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Superb !    Quick and to the point. You can say a Lot in a short time if done right.  I also liked the cover photo , looks just like a section I used to ride my horse thru in a national forest near me.  Brought back a nice memory.     Thanks ..    mark

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Nice piece David. I like how the main theme is relatively simplistic, how the more complex parts are moving about busily in the background , and how they all fit and support each other.

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Very nice orchestration but maybe a bit repetitive? I can see this evolving over time with subtle changes measure after measure.  Nicely done.
-Bjorn

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thank y'all for the astute observations.  It's kind of a short parody of minimalism.  Pretense, yes but it's for NPR. :D  I wish I had that gig, those little tunes play over and over again on NPR.  Think of the royalties.

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All things considered, this is great!!!

 

The strings are clear and beautiful. What strings did you use?

Wait, wait, don't tell me . . .

 

cheers,

-Tom

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Hi David . . . interesting short piece you've done here, great listen, as always . . . now, "NPR Bumper Music" what is that again ?   Esoteric, in that many here may not know what bumper music is, including me. 

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This is from wikipedia:

 

Bumper music, or a bump, is a term used in the radio broadcasting industry to refer to short clips of signature songs or theme music used to buffer transitions between programming elements, typically lasting no longer than fifteen seconds.[1] It is also a term for music played at music venues such as concerts before showtime, to fill the air, with a musical atmosphere. Bumper music is commonly employed when a syndicated program takes a break for local station identification or "goes to a radio advertisement." More often than not it is called a "bump" in today's radio; NPR also uses the term "button". It is also referred to as "rejoiner music" when the bumper music marks the end of a local break on a radio network.

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ya :)  If you listen to their *buttons* or *bumps* they are highly imaginative.  I listen to NPR all day btw (at work).  

 

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Your gonna hate me ... I think this piece, although the glue between this or that, still needs the feel of someone playing the sound with ups and downs, perhaps a pause with a cello playing at counter ... this 'bump' does not work for me, the violin patch is far too repetitive and harsh but leads into a really great bit at the end which is, most probably the bit that works most,  for me anyhow .. There, I told you you'd hate me.

Still love your stuff though

 

Steve :$

 

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1 minute ago, SupaReels said:

Your gonna hate me ... I think this piece, although the glue between this or that, still needs the feel of someone playing the sound with ups and downs, perhaps a pause with a cello playing at counter ... this 'bump' does not work for me, the violin patch is far too repetitive and harsh but leads into a really great bit at the end which is, most probably the bit that works most,  for me anyhow .. There, I told you you'd hate me.

Still love your stuff though

 

Steve :$

Thanks for your honesty, Steve.  These  are meant to be cut up and only tiny snippets are used.  Can't win them all...  :D

 

 

 

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I really enjoyed the melodies of the violins - nice arrangement (good ending  as well) - I would have liked it to last a bit longer.

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I would love to hear your compositions played by a real orchestra or string quartet.  Your genius is thinking outside the box and leaving the listener wanting more.  I know that I want more!

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