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rolifer
09-30-2008, 10:27 PM
I posted the entire 4 movements to this in the past but this is an update with a some changes and a better rendering.

This is all GPO solos

Here it is
On the Cusp of Insanity 4th movement sonar.mp3 - File Shared from Box.net - Free Online File Storage (http://www.box.net/shared/roy7dazeoo)

Here is a score

On the Cusp of Insanity 4th movement.pdf - File Shared from Box.net - Free Online File Storage (http://www.box.net/shared/hzgc4cinbg)

The score is provided for those who wish to follow along.

Here is the original post

http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/showthread.php?t=57982

All comments are appreciated.

Ron

Rhap2
09-30-2008, 10:43 PM
Ron:

If I'm not insane already, listening to you piece has brought me
closer to that realm of thought..........lol

Listening, I get the feeling that the music has a "psychotic"
effect. The dynamics and the screaming strings plus the absence
of a tonal base makes this piece a very reliable proponent of its
title.

Pizzicatos make it work nicely at the 3/4 mark.

Good work on this, Ron

Jack

mrkeyboard
10-01-2008, 07:28 PM
I think the use of atonality and the form and phrases with the strings creates a strange ambient of delirium, a place where the reality is blurred and twisted by an alternate one. Im going to hear the other movements Ron in order to grasp the overall picture. A very interesting work.

Victor

rolifer
10-01-2008, 09:02 PM
Jack

Composing this piece was a cathartic event that I needed at the time. I won't go into the details, but this piece was about a very bad marriage that needed to be over before I went insane.

Victor

I added the link to the other movements but be aware, that the journey is an odd one.

Thanks guys

Ron

Euler
10-02-2008, 08:57 PM
Ron

This is one of your most powerful pieces, intense and emotionally gripping. The main theme is haunting, almost a suppressed scream, or not always suppressed. It excellently portrays a prolonged painful situation not a sudden burst.

Perhaps not a piece one would want to listen to every day but very fine in its concept and execution. It has a good integrity of structure - the ending is solid and satisfying.

There are some improvements from the last time I heard it.

Very well done.

Herb

fastlane
10-02-2008, 10:25 PM
I remember this piece. It does communicate some pretty anxious times.

A little old lady once told me that there are worst things than being lonely.:)

We'll, at least you have this very interesting and alien music to show for it.

A very original and well done effort.


Phil

ChrisHurn
10-03-2008, 08:29 PM
This is nice work! I really liked this. I like the dynamic contrasts and interesting chords. I definitely get that "going insane" feeling listening to this, great!

Chris

rolifer
10-05-2008, 09:21 PM
Herb

This is my favorite movement of the 3 string quartets I have composed so far. I have it on the cd I listen to as I go to sleep so I do listen to it everyday, but I am usually asleep by the time I get to it.


Phil

Alien? %- Who me?

I guess my secret is out. So "Take me to your leader".

Chris

I have been told that I do come up with some interesting if not sometimes bizarre chords. I may have gone insane during the time period that this conects with, but I think I have made the short trip back to my day to day normalacy.

Thanks guys

Ron

etLux
10-10-2008, 10:30 PM
Credit where due, Ron: Your rendering chops have
come a thousand miles... really.

This might be just very slightly wide (that's a preference
call) -- but there's a solid, clean presence in this; and
a certain intimacy to it that works very well with the
material.

And most of all... clarity. You can discern every note
in every line -- something I truly appreciate. If you'll
forgive a moment of point blank criticism, I think you've
often disserved your own writing in that regard.

Whatever approach you took in the rendering of this,
Ron -- stay on that beam!

Always my best,



David
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David Sosnowski
www.DavidSosnowski.com

cmeride79
10-24-2008, 02:23 AM
I posted the entire 4 movements to this in the past but this is an update with a some changes and a better rendering.

This is all GPO solos

Here it is
On the Cusp of Insanity 4th movement sonar.mp3 - File Shared from Box.net - Free Online File Storage (http://www.box.net/shared/roy7dazeoo)

Here is a score

On the Cusp of Insanity 4th movement.pdf - File Shared from Box.net - Free Online File Storage (http://www.box.net/shared/hzgc4cinbg)

The score is provided for those who wish to follow along.

Here is the original post

http://www.northernsounds.com/forum/showthread.php?t=57982

All comments are appreciated.

Ron


Obviously, and apparently, much of what you write is over my proverbial head. Still, I get a sense of depth and brilliance. If I could absorb half of what I hear, I would be something akin to Ludwig Von. Scary.

Love the title.

Phillip McGuffin
cmeride79@gmail.com