Symphonism (Opus No. 04) is Mark Galang's first release for 2009. Almost two years in the making, composition of this work started back in December 2006 when Mark started work on "The Virgin's Jewel", a symphonic work for amplified ensemble. The Virgin's Jewel was released as a single in 2007. Though it had little airplay, it had very good reviews among its first listeners. Symphonism is probably Mark's most experimental work to date, incorporating various methods of composition ranging from common practice tonality methods to 12-tone composition and stochastic methods. This work seemingly blurs the lines between classical, rock, jazz, and avant garde due to its highly experimental nature.
A. The Virgin's Jewel:
1. The Goatherd's Offering
2. Brother Fernando and The Virgin
3. The Empty Bowl and The Serpent
4. A Midnight Duel
B. Symphony of Whim No. 01 (in five movements)
C. Symphony of Whim No. 02 (in six movements)
D. In Search of Utopia (For Synthesizer and Orchestra)
November 22, 2012 Subject:
Some interesting music - I'd rate it a bit higher if some of the "rock" parts were done with real guitars and instruments instead of the MIDI parts (though I also use a lot of MIDI when I can't play the parts myself).
Nice to hear a composer taking chances and trying different combinations of styles.