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FUGLAFRÆÐI for Flute and Piano - Live Performance (with score)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Oliver Cawley Jun 2. 5 Replies

This is a piece I wrote and performed in my 3rd year of University, the title means Ornithology but I thought Fuglafræði is bit a bit nicer and less confusing as there is already a jazz song of the…Continue

Windmills - Solo Piano performance with video

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Oliver Cawley May 18. 2 Replies

HelloNewest piece from a set of 12 preludes this one is called Windmills, you can find the score attached belowFun Fact: This song has been rewritten more times that I can count. Every time I thought…Continue

New Piece Lady of the Lake (Video)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Oliver Cawley Apr 17. 6 Replies

Hi everyoneAnother new piece this time focusing on a much more folk sound to match the theme of the Lady of the Lake. Please let me know what you think and enjoy!…Continue

piece for solo piano

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Oliver Cawley Mar 18. 16 Replies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpHkx6TDVZsThis is a new piece for solo piano it's called Special bicycles and it's a sort of waltz in mid…Continue

 

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Alex Oliver Cawley replied to Alex Oliver Cawley's discussion FUGLAFRÆÐI for Flute and Piano - Live Performance (with score)
"Hi Mike Thanks for listening. First off the chords in the left hand. I like you ideas and I agree it would work, I went for the very thick left hand on purpose mostly because I really like the sound of it, I try to use it in a lot of my work again…"
Jun 2
Mike Hewer replied to Alex Oliver Cawley's discussion FUGLAFRÆÐI for Flute and Piano - Live Performance (with score)
"Hi Alex, I had a few listens and got to know it reasonably well. It had a lot of nice music in it as far as I can hear. You say you want some feedback on the writing for flute and ensemble, so I'll offer some of my thoughts on how you could…"
May 31
Alex Oliver Cawley replied to Alex Oliver Cawley's discussion FUGLAFRÆÐI for Flute and Piano - Live Performance
"Have added the score if people want to have a look, I didn't upload it before as it's pretty old and there are some mistakes/differences but hopefully people can see/hear things a bit clearer as the audio in the performance isn't…"
May 31
Alex Oliver Cawley replied to Alex Oliver Cawley's discussion FUGLAFRÆÐI for Flute and Piano - Live Performance
"Hi Dave Thanks for the comments, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I totally agree with the remarks regarding the flute, I think my performance partner performed it well considering she had many many other commitments at the time. It was also my first…"
May 25
Dave Dexter replied to Alex Oliver Cawley's discussion FUGLAFRÆÐI for Flute and Piano - Live Performance
"The flute is a perfect choice in almost any context, and I really like it here - it adds a melodious edge to the more dissonant piano parts without actually forcing them to be melodic, if that makes sense. Lots of great movement, beautiful delicacy…"
May 23
Alex Oliver Cawley posted a discussion

FUGLAFRÆÐI for Flute and Piano - Live Performance

This is a piece I wrote and performed in my 3rd year of University, the title means Ornithology but I thought Fuglafræði is bit a bit nicer and less confusing as there is already a jazz song of the same name. (It's an Icelandic word as I am Half Icelandic)The piece tries to reflect a bird taking its first flight. The Flute part is played by my fellow student Sarah Peter SorencenCheck out the video below. All feedback welcome, Thanks!…See More
May 23
Alex Oliver Cawley replied to Alex Oliver Cawley's discussion Windmill
"Hi Mike Thanks for listening, I know what you mean about playing faster but I found that some of the later parts don't work well any faster as the rate of harmonic change makes it hard to really know whats going on and I wanted everything to be…"
May 18
Mike Hewer replied to Alex Oliver Cawley's discussion Windmill
"Hi Alex, Pleasant piece. I probably would have played it a bit quicker for more of a lilt, but it's all about interpretation and composer knows best. I liked the pandiatonic feel in places and some of the interesting progressions. You asked if…"
May 18
Alex Oliver Cawley posted a discussion

Windmill

HelloNewest piece from a set of 12 preludes this one is called Windmills, you can find the score attached belowFun Fact: This song has been rewritten more times that I can count. Every time I thought I was finished I found a new mistake, this happened maybe 16 trillion times and there are still some mistake but I just can't anymore. So if you find any mistakes feel free to let me know! Any way, please let me know what you think! Alex Oliver Cawley…See More
May 17
Alex Oliver Cawley replied to Benjamn Ray Maisonet's discussion Creatures of the Night
"Hi Benjamin This is very nicely put together, the tone is good and all the added effects are appropriate. As far as the music goes you do a fine job of layering all the different parts together and there is nothing wrong with the orchestration. My…"
Apr 19
Alex Oliver Cawley replied to Alex Oliver Cawley's discussion New Piece Lady of the Lake (Video)
"Hi ray Ok that makes sense, I don't really like sharing music as midi so i'm mostly limited to the instruments I play but I am considering writing some guitar/mandolin pieces in the future.  Thanks for listening "
Apr 17
Alex Oliver Cawley replied to Alex Oliver Cawley's discussion New Piece Lady of the Lake (Video)
"Hi Bob Thanks for listening I'm glad you liked it.  In regards to a folk sound well theres a lot of parallel 5ths and it's mostly diatonic but to be truthful the folk element was mostly just a starting point and I can't help…"
Apr 17
Alex Oliver Cawley replied to Alex Oliver Cawley's discussion New Piece Lady of the Lake (Video)
"Hi Ray I'm not really sure what you mean, did you not enjoy the piece?"
Apr 17
Alex Oliver Cawley replied to Galih Setiawan's discussion Hangouts (Orchestral Composition)
"Hi Gailh  No problem, hope you understand I'm just trying to be constructive as this forum is designed for I just feel with text tone is hard to convey, and it's super easy to just say "you can do this and that" and much…"
Apr 13
Alex Oliver Cawley posted a discussion

New Piece Lady of the Lake

Hi everyoneAnother new piece this time focusing on a much more folk sound to match the theme of the Lady of the Lake. Please let me know what you think and enjoy!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i1f0zP4QpcSee More
Apr 10
Alex Oliver Cawley replied to Michel-ange MERINO's discussion Samsara (Title not Definitive) - Movement For Orchestra and Percussions
"Enjoyed it, some very nice harmony and I agree the samples are very good, you could probably fool quite a few people into thinking it was real.  Is this a stand alone piece or part of something larger?"
Apr 9

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Small Ensemble, Songs, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Progreesive Rock
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
West London
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
My name is Alex Oliver Cawley, I studied piano performance at the London College of music and now work as a piano teacher.

I love composing and am trying to be more active and share my work as I recently completed roughly 9 or so pieces for solo piano. I try to write in my own style but as far as inspiration I would say Prokofiev, Ravel, Faure, Piazolla are a few that love.

Am mostly looking for feedback and just a place to discuss music.

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