NaSoPiAlMo No. 5 (arr. for string quartet)

September 21, 2008 8:20 PM

I took a piano piece I wrote two years ago for National Solo Album Month and arranged it for string quartet. Then I used the Orkester Library in Reason to record it. I was heavily under the influence of Michael Nyman at the time, although this one feels much more like Philip Glass.

The Orkester Library, for some reason, has no solo viola, so the viola part is provided by the Garritan Personal Orchestra. It kind of sticks out when it takes a counter melody.

posted by NemesisVex (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Neat. Good sounding fake strings, I'd love to hear it with the real deal. I don't know much Glass, but this was a lot more accessible than I expected. You can tell the difference with the viola, but so what. Good counterpoint between the violin and cello (I think?) right before that. Reminds me of some Brahms quintet I have. Always uneasy.
posted by erikgrande at 7:20 PM on September 22, 2008

I dig this; it's the sort of thing I could get lost in. Which is a good thing.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:25 AM on September 23, 2008

I definitely hear the Glass in there.
posted by mediocre at 7:07 AM on September 23, 2008

Very Koyaanisquatsi. Very lovely. I agree with erikgrande, would be lovely to hear with real strings/vox.
posted by freya_lamb at 4:15 PM on May 15, 2009

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