What does a composer do while waiting to be “discovered”? You write more and more audition pieces and reverently think of the talents come and gone who might have recognized your stuff and picked it up.
This piece (at the top of the list on this page) started from a minimalist “chamber orchestra” (a full section of plucked/pizzicato strings, a semi-solo cello, piano, bass flute, bowed double bass section and a celeste) and went on a melancholy ride through the fog. The instruments are from the Garritan Orchestral Strings (Lite), the Garritan Personal Orchestra, the Wizoo Platinum Grand 24 piano and scored in Cubase SX with HALion3 and the Kontakt sample player. As usual, WMA is 56K in deference to dial-up folk and the MP3 is at 160K. The PDF of the score is there for those that want to follow along on this very simple piece.
I used the "concert hall 2" impulse which Gary has been sharing in what I think is a fairly restrained fashion. I was going for a "chamber"-ish hall feeling, along the lines of Hertz Hall on the campus of UC Berkeley. If anyone has (or can point me to) other more suitable "chamber" impulses, I'd be glad to render a comparison version.
As usual, comments, suggestions welcomed.