Hi Julien! Many thanks for listening.I suppose, compared with my other output, it is a bit different. I deliberately sat down to write a piano only composition, to pick up an idea or two from another piece that I thought might work solo rather than as a band piece (yes, I have recycled a couple of themes from elsewhere).
Whilst there are a lot of lush chords in there and a bit of rubato, I was trying not to get into a romantic, schmaltzy feel -- I suppose I was aiming for a romantic sound withou an over-the-top romantic feel, so it sounds as though I was on the right track.
Well, the mood I was aiming for was emotional and a sense of melancholy or loss (although not romantic), so perhaps connotations of romanticism in emotion are not misplaced.
It's the fact that I have a much wider dynamic range with my left hand but it so easily becomes too heavy -- I wish I had the same heaviness and sensitivity in the right hand to get the range and also counteract the left. I could do with a piano that is left sensitive to bass or has a compressed upper dynamic. I did EQ out some of the bottom end, partly for distance and partly to counter the leaden hand.
From a compositional point of view, I always find the left hand difficult because these days I'm so used to playing monphonic synths and using the left hand for mod- and pitchwheel rather than actual notes.
There's definitely some very odd chords and enharmonic changes in there. Ultimately it's pretty simple though, all C major ;-) I'm glad you liked it.
Many thanks again for taking the trouble to listen and comment. Best wishes Q On 10/04/12 20:38, Julien Claassen wrote:
Hi Q! Wow, this is a completely new direction. I qwouldn't have thought that of you, remembering Lovatnet or beyond tripple point or even your first Laetoli. It has some very romantic passages, by which I don't mean the emotion necessarily, but the period of time. Hm, thinking about it: also the emotional state. :-) Nice piano, could that be a Sampletekk Black Grand as well? I seem to recognise its characteristics. :-) A very nice work all in all. I like your left handedness, it does something for the piece. I tend to do little in the left hand as do others here and in other places, where you can find free self-composed music, unless they really sit down and have a specific form of musical piece in mind (like counterpunctual or similar). coming back to its real beauty, the melodies, I seem to spy a glimmer of something there, which reminds me of something. :-P Lovely work, some nice chords in figures in there! Pianisedly yours Julien
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