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Posted on Mon, Mar 30 2020 14:48
by Acclarion
Joined on Sat, Aug 15 2015, Canada, Eh!, Posts 513

My new piece, If You Only Knew, for String Trio and Harp, represents the emotional journey I’ve been on this past year. I have felt extreme highs and lows, but ultimately, I have emerged more hopeful and optimistic than ever. While not directly a response to the ongoing struggle we all face during this unprecedented period, I feel the piece can also serve as a commentary for the challenges facing humanity and what I believe will be our ultimate triumph over adversity.


Be well and take care of each other during these trying times.

If You Only Knew for String Trio and Harp


Much love,
David

www.DavidCarovillano.com - NEW SITE!
www.acclarion.ca - concert accordion & clarinet duo
Posted on Mon, Mar 30 2020 15:20
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5514

The composition is really fine, expressive and varied - another piece of yours that I am sure players would like to do because there is so much change throughout and it is very pleasing to the ear yet complex at the same time.  The MIDI performance is insanely good!  The solo instruments are about perfect and they are playing about everything they normally do.  The only criticism I can come up with is one harp trill sounded too fast.  Approximately 1 second of critique is all I can come up with...   congratulations on another great piece.  

Posted on Mon, Mar 30 2020 22:51
by Acclarion
Joined on Sat, Aug 15 2015, Canada, Eh!, Posts 513

Thank you, William.  Considering your skill/expertise with VSL libraries, I'm honoured you felt the piece was well done.  I have a world-renowned harpist in my extended family, but didn't want to trouble her to execute those trills, so I let VSL's wizardry shine, maybe a little too much :) lol

Dave

www.DavidCarovillano.com - NEW SITE!
www.acclarion.ca - concert accordion & clarinet duo
Posted on Sat, Apr 04 2020 10:02
by jasensmith
Joined on Tue, Jan 15 2008, Arizona, Posts 1576
Well done Dave!

It's fascinating how you are able to juxtapose these contrasting phrases of tension that rise to uber-manic levels then dial it back down to soothing calmness at the drop of a hat. It's a brilliant sonic representation of what one goes through when they have a secret they so badly want to tell the world but can't for whatever reason. All the angst of not being able to make the big reveal because the less the world knows the better. So, yes! If you only knew!

I must admit, I felt rather exasperated from the jolting swathes of emotion one way then the other but it was also exhilarating to say the least. Almost like a roller coaster if you'll excuse the tired cliche.

Again, well done all around and thank you for posting.

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it."
- W.C. Fields
Posted on Mon, Apr 06 2020 01:00
by jsg
Joined on Thu, Jan 19 2006, San Francisco, CA USA, Posts 287

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Posted on Mon, Apr 06 2020 12:39
by Acclarion
Joined on Sat, Aug 15 2015, Canada, Eh!, Posts 513

Thank you, Jasen, and Jerry.

Jasen:  I can't tell you how rewarding it is to put something out there that another person "gets" when they listen to it.  The funny thing is, music may be the universal language, but often I find myself speaking a musical dialect that few can relate to :)  Thank you for such a thoughtful and creative response!

Jerry: Nice to hear from you!  I, too, prefer the score, but with the backlog of works that need to be polished for publication, this piece's score exists only as notes and a few tempi/expression marks for now (and if I put that up, I'm sure some people would let me know how unfinished the score looks!)

Sorry to hear that you had to cancel recording sessions.  The world is at a standstill, and thank God we have access to VSL's amazing libraries to keep the music flowing during our hibernation.  I'll check out your piece that you just posted now...

Cheers,

Dave

www.DavidCarovillano.com - NEW SITE!
www.acclarion.ca - concert accordion & clarinet duo
Posted on Fri, Apr 17 2020 04:36
by jsg
Joined on Thu, Jan 19 2006, San Francisco, CA USA, Posts 287

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Posted on Fri, Apr 17 2020 12:31
by Acclarion
Joined on Sat, Aug 15 2015, Canada, Eh!, Posts 513

Sorry about that, Jerry!  A little house-keeping is in order, because I haven't touched my PM box in ages.  Feel free to email me at dear villain AT gmail dot com (obviously, formatted as a regular email).

All the best,

Dave

www.DavidCarovillano.com - NEW SITE!
www.acclarion.ca - concert accordion & clarinet duo
Posted on Fri, Apr 17 2020 18:17
by jsg
Joined on Thu, Jan 19 2006, San Francisco, CA USA, Posts 287

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Posted on Fri, Apr 17 2020 19:18
by Acclarion
Joined on Sat, Aug 15 2015, Canada, Eh!, Posts 513
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Originally Posted by: Acclarion Go to Quoted Post

Sorry about that, Jerry! A little house-keeping is in order, because I haven't touched my PM box in ages. Feel free to email me at dear villain AT gmail dot com (obviously, formatted as a regular email).
All the best,
Dave


Hi Dave,
I wrote you at the address: but the email bounced back....
J


Hi Jerry,

It looks like the i and a were inverted. It is dearvillain. I'll look forward to hearing from you!
www.DavidCarovillano.com - NEW SITE!
www.acclarion.ca - concert accordion & clarinet duo
Posted on Fri, Apr 17 2020 19:33
by jsg
Joined on Thu, Jan 19 2006, San Francisco, CA USA, Posts 287

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