Go Compose 2015 took place 11th-13th October at Woodend Barn, Banchory. With the help from professional composers Oliver Searle and Usui Shiori, young composers created their own, original piece of music. The course finishes finished with a fantastic performance from the players of Red Note, with 11 new pieces being aired for the first time. Each of the composers introduced their own works, as well as producing a short programme note about the pieces, explaining how they had got to the point of completion over the last few days.
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The Last Journey - Andrew Benton
My piece is called The Last Journey because after I wrote it I thought it sounded like a journey when it was played back. The fast parts also sound like you’re excited on your way home while the slow parts sound like you’re tired.
The Challenging Piece - Ngoni Masiyakurima
The composition you will hear this evening is called The Challenging Piece. This piece has very difficult arpeggio scales which are played throughout hence its name. I hope you enjoy it.
A Memoir to Remember - Adekemi Goke-Dabiri
My piece A Memoir to Remember is a 2-3 minute melodic and tranquil piece. It was originally called Coming Home to commemorate loved ones coming home, but while I was putting the finishing touches to it, it reminded me of the memories that I’ve shared with everyone around. Hopefully you feel the same way.
Background Radiation- Kara Taylor
My piece is called Background Radiation because of this year’s Go Compose theme of space. To fit this theme, I have included many diminished sevenths and weird chords. There is also a large range of dynamics to represent passing stars, planets and galaxies. Hope you enjoy.
Hidden Significance - Rudi Paul
It is difficult to say whether insignificance is a form of significance. It could be that insignificance is simply a well disguised version. In honour of this concept and my pieces lack of clear symbolism, I named it Hidden Significance.
Cantando - Jack Rathbone
I wrote this piece as I wanted to see if I could use some ideas from one of my piano solos and transfer it into this trio. I gave the piece its name Cantando, which is Italian for ‘singing’, as I feel the instruments sing out their melodies throughout the piece.
Apollo - Caitlin Holmes
My piece is called Apollo. It is based on the dangers and beauties in space that are faced in space missions. This is shown in the contrasts in the piece.
A Range of Themes from the Solar System - Clara-Jane Maunder
I was inspired to write this piece after a very informative and interesting presentation by the Aberdeen Astronomical Society. I was amazed by the vastness of our universe and the variation in planets, stars, galaxies and constellations that surround our tiny world. I hope you enjoy my piece.