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'jim' - Theme Tune

Hi Everybody!

Here is my original composition/performance/recording called 'jim'- Theme tune for:

Cello (under £200 from Ebay and bowed with a german (underhand hold) double bass bow),
Flute (Yamaha YFL311)
Virtual piano (midi from yamaha P45 and 'The Grandeur' from Komplete 10)

Recorded with a £200 condenser microphone
Sequenced in Ableton 9.

Rhythmic divisions, fifths, octaves and unisons are employed to give a sense of waxing and waning (and/or to provide a sense of acceleration of the tempo at the start of phrases and retardation of the tempo towards the end of phrases despite the tempo remaining the same).

The idea for the first four bars was improvised on my long neglected flute live on camera (the remainder flowed out rapidly later in privacy) at the behest of the cameraman who is in the process of recording a documentary about my life with the working title 'a creative mind'.
However, I am hoping that the documentary will be called simply 'jim' and that the narrative will be (essentially) 'I live in hell'.

I hope that if successful the documentary may help me secure access to appropriate accommodation, care and support in view of the way that I am affected by my autism, its interaction with my environment and the long standing difficulties that I have experienced.

The tune is melancholic and will accompany the end credits of the documentary.

'jim' has been described as a 'lovely tune' by a composer who has worked for the Hollywood film industry...

(admittedly I would have preferred the assistance of a cellist, pianist and recording engineer as I consider myself to be none of those things)

... and so I have decided to 'showcase' it here...

I very much hope you enjoy listening!

I have been offered a lower resolution version of the finished documentary to upload on to my youtube channel once it is released (proposed release date 10th June (my father's 89th birthday!)).

There is also a 'sketch' of the tune available on my youtube channel in a video which captures Musescore so that you might follow the notes on a great stave should you so desire (the finished tune turned out to be identical to the sketch asides from instrumentation and ornamentation!)

Thank you for your time and best wishes to all at Autism Forums.


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