Attack of Bassoonosaurus X
I would welcome any feedback on this piece regarding composing.
I often write music for kids (a lot of rock, jazz, small brass, woodwind group stuff) and almost never for orchestra.
I have to admit, I went to Marteen\'s new site and listened to the demos and just felt inspired and challenged to try and write music like that. I guess I often think of it as film-like.
The piece is about a belligerent bassoon who rises up from years of orchestral servitude to take on the dominating instruments of oppression. Bassoonosaurus is joined by a raspy bass clarinetist who feels empathy and joins the uprising. (side note: at one point in the rehearsel, the infamous conductor stops, covers his eyes and says, \"I give you 10 seconds to change seats.\" Whereby the whole orchestra frantically picks a new seat breaking standard orchestral seating. Actually they all ran and sat on the bassoon player. But back to our story...) After several minutes of horrid slaughter, everyone has expired but the 3rd chair violinist, who forgot to take off his mute, and some percussion players, who just returned from the bar across the street.
Thanks for any feedback.