First off, I would like to extend HUGE thanks to all of you who sent us your best wishes for our performance of Spellbound The Musical in NY back in April. It was a great success and we are now in negotiations with a couple of producers about characters/show length/scene changes/cuts/edits etc. I will keep you all posted. I cannot express our gratitude enough to you all who posted comments of encouragement, critique and advice - the GPO forums are certainly an extremely wonderful community to be part of.
Since our performance in April, I have managed to tear myself away from Spellbound, have 2 vacations with my girlfriend and even begin writing an entirely new piece, completely un-related to Spellbound (yes, I hear those sighs of relief! ) This is a "personal" piece which I have just begun and would love some feedback on it. I won't bore you all and give details about the story which the piece tells. Simply put, it is a piece which spans 12 months, starting August 2005. It is unfinished as I have only got as far as October. I have decided to post what I've written so far because I hear it every night, and re-work stuff, write a few more bars, then edit, then delete, then re-write...etc...you know what it's like when you hear your own music over and over and over again... I would just like to know what "feel" people get from it. Does anything seem odd? Do transitions seem premature or inappropriate? Are any instruments sounding intrusive? Did I go overboard with the brass in some parts? Is the mix painful on the ear? That kind of thing.
Many Many Many thanks if you have time to comment.
Once again, HUGE HUGE thanks to Neotypic for giving the webspace to upload this. Where's your stuff these days, Neo? Would love to hear some more.
Here it is: