In between trying out the new Zigview video assist and doing other things I’ve started working on the musical score for the Vitruvius film. The motifs are being constructed in the key of G Sharp Minor and in the Dorian Mode. Why? Because that is the scale with 5 sharps and the mode that includes all 5 accidentals or “black” keys…and five is a structural device of the film. The themes I plan to explore will utilize the first five chords of the key. The MP3 sample is the progression from the tonic to the dominant chords of the scale.
UPDATE: I think I was wrong about the Dorian mode. Apparently G sharp minor uses all 5 accidental keys in its standard scale so the Dorian mode may be irrelevant. However, the Dorian mode in G sharp minor takes on a nice symmetrical shape of the keys which appeals to me for this films architectural theme. Plus the overall sound is more interesting than a standard minor scale so I may keep it or use various modes always based around G sharp minor.