Just got a new piece performed last week by a group called Yurodny in Dublin and want to see what you think of it.
Yurodny is a world music group so that changed the way I approached the composition a little. I started off with a modal melody that I wrote about 5 or 6 years ago, threw in a little bit of Indian rhythms (you can't hear them but they were part of the process and the reason for the name) and the traditional African musical idea of being just before or after the beat. All this came together to create Laya which you can listen to at the link below (might take a few mins to load). Any comments are welcomed.
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The only thing that would have bothered me just slightly is that some of the sections felt like they either came out of no where or werent really set up and just seemed like it could have been a new movement with no break in-between.
Other then that, great piece
Keep up the good job
Tyler Hughes said:
Your link requires installing something which is not present on all computers.
What does it ask you to install? I thought I'd made the site in such a way that anyone could get at it.
Andrew Gleibman said:
The website wants to install the following add-on: 'QuickTime' from Apple Inc.
This is an ActiveX control.
The piece has a very well developed and interesting atonal contemporary feel. The quick part is the most interesting and well contrasting with other parts of the piece.
Some attempt to criticise: The first 50 sec. and the last 50 sec. of the piece almost do not contain events but the performer's modulations of a few very long notes. This may impose problems with the listener's attention if this is a stand-alone piece without additional info (tale, video-sequence, narration, other movements etc). The main culmination is not too distinctive. The piano is slightly out of tone - is it intended?
Other pieces too...