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One of the things I wanted to accomplish with the vignettes was stay far away from solo piano music. I had done a whole bunch of sonatinas, and Sibelius had improved to the point that the fake instruments didn’t sound that horrible. I needed to experiment. I needed to master multiple instruments and orchestration. Everything was way too melody and harmony. I really needed to do something about that.
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The NotePerformer audio of the second string vignette is finally uploaded to my website. Last thing I do before uploading and preparing this update notice is listen to the MP3 just to make sure it sounds okay. Today, I accidentally listed to the old version without realizing it, thought it was fine, and only then discovered I was listening to the wrong one. So I grabbed the new version, listened, and it sounds better. Yay, I guess.
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The first string vignette sounds so much better with NotePerformer than with Sibelius’ built-in playback thing. Sibelius’ playback sounds pretty good, it’s true, but NotePerformer is so much better. Money well spent.
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There’s trouble at the North American Biannual Short Story Writing Competition. Famous authors are losing hard, and nobody’s talking. Is it blackmail? Is it magic? Allison Merriweather, expert magician and investigative journalist, is determined to find out.
"The connection to Macbeth is not immediately evident, which is quite a good thing and though that play may have been the book's inspiration, Pyrrhic Kingdom stands entirely on its own as quite a fascinating example of expressionist, even avant garde fantasy/horror." –Judge, 22nd Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards