Hi there, just wanted tMPer's thoughts really. I've been composing for a while now, and generally I stick to audience friendly material, taking influences from Peter Graham and Philip Sparke, as I like that sort of style. However, I'm looking towards a crossroad really, I'm looking to venture into some different styles, looking for something original, a niche I can carve for myself. So I started a larger work, for advanced band and heavy percussion (especially tuned) that pushes personal boundaries for players and conductors. However when I sought feedback for what I'd written, someone said it was me trying to be modern and failing hopelessly and others really liked it and urged me to continue? Should I carry on, even though it will never get played - or stick to cheesy music with audience appeal?