I am busy as can be with so many things tugging and pulling at me. I am having a great time with my new animation software, after posting numerous experimental pieces on You Tube, including, get ready to gasp, a video of Lady Gaga's The Edge of Glory (X2 because she and her Mom didn't like the first one), with a cover of the tune produced by me and featuring the vocal talents of 16 year old Star, (yes that's her name). My next production using Star will be an original song and I have already written the song, but (groan) not all the words yet. It is good, in a way, to be producing the animated videos, because they all need some kind of music. I rendered a very nice version of part of "The Force of Destiny" by Verdi to use with one called "goodbye, Jeffery", and it worked great!
In keeping with my aforementioned pursuits, I present to you an original composition, written last Fall, called, "Dance or Die". Such is my state of mind that I even consider such propositions, and yet, still I feel there may be elements of truth to the musics title.
I used quite a lot of contrary motion in this one, it's use and presence are closely entwined with and are thus part of the musical theme. I used a fair bit of Brass and neither did I spare the Timpani!
Dance or Die - sd cisco 2011