The Reckoning – Electric Symphony No. 2
Posted on July 8, 2013
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A somewhat large project accomplished entirely on a laptop for The Luminarium’s latest exhibit, Elements, which I will post a link to when it’s finished. At any rate, this is now the second electric symphony; an electroacoustic combination of orchestral and synthetic instruments in three movements.
The three movements are titled, pretentiously enough, after a sort of “guideline story” that I had in mind while writing. The Reckoning is a programmatic symphony that follows the story of a dystopian society in a post-apocalyptic Earth, ruled by a corrupted government and ultimately toppled by the actions of one boy who inadvertently exposes the actions of higher powers. At least, that was the idea I had in mind. The purpose was to write music that would sort of “fill in” the story in the mind of each individual listener. Hope it works for you.[audio:http://www.scottstedman.com/Music/The%20Reckoning/The%20Reckoning%20(Mvmt.%201)%20-%20Ripples%20in%20an%20Obsidian%20Ocean.mp3,http://www.scottstedman.com/Music/The%20Reckoning/The%20Reckoning%20(Mvmt.%202)%20-%20You%20Will%20All%20Be%20Free.mp3,http://www.scottstedman.com/Music/The%20Reckoning/The%20Reckoning%20(Mvmt.%203)%20-%20Elysium%20and%20the%20Martyr.mp3|Titles=The Reckoning – Ripples in an Obdisian Ocean,The Reckoning – You Will All Be Free,The Reckoning – Elysium and the Martyr]