Saturday, November 3, 2012

Forever and a Day...

Yeah. It's been forever and a day. I'm sorry about that.
Life update: school is crazy, but good. That sums it all up.
Music update: ever since the album came out, I've been in a musical slump. I haven't been writing as much as I should. I've been slacking. Not cool. So I am going to post some stuff.

A True Western (Version 2). Why Version 2? I entered it into a contest, and the piece didn't win, but they told me that if I made certain tweaks to the piece, it would be better. So I did what they suggested. I made the middle more contrasting.



Thoughts?

OK, now for something new. Brace yourselves: I have composed an artsy piece. It's for something called a Pierrot Ensemble. A Pierrot Ensemble is an ensemble of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. I composed it last week, because it was due for a contest. Translation: I composed as fast as possible.
I'll be honest, I'm not sure if I like the piece. There are some parts that I like, and other parts I don't. We have a love hate relationship. I originally was not going to post the piece, but then... I caved.
I call the piece A Wandering Mind.


And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the artsy side of Jonathan Maiocco.

So I know none of that was all that exciting. I'm hoping to post something really cool soon though. So hang in there.

But here is something cool for the moment: I have been remixed! Or, re-orchestrated... not sure what you would call it.

Daniel White, an awesome fell composer and friend, took my themes for The Horse and His Boy (which you can listen to them here and here) and composed a piece for The Horse and His Boy! Here's his blog post, and below is the piece.




Go check out Daniel's music and his blog. He's got some pretty awesome stuff! As always...

Thanks for listening,

Jonathan Maiocco