What is it?
My final project is a Charakterstück composition, or a character piece. Titled, Douze heures d'une journee, French for "twelve hours of a day," the composition is a musical representation of morning, afternoon, and evening. The piece is broken up into 3 movements: 6am-12pm, 12pm-6pm, and 6pm-12am, each with its own character, rhythm, and harmonic contour.
Try listening to the composition with your eyes closed and let the music walk you through a day from sunrise to sunset!
Where can I download it?
http://www.princeton.edu/~jfontein/mus316 — Right click and save file
- Pro Tools 7.4
- Reason 4.0
- Fruity Loops 7.0
- Handheld recorder and various samples
I was heavily inspired by Pierre Boulez and Paul Lansky, both Gods of composition.
Please send ANY questions/comments/suggestions about this composition to John Fontein