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    • I also wrote a lot of graphical notation pieces back when I was studying, the last one I had written this way was in 2009, so it was a while and I wanted to try some stuff out. This piece draws a bunch of inspiration from Rituel from Boulez, with the orchestral groups that play independent from one another. I really liked the idea and I wanted to try to do something with the concept. Luckily everyone who played is really good at improvising, so every time it was something cool, even if it was different. I tend to only really work with musicians who are good improvising when I'm doing this kind of thing, otherwise it's really really awkward lol. Thanks!
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    • this sounds more like trailer music than a boss theme. I agree with Rabbival on some points 1. It is short and needs to be much longer (maybe 3 or even 4 minutes) 2. Repetition is not necessarily a bad thing (see the boss fight themes from Yasunori Mitsuda in Xenosaga). That being said, it needs to go in a direction that keeps it interesting. one thing to note about Mitsuda's boss fight theme is that it doesn't build up for several minutes, it's very intentional for when it gets loud and builds and delays it enough to where the loop doesn't become a "not again moment." 3. Related to number 2, I don't know if the bass line needs to be louder and stronger, at least for a boss fight, but for a piece like this that sounds more like a cutscene or trailer, I think Rabbival is right on it.
    • It's pretty cool you did this in Csound. These programs have always been more difficult for me to get into, so bravo for getting into it. Each time a note plays there seems to be a pretty sizeable clip, is that something you can smooth away a bit or something?  
    • I'll tell you what, I really want those first 15 measures to senza vibrato. I think that would make the opening really powerful and ready to move into brief middle section.  I would really consider exploring tempo and rhythm a bit more. I know you vary it up a bit in the middle section, but it really starts to drag a little bit and doesn't feel like it's moving anywhere. This becomes particularly obvious when  you move back into the opening material to end. I think you have a strong idea, just needs a little more work.
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