I’ve entered a new composition in the Carl Orff Competition (Orff is the guy who made this—from epic movie moments—and also this—from first-grade music class!). Now it’s open for YOU to rate the submitted works.
The competition had some unusual parameters, including providing a poetic excerpt (from Rilke) and requiring composers to complete it. My approach was not to add any words, but to take words away: erasure poetry (inspired by colleagues I’ve met over the last few years). By removing words, I highlighted new connections between the words of the original excerpt, opening up many ways to interpret them. Details of the call are here.
(Bonus points if you can identify the classic rock quote I added.)
Links to rate submissions:
- View all submissions
- View my submission (it’s just a synthesized demo recording for now)
- And here’s a direct link to my sheet music (since it’s tricky to find on the page, and you can’t hear the words on the synthesized recording)
- Finally, here’s a video that brings the synthesized demo performance, the sheet music, and explanatory notes all into one place: