Sagan Series 7

My love of Carl Sagan will reach into every corner of this blog.  He changed my life and, after hearing him speak about the universe and the nature of life, I will never be the same again.  When the Sagan Series on Facebook and YouTube gave a call for musical submissions to play in their seventh episode, I was over the moon.

I wrote and edited the entire piece in one day – seven hours straight on one piece.  It just flowed out of me and I couldn’t get it down fast enough.

In the end, I didn’t win, but that’s okay.  The winner was a user recommendation of a professionally recorded orchestra of Johnny Greenwood’s “Moon Trills,” which is a beautiful and evocative tune in itself.  Reid Gower, who began the Sagan Series, had this to say about my submission:

“kenleykristofferson: Your score was by far the closest to challenging Moon Trills. It was superb. For some reason though, I found it hard to edit visuals around it. I chalk it up to a preference issue that can’t be explained rationally.” So, you win some, you lose some, but hopefully you’ll get some great music out of it in the end 🙂

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