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Tone Poem for Orchestra

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jörfi Terríson Jun 11. 10 Replies

Greetings, friends!I present to you what will likely be my final orchestral work this year, a tone poem for orchestra. This work was inspired by—and, indeed, is patterned after—a poem by the 19th…Continue

Symphony (compliments of quarantine)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fabio Biolcati May 12. 20 Replies

Edit: Added the score.Happy quarantining, everyone!Though I haven't been as productive as I'd wish, I did find the inspiration (and time!) to piece together my first symphony—of sorts. It's not a…Continue

Atonal piece for choir

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timothy Smith Mar 16. 51 Replies

Hi all!I've recently been exploring composing with altered scales. This particular choral work is based on an eight-note symmetrical scale. The text is by a 19th century Icelandic poet, Jónas…Continue

Song Cycle for Cello and Piano

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jörfi Terríson Nov 30, 2019. 20 Replies

Hi, all!New here! Feel free to check out my introduction should you want to know more about…Continue

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Jörfi Terríson replied to Tony Lowther's discussion ToLo - "One Man's World" - First posting!!
"This sounds more like the soundtrack of a song than film score. There is a lack of melody here, as if part of the song has been removed and all we're left with is the accompaniment. But I'm not sure it matters all that much, since what…"
Jun 15
Jörfi Terríson replied to Geert ter Horst's discussion Diatonic Symmetries
"I'll weigh in, too. The piece seemed to have elements of dissonant counterpoint, particularly the rhythmic "dissonances." I found that interesting. And in terms of a thought exercise, this piece does wonderfully. On the planes of…"
Jun 15
Jörfi Terríson replied to Jörfi Terríson's discussion Tone Poem for Orchestra
"Wow, Bruce—thank you so much for the kind words! (And welcome to the forum, by the way!) I'm very touched that you enjoyed this piece so much. I came across the poem and thought, "How very like our present day events this poem…"
Jun 11
Bruce Irving replied to Jörfi Terríson's discussion Tone Poem for Orchestra
"Hi Jörfi, I have just joined the forum and this was one of the first members' works I heard. I've listened several times and I really like this piece. "Tone poem" is a good description as you have described the inspiration…"
Jun 11
Jörfi Terríson replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Viola Piano Sonata (2001)
"Oh, you didn't have to go to all this trouble! (Although I'm very glad you did, lol.) I can't wait to dig into this, hopefully later today! Cheers, Jörfi"
Jun 11
Jörfi Terríson replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Brass Trio (Inchoatam) - 2 2min 15sec
"Oh, I'm a violist and pianist! I'd like to see this viola sonata you speak of!"
Jun 10
Jörfi Terríson replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Brass Trio (Inchoatam) - 2 2min 15sec
"Charming, Ali. I thoroughly enjoyed the quartal harmonies and the fugue (on the diminished 5th?). It was thought-provoking and well-conceived, I thought. Thanks for sharing."
Jun 9
Jörfi Terríson replied to Leber's discussion Blue Moon - solo piano piece - original composition
"I congratulate you on a nice performance as well as a nice composition. The work seemed to be a blend between classical music and popular music; I could hear elements of both. As a classical composer myself, I personally prefer pieces with more…"
Jun 9
Jörfi Terríson replied to Kurt Francois's discussion 5th piano composition
"Your song was quite elegant and emotional, and I was transfixed by the Milky Way photos... probably because the music complemented it so well. The piano piece was repetitive but not unpleasantly so. Plus, I can't really critique you too much…"
Jun 9
Jörfi Terríson replied to Jörfi Terríson's discussion Tone Poem for Orchestra
"Hi Ingo, Your response is most kind and flattering. I'm very glad you enjoyed the piece. I quite echo your sentiments regarding pastiche and emerging music. Nothing objectively wrong with either, but I agree that more time-relevant music is…"
Jun 9
Ingo Lee replied to Jörfi Terríson's discussion Tone Poem for Orchestra
"Great work here Jorfli, I've listened twice now and enjoyed it both times while finding new things. At first I thought there's too much dynamic range because of the extended quiet parts but I was wrong, that's very effective use of…"
Jun 9
Jörfi Terríson replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Work In F major No. 2 for Piano
"Restful and meditative, simple and sweet—sounded like the accompaniment to tender, heartwarming film. Nicely done, Saul."
Jun 8
Jörfi Terríson replied to Jörfi Terríson's discussion Tone Poem for Orchestra
"Thank you for the kind remarks. Rhythmic variation is something I'm lacking in, so I appreciate your pointers there. My next goal is to experiment more in this area over the rest of this year. And thanks also for the advice about competitions.…"
Jun 8
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Jörfi Terríson's discussion Tone Poem for Orchestra
"Hi Jörfi, I liked your piece.  Quiet accomplished work, if I may say. To me the best thing is the balance in your piece, the balanced use of the resources. You even do not neglect the harmonics at the violins.  Embellishment notes…"
Jun 8
Jörfi Terríson replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Music for Orchestra 1 (5'00")
"Riveting. Your music always causes me to psychoanalyze myself, lol. I shouldn't like this kind of music—the chopiness, the lack of clear melody, the polyrhythms—it's usually a "genre" I find appreciable at best, and…"
Jun 8
Jörfi Terríson replied to Jörfi Terríson's discussion Tone Poem for Orchestra
"Ah, your description of what feelings this work personally invoked really made my day! I realize my harmonic language favors the 'darker' emotional elements: unease and foreboding, as you so aptly described. The scales I employ don't…"
Jun 8

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Impressionism, early-mid 20th century classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
United States
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I'm a self-taught American composer with a penchant for impressionism and tonal works with altered harmonies. My favored composers are Debussy, Gershwin, Ravel and Sibelius.

Since I'm a pianist, I tend to write a lot of songs for that instrument, although I like writing for other instruments, too. My compositional style is somewhat eclectic in that I prefer to use scales of symmetry and hybridize them with diatonic scales. In any case, my music is written more for myself than for an audience, and is therefore generally only well-received by fellow composers.

I look forward to meeting many of you on this forum!

Jordan (Jörfi)

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At 9:20am on November 18, 2019, Gav Brown said…

Welcome Jörfi!

 
 
 

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