- Nov 3, 2006
While the old contest is still being voted for about ten more days, we can figure out what kind of a theme we'd like to go for the next one.
Create a magical sounding musical landscape. Can pertain to a grisly old witch's plotting to take over the world, or a magical academy where wonders are learned about and researched, or the effects of magic in a dystopian, run down world. In essence, the theme's interpretations are plentiful.
The crux of the theme is to create a music piece that sounds retro - as in, music from the 20th century. It can be some sort of an oldschool bebop track, some "all over the place" 80s synthy goodness, early rock/metal or anything in between. This theme's production score would affect the final marks the least, since seemingly *bad* production (by modern standards) can be an important part of the appeal (like panning drums left/vocals right to simulate Beatles or any really old song).
Refer to this link for more info. The idea is to create a music piece that conforms, at least in some ways, to the canonical song structure. I think there are a plenty of people who'd have to think outside the box to make their style conform to this, and that's why I think it'd make for creative entries.
- Yin & Yang
The music piece must in some way create diametrically opposed (as-different-as-possible) soundscapes, either through dynamics, or through thematic difference, or some other creative ways one can think of. For example, one part of the song can be decidedly sad sounding, while the other one is decidedly happy sounding, or you can switch them up inside the verses all the time through modulations, or you can create a calm and beautiful atmosphere just to add some face melting synths or metal afterwards, completely throwing expected dynamics off. I think a plenty of people can create a composition like this, and it'd be fun to see how people go about the (very light) theme.
Either atmospheric, steady or action paced music depicting covert operations/infiltration/sabotage, recon missions be it in a medieval, fantasy, sci-fi or contemporary setting.
- Warcraft Character Theme
Compose a musical piece that in some way describes, refers to, or explains a character from the Warcraft universe. Refer to Arthas' theme, Illidan's theme and such for inspiration. The theme is pretty broad, and you could even say that the "Doom" theme from the wc3 soundtrack is Mannaroth's theme, for example.
- Warcraft III Theme Remix
You really like a Warcraft III music piece, but you wish it was more metal, or maybe you want to add some rap beats to it? Or wish it were fully 70s synthpop? Maybe just orchestrated differently? This is your theme. Sampling the theme and even using the full theme in the background is permitted, but the (lack of) effort is taken into consideration when judging.