I wrote this piece for orchestra but unfortunately I am limited by my vintage MacPro which crashes whenever I even think of additional timbres. So, here is a piano version of it. I used 4 piano’s to cover all the parts, try to imagine a wide spectrum of coloration. The idea is to orchestrate it in due time. I have added a score without details, just the notes.
I wrote this piece as a result of the Corona pandemic. It’s a musical description of how I perceive the impact that it has on me personally.
It starts with a clear scene, a simple life as a pilot. The regularity of the metronome is the “ticking-of-boxes” fulfilling the numerous checklists items before each flight. Then the full thrust sound of planes taking off followed by the idle thrust sound of planes landing, business as usual.
Then Corona hits, the atmosphere changes, there is a threat in the air, society gets de-railed worldwide. The widening of chords is the increasing number of people infected. Then the second wave hits us (in Holland, right now) Thereafter my hopes for the near future….planes taking off again…
My questions are:
- Disregarding my description, what do you hear? What images come to mind, if any?
- Any ideas on how this will work for orchestra?
- Any suggestions, remarks, idea’s, mistakes that I may have made?
All comments are welcome, I’m here to learn….
Thanks for listening!