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  1. Hello fellow composers! I'm leaving you with my newest composition - Th Ghost. It is written for piano, small string ensemble, synthesizers, and harp. I literally have no idea what I was thinking when I was writing this piece. I've never used that much dissonance or vague tonality. Partially I wanted to step back from the usual canon patterns that I tend to follow and do something unconventional. At least I've tried. It is a mostly thematic piece. I also had problems with mixing and changing dynamics/panning/EQ - I absolutely hate Logic standard pizzicato strings... Anyways, thank you for listening, and hope you enjoy this small piece just a little bit.
  2. Someone would kill me for this... I thinks it's playable, I've taken care about each string and intervals.
  3. Hello All! Very new to this site but in need of critique. Just started composing again and am extremely rusty, trying to get back into it. I just put together this composition and want some advice on articulation and voicing, and any other feedback anyone is willing to give. My idea for this piece is for it to be a part of a larger work. Thanks for listening and helping me out! Movement 2 in B Major.pdf Movement 2 in B Major.mp3
  4. This is just an evolving theme I can't seem to get right, especially towards the end where the timpani comes in. I have just been fooling around with this for a while now and I'm lost haha it's a shame because I was really happy with the rest of it, although I would really like to replace the percussion with more classical style percussion as opposed to the hip hop kick high hat and snare already written.
  5. First post here so here goes nothing. This work is part of an ongoing project I have entitled "The Cosmos Suite". The project is meant to capture specific aspects of space, primarily seeking to answer the question "What does space sound like?" In this instance, the work seeks to capture the serene beauty as one drifts amongst the star throughout our universe and witnesses the natural beauty of it. The strings provide the backdrop of space and the stars while the horn and trumpet call to each from across the void. The work is scored for solo horn, solo Tpt, and chamber strings.
  6. This is my second attempt at a divertimento in the classical style. It's meant to be a light and enjoyable work for a small string ensemble (I tried to make it possible for either a quartet or a larger section). I'm primarily doing these divertimentos as exercises in improving my four-part writing. One of the unifying factors between the movements is a consistent emphasis on weak beats throughout the piece, although I may have gotten a bit carried away with this aspect. I also sneaked a few bVII chords in to a couple of the movements. Let me know what you think! Thanks for listening.
  7. Hi all, I'm learning a little bit more about the equipment I'm using and about "mastering" my sounds. I studied music education in school, not composition or music technology of mastering, so this is a first for me. Tips about what you hear? For example, I'm not sure what caused the clicks in the lower strings... Thanks! Gustav Johnson
  8. With this I used a lot of the new software I've purchased from 8dio, except the cinema trailer sound effects which were bought seperately. I'm still pretty new to all of this new software and sounds so this more experimental if anything. There are literally thousands of sounds with these new software bundles and the ones here are just a few out of the thousands of others. This makes me really excited about the possibilities. Simple chord progression etc. Hope it sounds ok...
  9. This is an overture that I made dedicated to the state of Washington, it is called "Washingtonian Overture". As i'm only 15 (soon to be 16), I haven't had any professional training on music composition, so I would appreciate some feedback on this. Thank you for listening! Programs Used: Sibelius 7.5, Noteperformer
  10. Here is a piece for seven-part string ensemble with soloists, and it is about the eponymous poem by Major McCrae that was written about World War I. Let me know what you think!
  11. A small lullaby thing I did for my Music Production (high school) class. The only objective was to produce a piece that will be exactly 2 minutes (my exceeds 120 seconds, but only because of the delay and reverb - I had to leave two empty bars for the sound to go down). I also tried to experiment with the harmony. It's a bit flexible, balancing between C major/minor and G major/minor. I just wanted to get out of the frame of choosing one key and using it's parallel or relative key. On the other hand, I do not want to write atonal music. Nymph's Sleep is written for two harps, glockenspiel, small string section (violoncellos and bassess), flute and bassoon, celesta, and synthesizers (bell synthesizers with a lot of delay). There is no score for this composition yet. Thank you for listening and let me know whether it's harmonically bearable - I did not study harmony yet.
  12. A small prelude written for my English class - background music for a model based on the setting from A. Huxley's "Brave New World". In this composition, I tried to reproduce the cheap and ignorant, grotesque cheerfulness of Huxley's bizarre world of artificiality. Also, I thought that the concept of all-seeing eye would fit the dystopian nightmare. The pillar of this prelude is my loose improvisation in A major - one of the most happy and cheery keys, in my opinion. Thank you for listening!
  13. With this I tried to tell a story about a Duke that belongs to royalty who is very delusional and twisted. I tried to do something I don't normally do with instrumentation and I attempted to go for the film score level...
  14. Sword in My Hand (Opus 16) was inspired by Celtic and Medieval folk music. It was a part of my music production class assignment asking for complete percussion tracks. It was challenging, since I'm completely not a rhythm oriented person, and I think that the rhythm section is the worst part of the composition. Among several other instruments, the piece is played by celtic harp, hammered dulcimer, tin whistle, recorder, lute, irish bouzouki, accordion and string section (violins, cellos and basses). It is written in E flat major with a short bridge in E flat minor. The composition is all midi; I'm not capable of finding a musician playing a harp to be able to record my music, and I only possess low piano skills. I'm also not pretty sure about the panning and reverb accuracy. There is no score for this composition. I personally think, that this is one of my worst works I've ever completed. Thank you for listening and any helpful hints or comments are very welcomed!
  15. Disclaimer: This is NOT my entry for the fall competition. I wrote this piece during my student days as an exercise. I was inspired by the Downton Abbey soundtrack and instrumentation, which consisted of piano and strings. I came up with an original theme and wrote 3 variations on it. I would appreciate any feedback and comments. Happy listening! PS: The audio is a little meh....but you'll get the general idea.
  16. This is a quick composition for a string orchestra.
  17. Hello Guys! I need help with this string quintet. I'm satisfied with the main theme at the beginning but I do not know how to continue the piece. As you can I see I have written two suggestions in the score, but I'm not really happy with any of them. The title is called "Child's play" because I was inspired by children playing in the schoolyard, and I want to keep the spirit for the song, that's why the sad part doesn't go well with the energy in the beginning. Oh, and I'm not sure what form to use, I was thinking "rondo". Thanks a lot for any help
  18. I'm scoring an action video game scene set in a desert Accompanying video:
  19. I'm not necessarily new to orchestra or symphonies but I'm no expert either. Thought I'll go for a dark/light theme. I finished this last night though the ending is abrupt. Not sure how well this is done. Need opinions or advice would be welcomed.
  20. A suspense action music I made for the walking dead attack scenes of my game, "Space Anomaly" where a rescue team is sent unto an orbital research compound when they received a distress call 48 hours ago. They then found no trace of the crew but found some blood stains in the floors and the walls. What they don't know is the crew was infected by an alien virus that came from the artifacts they obtained from planets, eventually turning them to walking dead. Accompanying videogame for the music: The music is orchestral, accompanied by electronic ambient effects and a subtle vocal choir.
  21. Hey , firstly stoked to be part of this community , so i recently composed this piece for an inspirational video. if you got a minute , do check it out here and lemme know what you think about it ! Cheers :D
  22. A short, tense Bagatelle in D Minor for String Orchestra (+ Triangle), the second movement of a Suite still in progress. The form is roughly A-B-A, with the A parts in Agitato cut time, D Minor, and the dreamy B part Assai Meno, written on the contrast between mute sustains and pizzicati/short sforzandos. Apart of some notational distractions (I forgot the 8vb in the Violas, last bars and to write divisi in a couple of Vl.I passages, let me know If you note some scoring errors (I'm not a string player). Audio and score: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0E-f7GmxXE
  23. The 29th sketch was supposed to be an exercise in an older style for either quartet or chamber orchestra. Near the end you can tell I got bored of that, and ended with a very obviously not-older-style ending. Not entirely convinced by it myself, to be honest. Enjoy!
  24. A fiddling piece for string orchestra with an adventurous twist to it. Yeehaw! :D