Joe Schacher replied to Joe Schacher's discussion Orphanogenesis for String Orchestra
"I added the score (in pdf format) to clarify things. Only the first couple of minutes are a jam session as you describe, the rest (except for a few parts) is fully composed.

Andrew Gleibman said:Fantastic! If I understand well, it was like a jam…"
Jun 4, 2010
Andrew Gleibman replied to Joe Schacher's discussion Orphanogenesis for String Orchestra
"Fantastic! If I understand well, it was like a jam session under some constraints imposed by you, more improvisation than playing . It's interesting what is writtem and what the conductor did. Sounds really great!"
Jun 4, 2010
Joe Schacher replied to Joe Schacher's discussion Orphanogenesis for String Orchestra
"The 'fun factor' definitely plays a part in performance.

I wonder if I was a little too timid with what I asked them to do - perhaps instead of everyone being loud, or quiet, or whatever TOGETHER, I think I could have had little sections (duets,…"
Jun 3, 2010
Ariel Ramos replied to Joe Schacher's discussion Orphanogenesis for String Orchestra
"Amazing! My favorite piece in this forum so far.

I am sure this was a fun piece to play and that always makes a big difference in the result.

Very Cool!"
May 29, 2010
Matthew Whiteside replied to Joe Schacher's discussion Orphanogenesis for String Orchestra
"It didn't sound like a mistake at all its sounded great. Whole piece worked really well for me, well done!"
May 21, 2010
Joe Schacher replied to Joe Schacher's discussion For my first post...an orchestral piece
"The form, if anything, is programmatic. I don't typically write using classical forms (sonatas, ternary, etc.) Instead, the piece has 2 distinct forces: 'light' and 'dark'. These two forces battle it out during the piece, but in the end, the 'dark'…"
May 10, 2010
Joe Schacher replied to Joe Schacher's discussion For my first post...an orchestral piece
"hehe - i was thinking more like 1947. There are certainly strong influences there.

Fredrick zinos said:I am even older than Ray and to me the opening sounds like its 1911 all over again. But there are some really fine moments. Maybe stop listening…"
May 10, 2010
James Wise replied to Joe Schacher's discussion For my first post...an orchestral piece
"It's very good. I have to agree that it doesn't show any clear form, but that said, in this day and age, it doesnt really have to in my opinion. I enjoyed listening to it and hope to hear more of your work."
May 9, 2010
Joe Schacher replied to Joe Schacher's discussion For my first post...an orchestral piece
"I understand what you mean about "dated" sound. I think I focused a little too much on different orchestral textures, and not enough on content. The next piece I will post is a newer and much more focused piece.

At least I was able to summon some…"
May 7, 2010
Joe Schacher replied to Joe Schacher's discussion For my first post...an orchestral piece
"Thanks for the replies so far. I agree regarding the clarity of form, especially since the form itself is not traditional at all. I will say that I did think about structure when I wrote this piece, so there is a form there...it's just not apparent.…"
May 5, 2010
Gijs van Beusekom replied to Joe Schacher's discussion For my first post...an orchestral piece
"Nice piece. The use of instruments is very interesting and your harmonic language speaks to me. I agree with Andrew that it lacks a clear form. I enjoyed the sounds I heard, but I couldn't really understand the piece."
May 5, 2010
Andrew Gleibman replied to Joe Schacher's discussion For my first post...an orchestral piece
"Very interesting sound textures, but the form is unclear. Seems slightly lengthy or needs more dramatic events / development. I still listened to it only once and intentionally describe my first, probably superficial, impressions. Good work, with…"
May 5, 2010