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Annette Singh @Troisnyx

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Lancashire, UK

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Posted by Troisnyx - September 5th, 2012

Everyone, I have advanced to NGADM Round 3. Thanks for all the support. Also, EbonHawk, you did well <3

I have now been pitted against one of NG's most established classical and neo-orchestral composers: Bosa. I do not know what this round will turn out to be, but I promise I will give all I have. There is a lot of inspiration to be drawn, even from Bosa himself. One thing's for sure: this is going to be one of the more unpredictable rounds of this year's NGADM.

I am honestly worried. Nervous. I suppose the thing I have to do this time is take each step as it comes, in the midst of all the uncertainty, do what I can and pray.

Let's give each other the best we've got, Bosa. <3 We're going to make it a round no one will ever forget!

EDIT 08.09.2012: Oh and also, there's a submission I made for Represent a Country. I believe in previous posts, I've talked about "An Uair am Feill" (which is Scots Gaelic for 'the hour of the festival'), and how I've been working on it.

Here it is! :D

I've been stuck on sections for a long time, and I wasn't sure how to pull off this grandiose, festive atmosphere very well. Now what you hear is the final result, and I'm very glad to say that it's finished at last.

Please, do tell me what you think! : )

Posted by Troisnyx - August 31st, 2012

Now you wouldn't expect grannies to participate in the Eurovision, let alone do well. Seeing them on stage is just MIND. BLOWING.

Posted by Troisnyx - August 25th, 2012

Presenting my song, Supplication.

This is the song I was hinting at in my last post, and I hold it very closely to my heart (especially around this time). I won't begin to describe the entire song -- we can leave that to the description section of the song. I will say this, though: listening to this has almost made me cry.

Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine...

Posted by Troisnyx - August 19th, 2012

.....I now advance to Round 2.

I am still honoured that I was able to face you, LiquidOoze.
EbonHawk, let's give each other the best we can ever give.

Congratulations are in order to both of you, as well as to all who made it to the 32 places in the beginning.

EDIT 20.08.2012: The song I am making is a very special one. No one hears love songs from me very often; this is one that I am doing for a particular reason associated with this time.

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As for my RAC entry, it is coming together: I have finished the intro and the major sections, but I am thinking of a middle section and an ending. Those are hard to come by. I have officially decided to name the piece "An Uair am Feill", which is Scots Gaelic for "the hour of the festival".

I will need a new headset... and a new mic.... in order to contribute to any further projects. Prayers, thoughts and support very much appreciated!

Posted by Troisnyx - August 11th, 2012

LiquidOoze has been picked as my opponent for Round 1 NGADM. I do not know what to expect anymore; I'll only make sure I have no regrets for this round.

I have resubmitted Propter Te into the contest. Considering there is still time before the Round 1 deadline, I'm going to try and knock out the few kinks that I can knock out.

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In signing up for the RAC 2012 (and representing the UK) I had two options:

1) either something orchestral, which is directly inspired by English hymns (and/or liturgical music), or
2) something with very strong local influence, evocative of a ceilidh.

I have decided to go for the latter.

For the uninitiated, a ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) is a Scottish or Irish dance gathering. I am taking it in the Scots context. I love actually participating in ceilidhs whenever there are any near me. Now most ceilidh music is around 90-100 BPM, but there is an exception: there is a dance called Strip the Willow, which is the most upbeat and the most physically demanding of all the dances. That can easily hit 140 BPM or maybe a little higher.

I am thinking of borrowing elements from ceilidh music, and I am throwing in a bit of English flair -- the kind you would hear from Mumford & Sons. You might also hear something evocative of Highland dance... maybe.

Some time back I did something evocative of an electric ceilidh -- a remix of Herty140's Barnyard Ball (the original can be found here). This is now one of my favourite ceilidh-style pieces. Whether or not the RAC song will be like this... we'll have to wait and see!

Posted by Troisnyx - August 4th, 2012

In five minutes I'll be undergoing an audition I thought I'd try just for fun; it doesn't matter if I win or lose. There's a regional talent competition in Hertfordshire taking place within Uni Herts, so I thought I'd go.

I am singing Megurine Luka's 'Double Lariat'. In the original Japanese. It's audacious, it's barmy, people may or may not enjoy it....... but I'm not here for the attention anymore.

Please, wish me all the best!

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I have returned from the Faith Summer Conference to find that I am now one of the 32 contestants in the NGADM, and I must say I am honoured. Thanks to everyone who rooted for me during the audition period. <3

Right now I am pitted against Norske for Round 1, and I must say that this will be a fair and equal competition. I'm sure the judges would think so too.

Whatever happens -- I'll do my best, and leave the rest to the Man Up There.

Posted by Troisnyx - July 29th, 2012

Over the past week I was approached by a parish friend, who likes music as much as I do... and we've gotten to jamming together, which is awesome. I went to his band's radio show at Radio Verulam (it's a community radio station based in St Albans, Hertfordshire) and although I didn't contribute to it -- I watched from the sidelines -- I enjoyed it very much. Later that week, on Friday, I was taken to one of their studio rehearsals.

I was initially sought after as a vocalist, but I could not look up the songs I was to sing over the last week. It was oven-hot in my room, and my PC would shut off if I didn't fan it with both hands! So I came, eager to listen, and perhaps contribute. I came as the drummer... and this was my first time ever giving proper accompaniment to any song.

This is the result.

Mind, I had not had any proper practice for two years (no access to drums), and I'm self-taught, and it took me a good fifteen minutes and three whole pieces before I could finally play anything. Still today I have managed to surprise not only my friends, but myself. I uttered a string of thank-yous to the Man Up There. Still today I hear a pounding deep inside my heart. I really do mean it when I say the drum is my favourite instrument, even though I'm not the best at it. I did my best; judge for yourselves.

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In other news, I've heard that the NGADM audition results are going to be out on Wednesday 1 August, barring any delays. There is a fair chance that I won't be able to look up the results until Friday 3 August. Starting tomorrow I'll be away on a five-day retreat, the Faith Summer Conference at Woldingham School, Surrey. Although there is wireless internet in Woldingham, I am voluntarily staying away from the Net for five days. It'll be a good time for me to get rid of some ballast.

I trust everyone has done his best for the NGADM. Everyone has submitted his best piece to the audition. I wish the lot of you all the best, and I do certainly look forward to reading the results!

With regards to how far I'd fare, I can't say I know. Given the amount of submissions, it'll be difficult for the judges to pick the best 32. And again, some of you may know this -- this is my first NGADM. I will not expect anything, but like many, hope for the best. : )

With that... I guess I'll see you when I return to Hatfield on Friday!

Posted by Troisnyx - July 25th, 2012

I recently had the opportunity of translating (from French to English) an interview with Shinji Hashimoto and Yoko Shimomura, two people behind the development of the Kingdom Hearts series. That interview was taken by KHDestiny at the Japan Expo 2012 in France, and before being translated and featured onto KHWiki, KHDestiny were the sole holders of the interview text.

Read the contents of the interview here.

As many may know, Yoko Shimomura is responsible for the game's soundtrack. After perusing this interview text a number of times, I've come to realise that a lot of us work the way she does.

We work alone at our desks, often unsure of what we do, and it takes feedback from people telling us how much those songs have moved them. And when we hear that feedback, we are humbled and happy. I can imagine it being especially the case for Shimomura, who has worked on the KH soundtrack for the past ten years.

Is there anything she would like to remake? Yes, she would feel like us every once in a while, thinking 'oh, I could change this', but once a work is finished, it is finished -- and you doubt the gamers would have it any other way.

Posted by Troisnyx - July 17th, 2012

I am actually surprised, not to mention dumbfounded at the amount of reviews I have been getting on Version 1 of Westminster Tune ~ Preuve de foi. I truly appreciate all the listens and reviews this piece has got. Thank you. ^_^

I did mention in my previous post that this was the VERY FIRST PIECE that I had ever submitted to Newgrounds. Back then, I had only but the basics of sequencing, I had up to Grade 8 music theory but it wasn't enough to make the best piece. Granted, I had the ideas, but not the means to make those ideas work at the time.

More than a year has passed since I finished Version 1 of Westminster Tune, and a lot of regulars at the Audio Portal have been so kind to give me pointers as to how to go about making my songs memorable and easy to listen to.

Cases in point: Westminster Tune (version 1 and version 2), Capital of Soot (version 1 and version 2) and Yearning (version 1 and version 2).

I can never say that I'll ever finish learning: once I've learned how to mix and master properly, something else will come up that I'll need to learn. So getting reviews on Westminster Tune is quite a humbling experience, to say the least, because those reviews are made on a piece where I had only begun to grapple with FL Studio. Some people were impressed, some weren't. I guess the same can be said where P-Bot suddenly decides to feature a piece of mine from last year with absolutely horrid mastering.

I really hope to make my pieces memorable, and I can safely say I'm just getting started.

Posted by Troisnyx - July 7th, 2012

Friends, remember Westminster Tune ~ Preuve de foi ?

It was the first track I'd ever submitted to Newgrounds. Back then, a lot of things were centre-panned, I did not mix anything, but it was an idea that had come from my much-awaited visit to Westminster Cathedral in January last year.

I now present to you... Westminster Tune ~ Preuve de foi, revisited.

Some of you have been waiting for this track to be remade, and I'll admit, it's more than a year overdue. But I am honestly glad to share this with you. ^_^