On the feedback I received for my last post some of my kind mentors here suggested I work on dynamics. So that's what I'm doing with this new one.
All the pieces in this series are designed to fade into silence to introduce a meditation. This limits the amounts of dynamics I can include. I want the music to remain calming -- no ppp interrupted by cannons! An extra consideration is that it has to start at the highest volume it'll ever reach, so that people don't turn it on, adjust the volume, and then find it keeps getting louder and louder. Also, I want the music to be interesting for 1'00" or so, to draw listeners' attention away from their everyday concerns, but it should then intentionally become a bit repetitive, so that the listener settles into silence rather than wanting to hear more music.
So that's the set of parameters I'm working with.
It's the one called Sea of Galilee.
Do you think it's achieving its intended goals? Is there anything you'd change if you were the one working on this piece?