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This isn't really anything more than a brainstorming session. I am posting it here also to get some feedback on whether this piece is enjoyable as a whole or in part. This piece was made in one go and I am looking for a second and tertiary etc. opinion on this technique.
1. If it sounds "good"
2. If it sounds realistic
3. If it seems legitimately playable by a Chamber String Orchestra
4. If it needs a Second Layer of a Double Bass or Violin Duet.
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A Score can be provided but as this was not written but played freeform, there will be very little cohesion in its elements. 

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Hi Brock,

Overall I found the sound of this enjoyable. It has an up-and-down sussurating quality, like ocean waves slowly coming and going. It also had the feel to me of being something which could do well unaltered as a background for a sad scene in a movie. As a standalone performed piece, I feel that more might be needed to sustain the listener's interest. The music has to me the feeling of being an accompaniment rather than a whole work. For some reason I kept imagining a flute lightly coming in and out over the strings, to provide an additional melody line. For it to stand alone as is, I would say shorten it. I can't really can't comment on the technical details of the string-playing, but from my lay-person's view, it is well crafted, with good harmonies and smooth production values. Hope that is useful to you.

Best,

Gav

Useful indeed. This piece is part of my series - Cantata Infinita, that; once my brain says its done, I hope to turn into an Opera of Sorts. Most pieces in the Series use the same Chord Structure (Its stuck in my head and I've got to do something with it to get it out) so if you happen to listen to any of the future works and hear the Returning themes etc. It is indeed intentional. 

Thanks for Listening

Gav Brown said:

Hi Brock,

Overall I found the sound of this enjoyable. It has an up-and-down sussurating quality, like ocean waves slowly coming and going. It also had the feel to me of being something which could do well unaltered as a background for a sad scene in a movie. As a standalone performed piece, I feel that more might be needed to sustain the listener's interest. The music has to me the feeling of being an accompaniment rather than a whole work. For some reason I kept imagining a flute lightly coming in and out over the strings, to provide an additional melody line. For it to stand alone as is, I would say shorten it. I can't really can't comment on the technical details of the string-playing, but from my lay-person's view, it is well crafted, with good harmonies and smooth production values. Hope that is useful to you.

Best,

Gav

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