June 17, 2018: In a recent trip to Europe, in the Netherland I went to Amsterdam, Deventer and Middelburg. All these places are related to promoting my current composition At the Center for mezzo soprano and orchestra. Below is a link to hear the mockup version of the conductor’s score. It was very moving to visit these places where Etty Hillesum lived. The text to the composition is an entry from Etty Hillesum’s diary, specifically entered on November 15, 1941, a prayer for guidance.
May 20, 2019: I just upload the latest and final edit of this composition At the Center for mezzo soprano and orchestra. I’ve been editing and changing the score for the last three months. I had to make adjustments of the dynamics in various places, and in the process, I also changed some of the phrases here and there.
May 22, 2019: On the most recent mix upload, I used an equalizer and a limiter. Boost up the frequencies in the middle range where the voice is. The voice sample tends to be softer on the lower pitches. So many parameters to deal with in the process to have a doable demo of what this composition would sound like if it was performed live.
At the Center for mezzo soprano and orchestra.