I had a really hard time with this competition theme. This is my fifth attempt, and the first idea that didn’t just end up depressingly uninteresting. Unfortunately, I didn’t come up with it until the weekend before the deadline, so I only had two days, but that’s enough for a piece like this, once there is a proper idea to build on.
The vision behind this piece is rather abstract… “Where do we go from here?” I suppose that’s how I feel about life in general right now, but not exactly in a way that inspires creativity, which is probably why I had such a hard time with this.
Could have used some more time to clean up some themes, and maybe make a more sophisticated arrangement, but I came up with this idea yesterday, and I don’t have time to work on it tomorrow, so this will have to do.
Cubase Pro 10.5, Kontakt, TC VSS3, smart:reverb, StereoSavage, Pro-Q3, Ozone 9
Spitfire Solo Strings, Spitfire Chamber Strings, Spitfire Symphonic Woodwinds
Bonus strings programming tip: “Slide” articulations may not seem very useful at first, as straight one-finger slides are not a commonly used technique, at least not in classical music. However, the slides can be used for implementing audible shifts, by first sliding corresponding to the hand movement, and then playing a fingered note corresponding to new finger.