I am only recently getting into music and I have not written like this before and I more just want some compliments... not really... can you be as critical as possible?
The piece was supposed to be creepy but it failed after the second page. Now the piece is just something to be there. It is just a song that I want someone to say something about.
Did you have to follow rules for these sketches? Or did you impose any on yourself? Why did you restrict yourself to piano, for example? I couldn't tell if the poem was used as a catalyst for your inspiration or was it supposed to be a literal interpretation. The poem is quite grim and dark. I would have treated it as such. But your music was anything but. Using a refined sort of pan-diatonicism, you painted a very meditative work, almost Prozac-like in its even keel, possibly Japanese sand garden. I think the changing time signatures were effective and easy to follow, and I especially like bar 31, where you slowed the tempo by going from 8th notes to quarter note triplets, an effective technique.
this.. was something else man!
traveled the time with you! time warrior.
what I think makes this piece so good, is the pull you get in this music, and I can't escape, just like our time.
PS my whole table was shaking because of the bass in the piece! made the experience even more more empathising!