This is the closest I've come to a "serious" effort at electronic music (my earlier work in that vein being a chiptune "novelty project), and I'm not sure I'll make another.

Electronic music has distinct technical demands from orchestra writing...

johnsanilac.bandcamp.com/track/couperin…
...and the skill set doesn't really overlap.

So there's a question of time management: would I be spreading myself too thin by developing my synth patches?

Probably yes, which is why I use very stripped down and traditional timbres.
Different branches of music generally have distinct technical requirements and approaches, which means that you can't simply move from one to another at will, anymore than a performer can switch instruments at will.
Classical music is in some sense OPPOSITE to electronic music, since the focus is on using fixed and pre-determined timbres effectively, in a style derived from melodic choral writing.

Electronic music is based around timbre creation; the fundamentals are rhythmic, not melodic.
I think there are great possibilities for fusing the electronic and classical approaches.

But since I'm also writing a novel--I'm not sure I have time to do something that involved right now!

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