More music. As the title says, I got a keyboard for MIDI input and stuff so I have more options with the musicky things that I do. That's why the dynamics are so strange in the second song—I haven't really gotten the velocity sensitivity thing down yet. So this first one I didn't compose using the keyboard, because I didn't have it yet. It's another Gamache-inspired thing, based off The Cruelest Month. It's not my best and the percussion wasn't fantastic, and I completely ignored transitions between sections and all that, but I think it's okay apart from that.
This was made from a collection of noises at work- an alarm beeping and phone ringing, professors speaking( mostly Levine can be heard at the end). I also found some heartbeat and breathing files to place inside.
The back story would be this is a girl who is a former soldier coming into a campus environment for the first time after being in war.
So I've been rereading some children's/young adult books that I read a couple years ago and composed a couple pieces of music based off of them .... This one was kind of inspired by the book Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool, I'm pretty proud of how it went but I think it drags on a little at the end ...
And this is from Splendors and Glooms, by Laura Amy Schlitz, and even if it's not my best I really had fun composing this one, so here you go :
So, this challenge really reminded me of a piece written a few years back by Quella. At the time, I was very taken by the haunting words, so I decided to put some music to it, and sprout my own version. Here's the link to the archive version: http://archive.youngwritersproject.org/node/89322