I was encouraged by the response of orchestral musicians to the invitation to create timbrel variations on given pitches based on synth sounds. As per Derek's suggestion in the next workshop I will expand on this exploratory process.
of the revelations that were especially great for me were...
countrabass, shared her favorite sound in relation to
the synth sound as bowing the tail piece and also placing that sound with
the low brass in the orchestration of the opening chord.
and Sarah, cellists, felt good about the pulsations in one of
the synth sounds and liked the addition of bow pulsations to their
1st violinist, suggested adding trills and an octave displacement
in response to the synth sounds.
violist, suggested adding ponti cello to the the viola section bar 1-
am going to make use of Morton Subotnick's suggestion to work out a
way of making these variations through the string section leaders to facilitate
the rehearsal process.
DuMaine, trumpet came up with a trumpet sound that featured 6 tones
at once inside
an opening chord as per the synth sound and Kyle Turner, tuba immediately
suggested dropping his part an octave.
found it generally hard to hear Andrew Bolotowsky's Native American flute and
will put it in front of the orchestra in the next rehearsal and make sure he has a microphone from the beginning of the rehearsal, as
well as open up the orchestration surrounding various phrases that he
got wonderful photos of the musicians playing their instruments and
hence inspiration for how the digital images will be created that will backdrop
the orchestra during the performance.
workshop we will shoot
with a flash during set up to avoid flashes during rehearsals. Thanks