-----Original String Quartet---would love some feedback
I thought that was quite good. The themes and rhythmic devices are interesting. I didn't really "get" the overall structure -- the reflective parts, for example, were indistinguishable from the coda, so it was not possible to anticipate the ending. If that's intentional, then cool. I think you could do more with the ending, just my two cents' worth. Is this the whole work, or is it a movement of something larger?
Thanks so much for listening! This is a one movement work but I agree that the ending is the weakest part. Glad you liked it though :)
It doesn't really speak to me. As fun as the rhythyms are, it all sounds a bit hazy... After listening to it, I don't remember any clear melodies or powerful harmonic movement. When I listen to a classic Beeethoven quartet, for example, there's that strong sense of tension and release, and melodies that develop over the entire piece, and small little motifs you hear over and over. When things repeat like that, they really stick, and it's incredibly powerful when you bring them back at the end of a big first movement. Here, my ear can't always pick out the phrase.
I know what Cotton means but I thought the themes were clear enough. And if you wanted to write a movement in classical Sonata-Allegro form, you would have. Your composition is just different, certainly more modern. I get that, but at the same time, listeners will expect some kind of overarching development or unifying structure. I suspect a lot of the "hazy" sense comes from the electronic rendering. For example you probably want a raspier, crispier staccato than you're getting from your computer.
I liked it! But...