International Incident by [BBH]Novashake published on 2010/06/01 16:42:48 +0000 HU125 Final "International Incident" Right out of the gate I have an Indian tambura drone holding a steady pace. On top of the drone is a string ensemble playing major 5ths in a Native American descending melody. After 16 bars, I introduce the Mother Gong in my Indonesian Gamelan accompaniment and the beginning of my African Talking drums. As the song progresses, more gongs are added in a traditional gamelan circular pattern. The talking drums also begin to become more complex in arrangement. The drone and 5ths play throughout the entire song. The smaller gongs begin to play what is the main melody of the song toward the end. I tried to keep the drums slightly off the main beat while still giving them the feel of being apart of it whole picture. Finishing up the song, I drop the drums to a steady beat for 4 bars to signal closure. The strings playing the 5th were synthesized, but every other instrument used in the song were sampled from live recordings of each respected instrument.