I'm currently working on a short piece for Fl., Ob., Cl., Vla., and Cel. The point has been reached where the piece moves to a new area. I decided to draw the shape of the opening section as an experiment, to see the texture of the music. Using a different color for each instrument I did a rough sketch of the shape' of each instrument's part. Each part was drawn relative to the others, highlighting the texture of the aural space while also showing where particular events would occur.
So I've decided to draw the next section before composing the music. I'm going to start by creating a catalog of textures and from there develop a few. I can see the concept in my head but not sure yet how to get it on paper in a non-musical way. Once I have a way to describe the musical events through drawing, the transference to music should be easy.
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