Hi,

Only recently (about two years) I started listening to classical music and found composers whose works I very much like (Ravel, Ladmirault, Liadov, Delius, Elgar). Before that, I listened much (and still do) to symphonic rock and electronic music.

Due to these varied musical influences, I often like to combine classical instruments with electrical (rock) instruments.

I am interested to hear whether you like or not like the instrument combinations I use.

The pieces below are all multitracked improvisations and most of them are not corrected afterwards, so they often:
a) sound unfinished with no good endings
b) contain rhythmical errors
c) are much to short
Hopefully, in the next year, I have learned enough musical theory to transform my improvisations to completed pieces, but sadly, I am not at that point yet.

All sounds come from various GigaStudio libraries, including the guitars (Vintaudio Clean Electric Guitars, Quantum Leap Electrical Guitar & Bass and Steve Stevens Guitar). With the guitar sounds, I often use a Behringer V-AMP 2 for additional effects and distortion.

After the Battle (electrical guitar, church organ and percussion)
http://members.lycos.nl/woodwind/AfterTheBattle.mp3

Electrosphere 3 (lead guitar, string pad, arpeggiator)
http://members.lycos.nl/woodwind/Electrosphere3.mp3

String Trio (bright electrical piano with cello and violin)
http://members.lycos.nl/woodwind/StringTrio.mp3

Watching Sadly (lead guitar, mellotron flute)
http://members.lycos.nl/woodwind/WatchingSadly.mp3

Scotch on the Rocks (bagpipe, lead guitar)
It is really short, but you can loop it.
http://members.lycos.nl/woodwind/ScotchOnTheRocks.mp3

Greetings,

Rob.