Music Composers Unite!
It's definitely disturbing.
I like it! Personally, I would say that you've got it just about right (I'm referring to how the music touches me and not any technicalities) . I'd love to know what the final film project is about and how it all goes together.
What a shame if your piece of music is not to be used. That must be very frustrating. I remember years ago that happened to me when I wrote a short piece to go with an art student's project. Still, I find that you can always file it away and the idea comes in useful sometime in the future. I've got loads of small fragments tucked away just in case I need inspiration (mind you, most of them are awful)! I think your piece is too good to hide away though. Good luck!
Oddly enough, after leaving you that message I thought I'd have a look through some of my old stuff. Some little pearls were in there, but some of them - less said the better! I expect I thought they were good at the time!! I'm intrigued about this film maker. Is there anywhere on the web where he has got some of his work? I would like to see some of it. Best regards - Newport
Thanks very much for your reply. I shall keep my eyes open for new of his work on the web. Hopefully, I'll be able to put some of my work up on this forum soon. My computer is not running too well at the moment, and I think I shall have to go offline for a while to re-install everything. To give you a little taste of my work you can visit
It's a little piece I wrote about 2 years ago. I hope you enjoy it!
Thank you very much for your comments - they are much appreciated! I've done quite a few similar works over the years but I have only recently had the nerve (or audacity!) to post them up on forums such as this. My main problem is that I always feel that the mix is not quite right - I suppose that that is the result of working with sample sets and a limited set of monitors. I would dearly love to hear one of my pieces performed by an ensemble, but the financial cost would be way over my tiny budget! Once I can get my computer to reliably stream audio, I will definitely be over to your page to listen to some more of your music - something to look forward to! Thanks again for your comments - Newport
Thank for responding to my friend invite. Apart from some little monitors, your setup is virtually the same as mine. I've uploaded a picture of my studio(?) to my home page so you can see just how pitiful it is! My PC can now stream properly - it was the browser blocking something. Now I can go and listen to your work!
I am surprised to learn that you have no keyboard considering the music you produce! I've listened to some of your tracks, and I can quite honestly say I like them! I haven't heard them all yet, but I'm sure the others will be just as good. I'm mid way through writing another piece and I dare not listen to too much other music or it will either disappear without a trace or go dashing off in another direction! I don't use my keyboard all that much because my hands are not as good as they use to be, so I mainly use it just to work out little snippets and then mainly use a similar technique to you to fill in the gaps. I mainly mix on headphones because Lisa always says "If I hear that bit one more time I'll chop off your hands" - I think she's joking (I hope!). As you have proved, it's amazing what can be done with a limited setup. Keep up the good work!
P.S. I particularly liked Tui Boro Bhalo
I agree with Thomas disturbing! Its wonderful, I think the piano was the perfect instrument to have started the mood off. I also like the use of the piano taking the melody from the strings really quick with a passage. Very scary, mysterious specially when the choir comes in.... Its wonderful! Merry Christmas