If anyone around here wants a quick little bit of collab, and if it's okay with admins, I just wanted to link y'all to this reasonably active 2-bar composition game I'm running on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/MonthlyComposition/comments/4vqtei/the_twobar_collaborative_composition_game/
I've posted a recent version of the score in the group. It'd be cool to see you there, and hopefully my score having been posted in this group will bring some activity the other way as well!
On my Youtube channel I post arrangements and compositions, that can be found here as well (well some of them at least) and performances and improvisations. It would mean the world to me if you could check it out.
Alright, some people don't know what a divertimento is. But, I want to create one with all of you and put it together so that we can learn, experience others' attributes and actually collaborate using special techniques that you have acquired in your years of composing. What a divertimento is: a "suite" (if you will) that is composed of 6-8 (depends on the number of participants) movements that range from 6-20 minutes. (***Note: this is not a symphony; therefore the movements should not be above 4 minutes.) Let's all agree on the instrumentation, with a standard orchestral instrumentation with free percussion (Standard orchestral instrumentation: # of staves must not decrease from:1 flute, 1 oboe, 2 Bb Clarinets, Bass Clarinet, 2 Trumpets, 2 Horn, 1 Trombone, 1 Tuba, 1 Harp*, 2 Violins, 1 Viola, 1 Cello and 1 Contrabass. *=may be omitted for march) which may be determined by what movement you want to do.
For the movements, some examples may include: March, Toccata, Fugue, Dance, Ballad, Jig, Soliloquy, Variation, Chorale, Scherzo, Waltz, Finale and a Introduction (which I will do). In a divertimento, there are two ballads, a finale, intro and two body movements. The examples (and by examples, I mean things that will jog your memory) of these:
Intro (for my intro, I choose something like "Ignition" by Todd Stalter) all movements except ballads
Second movement: Waltz, Scherzo, Ballad
Third Movement: Scherzo, Waltz, Toccata, Fugue
Fourth Movement: Dance, Toccata, Fugue, Variation
Fifth Movement: Soliloquy, Dance, Scherzo, Fugue, Variation
Sixth Movement: all movements except ballads; mostly marches, fugues and scherzos.
Thank you all, if you want to participate, please place a comment below. If you don't know your movement, don't worry; we'll figure it out. (Notice: if there is more than eight people, then there will be another piece we're going to work on.)