TUNE Mike Torr - Best of British South Pole Overture
Late in 2010, six Brits will be setting off for Antarctica to try to break the speed record for walking to the South Pole across the infamous Beardmore Glacier route taken by Scott and his ill-fated team nearly 100 years ago. The record is currently held by the Norwegians, and they are aiming to break it by making the trip in 21 days. That's over 400 miles across some of the toughest terrain on Earth.
This amazing adventure is going to be covered by Southampton-based i-Catching Movies, and I have been asked to provide music. This piece is an "overture", designed to incorporate many of the moods and themes that will be present in the final film. The music tells a story emotionally, beginning with the isolated and majestic feel of the Antarctic itself, and ranging through other textures: there's a "theme for the ordinary man" (in this case, six men, doing something extraordinary!), a theme representing "courage", and near the end, another that stands for triumph, as the piece closes on a grand finale of somewhat epic proportions.
I only hope the music I finally write for this project can do justice to the tale of this amazing venture, but I think this is a decent start, at least :) I hope you enjoy it.
oh, mike, this is magnificent!! it's making my face light up with a triumphant grin! :D excellent work.
I agree with Aimee - good recording too!