This piece is a part of collaboration project with Ekaterina Zaikina (painting) and Sergey Arkhipenko (poetry). Initially painting was created by Ekaterina, then music was written by me and poetry was created by Sergey - independently using only painting. Later poetry was synchronized with music.
When writing this piece I was looking at differents parts of the painting and intuitively created music without sketches, sometimes using my recorder.
I played live first minute of piano part. All the other parts were imported from Sibelius into Reaper.
8dio Adagio Strings (solo). When working with this library I felt that solo part of Adagio bundle is not that convenient as Adagio ensemble. It has less possible transitions and often I had to introduce gaps between notes because no transition sounded adequate.
8dio Claire Bassoon Virtuoso. I was disappointed with this library, because low dynamics has very loud sound (you need to use additional CC11 expression control to cope with it). Also, releases after short notes following legato transitions sound very abrupt. Using CC11 to control dynamics leads to an unwanted effect of changing sound stage (moving musicians). This prevents you from using CC11, but CC1 does not provide enough flexibility. Moreover, all notes have very pronounced crescendo curve, which results in long notes being much louder than short notes and needs to be compensated with CC1/CC11.
8Dio Legacy 1928 Steinway Scoring Piano. I know that this library once was considered one of the best for performance in Russia. I liked its original tone and round-robins.
I used randomization of time and dynamics (over Sibelius dynamics) for most of the parts. Effects: limiter. I used independent reverbs of each library.