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How to perform graphic music

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ali Riza SARAL Jan 14. 6 Replies

Hi,This is a small discussion on how to perform graphic notated music.  I discuss the subject byexplaining how my previous work 'Anatolia fuer Stimme' (nach Darmstadt) may be performed.It is an old…Continue

Sculptilia Lacrimae (for Percussion Ensemble)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ali Riza SARAL Dec 14, 2019. 4 Replies

Hi,Just finished this work for Percussion Ensemble(4 performers).The Title means 'Sculptured Tears'.Duration is 5 min.…Continue

At the Edge - Computer generated music for solo Cello

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ali Riza SARAL Dec 10, 2019. 5 Replies

Hi,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRZsZoNcY3I'At the Edge' is written for solo cello.  It is 12 minutes long and is composed of 3 movements:…Continue

Oh My God, where are you?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ali Riza SARAL Dec 3, 2019. 1 Reply

Hi,I am trying to focus on a percussion work with 5 performers.Meanwhile I returned back and listened my 'Oh God, where are you?'which has quiet some percussion use.I found the Xylophone element that…Continue

 

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Ali Riza SARAL replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed Contest - “Dancing”
"I'm in. Ali R+"
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Ali Riza SARAL replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion How to perform graphic music
"Hi Ingo, Virtual reality scores is very interesting.  You have to be at the right place to be able to do these unfortunately.  I attended 1990 Summer course at Stanford CCRMA lab (with a small tuition waiver).  I could do the tape for…"
Jan 14
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion How to perform graphic music
"Hi Dane, I have attended Summer course 1996 at Darmstadt.  Stockhausen was there.  It was a hot summer time.  I remember I was totally exhausted just before the participants' concerts began.  I was working at Karlsruhe ATC…"
Jan 14
Ingo Lee replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion How to perform graphic music
"I'm familiar with the concept of aleatoric music but I have little experience with it so I'm just enjoying the discussion, thanks Ali!  It's all just communication, but score based devices are pretty primitive really. I guess in…"
Jan 13
Dane Aubrun replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion How to perform graphic music
"Hi, Ali, The moment I saw Darmstadt I was drawn in; the place where people like Stockhausen, Cage, and dozens of other innovators met and worked. I’ll try to keep comments brief but I’m in danger of getting “carried away”. I…"
Jan 13
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion How to perform graphic music
"Thanks Gav.  Here is the pdf version."
Jan 12
Gav Brown replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion How to perform graphic music
"Hi Ali, You may want to consider uploading a PDF instead of a DOCX file. People can be reluctant to open DOCX files as they are common transmitters of viruses. Regards,Gav"
Jan 12
Ali Riza SARAL posted a discussion

How to perform graphic music

Hi,This is a small discussion on how to perform graphic notated music.  I discuss the subject byexplaining how my previous work 'Anatolia fuer Stimme' (nach Darmstadt) may be performed.It is an old work that I cannot change any more but the discussion may pave the way for my new works.Kind regards.Ali R+See More
Jan 12
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Three Ancient Jewish Melodies
"Gorgeous music!"
Jan 12
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Suite for ensemble - mvts 1 & 4
"Hi Dane, Beautiful music but the score is terrible. I am afraid you must choose and use a modern notation program as soon as possible. Otherwise your efforts will be sadly wasted. All the best. Ali Note: I liked the music and succeeded to sight-read…"
Jan 7
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Gav Brown's discussion Orchestral - Questions about doubling
"Hi Gav, Kennan's 'The Technique of Orchestration' deserves to be mentioned here, I believe. After so many notes above on doubling, I would like to note that the beauty of doubling is not only determined by its absolute value but also…"
Dec 25, 2019
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Irish Dance for Solo French Horn
"Hi Jon, What you describe as miniature sounds like precious stones, gems. They do not have substructures, they can be perceived as a single unity. Your use of a single register helps this effect.  But French horn has a wide span...  It…"
Dec 23, 2019
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Soliloquy for Violin.
"Hi Dane, I listened 3 times your work.  The easiest thing to catch even by listening is the rhythmic motives.  I studied the score and could not find any two motive the same even not similar.  Very few beginnings only maybe. This…"
Dec 16, 2019
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Romantica
"Hi Michael, thanks for mentioning  Debussy's Dances Sacre Et Profane. Ali R+"
Dec 14, 2019
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Romantica
"Hi Kjell, A pleasant 6 minutes... What I liked most is how you returned back to the beginning tonality. Also the final part. The beginning parts have the subtle modulations and brings new but not far tonalities. (I had to listen twice.)  The…"
Dec 14, 2019
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Sculptilia Lacrimae (for Percussion Ensemble)
"Hi Kjell, I appreciate your effort to put down the rhythms I used.  I added the score (above) any way. It was a great pleasure to read your carefully selected words. Thank you very much. Ali"
Dec 14, 2019

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
20th century
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Istanbul
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
Ali R+ SARAL has studied double majors and has two Master’s degrees,

MSc and BSC from Istanbul Technical University and MM from Illinois State University.

He was accepted to the Istanbul State Conservatoir Composition and Theory Department and

studied harmony, counterpoint and others with Erçivan SAYDAM,

composition with İlhan USMANBAŞ.


He was a student of Roque CORDERO and Arthur CORRA at USA.

He has attended courses at Stanford University CCRMA lab and Darmstad 1996.


He has written 48 works of music more than 9 hours long.

You can find his compositions at Petrucci Library: http://imslp.org/wiki/Category:Saral,_Ali_Riza


He has served EUROCONTROL and German airspace as an air traffic control engineer 1992-1997.
He has specialized in LARGESYSTEMS and Java-J2EE.
His areas of interest include Systems Psychology, ANN and parsers.


He writes blogs at:
http://largesystems-atc.blogspot.com/
http://largesystems-atc-en.blogspot.com/
http://alirizasaral.blogspot.com/


You can reach him at:
Addr: Barbaros Mah Sedef Sk Onur Sit. Akasya Apt. 13/3G Uskudar ISTANBUL TÜRKİYE 34662
Tel: 90 506 887 8401
Website:
https://imslp.org/wiki/Category:Saral,_Ali_Riza

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At 11:21pm on September 16, 2019, Gav Brown said…

Welcome Ali!

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Anatolia fuer Stimme

Posted on September 28, 2019 at 3:00am 1 Comment

Songs of Liberty

Posted on September 24, 2019 at 3:11pm 0 Comments

https://soundcloud.com/user-852737091/songs-of-liberty

LYRICS:

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Gorgeous Freedom

by Aleksandr Blok (death 1921)

translation Ali Riza SARAL

 

I prefer the gorgeous freedom,

And I fly to lands of grace,

Where in wide and clear meadows

All is good, as dreams, and blest.

 

Here they rice: the clover clear,

And corn-flower's gentle…

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