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1. This is my own composition.
2. I did not play it; a string quartet came in for a workshop and played it for me (sight reading).
3. The sound quality is reduced so much in flash, so poo on that. :P
4. Enjoy!!

Yea, I worked so many hours on this, and forgot about it until now, and I just wanted to share this with the deviantart community. =) I just wish this was a professional recording, because then all the effects would have shown through (such as the cartwheel effect with the first and second violins in the 3rd variation), and the little tonality mishaps would be fixed up. So, this is a tango I wrote for a movie I'm working on with a friend. It consists of 4 variations, each variation staring one of the instruments of the ensemble (1 & 2 = 1st & 2nd violin; 3 = viola; 4 = cello). Oh, and while you are critting, keep in mind I am only in my second year of composing, and I am only 17 (almost 18), still in high school, lol.

Please don't use this anywhere without my permission. No sticky fingers, thanks!

Art and original composition (Tango for String Quartet) Kristan T, *kaykaykit
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Starletta39 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
This is beautiful! I look forward to hearing more of your music!! ^.^
DirtySexyDiva Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
i loved it.
It's in youtube or something? Great job
The-Golden-Princess Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it :clap:
AerisLee1212 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Please keep composing! It's beautiful!
Aphoenix01 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
amazing !!!
Ashiichan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I do hope you continue to compose - you are very good at it!
IlOvEaNiMehehe Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Very beautiful composition....I love it!!
IneaSako Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Exquisite composing. I greatly enjoy it.
lightningsiren Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
Is there anyway of getting this recording? I love it!
WolfEmmpress Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
That was hot. I didn't even know people wrote things like this anymore....
Idhas Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Radiioactivity Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
I cannot stop listening to this. It is so beautiful and I think the quality is just fine.

I was bored today and decided to look up music on dA. I put in cello and started listening. They were all midi and I hate midi. I saw the image for this and didn't even bother to click on it. Then I found your 'Orange Melody' and decided to listen since I knew you had done both by the image. It was actual instrumentation and I got really excited, so I found this and have been listening to it. I have for about an hour or so now. I'm so glad it's on loop xD
kaykaykit Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww, nice story, thank you! <D
Radiioactivity Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
No problem X3
AltaSilvaPuer Featured By Owner May 21, 2009
Strange, I thought I had favourited this when last I came upon it. I was going back through some deviations I'd sent to myself in notes because I didn't have time to properly catalogue them, and came across this.

I love this piece! As a musician and composer who also dances Tango, I just wanted to say that this is simply marvelous. It makes me want to go find out where one of my friends is right now, so we can dance to it.

Love to hear more!
Luna-x-Kitty Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
nice work^^d
Nikkioa Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
This is just has so much emotion! And lovely sound!

So much emotion! LOVE IT!
hezoo Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009   Traditional Artist
I'm a music major... I'm going to be taking a composing class :] This is impressive, especially that you've written it in high school. I don't think I can take my composition class until I finish all theory, which would be my junior year in college.
This is so fun <3 good job on it!
kaykaykit Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay, a fellow music major! :D thanks, i wish i had more time to compose now, but all my time is taken up by practicing.
hezoo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009   Traditional Artist
That's awesome that you're a music major :P What are you focusing on? I'm s performance major, on clarinet.

it seems like all my time is filled with aural skills u-u
What a horrible class hahaa
kaykaykit Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what does the 's' stand for? i'm harp performance major :) in my third year, one more to go! what school are you at? I'm up at McGill in Montreal.

aural skills i take it as your ear training class? it's called musicianship up here, and i agree, it's awful, but i am going to miss it next year lol
hezoo Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009   Traditional Artist
Yes, the ear training class... It makes me cry. I can play music no problem, but then when it comes to listening for chords I am not so good at it.

And the s was a typo hahaha. I meant "I'm a performance major" :giggle:

And I'm not too far from Canada... I'm at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. I'm only a freshman :/ So... 3 years to go haha!

That's cool you play the harp :D It's not a really common instrument here... I think our music department JUST got a harp professor. I wish we had more harpists though hehee
kaykaykit Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i used to be bad at the atonal dictation, but i've found a way to short hand it so now i get most of the intervals! whoo. i think i'm not doing too well on the prepared tonal, mainly because i don't prepare it... lol, but i still pass yessss.

ah, when you said concordia, i thought you meant in montreal as well! there's a concordia university here too. i can't say i've heard of that music school though, it's cool that you have a harpist in the faculty though!
InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Student General Artist
You did a very good work! It is not perfect but you can always improve!

Congrats from Argentina, the homeland of Tango! ^_^
shirabara Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
oh my gosh! this is absolutely lovely! wonderful composition!
Music-DeviantART Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
I think this is my favourite of your music deviations! Nice work! :)
Servina Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
simply beautiful :happycry:
sofiachan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
wow, this is seriously awsome man, love it! :D
tribalheritage Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
ShibariNoGaijin Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm an "almost" Tango dancer (I'm still learning), and I want just say: beautiful!
DeeWayRomance Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great job! i loved it!!!
clearlyhopeless Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
This is fantastic!! I'm very much not a string person and this is a wonderful composition not only borrowing from tango but composed in such a way that it's possible to dance to it.

More than awesome, awe inspiring.
Blizzarda Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
This is absolutely beautiful and I listen to it all the time. Well done, and keep it up. I would love to hear more from you. :D
KishiFishy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008  Student General Artist
That's beautiful! I can't believe you composed this. You must be REALLY talented when it comes to music.
shajen Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
shajen Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
beautiful ...
xporqueriax Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I´m from Argentina, where tango sounds in every inch of the city
and this is not tango! :rofl:

but anyways, it´s a nice piece
AllaTurkaa Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
I like it
Barony Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a fabulously moving piece.

Very impressed :) my first +fav for music :O
Weareone Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
Che bello!
NakoInverse Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
Very lovely! I loved listening to this.
3rdfury Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
Oooooh.... What's the movie?
I looove tangos. It's lovely.
napster89 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Great, great, great...
fire-pheonix100 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
Wow nice :+favlove:
Darameja Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
Very nice ^^
redhead-saxophone Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Student Interface Designer
:D uberly happy! i am a musician as well, and i love that u found a way to put your compositions on DA. And your tango is exquisite!
Kitty-Valentine Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
i love tango! =D
jingy-cold-summer Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
Wow... you composed that? ~awe struck~

I don't know if anyone has told you but you can change the sound quality. Flash compresses it automatically to keep file sizes down. You double click the sound icon in the library (ctrl + L) next to the file and change the compression settings (maybe the best one in MP3 but you really have to try them out to see)
kaykaykit Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh! cool, thanks for letting me know!
jingy-cold-summer Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
that's ok
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