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  1. And it's done... I'd love some feedback on this!
  2. The third and fourth are now done as well... In the third movement "Heliopause", Voyager I has made it to the very boundary of outer space where the sun's solar wind is stopped by the interstellar medium and everything cools down. It is a far more calm movement with some lyrical movement in the "Voyager" part and only tiny bits of input from the "sun" In the fourth movement "Bow Shock", Voyager I travels through the hypothesized "shock wave" created by the sun as it travels within the interstellar medium which creates turbulence. Some of the "sun's" main themes return albeit a little different, as Voyager leaves the system for good. The final movement, "Beyond" should be done tomorrow...
  3. Second movement is done... The second movement "Heliosheath", shows Voyager I going through the heliosheath where the solar wind is slowed to the point that it is extremely turbulent due to it's interaction with the intersteller medium. The "sun" part of the music is quite rough here showing that turbulence while "Voyager" is chugging on its' course out of the solar system. As this is meant to be played with very little pause, I'm presenting it as played with the first movement included.
  4. I've decided to do something completely different than my normal thing. I've never enjoyed 12-tone serialism, but I decided to give it a little try. I don't follow the rules entirely, because I wanted to create something that uses it, but still sounds accessible and not like overly-academic wankery. The concept of the piece is a musical setting of the final stages of the Voyager I space probe leaving our solar system. It will be made up of 5 "Movements" with little or no separation between. The flute is the probe while the piano is the sun and it's solar wind, particles, etc. early in the piece and other stars in the final movement. Since the probe is a non-living thing, I decided to go with a more robotic sound created using a 12 tone row (divided into four triads) and some of its' inversions. Again, to make it more listener-friendly, and frankly because I wanted to, I didn't stick to any real rules or conventions here. In the first movement "Termination Shock", Voyager I goes through the point in the heliosphere where the solar wind slows down to subsonic speed (as demonstrated by the slowing tempo) while the temperature rises a bit (warmer sounds from the "sun"). The movement starts with just the "sun" before "Voyager I" powers back up to send its' message home. I will post the other movements as I finish them...
  5. I have a composition recital coming up which will feature my compositions performed by one of my friends on euphonium, myself on tuba, and our quintet. For this recital, I composed suites for Tuba & Piano and Euphonium & Piano. I just finished and recorded this. You can hear some inspiration from Debussy and Gregson. The sheet music will be available for sale after it has been premiered.
  6. I just added the very short third movement. Since I'm at work right now and don't have the ability to render it using all my VSTs from here, but want feedback, I posted the finale rendering. This movement is meant as a true Scherzo or "joke or jest" to lighten the mood between the fairly heavy second and final movements. It was really inspired by Respighi, Copland and Holst.
  7. Very well done. I enjoy this a lot.
  8. Firstly, thanks for keeping it in concert pitch! Your typesetting is gorgeous by the way. I always enjoy seeing your scores. I'd be curious to see your sketches and notes on this to get a better idea of the shapes and such you were conveying, as the way I'm hearing and interpreting is probably very different than the way you intended it. This was an enjoyable piece of music to listen to!
  9. You have some very rich chords in the beginning! I feel that the rhythmic melody starting at m.27 fits a concert band setting better than orchestra. There were some really weird rhythmic things going on though. Using tuplets will make your life easier!
  10. I like what you've done here. There were a few times where it got a little harder to follow, but I think that the sort of nebulousness matches your own feelings towards your father. I hope that writing this piece of music brought you some sort of peace and perhaps closure. I think that this type of music is extremely important as it comes from a very real and raw artistic place, and is therapeutic to the artist as well as those who listen to it. Keep at it!
  11. I'd like to take a look at the score, but it definitely sounds nice, and sounds appropriate for the time period.
  12. This is a little more modern than what I normally listen to, but you really created something cool here. The sliding glissandos really make for a haunting effect that reinforces the "purpose" of the piece.
  13. WOW! You really captured the essence of an entire genre of film scoring. The "colors" of the chords you used were fantastic. I'm searching for any criticism, but I'm not finding any. Well done.
  14. I like this! It certainly has an interesting feel to it. As much as I enjoyed it, I was disappointed with how short it was. I felt like you had a really great idea here that could have been expanded on. Either way, it was a delight to listen to.
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