Hi everyone, this is my first post to this forum. Nice to meet you all.
I am working on my second symphony (the word still sticks in my throat, as if I am not yet qualified to use it!). All the sounds are from GPO as included with Finale 2006.
I would appreciate feedback of all kinds -- subjective -- ie what did you experience listening to this? also technical, compositonal, balance, orchestration, whatever. Also, for those of you knowledgeable in musical styles, how would you classify this piece?
This movement is based on the 4 stages of the womb experience as described by Stanislav Graf. As I understand them, they are: the oceanic experience, the feeling of pressure but "no exit" as labor starts but the cervix is not yet open (this is enormously stressful for the fetus), the birth process -- messy, noisy, sensory overload, frightening, and release. Please know that it changes significantly throughout, so any small part is not indicative of the whole piece.
go to my soundclick page:
scroll down to:
Symphony No. 2 mv 1 'In the Womb'
click the little play button at the upper right (choose hi-fi or lo-fi as you wish).
Thanks and nice to meet you all.
Karen ("KE") Peace