I've decided to do something completely different than my normal thing. I've never enjoyed 12-tone serialism, but I decided to give it a little try. I don't follow the rules entirely, because I…Continue
"The part 1:18 to 2:30 worked really well for the flute and the intended "robotic", functional, but, somewhat curious and caring quality of the probe.
The following part seems a bit "too obvious" (crazy outer space) for me. So,…"
"Thanks for giving it a listen! That's kind of what I was aiming for with being on the edge of tonality. It was symbolic of being on the edge of the solar system, and what we know and the great unknown beyond."
"I just noticed this section and gave your work a listen, and my reaction is the exact opposite of Gav's. I found it an engaging tone poem, beautifully done. Your use of silence I thought was especially appropriate and well done, especially in…"
This one I will admit is a challenge for me to appreciate. This may be in part due to the fact that I am not a big fan of atonal approaches. But I have listened to a lot of it, and there are things I listen for, such as a cohesive overall…"
I've decided to do something completely different than my normal thing. I've never enjoyed 12-tone serialism, but I decided to give it a little try. I don't follow the rules entirely, because I wanted to create something that uses it, but still sounds accessible and not like overly-academic wankery. The concept of the piece is a musical setting of the final stages of the Voyager I space probe leaving our solar system. It will be made up of 5 "Movements" with little or no separation between.…See More
What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
Sort Of - Music Related
Where do you live?
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Professional Tuba Player with the US Army Band, Staff Arranger/Composer
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