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The Music Room => Composing and Performing => Topic started by: Ian Moore on December 22, 2015, 08:00:24 AM

Title: Empfindsamkeit
Post by: Ian Moore on December 22, 2015, 08:00:24 AM
This is the sister piece to 'Adieu'.  Basically a version for oboe and string quartet.

https://youtu.be/t0skwHxe-bU (https://youtu.be/t0skwHxe-bU)
Title: Re: Empfindsamkeit
Post by: Ian Moore on January 07, 2016, 12:36:06 PM
Has anyone got a comment to make about the music?
Title: Re: Empfindsamkeit
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 07, 2016, 02:31:09 PM
Sorry I missed it, Ian. Will have a listen soon!
Title: Re: Empfindsamkeit
Post by: ComposerOfAvantGarde on January 07, 2016, 05:51:50 PM
The moments of silence in the piece really create a sense of anticipation! Awesome stuff, but is there more to it?
Title: Re: Empfindsamkeit
Post by: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 08, 2016, 06:39:02 AM
Has anyone got a comment to make about the music?

Nice harmonic palette.  Not that it's the only tool in your kit, but I enjoy your occasional practice of a texture which is essentially chords (often pyramids) which are sustained, but rhythmically activated and ornamented.
Title: Re: Empfindsamkeit
Post by: Luke on January 08, 2016, 12:46:25 PM
I'm very impressed by it, as I've been impressed by everything of yours I've seen. I like your textural and formal clarity underneath the hyperdense and complex surface - it really communicates.... very Empfindsamkeit, in fact. Lovely work (and it goes without saying, superb performance too).
Title: Re: Empfindsamkeit
Post by: Luke on January 08, 2016, 12:48:13 PM
Plus - your blog is very interesting reading.  :)
Title: Re: Empfindsamkeit
Post by: Ian Moore on January 21, 2016, 09:36:39 PM
Thank you very much for your kind words.