Steven McDaniel

Steve McDaniel

I spent a summer with friends in Brittany who live on an ageless river ‘Le Blavet’. A chance for quiet and solitude, and loads of melodies and musical fragments occurred to me, which I used to create this piece. It’s for orchestral instruments: harp, piano, violin, viola, cello, bass, flute oboe, clarinet, and a string section. This version is realised using the Miroslav Vitous orchestral samples; the next stage is to replace the samples with real players, and finally to find an orchestra to play it live. More of my impressionistic and cinematic compositions can be heard on soundcloud.

Here's a video that uses photos and movie clips I look on my phone while I was there, to give you an impression of the places that inspired the music.