Debussy Inspired

Greetings,

one source of inspiration for me is C Debussy. I sympathize with his approach to music as purely emotional and his refuse to follow any rules and structures. 

This piece is rather long but second half is a variation of the first half so comments on first half is also appreciated.

Maybe the intro is to rough. The purpose of this lively part is to form a brutal contrast to what follows, the calm and harmonic section. It would be interesting to hear what you think of this particular idea.

I chose a German title since I think this expression sings by itself and I had la Mer in mind when composing.

https://soundcloud.com/user-892939153/das-wunderschone-baum-spiegelt-sich-im-mondschein

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  •  This is a fine piece of work Kjell!  I have some passing interest in composers and don't really know much about Debussy. 

    Coming from that perspective I really could care less it this sounds like Debussy or not.Most importantly it's about what we are doing NOW. If you relate to an emotionally driven composition model more power to you. I can relate to that idea well! 

    When Debussy was alive I doubt he ever modeled anything he did expressly after someone else. Notice I said "expressly" so as not to ruffle any feathers. We are all individuals and I think you have a real knack to create beautiful music no matter how you do it. Thanks for sharing! Another master piece!

  • Thank you so much Tim. I agree fully, I never meant to start a discussion about Debussy here, I just wanted to give a short but really not essential background. I got many replies which I am happy for, but I wish there had been just a little bit more focus on this particular composition. But any feedback is appreciated and this is such a lovely forum with active members posting lovely music and being actively listen to others as well, such as yourself.

    All the best,

    Kjell

    Timothy Smith said:

     This is a fine piece of work Kjell!  I have some passing interest in composers and don't really know much about Debussy. 

    Coming from that perspective I really could care less it this sounds like Debussy or not.Most importantly it's about what we are doing NOW. If you relate to an emotionally driven composition model more power to you. I can relate to that idea well! 

    When Debussy was alive I doubt he ever modeled anything he did expressly after someone else. Notice I said "expressly" so as not to ruffle any feathers. We are all individuals and I think you have a real knack to create beautiful music no matter how you do it. Thanks for sharing! Another master piece!

    Debussy Inspired
    Greetings, one source of inspiration for me is C Debussy. I sympathize with his approach to music as purely emotional and his refuse to follow any ru…
  • Thanks for listening Saul. Yes La Mer is probably the one I had in mind. Actually, its first title was 'The Unheard Sound de la Mer', but I am not sure how much I related to CD during composing. It is absolutely no attempt to mimic this great composer, there is no point in that.

    Thanks for your comment

    Kjell

    Saul Gefen said:

    Debussy himself didn't create the impressionist movement within music rather composers who came before him have already set up the groundwork for the genre and style to emerge. Felix Mendelssohn is one of them with his tone poem style of writing especially found in his program music Fingal's Cave and Overture to a Midsummer nights dream. There were others as well, Liszt was one of them and also to some degree Schumann as well. There is nothing wrong with saying that it is Debussy inspired because Debussy's style itself is strongly rooted in the classical romantic styles before it branched out to impressionism. 

    Personally I think that there is some Debussy inspired in Kjell work, please listen to La Mer for reference.

    Saul

    Debussy Inspired
    Greetings, one source of inspiration for me is C Debussy. I sympathize with his approach to music as purely emotional and his refuse to follow any ru…
  • Nice!
    I really like the transition at 0:53, and the use of contrasts throughout the music. It's the first composition of you I'm listening to, I'm impressed by your level.

  • Thank you very much, Gilles, for your kind words.

    Kjell

    Gilles C. said:

    Nice!
    I really like the transition at 0:53, and the use of contrasts throughout the music. It's the first composition of you I'm listening to, I'm impressed by your level.

    Debussy Inspired
    Greetings, one source of inspiration for me is C Debussy. I sympathize with his approach to music as purely emotional and his refuse to follow any ru…
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