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And NOW, the moment I've all (of me) been waiting for!

Around midwinter having accrued some new BiaB Chinese instrument samples I began working on this "Quan Yin" composition on 25th December and I finished it on 1st January, making it my first new piece for 2024. On 2nd January I began creating a new CGI Quan Yin character for the planned video as I hoped to use 8-12 new scenes, but ended up creating 30 - though only 24 are used - and I finally completed it in the early hours of the 25th. My new Quan Yin character is a young version of the compassionate Chinese goddess who's most often portrayed as an adult as while I'm able to morph my CG characters down in age, all the way in subtle stages to toddlers, the only assets I have for ageing them, which don't work in the same way, result in more of a crone. In one video scene Quan Yin is joined by her Mongolian parallel, Senjidema, and in another scene by Shakti, her Indian counterpart.

I ask the potential listener and viewer to first listen to the music without watching the video ~ ie: on SoundCloud ~ just for the music's sake as I've often found that the visuals distract from the full vibe, or if already viewed before reading this, please listen a 2nd time without any distractions. It's a big ask as this homage to Quan Yin is 6:44 in length, but it's worth listening to without distractions.

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https://soundcloud.com/chay-tana/quan-yin-chay-tana-aka-wao-band?si=4e790ce3db8c4061ab51347384dafced&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

Guzheng: Snow Gentle World Flow ~ Dai Lin Hsieh
Dizi: Silk Smooth World Groove ~ Charlie Lui
Enya Warm Pad & Strings
Piano: Snow Gentle World Flow ~ Miles Black
Erhu: Avatar Relaxed Groove ~ Yun Song
Acoustic Bass 1: Avatar Relaxed Groove ~ Byron House
Drums 1: Snow Gentle World Flow ~ Jeff Lorber
Viola: Viola & Violin Ballad ~ Avery Bright
Electric Bass 2: Tin Whistle Light Folk Pop ~ Tobin Frank
Organ: Country Rock Guitar Solo Pop Ba ~ Gene Rabbai
*3 x Pixabay SFX: see below
Drums 2: Tin Whistle Light Folk Pop ~ Brian Fullen
Tin Whistle: Tin Whistle Light Folk Pop ~ Geoffrey Kelly

*Natural Thunder - SoundForYou
*Light Rain Ambient - Mikhail
*Evening Birds Singing In Spring - Background Sound Of Nature

184 bars; 4/4, G; tempo 105; Time 6:44


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#74: On the road to effortlessness, effort must be made.
#105: Be Love Now, the rest will come on its own.
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I really like this. A really beautiful homage to the goddess, Quan Yin - the great Bodhisattva, as some portray her, in some cultures. May this beautiful music you have written, as an homage to her, bring peace and tranquility to all who listen. I know that it relaxed me, and my chattering mind, for the entirety of the track.

So well written - a tour de force, in that respect. Well done.

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Originally Posted by musician17
I really like this. A really beautiful homage to the goddess, Quan Yin - the great Bodhisattva, as some portray her, in some cultures. May this beautiful music you have written, as an homage to her, bring peace and tranquility to all who listen. I know that it relaxed me, and my chattering mind, for the entirety of the track.

So well written - a tour de force, in that respect. Well done.

Thanks Musician17! I got more joy out of creating this piece - probably my best composition to date - than any other so far, though having the Chinese instruments meant I could experiment more. That's what I need to do in future. I'm so pleased that you also appreciated it from the spiritual perspective.


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#17: Ask not for whom the flower blooms, it blooms for you.
#69: Bring consciousness to it.
#74: On the road to effortlessness, effort must be made.
#105: Be Love Now, the rest will come on its own.
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No worries! May I ask, if that's ok with you: where did you get the Chinese instruments? No worries if it's a secret smile - but I would love to know! Thanks, in any case, for a track I really did enjoy.

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Originally Posted by musician17
No worries! May I ask, if that's ok with you: where did you get the Chinese instruments? No worries if it's a secret smile - but I would love to know! Thanks, in any case, for a track I really did enjoy.

They're BiaB, the styles listed above, but I can't offhand recall the PAK they're in. I couldn't update to the full 2024 as I'm low on PC space, but I really wanted the Chinese instruments. I was advised re which PAK on another forum so I'll see if I can find it.

I think it must be this: PlusPAK Upgrade 2024 for Windows (BUPP-I)

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Some favourite Waoist Adages:
#1: Play on the Way.
#17: Ask not for whom the flower blooms, it blooms for you.
#69: Bring consciousness to it.
#74: On the road to effortlessness, effort must be made.
#105: Be Love Now, the rest will come on its own.
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Chay, really nice composition! Love how it started out as almost an abstract tone piece but evolved into various western style themes while not losing the opening feel. The sound effects were nicely placed, too. Just nicely conceived and executed all the way through. I did listen to the Soundcloud post, since I'm one of those that get distracted by visuals. Ha!


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Beautifully serene that calms the troubled mind, WaoBand.

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Nice. A very pleasant listen.
Nice use of those new BIAB RTs.
Good mix.

fj

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Beautiful and very relaxing.
Enjoyed the listen a lot!
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A very lovely, well-constructed piece! I can only imagine that you are very satisfied with the end result! Everything sounds just right and beautiful! Take care, TB




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Hi, Chay.

Pleasant and relaxing. smile

I'm not really well versed in the style (although I assume the organ isn't a traditional Chinese instrument wink ), but a pleasant listen.


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Did just what you said before you asked, Chay. Love the thoroguhly relaxing melodies that transform time and place. It all put me in the best mood to re-listen while watching the cool magic you created. Some would say that's 15 minutes I'll never get back, but I say that's 15 minutes I'll do again. I like the way the tune develops. Man, you did an amazing job with the the different settings and clothing you created for Quan.


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Musican17 said, "I really like this. A really beautiful homage to the goddess, Quan Yin - the great Bodhisattva, as some portray her, in some cultures. May this beautiful music you have written, as an homage to her, bring peace and tranquility to all who listen. I know that it relaxed me, and my chattering mind, for the entirety of the track.
So well written - a tour de force, in that respect. Well done."

After first listening to SC, then watching the video and later reading the reviews we don't have much to add to what Musician17 eloquently expressed.

The creativity involved in the audio and video production is manifest.

It was a wonderful listen this morning while gazing at our forest out the "studio" window.

Terrific use of those RTs and a fine mix.

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A very calm and peaceful piece of music.
Excellent use of those RTs.
The mix is spot on.


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Originally Posted by DC Ron
Chay, really nice composition! Love how it started out as almost an abstract tone piece but evolved into various western style themes while not losing the opening feel. The sound effects were nicely placed, too. Just nicely conceived and executed all the way through. I did listen to the Soundcloud post, since I'm one of those that get distracted by visuals. Ha!

Thanks Ron! I find some videos work perfectly with the music, some okay, but others, no matter how good, do distract.


Some favourite Waoist Adages:
#1: Play on the Way.
#17: Ask not for whom the flower blooms, it blooms for you.
#69: Bring consciousness to it.
#74: On the road to effortlessness, effort must be made.
#105: Be Love Now, the rest will come on its own.
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Originally Posted by vicarn
Beautifully serene that calms the troubled mind, WaoBand.

Vic

Thanks Vic! Your comments always appreciated.


Some favourite Waoist Adages:
#1: Play on the Way.
#17: Ask not for whom the flower blooms, it blooms for you.
#69: Bring consciousness to it.
#74: On the road to effortlessness, effort must be made.
#105: Be Love Now, the rest will come on its own.
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Originally Posted by floyd jane
Nice. A very pleasant listen.
Nice use of those new BIAB RTs.
Good mix.

fj

Thanks, Floyd. Glad you enjoyed it.


Some favourite Waoist Adages:
#1: Play on the Way.
#17: Ask not for whom the flower blooms, it blooms for you.
#69: Bring consciousness to it.
#74: On the road to effortlessness, effort must be made.
#105: Be Love Now, the rest will come on its own.
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Originally Posted by B.D.Thomas
Beautiful and very relaxing.
Enjoyed the listen a lot!
I think this is my new favorite piece of yours smile[Linked Image - Only viewable when logged in]

I still have a few instrumentals from 23 to create videos for, but one of those I just prefer listening to than this one, but as they're so different they can't really be compared. Though so far I think this is definitely my best composition and mix. Certainly my most original.


Some favourite Waoist Adages:
#1: Play on the Way.
#17: Ask not for whom the flower blooms, it blooms for you.
#69: Bring consciousness to it.
#74: On the road to effortlessness, effort must be made.
#105: Be Love Now, the rest will come on its own.
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Originally Posted by Torrey Bliss
A very lovely, well-constructed piece! I can only imagine that you are very satisfied with the end result! Everything sounds just right and beautiful! Take care, TB

Thnaks, Torrey. Yes, I definitely felt very satisfied with the result of this composition and mix as both that and the video took such a long time to complete. The challenge now is to do better, but that's not so easy as first inspiration is needed, then getting the right chord structure can be very hard work. I've 3 new compositions in process at the moment, but so far neither are inspiring me.


Some favourite Waoist Adages:
#1: Play on the Way.
#17: Ask not for whom the flower blooms, it blooms for you.
#69: Bring consciousness to it.
#74: On the road to effortlessness, effort must be made.
#105: Be Love Now, the rest will come on its own.
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Originally Posted by dcuny
Hi, Chay.

Pleasant and relaxing. smile

I'm not really well versed in the style (although I assume the organ isn't a traditional Chinese instrument wink ), but a pleasant listen.

Thanks David. No, the organ isn't traditional chinese, but then neither are the piano, tin whistle, viola, acoustic and electric basses, and drums! For once I can't refer to myself as being pre-postmodern! laugh


Some favourite Waoist Adages:
#1: Play on the Way.
#17: Ask not for whom the flower blooms, it blooms for you.
#69: Bring consciousness to it.
#74: On the road to effortlessness, effort must be made.
#105: Be Love Now, the rest will come on its own.
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