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Summer Reflection

Joshua Iyer

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Published: September 1, 2013 at 8:57 PM [UTC]

Happy Harry Potter First Day of School! :)

As August and summer begins to come to a close, and fall begins to take shape, lots happen in the music world as well. School is starting, and so is my daily orchestra class. This year I'm first violin, which is awesome! :) I'm also usually finishing up piece(s) for the IHSA composition contest. At about this time last year, I was working on my symphony. This year, I'm working on several shorter pieces at once, so I can spend more time thoroughly editing each one. "Midwinter's Night" is my major one at the moment. I thought of the idea when playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf for the Nintendo 3DS and hearing its 8pm theme (YouTube it if you wish), and an idea just dropped into my head. I played it out on my keyboard, then wrote it down. After that, the piece continued for strings, French horn, and flute as the orchestra, instead of a full symphony. I'm also writing a now untitled piece based on the rhythmic excitement of Soon He Newbold's work. We played through "Persius" this year (and I have a track record of understanding her music, having played lots of it in the past), and I started my own for strings. Not sure what I'll do with this one, it's seemed to have lost its touch... Anyways, the final piece is about a Paris evening for full orchestra, and that's faded... But yeah, those are my composition projects I'm still working at.

I don't know if I've ever mentioned my podcast SymphonicScore before or not, but it's basically me analyzing movie music. I have twelve episodes, four of which are for Harry Potter, and it's fun listening to them on walks! I'm not sure if I'll put them on iTunes or not, but maybe in the future...

But yeah! It's been a great summer (too short). The Doctor Who movie I obsessed over the soundtrack with in July has been officially completed, and I watched through it the other day. It's pretty nice! :)

From Michael Nelson
Posted on September 2, 2013 at 4:43 PM
Where can we see the Dr. Who movie ?! Mike
From Joshua Iyer
Posted on September 8, 2013 at 5:46 PM
Oh, wait... I just realized you meant OUR Doctor Who movie. Sorry. I'll have to see if I can put it on YouTube. My username is CityFolk66, although if it does get put up I'll probably post a link anyway in a future entry, so keep checking back! I'll try to figure it out by this Friday at the latest.

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