I've been absolutely obsessed with this piece over the past 48 hours. If you haven't ever heard it, go listen right now!!! It'll change her life. It has been helping me sort through emotions and feelings I wasn't aware of. Music is incredible like that! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
And YES, I know there's no viola part in this piece lol. Should arrange it for viola...?? 🤔
We have new project fever! Really excited to work on some new videos. We have a few things at different stages of production so stay tuned! Trying not to sacrifice sleep through the creative process is definitely one of the biggest challenges. It might seem worth it at first (work hard now. sleep later...right?) But the truth is, long term memory is processed and stored during sleep (among the other important brain functions that occur) So, all that hard work you put into practice yesterday? Well, if you didn't get enough sleep last night, get ready to do it all over again today...So wish us some luck trying to stay rested. 😂😂😁
New composition in the works! It has finally been a while, but I’m excited to showcase my work in progress either called Spice or Tango (I haven’t decided yet lol) for four violins and cello. My big goal for this piece is to perform it for a schoolwide concert one day with my high school friends, so you’ll probably see this piece pop back up someday! If you have any suggestions for a title of the piece, please let me know! 😄
#tbt A little behind-the-scenes: a reading rehearsal for the Bradley String Orchestra in advance of our recent performance with Latin grammy winner Marco Antonio Solis and his back-to-back sold out performances at the Forum.
Here, the orchestra is sight-reading for the first time Se Te Pudiera Mentir (If I Could Lie to You), a timeless classic originally written for famed Spanish singer and actress Rocia Dúrcal. ( Practice arrangement by Hiro Goto @hiro4skool )
Sight-reading is something most rock bands--most of which don't use sheet music because they've been playing the same songs by ear for many years--don't have to contend with. The ability of the players must be _extremely_ high to pull it off like this. This crew has never worked together before, never performed together in this configuration before, never heard or seen this music before. The parts were literally delivered mid-session at the studio.
The audio is very rough. Just two room mics in a rehearsal studio. Not the most sonically advantageous circumstance. Ain't a recording studio.
Important to know about string arrangements: it takes three players on a part to blend intonation, and four players to double the volume of just one player. With just two players on a part for this sesh, things like pitch and dynamics are _much_ more challenging than a quartet (with just one person on a part)...or a proper chamber symphony (with four or more players per part). But the quality of our musicians is so high, our tiny ensemble was able to work veritable miracles with literally zero time at all...reading several dozen similarly ornately arranged tunes down in just a couple hours.