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  1. Hello everyone, I'm back, at least for the moment. I wanted to share one of my in-progress arranging projects and humbly ask for your criticism. I decided to write a string quartet version of a Caroline Polachek song I love (linked at the bottom.) A PDF, Finale file, and audio file are linked below: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/ljosc9l0xfy0k6fc6r69d/h?rlkey=aml3pst90rdspugzuyiyjllb2&dl=0 If you use Finale, please open the Finale file. (You should have no issue if you hit download after the "Can't load this file type" prompt.) In my mp3 the violin 1 part is absent; I'm not sure why. This is apparently a glitch with the software. My apologies! I am working on transferring the audio to my DAW, but until then, I hope this audio is still helpful in some way to those who don't have Finale. Backstory and questions In my notation and score prep class at music school, we were given an extra credit challenge to post a composition or arrangement online and make it buyable over the next month -- I am aiming for mid-April 2024. At the moment I'm thinking I will sell my score on ArrangeMe. https://www.arrangeme.com/ My works mostly fall under the classical umbrella, but during my past year at college and especially in this current class I've notated very short excerpts and arrangements of pop and rock songs. This "Butterfly Net" arrangement is more extensive, though, and I'm having some doubts about it in terms of texture, rhythm, and narrative pace. I really want to do this beautiful song at least some justice and I would greatly appreciate your advice. (My class focuses on notation itself and not at all on composition, but I would like whatever I publish online to be compositionally solid.) I know that arrangements fall on a scale of very faithful to more transformative. For example, Josh Cohen's piano arrangement of "Paranoid Android" by Radiohead is closer to the latter, because Cohen created a spacious intro with a completely different mood than the original, and he extends and reworks later sections within the song. I would like to be faithful to Polachek's formal structure and honor her precise harmonies and melodic lines (I simplified some rhythms) -- because I don't have much time. A string quartet obviously has many limits and I have some specific questions: - I have the pizz. cello emulate the guitar in the beginning, and in the chorus the viola plays pizz. to add rhythmic interest where the percussion was. Is this effective, or distracting? - Am I changing textures too quickly throughout the piece so far? I would like to slowly build the energy and drama. - In bar 19 I considered having the viola continue playing a rhythmic part, but I recognize that it's basic practice not to have all four instruments playing together for the entire piece. Without the viola, bar 19 onwards sounds silly and anemic to me. How could I add some lushness that the original has without exhausting my ensemble? Thank you so much for reading and for listening! Please hear the original "Butterfly Net" below, and an audio file of my arrangement:
  2. Hello everyone, I am back, this is one of my old pieces, I just rearranged and adjusted the sound effects, hope you like it
  3. hello everyone, this is a song I composed previously, I just adjusted its sound effect when I was free, hope you like it, and welcome your commentation.
  4. Hello, Is there a place here for foreign composers ? I'm Bielka and I come from Paris, France. I composed some french songs talking about, life, happiness, love etc. But today, I want to share with you this new song : la rencontre (the encounter) So tell me, what do you think about it? Please let me know. And share if you like it. You can listen and follow me here : on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcZqCDfr8fUkN1UBLTqbzcA or on facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Bielka-Music-1368356019843598/
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