After owning the Garritan Personal Orchestra for a few years, I finally joined the NorthernSounds.com forum toward the end of last year. When I saw that it had a place where composers could post their music, this encouraged me to get back to work on a couple of pieces that I've been neglecting for way too long. I really appreciate having the opportunity to be here.
Before I send you to my website, a little background. About five years ago, I started work on a piano sonata. I was using a substandard sampler at the time, and I finally had enough, so I looked around for something with decent sounds that I could actually afford. My search led me to the GPO product, which I've been happily using since then.
Although I started using GPO for my sonata, the quality of its orchestral library led me to revisit a symphony I had shelved years earlier. These are still works-in-progress, but with GPO -- and now the listening room -- I'd like to start putting my music out there. So, I'm debuting what I call my "Virtual Concert Hall" where people can hear virtual performances of what I've written thus far. As I add new material to both pieces, I will update the sound files on my site.
Between a busy (nonmusical) work schedule and severe bouts of writer's block, I don't know how often these updates may happen. But I'll say two things here: First, I have a mailing list for people who'd like to be e-mailed whenever I update my site with new sound files. However, I'm going to make these updates only when I put up a substantial amount of new material, so you won't be bothered every time I add just a few measures. Second, I hope that what I've written shows sufficient promise that a few of you will be interested in following my creative progress as I work these pieces to completion.
If you'd like to have a listen to what I'm composing, please visit:
Thanks, and I hope you enjoy what I have to offer!