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Traditional African

Post by AudiniAudio » Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:40 pm

Lots of MINIMALISTIC, TRADITIONAL EAST AFRICAN INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a successful International Music Licensing Company with global distribution through a huge music conglomerate!

They’re open to hearing a range of traditional styles from any East African country: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia, Madagascar, Burundi, South Sudan, Eritrea, Malawi, Mauritius, Seychelles, Comoros, and Sudan.

Please submit well-composed Traditional Instrumental Cues that capture the sound and essence of whichever East African country you choose in a minimal, sparse way. If you're using any virtual instruments to replace organic ones, they need to sound like the real thing – nothing stiff or obviously MIDI-driven will work, here. Incorporating traditional instruments like the Nyatiti, Washint, Begena, etc. into your pieces could help add to their authenticity factor. Build your Cues around a simple motif, and create a subtle sense of movement and dynamics by layering instruments in and out as they progress. Remember, simple is best for this pitch!

Quoting the Music Library: “We are looking for Cues that are sparse and somewhat simple. Only 4 to 6 instruments maximum. Keep them simple and try to introduce some edit points along the tracks. Very high bar, in terms of realism. Meaning, if any of the instruments sound too 'MIDI' then the Cues should be rejected.”

Your submissions need to be around 2 minutes long (nothing that runs 3 or 4 minutes, please) with non-faded, buttoned endings. Broadcast Quality is needed.

This company offers an EXCLUSIVE deal. You’ll split any upfront sync fees 50/50. They’ll get 100% of the Publisher’s share, and you’ll get 100% of the Writer’s share. You must own or control 100% of your Master and Copyright. Since this is an EXCLUSIVE deal, please be sure the material you submit for this pitch is NOT already signed with any other Libraries or Catalogs. Please submit as many Instrumental Cues as you’d like, online or per CD. All submissions will be screened and critiqued by TAXI. Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM (PDT) on Friday, June 11th, 2021. TAXI # S210611EA



Here is my effort with only 4 instruments replicating traditional Sengenya Digo dance from Kenya. This music doesn't traditionally have an arc as far as layering instruments, just complexity of the melodic line increases or at least maintains interest with variations. Advice on where and how many edit points, and how to increase the realism factor. Advice on layering appreciated as well.

https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=14257918

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Re: Traditional African

Post by superkons » Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:42 am

The link takes to "The Sukawati Heaven"

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Re: Traditional African

Post by AudiniAudio » Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:23 pm

Rats.

I've been busy so haven't been able to get back here quickly. Sorry about that.

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Re: Traditional African

Post by superkons » Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:08 am

No problems at all!

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