Since several of you suggested I take my "Event Horizon" piece and do something more with it, I got interested in doing a set of orchesetral pieces relating to space objects. I've wandered arond NASA's site looking at all kinds of photos, and they are really stunning. (See http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/showcase.php?index=9 for a showcase of photos).
So, the new piece, not polished (dynamics not perfect, a few bum notes, score in 'composer's draft' form, etc), but pretty much complete, is the middle one, Nebulae, which is not the original “Nebula”, which has been renamed to Space. So this middle one below is the one I’m really presenting for listening, but I’m including the 2 adjoining movements in this loosely connected suite for context.
There will be two more movements – mv 1 The Big Bang and mv 5 Starlight, both of which have a snippet of a beginning, 1-2 minutes at present. These are all scored for full orchestra.
I loved the pictures of Nebulae so much, I made a power point presentation that plays mv 3 below and runs thorough a bunch of photos of them to the music. If anyone would like to see it, I think I can email you the components and explain how to set it up. As you can see in the NASA website, some of the pictures are really stunning.
As always, thanks for listening!
PS Michel, I would be interested in your feedback on the use of different combinations of instruments, the various textural effects, since this is one area you've made suggestions for me in the past. I think I may have done a better job of that in this piece (?)
mv 2 Space http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?songid=5729610&q=hi
mv 3 Nebulae
mv 4 At the Edge of the Event Horizon