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Re: Angst
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2018, 02:47:04 PM »
Nice work, Jamie. I like the jazz harmonies and the colorful orchestration. The piece definitely left me wanting more - could you expand it some way? perhaps add a contrasting section.

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Re: Angst
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2018, 03:58:35 PM »
Nice work, Jamie. I like the jazz harmonies and the colorful orchestration. The piece definitely left me wanting more - could you expand it some way? perhaps add a contrasting section.

Thanks Jay. Glad you liked it.

There is definitely lots of material to build on here, and I may look into this at a later date. Initially this was not intended to be a piece that I would post, or even complete. I go through periods of writing, where I live day to day obsessed with the progress of whatever it is I'm working on, and periods of study, where I try to keep myself from actually writing anything and study areas where I think I'm weakest.

This was intended to be just an experiment in orchestration during a study phase. But since I enjoy writing so much more than studying I kind of got caught up in the spirit of the first few bars and decided to turn it into a 2 minute or less miniature.

And because I began the piece with no plan as to form, I decided to just play with developing, to a small degree, the motifs in the first dozen bars or so, which created an interesting dilemma: because the opening material had no clear divisions, no paragraphs particularly, it was hard to find a way to end it. so I ended up going quite a ways past the 2 minutes or so I had in mind.

But I am prattling now. :)

Thanks again for listening and for your kind comments.

Jamie
The perceived object...is not a sum of elements to be distinguished from each other and analyzed discretely, but a pattern, that is to say a form, a structure: the element's existence does not precede the existence of the whole, it comes neither before nor after it, for the parts do not determine the pattern, but the pattern determines the parts: knowledge of the pattern and of its laws, of the set and its structure, could not possibly be derived from discrete knowledge of the elements that compose it.

That means that you can look at a piece of a puzzle for three whole days, you can believe that you know all there is to know about its colouring and its shape, and be no further ahead than when you started. The only thing that counts is the ability to link this piece to other pieces...

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