Another Music Challenge

Posted by pounce4evur on Dec. 27, 2012, 4:38 a.m.

Hey guys. I just wanted to throw this out there, and see who's interested in, or has time for a music composition competition. Of course, this one would (hopefully) be a lot more organized than the last one, and I'll actually have time to sit down and judge this one, because I don't need to do Wintermester, seeing as I passed all my classes.







-Charlie Carlo



-Taizen Chisou










-The Avatrol






(don't anger the gods–these are PIECES.)


-January 5th (Start Date)

-January 22nd (Deadline)

Time Cap

Don't intentionally try to kill us with a 20-minute piece. If your piece runs a little long, that's fine, but please be aware of the fact that we've got to sit through and analyze every bit of your composition.


The theme is now Mystery!

**Decided to change this to a challenge, because coming up with a ranking system for music is really difficult and could prove to be unfair. Each piece will receive individual feedback, but will not be ranked or compared.



Here's a list of the entries that have been posted thus far. I am posting ALL of the links that you guys have given us. If you want to scrap a piece, update/edit it, or don't want it to be critiqued, let me know.


Who Did Iddit?

Charlie Carlo


Dead Frequency


Music for the Tip of your Tongue

Music for Fossils

Music for a Crime of Passion

Music for an Abduction

You were with me all along, weren't you.


Mystery Music Challenge 2

Mystery Music Challenge 3

Taizen Chisou

Mysterious Mysteries of Mystery



WIP Mystery

Steven's Going to Kill Me


Tower of Illusion

The Avatrol

MZX-Troventh Angle Stop 64C




9 Seconds of Inspiration




pounce4evur 11 years, 4 months ago

Sweet! We need an experienced composer. Thanks!

JuurianChi 11 years, 4 months ago

Ooh, Another Music Competition? Brilliant!

I'll avoid doing another 20 minute track this go round.

Finally, we seriously need a cap on the time for each piece. (I remember Juurian's composition last year almost killed me (no offense, though. I did like it–it was just too much.) So, what's a good time cap?
Oh, you already thought of that.

Juju 11 years, 4 months ago

Already have ideas for an epic half-hour ambient marathon.

I'm going to hurt you, Steve.

Juju 11 years, 4 months ago

I'm a classical music listener, you can't hurt me with length >=D.
You're clear Juurian! 20 minutes is fine!

Juju 11 years, 4 months ago


Realtalk: I'll keep it below 7 minutes for the sake of my sanity as much as the judges'.

Astryl 11 years, 4 months ago

Maybe a time-cap of around 8 minutes?

Regardless, I'll participate.

flashback 11 years, 4 months ago

Quote: Stevenup7002
I'm a classical music listener, you can't hurt me with length >=D.

MMOnologueguy 11 years, 4 months ago

I'll enter. Have fun losing, everyone else.

flashback 11 years, 4 months ago

I think we should keep this contained elsewhere.

Kamira 11 years, 4 months ago

I don't think there should be a cap, just a disclaimer to not make ridiculously long pieces. I'll possibly enter if the theme is possible with a euphonium or trombone.