Edit: I have been working on this with all of my free time this week and all day today (Saturday).
Last weekend when I tried to fix the tempo in this, disaster struck. For some reason certain notes would not turn off in this. All of a sudden when I increased cc 11 these phantom notes from many measures back would decide they were still turned on and would play and not turn off until some other note was played or the note felt it was done pissing me off. Then of course another phantom note or 4 would take its place. I searched the forums for an answer, asked everyone and found no answers. I diligently tracked down most of these ball busting notes and removed them and changed the piece to work around these notes. I also used envelopes to try to hide some I couldn't find and tried to hide the rest as best as possible.
At one point you will hear a clarinet do a longer note than it should, just because I couldn't find a fix for that one easily. A few places this will sound very dissonant because of some of these phantom notes. Other places are dissonant on purpose.
Since this piece is tied to the financial markets and how we perceive them and how the media does the same, I thought the middle section would represent a calmer more stable time and the rest as the more violent ups and downs we see in the stock market. If you follow the lines in the piece, you will see that there are a lot of ups and downs, showing how the stock market fluctuates. Almost like looking at a flowchart showing the prices for a myriad of stocks. Underlying all of this is the bass in horns and strings almost constantly going upward, and yet in the higher registers many ups and downs.
I don't know if any of that makes sense, but I tried to impress that into this revision.
Here is the latest version
Here is the original post
This one is almost completed.
I started it Monday and did the rest today.
I had everything right and made a few more adjustments and somehow lost all of my Tempo changes.
So the tempo is not quite right, but it is presentable.
This is GPO and others.
Here it is
In case anyone is wondering about the title, this piece is a satirical look at the mainstream media that is telling us how bad things are for the typical American today. A little political statement on my part. Or it is about some weird crap out in space. My muse is drunk again and she always slurs her words so bad, I only understand half of it.
On another subject......
Vote Republican and Democrat!!!
Keep gridlock alive and well, otherwise Congress will spend all of our great great grand kids money as well as all of ours.
Comments about the music are welcome