a more solid feedback, such as from digital samples, to give a clearer idea of what an orchestral blend can provide. They do not replace or evoke in the slightest the real depth of an orchestra, mind you, but it became my best way to develop things musically.
Because of this, I have been writing on paper all the ideas and sequences that I think must not be forgotten. It's been a work in bits, spread all over and not joined yet. Some ideas are even conflicting, as they are options to be tested later on.
Therefore, I cannot say that any act is complete (save for the first one, if you don't count the large amount of corrections and additions that need to be made), as the paper needs the (pre-)final judgement of orchestration to be considered definitive.
There are parts of the third act on paper, indeed. Such as the tribute to renaissance music with Igos du Ikana's aria, and the arrival of Kafei at Clock Town as the moon draws close.
More paperwork just means less pain for the wall, as my head will hit it less trying to come up with ideas.Whenever the resources are enough, the writing will enter turbo mode, so...
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