Since hearing about the Listening Room Festival, I've been meaning to post a few things, but I'm working on many projects with deadlines and I'm behind on everything, so certain things have had to take a back seat. I'm giving myself a day off, though, so I'll try to upload a piece or two.
A couple of months ago, I participated in the Rapido composition contest. For those who don't know about it, the idea behind it is for all participants to write a 4-6 minute work within assigned parameters within a 14-day period. This year, the assignment was for everyone to write two dances for oboe, violin, cello, and piano.
Due to poor planning on my part, I was away from home for the first week of the composition period, and unfortunately I am someone who just cannot do any composing except at home in my studio. So my two week window got compressed to one week.
I was able to get a five minute piece done, but I had to basically just slam something out and hope it worked. As it turned out, it was better than I had hoped, but could be improved. Right now, I think of it as a first draft of something that I may work on somewhere down the line.
I've learned that my piece didn't make the cut and I'm no longer in the contest, so I'm just going to post it here. The title, because I couldn't think of anything better, is just "June."
The mp3 uses GPO (full) with Finale playback (no tweaking on my part).
And here's the score for those who want to follow along.