So, I have a conundrum... in a way, going to college for Music Composition destroyed the "child" in me. Because of this professional education, I concentrate on and enjoy keeping my music realistic to play.
Lately, however, I've been fiddling with the Taiko Drum sounds in GPO World and have found myself gleefully reverting back to some of my younger days where I wrote what sounded cool, not necessarily what was realistically playable. The Taiko Drum is just awesome... it's the most fun percussion instrument I know of (SQUIRREL!!! ... at least for now). I can do more with its sounds than I ever could with Timpani & Bass Drum--at least that's how it feel right now with me in experimentation mode.
My question is this, however: As many composers go, I don't do this for a living and so recognize that it's not very likely anyone will actually play my stuff. With that being said, should I just allow myself to go crazy and write what sounds cool, or should I bring the conservative purist back to the foreground?