My ambition with Inertia was to make it lively and rhythmic. It has a counterpoint characteristic and reminds me of the scherzo form. There is a fugue in the end of the piece and like the scherzo it ends with something more.
It is not really meant to be classical but more like post-modern, like most of my music.
Inertia is an interesting expression, not reserved for the Physics science but means something that lags, something that do not keep up with changes. It felt like a proper title.
Perpetuum mobile. Certainly.
It is interesting how you use classic harmonies and on the other hand keep a piece flowing from beg to end.
Of course there are two ? points it comes to almost a halt and also loudness drops down, which is in my
opinion beautifully done. Are these the weight of inertia, difficulty to move on can be heard.
Objection: Depth, echo is too much, also violins are too loud. The other parts can not be heard clearly.
To keep the freshness would be easier with some serial approach. You may have chosen the difficult
way but certainly the freshness is good and there are some healthy reminders of the beg theme.
thank you for your many interesting points. I try to be innovative here, which I also here in your music. It is exciting to experiment with so many tools at hand. In counterpoint music it is certainly a criteria that instruments are heard, I will look into that.
Ali Riza SARAL said:
Thank you Lennart, glad you listened and liked it. I appreciate you noticed that special technique to start a theme before the previous one has ended. It is because of continuity.
Also good to get your comments on the production. When doing digital music one is composer and director at the same time. This is never a good idea since the composer hear things within him/herself. Probably this is what has happened here and therefore your and Ali's comments on this are valuable.
Lennart Östman said:
Beautiful, intricate and interesting piece.
Thank you very much, Stephen.
Stephen C. Doonan said:
Very nice words, Michael. Thank you very much. It is like they enriches the piece through its poetic character. English is such a beautiful language when mastered in this way.
michael diemer said:
I thought it was nice enough but flooded out by too much reverb.
All good, though.
Thank you, Dane. Yours is the second remark on reverb so I need to explore it, trying something different. I use the standard GPO for "Standard Concert Hall", i.e. I haven't tried to adjust anything myself. But maybe I could try a smaller hall, something like a chamber orchestra. I will repost if I find any improvement.
Thanks for your comment.
Dane Aubrun said:
I thought this was very well made. Enjoyed the listening experience.