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I wrote this one in '97 ….. 2 years before cold play did their 'yellow' - which their recognised 'portion' was independently thought-up by them. But - as simple as that particular 'portion' is - my tune came out 2 years before theirs.
And then Ashley Witt - who is still working as a professional composer today, did something extremely nice for me. He used my midi as a base to do an 'arrangement' (or re-arrangement) that I treasure forever. My original was just done on KORG X5D. And then later, Ashley's arrangement was done on his E-mu systems synth gear. And he hadn't optimised and ironed out anything. And his one sounds very nice.
Another nice thing is that I have a special link to the 'movies' etc. As he worked on - among various other significant music projects to tv and movie - including music for the now old but well-remembered Independence Day movie.
So while in music - I'm like level 1 and those other people are at level 100 or 1000 or 10000000 etc, I know that if we put some effort and thought or whatever (eg. the cliche heart/soul etc etc) we have into making some music, we can generate some very nice and special music that can be enjoyed by other people too - aside from enjoyed by ourselves.
This what I mean about - we're not Bach, Tchai, Cho, Mo etc. And they're not us. We can generate new and very nice music that even they might not have thought for up - or highly unlikely they would think of it - as their generation is 'different' to ours. At the same time, we (or a lot of us) can't seem to easily come up with what they came up with - as they're geniuses.
Interestingly - I think that we all don't know even know what music that we ourselves can come up with. It's a very interesting thing. It just happens - based on ourselves, experiences, situations, or whatever.
This one is a wav file, but the source is 'only' 128 kb/s MP3. But I strung the mp3's together using audacity, and then just exported to wav file. So here - here we have KORG X5D (from me), followed by E-mu systems (Ashley Witt), and then followed by E-mu systems (Ashley Witt) again. And keeping in mind this is from '97.