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J. Quentin Kim - Springtime Glances (Read 292 times)

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J. Quentin Kim - Springtime Glances
« on: May 17, 2021, 12:26:46 PM »
this is a suite of 8 miniature mood pieces, composed in 2011 by Korean composer John Quentin Kim.

i described his music as a mixture of Saint-SaŽns and Mahler which he seemed to enjoy. there is a light textural quality, as in S-S, but also a brooding chromatic harmony and unusual voice-leading that reminds me of sparser Mahler moments.

for me, this suite captures a perfect balance of lyrical, melancholic, and spirited moods. it brought to mind spring weather, which can change on a dime.

so for the video itself, i wanted to use the church windows to reflect the "climate" of each little piece. to that end a lot of video technique went into this, but it was just a vision i had. so if you don't enjoy that, don't hold it against the music which is superb.


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Re: J. Quentin Kim - Springtime Glances
«Reply #1 on: May 18, 2021, 09:06:28 PM »
Very nice music and beautifully played! Where can one get the score of these pieces?

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Re: J. Quentin Kim - Springtime Glances
«Reply #2 on: May 20, 2021, 03:43:02 PM »
Very nice music and beautifully played! Where can one get the score of these pieces?

so glad you enjoyed it ! i sent you a PM.