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  1. Thats not it. I love that piece, and Steve Reich's stuff came up all the time when I was looking for the other piece. My search actually lead me to find Reich's stuff and I love it, but the piece I'm looking for is almost certainly not my Reich because I've tried looking through the majority of his stuff. Thanks though 🙂
  2. Hey guys. A couple of weeks ago I was just listening to some music, and a piece came on that I really enjoyed, but I have come to lose the piece and its composer. I've tried everything to find it, but to no avail. It would be wonderful if anyone could help me out if they happened to know what piece I'm talking about. I CAN give a little information about the piece that I've been using to search for the piece: It had multiple movements. It had a male narrator and a female singer. The subject matter had something to do with either one of the World Wars, but the piece was not written in immediate response to the war. Its newer than that. The title may have contained something about a train, but of that I cannot be certain. If anyone knows what I'm talking about, it would be great if you could respond because I really liked the piece. Thanks, Charlie Carroll
  3. Alright, thank you so much for all of your guys' suggestions. I forgot to tell you that is piece is being played by my high school's orchestra (which is not very good haha) so I couldn't fully explore what I wanted with this song, but here is the first rough draft if any one would care to listen. It's only the first movement, but I hope you enjoy!.
  4. Hi guys I have been struggling on a piece that I very much want to write, but I can't figure out how to write it. I'm basing the music of of Ernest Shackleton's journey to the South Pole, and I want to open with the a simple scene of the South Pole, but I simply cannot figure out how to write music that reflects the vast expanses and the dry bitter cold of Antarctica. Perhaps extended technique? I don't know, but if anyone has any ideas please let me know. Thank you.
  5. Very recently I have been exploring vocal music, figuring out how it differs from instrumental music and how it similar. It took me some time, but I've started to get the hang of writing semi-acceptable vocal music. A couple of days ago an idea popped into my head. "What if I wrote a piece of music for a choir, but had multiple languages being sung by different sections of the group." I suggested it to some of my "non-musician friends" (of which I have plenty), but they immediately shot the idea down claiming that it would sound too strange and jumbled. This leads me to my questions: 1. Is it acceptable to write a work like this. My worry is that it may be messy, but I also would enjoy exploring the boundaries of vocal music. 2. Has such a piece been written before? I have searched for such a piece, but have come up empty handed. If you know of one, I would love to hear from you! 3. Can exploration go too far? Is there a point when music becomes more of a science than an art, and is that okay? Obviously creating a balance between chaos and order between the languages will be one of the most difficult things to achieve, and it may become "scientific" in a way. I would love to hear your opinions on this topic Thanks! Charlie Carroll
  6. Hey guys. This is one of my first pieces that I can see really turning into something I like, but I've run myself into a corner. I'd like to see what you think and I would love it if you had any suggestions regarding how to continue the piece. Thanks! Alright, it took some messing around, but I finally figured out how to make my file into an mp3. I hope this one works.
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