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Alex Dunn's Discussions

'The Room Of Requirement'

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Dunn May 16, 2015. 13 Replies

Hi guys,I hope the title of this piece needs no introduction!Let me know what you think.Alex :)P.S. I attached a piece of artwork which I'd love you to comment on too.Continue

Has anyone ever told you they think your compositions are derivative?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fredrick zinos May 8, 2014. 17 Replies

Hi all,I was wondering if anyone out there has ever been told by someone else that they think your compositions are derivative. If someone has said this too you, how did you feel and react?It's…Continue

"Red Shift"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Dunn Apr 29, 2014. 29 Replies

Dear composers,I'd love to share this track of mine with you, hopefully for your enjoyment and, if not, for your criticism.The piece was improvised live in my home studio using a single virtual…Continue

Sound Collage

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Dunn Apr 25, 2014. 5 Replies

Hi all,I've been experimenting with almost every style under the sun during the last three years and no one style seems to give me lasting satisfaction in the sense that I wouldn't be able to commit…Continue

 

Alex Dunn - 'Music Of Innocent Youth'

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Larry Elliott left a comment for Alex Dunn
"Greetings Alex, I like Creatures of the Deep. It paints a nice sonic picture. Thanks so much for sharing. Very best, Larry Elliott"
Jul 4, 2016
Alex Dunn replied to Alex Dunn's discussion 'The Room Of Requirement'
"Hello, Susan, Thank you so much for your kind compliments. The advantage of composing a fragment like this piece is that it encourages repeated listening without repetition actually written into the piece itself. You're in control! :) x"
May 16, 2015
Alex Dunn replied to Alex Dunn's discussion 'The Room Of Requirement'
"No plans to add any more to it. The piece is pure atmosphere. A one off event captured by good fortune x"
May 16, 2015
H. S. Teoh replied to Alex Dunn's discussion 'The Room Of Requirement'
"Very nice, atmospheric piece. It sounds unfinished, though. Do you have any plans to finish it?"
May 16, 2015
Ronald Armstrong replied to Alex Dunn's discussion 'The Room Of Requirement'
"Understood, floppies haven't been used for a long time.  I did look to see if I had a XP80 emulator.  No, but I did find some interesting sounds from the synthesizers I did have."
May 16, 2015
Alex Dunn replied to Alex Dunn's discussion 'The Room Of Requirement'
"Just to clarify, 'Music Of Innocent Youth' was recorded by me during the period 2000-2002. I now don't use hardware instruments at all. x"
May 15, 2015
Ronald Armstrong replied to Alex Dunn's discussion 'The Room Of Requirement'
"Thanks Alex, Even after almost 20 years, the Roland XP80 still sounds up to date.  What a nice sound.  Perhaps I need to take a look at what I can get out of my software synthesizers instead of only using instrument samples."
May 15, 2015
Alex Dunn replied to Alex Dunn's discussion 'The Room Of Requirement'
"All the sounds on my album, 'Music Of Innocent Youth', were generated by either my Roland XP80 synth workstation or my Boss DR drum machine. No software or virtual instruments at all. I did it all via MIDI in Logic Silver 3.5 back when…"
May 15, 2015
Ronald Armstrong replied to Alex Dunn's discussion 'The Room Of Requirement'
"Alex, I have just listened to 'The Ceremony Of Munificence' and some of your other pieces.  I like your style of music.  Once I've learned the basic techniques from the classical area, I would like to write more modern music…"
May 15, 2015
Alex Dunn replied to Mariza Costa-Cabral's discussion Offbeat romance between the little music box and the metronome
"Hi, Mariza, Was a pleasure to listen to this suite. It reminded me of Gabriel Yared's score to 'The English Patient' - a kind of blend between Bach and Mediterranean romance.  I think you have a gift for classical counterpoint…"
May 15, 2015
Alex Dunn replied to Aaron Limberger's discussion Rock music
"Hi Aaron, I have composed rock and metal in the past and love doing it. Would you like to hear some of my tracks? I understand exactly how you feel. I studied music at uni but normal music was referred to as 'popular music' whereas their…"
May 15, 2015
Alex Dunn replied to Alex Dunn's discussion 'The Room Of Requirement'
"Hiya, Have been thinking about your first reply today and, while I'm still not planning to revise the piece in question, I thought you might be interested in a piece of mine which is very definitely not a soundscape or a…"
May 15, 2015
Ronald Armstrong replied to Alex Dunn's discussion 'The Room Of Requirement'
"Alex, I know where you are coming from.  I have GAD and take medicine to correct for it.  I feel it is unfortunate that you are not taking the piece any further.  A nice piece never-the-less."
May 15, 2015
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May 15, 2015
Alex Dunn replied to Alex Dunn's discussion 'The Room Of Requirement'
"Hi, Thanks for your reply and comments, Ronald. I have no plans to lengthen the piece. I don't believe in development when practised as a revision of a piece. It would just sound tacked on to me. I just improvised this piece in a short session…"
May 14, 2015
Ronald Armstrong replied to Alex Dunn's discussion 'The Room Of Requirement'
"Alex, This sounds sweet.  I like it.  There is great potential here for a longer piece.  As it is, it is a short soundscape.  Lengthening the piece while bringing in melodic lines from other instruments to add a continuing…"
May 14, 2015

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Television, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Progressive Rock
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
Cheltenham, England
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I've been composing and recording my own music for about fifteen years and love it more today than ever!

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At 4:57pm on July 4, 2016, Larry Elliott said…

Greetings Alex,

I like Creatures of the Deep. It paints a nice sonic picture. Thanks so much for sharing.

Very best,

Larry Elliott

At 4:27pm on May 11, 2014, Johan Blixt said…

That's actually my friend Gustavs piece. He's my classmate and a very good composer!

It's recorded with a Decca Tree setup. Which is very good for orchestral recordings. My piece "Arvet" was recorded at the same concert. They used good microphones and smal membrane condensers on the percussion. And then we mixed i a bit in our studio. You can read more about it on Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decca_tree but it's only good for larger line ups.

At 5:00pm on April 29, 2014, Johan Blixt said…

Hi!

Thanks! Haha! No not another 4'33" just a bugg I think. Actually I haven't posted my new stuff here for a while if you want to check out more go to my SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/johan-blixt.

I really liked your Mind-Body problem and Red shift sounded really cool.

/ JB

At 2:00pm on April 29, 2014, Susan Ann Brewster said…

Hi Alex, nice to meet you and thanks for the comment.  Yes I feel in a similar mindset to you.  Lot of exploration takes you to a new place, which is the beauty of it!  I have not been consistent about keeping up online, but try when I can.  I listened to a couple of your tracks which I found intriguing and engaging, and this is what led me to add you as a friend.  I intend to listen to more of what you are up to as and when I am able. Take care and best wishes. 

At 4:25pm on April 27, 2014, Phillip Lovgren said…

Hi Alex,

I listened to The Unexpected Cosmic and I generally enjoyed it although I think maybe it could have been edited down a tad to maintain the listeners interest even if it meant for ambient listening. 

I glad you like Forgiven. 

That's something I put together a few years ago when I was singing in a local community choir. The choir director was planning on performing it with some fellow pro singers and musicians from the Seattle area but the economy went bad and it became survival time and the project didn't. 

The instruments are just from Garritan Personal orchestra and the piano is the  Garritan Steinway. The verb was CSR Hall. 

At 1:04pm on April 27, 2014, Quinn Mason said…

Hey Alex, 

Welcome to the forum and thanks for the friend request!

At 3:35pm on April 22, 2014, Tyler Hughes said…

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