Music Composers Unite!
I was a composition major for a year (1982) at Illinois State University. The teacher was a guy named Roque Cordero, a Panamanian composer of some note amongst composers of note (I guess). His music was atonal and sounded to me like demented ragtime. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roque_Cordero
I've been working on a piece that began for wind ensemble (that had a lot of piano), then it became a piano concerto (with orchestra), since I received a commission for one.
Now I'm back to thinking of it for wind ensemble. That version is probably closer to being finished, as all the added stuff for piano was "extra".
I hope to get through it this spring.
Added by Stephen Ferre on December 14, 2012 at 10:09am — No Comments
He wrote many fine pieces in traditional time signatures, but of course is best known for his compositions in unusual time signatures. I was listening to Rush Permanent Waves (their best, I think) today and realized that they too use all sorts of odd time signatures, and often change time multiple times throughout a piece. There are really only a small number of artists who work outside of the confines of 3/4 or 4/4 time.
First: the theme itself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR5_7fovPRE&feature=plcp
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