It’s strange how the more time I spend on my second composition, the less I like my first. When I’d just finished my first piece, I was ecstatic about it. But less than a week into writing my second piece, ‘Into Winter’, I’ve lost about 20% of my enthusiasm for the melody of ‘Onwards‘ and more than 70% of what I had for its arrangement. I don’t know if that means that I’ve progressed as a composer or that I’m just insecure.
Conversely, I’ve been falling in love with ‘Into Winter’ so swiftly that it’s overwhelming. I think it’s going to turn out to become my best work so far, which isn’t saying much (out of a total of two pieces), but I feel thrilled every time I listen to it. I think it might even be, um, professional. (I feel embarrassed for having written that.) I love the melodies I’ve come up with, and I like the images that they conjure up in my head. I also took Crystal‘s advice and set up strong reverb and delay, and it’s done wonders for making the MIDI items sound like real music.
No ideas for a deadline yet, though. I’d hazard a guess at sometime after mid-April, but I’m genuinely busy at the moment, and it’s too soon to tell.
After buying a ticket to Ludovico Einaudi’s first concert in Korea, I was hungry for more concerts, and I spent some time browsing the internet and came up with a game-music concert which will be held in May. I’m looking forward to it because I like game music, but I’m not as excited as I could be because the main focus of the concert appears to be Korean game-music, whereas nearly all of my most beloved game-music pieces are from Japan. I’ll take what I can get, though, and at just 60000 won per ticket for the best seats, the prices aren’t half bad. I’m definitely going.