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    A look to the past

    I posted the entire 4 movements to this in the past but this is an update with a some changes and a better rendering.

    This is all GPO solos

    Here it is
    On the Cusp of Insanity 4th movement sonar.mp3 - File Shared from Box.net - Free Online File Storage

    Here is a score

    On the Cusp of Insanity 4th movement.pdf - File Shared from Box.net - Free Online File Storage

    The score is provided for those who wish to follow along.

    Here is the original post

    http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/...ad.php?t=57982

    All comments are appreciated.

    Ron
    "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." Albert Einstein

    http://composersforum.ning.com/profile/RonaldFerguson

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    Re: A look to the past

    Ron:

    If I'm not insane already, listening to you piece has brought me
    closer to that realm of thought..........lol

    Listening, I get the feeling that the music has a "psychotic"
    effect. The dynamics and the screaming strings plus the absence
    of a tonal base makes this piece a very reliable proponent of its
    title.

    Pizzicatos make it work nicely at the 3/4 mark.

    Good work on this, Ron

    Jack
    Jack Cannon--MacBook Pro (2015, 13") GPO4/5, JABB3, Auth. STEINWAY, YAMAHA CFX, Gofriller CELLO, Stradivari VIOLIN, COMB2, WORLD, HARPS, PIPE ORGANS, FINALE 2014.5, Mac Pro 2.66 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, DP 9.5, MOTU Traveler, MOTU Micro Express, MacBook Pro (2012, 13") 2.2 Ghz CPU, 8 GB RAM.

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    Re: A look to the past

    I think the use of atonality and the form and phrases with the strings creates a strange ambient of delirium, a place where the reality is blurred and twisted by an alternate one. I´m going to hear the other movements Ron in order to grasp the overall picture. A very interesting work.

    Victor

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    Re: A look to the past

    Jack

    Composing this piece was a cathartic event that I needed at the time. I won't go into the details, but this piece was about a very bad marriage that needed to be over before I went insane.

    Victor

    I added the link to the other movements but be aware, that the journey is an odd one.

    Thanks guys

    Ron
    "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." Albert Einstein

    http://composersforum.ning.com/profile/RonaldFerguson

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    Re: A look to the past

    Ron

    This is one of your most powerful pieces, intense and emotionally gripping. The main theme is haunting, almost a suppressed scream, or not always suppressed. It excellently portrays a prolonged painful situation not a sudden burst.

    Perhaps not a piece one would want to listen to every day but very fine in its concept and execution. It has a good integrity of structure - the ending is solid and satisfying.

    There are some improvements from the last time I heard it.

    Very well done.

    Herb

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    Re: A look to the past

    I remember this piece. It does communicate some pretty anxious times.

    A little old lady once told me that there are worst things than being lonely.

    We'll, at least you have this very interesting and alien music to show for it.

    A very original and well done effort.


    Phil

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    Re: A look to the past

    This is nice work! I really liked this. I like the dynamic contrasts and interesting chords. I definitely get that "going insane" feeling listening to this, great!

    Chris

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    Re: A look to the past

    Herb

    This is my favorite movement of the 3 string quartets I have composed so far. I have it on the cd I listen to as I go to sleep so I do listen to it everyday, but I am usually asleep by the time I get to it.


    Phil

    Alien? Who me?

    I guess my secret is out. So "Take me to your leader".

    Chris

    I have been told that I do come up with some interesting if not sometimes bizarre chords. I may have gone insane during the time period that this conects with, but I think I have made the short trip back to my day to day normalacy.

    Thanks guys

    Ron
    "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." Albert Einstein

    http://composersforum.ning.com/profile/RonaldFerguson

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    Re: A look to the past

    Credit where due, Ron: Your rendering chops have
    come a thousand miles... really.

    This might be just very slightly wide (that's a preference
    call) -- but there's a solid, clean presence in this; and
    a certain intimacy to it that works very well with the
    material.

    And most of all... clarity. You can discern every note
    in every line -- something I truly appreciate. If you'll
    forgive a moment of point blank criticism, I think you've
    often disserved your own writing in that regard.

    Whatever approach you took in the rendering of this,
    Ron -- stay on that beam!

    Always my best,



    David
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    Re: A look to the past

    Quote Originally Posted by rolifer View Post
    I posted the entire 4 movements to this in the past but this is an update with a some changes and a better rendering.

    This is all GPO solos

    Here it is
    On the Cusp of Insanity 4th movement sonar.mp3 - File Shared from Box.net - Free Online File Storage

    Here is a score

    On the Cusp of Insanity 4th movement.pdf - File Shared from Box.net - Free Online File Storage

    The score is provided for those who wish to follow along.

    Here is the original post

    http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/...ad.php?t=57982

    All comments are appreciated.

    Ron

    Obviously, and apparently, much of what you write is over my proverbial head. Still, I get a sense of depth and brilliance. If I could absorb half of what I hear, I would be something akin to Ludwig Von. Scary.

    Love the title.

    Phillip McGuffin
    cmeride79@gmail.com

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