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  • Hi Disconnectica,

    I agree with you, the sound is rather metallic sometimes. Though I must say all these technically generated piece are for me more or less a demo of how the piece might sound like - it is not a "real" performance. But it is probable that I'll make the tool change one day or the other, perhaps this year.

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    Jan

    Disconnectica said:

    It's interesting, but hard to latch onto something when listening to it.  I think you'd benefit greatly from leaving MuseScore behind and using a proper DAW so you have better control over note velocity and tempo changes and a better choice of piano sounds so you can get it sounding closer to a real performance.  MuseScore will always sound robotic.

    Yo-Yo Ma was on an episode of the Song Exploder podcast once, talking about how his performance of a specific piece had changed over the years.  How he started trying to play it technically perfectly, and later learnt that this wasn't the best way to perform.  Anyway, you might be interested: http://songexploder.net/yo-yo-ma

    Whirlwind
    A piece in my typical style ;) Striving to imitate the howling whirlwind. Here is the musescore link: https://musescore.com/user/32556702/scores/64…
  • Thank you, Saul!

    Saul Gefen said:

    This piece is a lot of fun...

    Whirlwind
    A piece in my typical style ;) Striving to imitate the howling whirlwind. Here is the musescore link: https://musescore.com/user/32556702/scores/64…
  • Had this piece now performed in a live version.

    The youtube link:

    https://youtu.be/kkbceP4vlvc

  • Really good. 
    Bravo to both the Composer and the Performer.

  • Hello Jan-Frederik,
    When clicking your link, I always get the message that the page cannot be found.

  • Thank you very much, Fabio!

    Hello Geert,

    sorry, the link was old, I have updated it now.

    The new Musescore link: https://musescore.com/user/32556702/scores/6478482

    Youtube: https://youtu.be/kkbceP4vlvc

    Kind regards,

    Jan-F.

    Whirlwind
    Download and print in PDF or MIDI free sheet music for Whirlwind arranged by Jan-Frederik Carl for Piano (Solo)
  • Wow, Jan, I this is truely a whirlwind! I love it! How long did it take you to write it (and how long that you were able to play it ;-) ) ?

    Gerd

  • Hello Gerd,

    I think I needed some time to write it - perhaps 3 weeks or so, don't remember exactly. I did not play it, it is beyond my pianistic capabilities ;) The performer is Nemanja Egeric.

    Kind regards,

    Jan

  • Hello Jan, 

    Although it is more modern, I find something rather Chopinesque in this piece, particularly in the first section. This is meant as a compliment, since I consider Chopin to be the first composer who really discoverd the essence of the piano.

    In my opinion the piece would win in perfection if the middle section were a bit longer and have more melody, for contrast, or, another option, just be a musical "standstill", kind of being in the quiet centre of the whirlwind.

    Just my first thoughts and associations.

    Geert 

  • Hello Geert, thank you very much for the Chopin compliment!

    Probably you put your finger on a weak spot here. Indeed I wanted to create some "pause in the center of the storm", which would also allow to get to some ABA structure (which Alireza already pointed out). But probably I have handled this part a little too carelessly. Honestly speaking, I did not fully know what to do here - the part should neither become too long nor too short. Difficult. I will reconsider this.

    Kind regards and thank you,

    Jan

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