Obtuse Posted December 26, 2010 Report Share Posted December 26, 2010 I have created a new competition for the purpose of improving orchestral writing. http://www.solidcomposer.com/arena/compete/126/ Shrack and I were discussing how it is difficult to do orchestral work within a One Hour Compo. The discussion led to having a competition that is solely related to orchestral music. Goal : Improve a composer's skill at writing music for Orchestra. Rules : No synthesizers. Only use orchestral libraries, soundfonts, or orchestral vsts. There is no limitation on what programs you can use to write the music. General Midi instruments are acceptable (but if you can find something better, please do!) Themes: Competitions will be based on thematic ideas, orchestration techniques, or composition techniques. Time : After Magfest, I plan to start the competition at 5PM on Friday and let it run until 9 PM on Sunday night. This will provide ample time to create an idea and expand upon it. Until then, I am going to start the compo on Friday and make it run until Tuesday at 9 PM. (For this week some time is cut short.) I got some advice from Jeff Ball on where to start learning orchestral music and techniques for writing it. The book on writing for orchestral instruments Principles of Orchestation Score Study : International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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