Music Composers Unite!
I just joined the forum, and thought I'd start this off by sharing a piece of mine, both for critique and to help serve as an introduction. The piece I'm sharing is for solo piano, and is called 'Negative Perfusion'. I'm well aware that the production on the mp3 isn't outstanding, it was just recorded by myself from my digital piano, and I'm not too concerned with that aspect. But any critique on the musical aspect of it would be welcome. I'm also curious about the score itself, and so would appreciate any critique on both my notation, as well as the quality (or lack thereof!) of the score itself. It was made using Lilypond.
Mainly I just hope you enjoy it.
Oh right. I was just really trying to refer to the sound quality of the recording, i.e. the technical aspects of the recording itself. I probably should have phrased that differently. But anyway, like I say, I'm not too concerned with that side of it. Thanks Ray.
Raymond Kemp said:
I think you don't really know what is meant by someone questioning the production of a recording presented in music dissection because you give an example here of the opposite. What you've recorded is a performance and not a robotic abomination from a score. Now, I can't give you critique on the composition because it's your work and you've published it as such but I do feel some of the sustained notes overhang the next creating what my ear recognizes as discord. But! others may disagree. Thanks for posting.
Sounds ok to me as a non-professional. If I heard this piece on the radio I would guess that it was a piece by Debussy. To my ear it has a lot of his style in it.
As far as the score goes, again, I'm not a professional composer so all I can say is that it looks clean to me. I can read it and follow along with no problem. I can't follow it in enough detail to pick out anything specific. That's better left for someone who can actually sit down and play it. That's when you notice all the mistakes. (ha ha)
Excellent work. I liked the clarity of form and musical expression. This sounds to me a little like it was influenced by Nikolai Kapustin (see him on youtube) and I mean that as a sincere compliment. I would like to hear more of your music.
Very interesting work (meant in a good way). Have no criticism nor suggestion. Really enjoyed listening. Thanks for sharing.