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Status Update

Posted in Text Updates, Updates with tags , , , , , , , on October 22, 2014 by mbulteau

As usual, my attempts at updating regularly are foiled by bothersome things like reality.

The three latest updates (The Fortress, Pamela’s Arietta, and Kafei’s Dream, all redux’d) were following a schedule of updates I believed I could keep up from August onwards, with a new demo or instrumental every two weeks, ending in November.

As it is clearly visible, that steady flow has stopped. The good news is that Demo #5’s makeover will be uploaded next week. The bad news is that I don’t know when the others will yet. The fact that I depend on finding operatic singers that match standards that have been raised since some years ago (hence the makeovers), and then on their interest and availability, makes it so that predictions are impossible.

I will attempt one anyway, because it’s fun. After next week’s Stock Pot Inn Trio makeover, I believe the order of releases will go along the lines of something like this: Giant’s Aria (makeover), Deku Palace Choir (makeover), Council Room Fugato (makeover), Quartet (final demo #9).

That will complete the opera’s digital showreel (or portfolio), and allow the next phase to begin.

I’d love to have this done before the year is done.

While I’m at it, I’d also love to have a billion dollars.

Demo #8 – Majora’s Aria

Posted in Media Updates, Updates with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2014 by mbulteau

This footage was taken in July 2012. Took us long enough.

Big big thanks to Allegra Durante and Inês Quaresma.

Also, special thanks to Sofia Galvão, Billy, Mom0ki, Natasha Silvestre, Princess Rizu, Rachel Hillman, Siomara Zendejas, and Verónica Fragoso.

Demo # 7 – Clock Town Choir & Kafei’s Recitativo

Posted in Media Updates, Updates with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2014 by mbulteau

Finally.

This was supposed to be the very first demo.

It was also supposed to come out in January 2012.

Happy New Year!

Indeed It Didn’t

Posted in Media Updates, Updates with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2013 by mbulteau

This is why we’re late.

Clock Town Backdrop

Posted in Media Updates, Updates with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2013 by mbulteau

Clock Town

O hai.

“Are you still working on Majora?”

Posted in Q&A, Text Updates, Updates with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2013 by mbulteau

Yes. Yes I am.

The Clock Town demo keeps being pushed forward simply because each element of our team keeps bumping onto other issues that delay its release. This has been happening sequentially, instead of all at once, which makes it so that we end up have to wait for each other longer than usual.

I apologize for the lack of interaction with the public, but as part of the team I am also experiencing issues. I am, however, taking advantage of the times in which I am not directly writing to expand my portfolio in other musical genres and experimenting with new musical samples while the demo is being prepared. There is never a time at which no part of the Majora project isn’t moving somewhere, it’s just rarer when every single one is.

Worry not, this is not dead. Far from it.

I will come back with more news when they arise. For now, I can say that the vocals are all recorded, the soloist is fantastic, the footage is recorded, and all that is missing is the fine-tuning of the last part of the choir, along with the assembly of the footage into an edited whole.

Don’t overhype it either, it’s still just a demo that is taking long. :P

I’ll see you soon.

Signs of Life and Q&A #24

Posted in Q&A, Text Updates, Updates with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2013 by mbulteau

Hello, internet.

No, we’re not dead. We and other people needed for the project get caught up in other stuff and things sometimes keep being out of sync. I thought I’d pop by to tell you something.

I came across a lovely cover of Pamela’s Arietta by Elizabeth DeLoria who, despite the low quality of the hardware, delivered quite a character! You can hear it here. She, and I quote, “REGRET(s) VERY LITTLE.” Well, I regret nothing! :)

Remember that we are searching for both singing and monetary support! If you don’t know about it yet just visit to the two previous posts.

Also, thank you to all of you who have supported us, your help is invaluable. We urge you to spread the word further so we can reach the adequate number of resources to keep working on this.

Speaking of which, a very pertinent question seems to have been left behind, and I apologize to f(x)=12/x for that.

f(x)=12/xSo many inconveniences, and still active, if not going strong. Sadly it’s not the norm (in so many artistic fields). Imo the delaying of the demos is not a problem as long as the writing goes on. Which leads to the following question(s): considering you’re “quite past” the 67% claimed by the bars on the right, is act 2 completed (on paper)? Has 3rd act/ouverture/prologue been started (on paper)? And is it right to assume that more paperwork means faster digital transcription? I hope the questions (not to mention their quantity) don’t seem too…intrusive.

Due to terrible issues of focus and of other kinds, I tend to have a hard time with just paper, and the best ideas for timbral composition come along when I have a more solid feedback, such as from digital samples, to give a clearer idea of what an orchestral blend can provide. They do not replace or evoke in the slightest the real depth of an orchestra, mind you, but it became my best way to develop things musically.

Because of this, I have been writing on paper all the ideas and sequences that I think must not be forgotten. It’s been a work in bits, spread all over and not joined yet. Some ideas are even conflicting, as they are options to be tested later on.

Therefore, I cannot say that any act is complete (save for the first one, if you don’t count the large amount of corrections and additions that need to be made), as the paper needs the (pre-)final judgement of orchestration to be considered definitive.

There are parts of the third act on paper, indeed. Such as the tribute to renaissance music with Igos du Ikana’s aria, and the arrival of Kafei at Clock Town as the moon draws close.

More paperwork just means less pain for the wall, as my head will hit it less trying to come up with ideas.Whenever the resources are enough, the writing will enter turbo mode, so…

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