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    Insane demo -- blast from my own past

    I got throught the first few pages of an overblown bombastic orchestral piece I was writing some 23 odd years ago. This was back when I was full of angst, I guess.

    Scherzo

    Think I should I finish it?
    - Jamie Kowalski

    All Hands Music - Kowalski on the web
    The Ear Is Always Correct - Writings on composition

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    "..Think I should I finish it?"


    YES! Definitely. It's a bit different than your other pieces posted here, but I like it (I'm big on bombast anyway!..when it's done well like this...).

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    Re: Insane demo -- blast from my own past

    Quote Originally Posted by nexus
    "..Think I should I finish it?"
    Please do Almost feel like I had stravinsky in the headphones for a bit
    Nicole Davis

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    Re: Insane demo -- blast from my own past

    Yes, definitely. Very cool so far!

    Parts of it remind me of West Side Story.

    -- Martin
    http://www.starbirthmusic.com

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    Re: Insane demo -- blast from my own past

    I agree with the others - finish it. And when you do finish it, post here - I'm sure I'm not the only one who wants to know where it's going.
    Trent P. McDonald

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    Re: Insane demo -- blast from my own past

    The motive at :24 sounds like a direct quote from the third movement of Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements. I love that symphony.

    Quote Originally Posted by Skysaw
    Think I should I finish it?
    Yes, yes! I'll buy it!

    Greg

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    Re: Insane demo -- blast from my own past

    Quote Originally Posted by Oksi Moron
    The motive at :24 sounds like a direct quote from the third movement of Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements. I love that symphony.
    If I call it an "homage," does it make it less derivative?

    Yes, this piece owes a lot to Igor. You're right that the motif in question is very similar to the one you cited, and that's one of my favorite pieces of his as well, so I can't claim ignorance. At least I can claim youth. I wrote this in 1981, when I was only 17 years old. I guess if I put forth the effort to finish the piece, I can do a little re-writing as well... would be hard to part with, though. There's about 5 or 6 more minutes to this piece, but not all of it should be saved.
    - Jamie Kowalski

    All Hands Music - Kowalski on the web
    The Ear Is Always Correct - Writings on composition

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    Re: Insane demo -- blast from my own past

    Quote Originally Posted by Skysaw
    If I call it an "homage," does it make it less derivative?
    I thought the whole idea of postmodernism was to stop worrying about being derivative. I say, go for it, and don't worry about trying to hide the reference. As Igor once said, "A good composer does not imitate; he steals."

    And don't forget that "Pavane for a Dead Princess" was Ravel's glorious failure to copy Chabrier's "Idylle." Both those pieces are desert-island for me.

    Greg

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    Re: Insane demo -- blast from my own past

    Skysaw,

    I enjoyed your 'post-angst' music.

    You were very expressive 23 years ago and you seem even more so today. Was the abrupt ending part of the angst? Seems you mellowed out since then.
    Excellent orchestration. I wish my 'teen-angst' music was reminiscent of Stravinsky.

    Of course you should finish it. You have a mandate!

    Gary Garritan

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