As a few of you might know, I have been working on my symphony as means of completing my dissertation for my degree. Im in the editing phases of the writing process and thought it would be a good time to share with you what I have beyond just the audio one movement at a time.
A little bit about the symphony and this movement:
The symphony pulls its inspiration from the Ocean, but through a scientific lens as oppose to nautical life. Each movement refers to a depth zone in open ocean:
The first movement is The Epipelagic Zone, also known as the Sunlight Zone. Its descends around 200 meters from the surface and is where most marine animals and photosynthesizing plant based organisms live.
The music is meant to reflect both the organisms that live in this zone as well as ocean conditions here (such as currents, weather, and sunlight).
About the score:
The music for the most part is done, though there are some areas that I might change or re-tweak. Notationally, however, it still needs polishing.
What I hope to gain from your criticism are a few things;
What do you think of the piece? Do you get a sense of the ocean and specifically the Epipelagic Zone?
Do you spot any notational errors that need correcting? Do you see anything that just not clear enough?
Lastly, what are your thoughts on the 4+5/4 composite time signature? Originally it looked like this:
Let me know what you think. I look forward to your comments.