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Migrating Winds

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Live recording of my last composition for the school semester. It's a bit shorter than one would expect due to the time restraints of the recording session, to which I decided to compose slightly less material in exchange for more time spent on checking problem areas. Unfortunately, the miking situation was not optimal in the recording environment, so please forgive the extraneous noise - there isn't much I can do about it.

Though I have sometimes dabbled with the unconventional approaches of modern concert composition, my affinity for simpler, more accessible music has never dwindled. Being that this is likely one of the last recording opportunities in my undergraduate path, I decided to work on something that I felt is more representative of me as a person. I hope you enjoy it! Ensemble is as follows:

-Solo Violin
-Double Bass

Yes, the sheet music for this piece does exist.

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its like a musical conversation to argument then to agreement. Brilliant.

Mmmmmm, amazing

Deemo-R responds:

Thank you! :)

Violin AND solo violin!?!? Damn boi! :P

In all seriousness, I really loved the textures you created in the opening. Did you combine bowed vibraphone with string harmonics? Once the violin began playing the melodic line it became really beautiful. The following rhythmic parts created a nice sort of contrast, but I think that the preceding melodic part could have been stretched out more or even used for more of a big climax. Overall really nice job! Some lovely textures and composing here.

Deemo-R responds:

Yessir, I thought the bowed vibraphone would sit pretty well with the harmonics (a minor second from the viola harmonic), and I thought it sounded pretty interesting in practice - although the accompanying strings have mutes on for the entire piece, which may have caused the harmonics to not speak as well as I hoped. The recording setup also picked up a lot of AC hum, which makes me sadpanda...

Totally agree with you on the brevity of the melodic content, though; I was planning to make a LOT more happen with the rhythmic section, including developing that melodic content more, but I had to settle for something shorter since the first section was so slow and ate up a lot of time. There's still some motivic unity, but I personally like having more direct references lol. All in all, I was really just happy to hear real people play this instead of the usual MIDI feedback!

Thanks a ton for the insight, Collin! Really appreciate your compliments! :D

Credits & Info


4.81 / 5.00

May 6, 2018
5:29 AM EDT
File Info
5.6 MB
4 min 8 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.