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    Intergalactica Suite mv 3 Nebulae

    Hi everyone,

    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
    http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?songid=5821186&q=hi

    mv 4 At the Edge of the Event Horizon
    http://www.soundclick.com/player/single_player.cfm?songid=5503578&q=hi
    Last edited by KE Peace; 09-29-2007 at 08:56 AM. Reason: add a ps to Michel
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    Dear KE Peace,

    I have to say..WOW!!! It's so good !!!. Very fine writing here.
    Your orchestration is fantastic. I really enjoy you composing.
    Thanks for sharing this whith us.


    All my best


    JL

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    Well, Jacques, coming from you that is a compliment indeed! (I remember listening to a piece you posted, and having a similar reaction). Thanks so much for listening
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    Hi,
    For being in such a "draft" state this work is very polished in my opinion and very well thought out in terms of instrumentation and theme development. I enjoyed great passages from the winds, brass and percussion, and down to the cello or bass. Also, wonderful mood swings that are expertly joined. Great job!

    Michael
    "...Wiktor's a Jekyll-Hyde personality..." - Lycos Music
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    Exciting new piece from you, Karen.

    Wonderful inspiration to work from, the Hubble images, and you're clearly being Quite inspired.

    I was a bit surprised how melodic this was as opposed to being more purely textural, and that's neither here nor there - just passing on the expectation shift I went through. It's Good to be surprised.

    From hearing your other pieces, I know you'll be massaging the data on this a bit more to make it even more smooth, but the piece certainly has all its fine details otherwise quite in place and working wonderfully well together.

    Thank you!

    Randy B.
    (rbowser)

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    Karen,
    I agree those are some stunning pictures, and this piece is stunning as well. I think you have musically illustrated the power of those images very well.


    Do you have to have powerpoint on your computer to vew that?

    David

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    Hi David,

    No, you don't have to have powerpoint -- Powerpoint lets me package it so it comes with a "viewer" application (small) that runs the presentation.

    Let me know if I should attempt to send it, I'll be happy to.

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    Hi Karen,

    Great concept for an orchestral suite! I have a similar opus in the works but it is a long way from completion.

    Parts of this are absolutely gorgeous and flow with a space-iousness that is particularly effective. To my mind, parts of this have a distinctly Mendelssohnian grandeur (if he were writing about nebulae), almost like an updated version of the Hebrides Overture.

    The scale passages starting at 2:35 sound a little too synthy. Some legato on that section would greatly improve the overall effect.

    Beautiful work!

    Regards,
    Darwin

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    Re: Intergalactica Suite mv 3 Nebulae

    Quote Originally Posted by KE Peace
    Hi David,

    No, you don't have to have powerpoint -- Powerpoint lets me package it so it comes with a "viewer" application (small) that runs the presentation.

    Let me know if I should attempt to send it, I'll be happy to.

    Karen
    Yes, please send! I"ll pm my email address.

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    A handsome addition to this growing suite, Karen.

    I liked the sweeping strokes of this, presenting these
    grand entities in the garb of their implicit power and
    enormity; yet contrasting their august presences against
    a still greater canvas that is, somehow... pacific and
    calming.

    All things have their place in the cosmos.

    I'm looking forward especially to The Big Bang (and
    perhaps you might mention what happened beforehand,
    as well... lol).

    All my best,


    David
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