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Modern Piano Piece

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jörfi Terríson Oct 31. 4 Replies

Hello all, long time no see!I present, for your listening pleasure (or displeasure, as the case may be), my most recent composition: a rather small prelude for piano. It employs modal harmonies and…Continue

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

 

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Jörfi Terríson replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Renaissance Melody
"No, a digitial one will suffice. I will have to check that out! Thank you."
Nov 2
Jörfi Terríson replied to Jörfi Terríson's discussion Modern Piano Piece
"Thank you, Kjell! I'm glad you enjoyed it! (Also, I don't want to take credit for something I didn't do, so I must confess that the recording is not one of me. Simple computer rendition.)"
Oct 31
Jörfi Terríson replied to Jörfi Terríson's discussion Modern Piano Piece
"Hi, Ingo! Thank you for your comment, very kind, as always! Yes, the piece is going to be incorporated into a suite and likely renamed something a bit more exciting than just "prelude." Hmmm, an orchestral arrangement of this... I think…"
Oct 31
Kjell Prytz replied to Jörfi Terríson's discussion Modern Piano Piece
"Ingenious composition, Jörfi, perfectly chosen instrument for this piece. Well played also. Most interesting choice of chords creating a strong tension. It still vibrates inside me. A wonderful experience. /Kjell"
Oct 31
Ingo Lee replied to Jörfi Terríson's discussion Modern Piano Piece
"This is an interesting and enjoyable piece Jorfi. It stands well on its own but seems to want to be part of a larger work which is what you are intending so that's good. Modern with eccentric rhythms and dissonance but still accessible.…"
Oct 30
Jörfi Terríson replied to Harmonius's discussion Ländler
"I didn't mind the tuba section so much. I do think, however, that the piece needs another countermelody to add some variation, possibly in a related key. Otherwise, the piece is quite charming!"
Oct 30
Jörfi Terríson replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Renaissance Melody
"Saul, this is exquisitely beautiful. Most impressive! I think you should cut an album. You've got plenty of music and you play most of it yourself. I'd buy it!"
Oct 30
Jörfi Terríson posted a discussion

Modern Piano Piece

Hello all, long time no see!I present, for your listening pleasure (or displeasure, as the case may be), my most recent composition: a rather small prelude for piano. It employs modal harmonies and melodic constructs, and may therefore sound a bit harsh or strange to the ear. The main motif is stated near the opening, and then it is developed over the resulting A section. The transitional B section provides more of an ostinato (and is in a different "key" than the A section). The piece then…See More
Oct 29
Jörfi Terríson replied to Gav Brown's discussion Contest: “Colors” - DEADLINE TO ENTER IMMINENT!!
"I'll give it a go!"
Oct 29
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

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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…

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