Thanks for your comments! I take the point about the piano part perhaps being a bit too active when accompanying the viola melody.
As for not using the viola in an accompanying role, and not using the C string much, that is largely because I was writing as if for a singer, as Monarcheon said. Though I suppose you could argue that in that case I should have just written an actual song (with words) instead of writing for viola.
It's not part of a cycle, but I think I would like to write more in this vein; it was fun to write, and overall I'm rather pleased with the result.
Hey thanks for taking a listen!
Listening back to what I've written, I can definitely hear where you're coming from with that section. That section was one of two main points where I got tripped up and couldn't quite figure out how to execute it how I heard it in my head. The other section was the "disintegration" back into dissonance after the "bass drop/epic" section in the middle.
If I could figure out how to smooth those out, this would definitely go on the list of one of the favorite works I've done!
You've given me a couple of comments, I think, I should return the favor and check out some of your stuff :)
Very original and beautiful. The parts are complimentary. The monofonic chant in the first part, with the text, in a solid introduction. The second part is great, I love how you manage dissonances and consonances, and those extended chords. The other parts are more contrapuntal and contrasting.
Well, I' fond of this contemporary music. So, thanks.
Just a suggestion: the layout of the score could be better. Not only to "save" pages, but to make it more accessible.