Music Contest #3 - Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia
Create a piece of music that reflects a schizophrenic mind.


Wikipedia said:
Schizophrenia (pronounced /ˌskɪtsɵˈfrɛniə/ or /ˌskɪtsɵˈfriːniə/) is a mental disorder characterized by a disintegration of thought processes and of emotional responsiveness. It most commonly manifests as auditory hallucinations, paranoid or bizarre delusions, or disorganized speech and thinking, and it is accompanied by significant social or occupational dysfunction. The onset of symptoms typically occurs in young adulthood, with a global lifetime prevalence of about 0.3–0.7%. Diagnosis is based on observed behavior and the patient's reported experiences.


  • No submission may violate any of the site rules. Otherwise, the creator can and shall be disqualified.
  • All submissions must follow the given theme. If it does not, a judge or moderator shall inform you as soon as possible to avoid confusion.
  • Accepted file formats are MP3, OGG and MIDI.
  • Your submission must be posted before the deadline. Your post must include the music in an accepted file format and an accompanying explanation of the song (i.e. explain how it fits into the theme).
  • Your submission may not be started/made before the official launch of the contest. This also means you are not allowed to rework older pieces for submission. Everything must be 100% specifically made for this contest.
  • Judges may not participate.
  • Your final submission must be finished and logically conclude and start.
  • Teamwork is not allowed. Ever.
  • Your song must include at least 2 parts, meaning that you basically can't have an entire song containing only a single instrument soloing.
  • You must post at least 1 WiP before the deadline so your final work can be verified as your own. WiPs may come in the form of the unfinished piece, or in case you're using a program to make your song, a screenshot of said program while you're working on the song with the title and author of the song clearly visible.
  • Minimum length is 2 minutes. There is no maximum length, but keep it reasonable, as 15 minute entries may cause a maximum length to be enforced.
  • Any method of music production is allowed, including using Sequencers, Virtual Instruments and standard recording.
  • Contestants may use any program, except those that rely solely on sampling (such as eJay), to create their music. Essentially, the only part that is judged or limited is the final product.
  • All entries must be accompanied by an explanation of how the song fits into the theme, but try not to write a whole novel about it.
  • Vocals can be used, though the part being judged is the overall sound. Lyrical content is not judged.
  • Sampling is allowed, but restricted as such:
    1. If you use an instrument sound sample for a Sampling VSI (meaning that you just use the sound of the instrument, and not a premade loop, and make it play your music) you must provide the source of the sound, be it a website or an individual.
    2. SAMPLING COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL WITHOUT THE CONSENT OF THE OWNER IS ILLEGAL, AND WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. EVER.
    3. You may use Royalty free sound samples - but you must provide the source of the sample.
    4. The final song must be at least 75% of your writing - In essence, you can use a royalty free drum loop (or other form of sampled material) in your song, but if you chose to, you must create enough of the other material or use in such a way that it can be said that YOU wrote 75% of the song. Samples of instruments simply to be used for a sequencer (like building a drum line out of specific drums or using a pitch altering sampler to make a melody out of a sound sample from an instrument) are exempt from the 75% rule.
    5. Again, using programs solely based on sampling, such as eJay, is strictly forbidden.


  • First Place - 40 reputation points, a winner award icon AND a custom chat icon, courtesy of The World Is Flat
  • Second Place - 25 reputation points and a runner-up award icon
  • Third Place - 15 reputation points


  • Teuncreemers
  • Watchman



Theme
How well does your piece emulate the theme? Does it make you think "schizophrenia" or just "mildly insane"?/15

Creativity/Originality
How original is the piece? How creative are you with the theme or instruments?/10

Dynamic/Tonation
Basically, how well does it flow? Are accents used to good effect? Do overall levels make sense?/10

Composition
How well is it composed? Do key changes make sense?/15
The final result shall be decided 25% by a public poll and 75% by judging.
Final Score = (Judge's Score)*0.75 + (votes/(total votes))*25 = (score)/100


All submissions must be complete and submitted 5 weeks after the contest is started.
The contest shall begin on 20 February 2011 and conclude on 27 March 2011, 11:59 GMT.
The deadline shall be extended by ONE week if the majority of the participants agree. 5 weeks is pretty reasonable though, so try to finish in time please.


I shall post the participants here as they join.
NameEntry

Devine
- http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/1864427-post131.html

deepblade
- http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/1879178-post199.html

CoBrA b
- http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/1878323-post189.html

WherewolfTherewolf
- http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/1879544-post202.html

TriggerHappy
- FAILED TO PROVIDE A PIECE BY THE DEADLINE

Krl70
- FAILED TO PROVIDE A PIECE BY THE DEADLINE

lexalex
- http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/1877208-post178.html

Ganondorf
- FAILED TO PROVIDE A PIECE BY THE DEADLINE

Mech_Warrior
- FAILED TO PROVIDE A PIECE BY THE DEADLINE

JetFangInferno
- http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/1879686-post204.html

wolfman
- http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/1876839-post171.html

redprince
- FAILED TO PROVIDE A PIECE BY THE DEADLINE

Mr.Pockets00000
- http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/1866211-post145.html

ZippeR
- http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/1877291-post180.html

Tails96
- http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/1879417-post200.html

bhusta
- http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/1879538-post201.html

Who_iS_RuBeN
- http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/1877700-post185.html
Congratulations to the ones that finished their pieces in time! For those that didn't, I wish you the best of luck in Music Contest #4!


If you need a music program to get you started, a list of free/nearly free programs were included in the Music Contest #1 thread which can be found here:
Resources are at the bottom of the first post

Also, contrary to popular belief, schizophrenia does NOT automatically imply a dual personality. That's called Dissociative identity disorder and it's all wrong.
 

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I already found the sound bites I wanted to use. Thank you John Carpenter official website.

By the way, to whom do we send our submission to?
 
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@Axegrinder90, you post your submission in an attachment on this thread. Also, what do you mean "sound bites from the John Carpenter official website"?

Sampling vocals of a copyrighted song is strictly prohibited and may result in disqualification.

Sampling sounds from Warcraft 3 is allowed since this is a WC3 forum, but make sure you respect the 75% rule (75% of the final piece must be of your own writing). Also Blizzard supports using resources from their games to mod other of their products. I don't think this is actually "modding", but still.
 
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I could judge.
Latest thing I've been working on for my band (this aint really a creation that's supposed to be played like this. This is something I use to make my bandmembers hear how I want it to sound when we perform it live): http://soundcloud.com/teuncreemers/7-8-jazzsong
This is the thing I got a 2nd.. or was it 3rd.. place at the 1st music contest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NEuePa4GR4

Oh btw: This might be a cool inspiration for ppl (since nobody used guitar music so far)
(It's from my favorite band) http://listen.grooveshark.com/s/Schizophrenic/2M7UcA?src=5
 
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@Teuncreemers

I used guitar music last contest. You got a second place at the first contest, you're in as a judge :).

Allright! And haha sorry that I forgot your piece. It's hard to remember everything after such a long time;-)
 

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That sounds like hippie/junkie music. Yes drugs can make you see things that aren't really there.
And I hate to sound like a junkie, but we would suffer the loss of so many great tracks had drugs never existed.

My pleasure. 'Been meaning to give the suckers as contest rewards, figured i'd start now.
And you couldn't have started like a week earlier?
I just won the terraining contest for crying out loud :3
 
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@Axegrinder90, you post your submission in an attachment on this thread. Also, what do you mean "sound bites from the John Carpenter official website"?

Sampling vocals of a copyrighted song is strictly prohibited and may result in disqualification.

Sampling sounds from Warcraft 3 is allowed since this is a WC3 forum, but make sure you respect the 75% rule (75% of the final piece must be of your own writing). Also Blizzard supports using resources from their games to mod other of their products. I don't think this is actually "modding", but still.

On john carpenter's official web page under multimedia he's got quotes from every movie he's done.
 
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Alright, here's my first wip. The working title of the piece is "Fracture."

I won't give away what the story behind this piece is yet, as it is not complete, and the whole thing won't really make sense until it's done.

On one final note, I would advise you that this piece is fairly low-volume, so it might be a good idea to turn up your sound a bit before listening.

Comments and Criticism always appreciated.
 

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I know right? Thats exactly what me and my vocalist thought when we first listened to this in the movie. we are contemplating using it as an intro for us as well.

And on that note. here's my submission

Submission? Did you read the rules? You have to post a WiP BEFORE posting a final submission to verify that it's yours, otherwise you can and will be disqualified.
 
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WIP = Work In Progress. In essence, we want to verify that your submission is indeed your work. I'm not sure if a screenshot of the tracks will suffice but it's quite early for a submission and there's always room for improvement. Thus, your current submission could be a WIP for a future updated version.

For example, your piece has a nice atmosphere from the beginning, but the volume is a bit loud for the voices. The bells are a nice touch because they create a grim atmosphere. As for your strings, they do sound very synthetic but perhaps some reverb can help (I don't know what program you're using so I'm just assuming reverb is possible). At 1:09 when the strings begin repeating, it gets very repetitive because there isn't a lot of development going on. When the woodwind/horn (can't really tell) instrument comes in, it's very soft so if it were louder it would really add to the development. The part where the voices come in again at 2:20 seems a bit abrupt but I could see it being the climax of his insanity.
 
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Ok...Hello everyone..Long time no see...I've been busy with other things like Starcraft 2 for a while so I wasn't so active here...

But enough about me...I'll enter this contest too...I'll do my best to come with something better than last time...Meanwhile here is a WIP!
Not a final name, no final version, not a story yet, just my first try, I'll come up with more in the near future!
Enjoy!
 

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