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Four Scenes (Live 4/15/11)

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This was my graduation piece from my studies in composing for film at The Iceland Academy of the Arts. It was premiered on the 15th of April at my graduation concert.

This piece, written for two grand pianos, a string quartet, clarinet and flute is influenced by the American minimalists but still draws greatly from melodic nature-romanticism. It's divided into 4 parts, each one describing a setting for a scene from a film that the listener is to create for himself.

I. Int. House. Morning - Ext. Field. Morning.
II. Ext. Forest Trail. Day.
III. Ext. Beach. Twilight.
IV. Ext. Forest. Night - Int. House. Night.

This is the live recording I promised you guys.

The picture was taken at the graduation ceremony on the 11th of June, where I was selected to give a speech on behalf of the music department.

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Henke said 2977 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
again and thanks for sharing this live version as well. Sounds great. Maybe posting some creds to the orchestra? Who are they?

Think I saw the Swedish flag by your name, are you here on visit?

Take care,
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drakonis said 2977 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
Congratulations, on the graduation, as well as this piece being performed! What a great accomplishment. Please see my notes on your prior submission of this regarding the piece itself.

The musicians did a superb job of playing this complicated piece, you really gave the pianist a workout :-) Was that you?

Loved the climax at the end, the abrupt stop, the long shocked pause as the audience dangles over the cliff of sudden silence, followed by the rush of applause!

Congratulations again, so wonderful to hear your own piece performed live, and congrats to the musicians who performed this so well.

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modalgrooveman said 2977 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
I love it!
outstanding work -- very nicely structured! I love the minimalist influence.
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alackbass said 2977 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
Four Scenes (Live 4/15/11)
Brilliant piece! Great recording!

You are going to post a recording of your speech, aren't you?
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magnatone said 2977 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
Four Scenes
Einar, this is just stuPENDOUS!!! congratulations on your graduation - i think you're about an hour from conquering the music world now! love that photo - love this music!
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Ed Hannifin said 2977 days ago (June 26th, 2011)
Taste and intelligence...
I love how you make music that draws a listener in without having that music be trite or saccharin, Einar... Your use of different ranges and sonorities against one another leaves the piece sounding wide and spacious...And I continue to enjoy your use of a solid low end in classical soundtrack writing...

This is a great listen... It would add something to a visual foreground, but it loses nothing being a piece standing on its own...
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michaeljayklein said 2976 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
This was excellent...
and congratulations!
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TobinMueller said 2976 days ago (June 27th, 2011)
An honor
Nice honor. Congratulations. You should post a link to your speech, too. Very Philip Glass. Deconstructionist and minimalist, for sure. Nice variations. What's next for you?!
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Soundhound said 2975 days ago (June 28th, 2011)
Nice track....
I like the way it moves and the string stabs in the 1st one.....
All very well done.....
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