This is one of the very few times I create a thread here. However I was particularly happy with the way the solo violin turned out and thought that I'd like to share it.
This piece is called "Problems", and it is for a small string orchestra. A comission from The Octava Chamber Orchestra to be performed on the 2nd of November in Seattle (hope to attend there, probably already know that).
Either way linkies:
www.nikolas-sideris.com/Stuff/Problems.mp3 (music, around 8 MB)
www.nikolas-sideris.com/Stuff/Problems.pdf (score, less than 1 MB with an ugly watermark in the middle, sorry )
Story behind the name:
Aristotle, wrote quite a few books before dying. Very few have been salvaged. One of them deals with the various 'problems'. In one of those problems (physiological usually), he deals with the nature of bad, as he calls it, sound and how the good sound can take away the bad one, if the volume is right. How the sound itself kicks the other sounds out. In other words (a bit more modern), how the human mind can concetrate on the 'important' stuff, leaving out the unimportant.
Well, that's it. A test, with dissonance and consonance, to see what's important to each of you and what's not!
The strings are the big ba ba boom fat EW libraries (sorry), but the solo violin is brilliant little strad! I definately don't like the sound of the strings too much, for this type of music, and much more since I know that the live setting has less than 14 players in all, while in my rendering the 1st violins have 18 already!
Either way, enjoy...