Here's a piece I finished back in April. It's been one of my goals to work on my structural construction and balancing. This is one work I think I did well with in that regards, but I'd appreciate feedback from others! Sorry there's no score to go with it yet, it's at my home computer so I'll post it when I get home from school tonight.
Wow. Just wow.
You should try running it by some performers to see if they could give you any feedback about how well it matches what they'd expect from a piece in this style. For example, there were a couple of moments in the second (and third a little bit) piece when the guitar accompaniment could really have spotlighted some of the melodic work with a few small adjustments or changes. This is masterfully constructed, superb!
I really like this piece!
I wonder if you would consider using multiple instruments for this piece since it does have a fairly wide tonal range? Perhaps then you could still incorporate the midi patches you originally wanted to use, with the addition of another instrument? Just a thought, I don't know how it would work.
Another thing about this (which I know can be difficult to approach when writing with midi instruments) is that I think it could benefit from more dynamics. It seems to have a pretty decent range of intensity of individual notes - which may come from different samples that the harp patch uses for notes of different frequencies - but it seems that this has the potential to really breathe more overall with very gentle parts leading into soaring sounding sections with more intense velocity. I think that would lend itself nicely to the sort of traditional Chinese music that you were inspired by (based on what I have heard of that style of music) and give the piece a lot more life.
But really this sounds great to me already.
Is there a certain kind of environment or context that you envision this piece accompanying, rather than a stage?
been a long time since I've come to this site.
I thought I would share some music that I've been working on for my game called Tellurica (looking for another c# programmer with Unity experience and possibly a texture artist, if anyone is interested in working on it with me).
To provide some context, the game is a fantasy/scifi game that takes place on an alien planet. It is a combatless survival RPG based around horticulture, exploration, and narrative.
I'm particularly interested in what people think could be added or done to the piece called Misting, but really just any and/or all of them.
The soundtrack can be found here
Good fortune in your endeavors,