Monday, March 18, 2013

WISE - Brief Thoughts

I spent an extended period of time this evening trying to find works written originally for string orchestra that matched my composing style. It turns out that there are barely any contemporary classical works written for string orchestra.

This got me thinking about how difficult it was going to be to bring out my own unique voice in a string orchestra piece. I've found that my music sounds most like me when written for choir or concert band, which are very different from a string orchestra.

It's going to be a unique and intriguing challenge to overcome; one that I will run into very shortly as I transition from brainstorming to choosing an idea and developing it.