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Images from Childhood - Of Mice and Men

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ali Riza SARAL on Tuesday. 2 Replies

Hi, this is a part of my new work (WIP) in process.The work will be 4 movements each from a childhood book.1- Ice Palace2- Of Mice and Men3- Sea gull4- Little PrinceThe end of 2nd movement, Of Mice…Continue

 

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Ali Riza SARAL replied to Kurt Francois's discussion Melancholic Piano - 1st composition
"Tempo and rhythms you have chosen points at a meditation character... But even with a meditation piece the flow of information should be enough to keep the listener connected. I did not like the picture you have put.  Only milky way would be…"
yesterday
Ali Riza SARAL replied to OscoBosco's discussion My original violin prelude inspired by Bach Chaconne
"I liked your work.  Easily listenable, perceptible. Enjoyable but also beautiful. The change of tempo comes at the right place and it is used only once so it is not overused. To me it sounded: Full of liveliness with some sorrow. Thank…"
yesterday
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion Leading a Warm Hand Over the Water - Euphonium Solo
"Soothing.  It has a characteristic mood.  The tune reminds me a character but I am not an expert of American music. The piano part is well written. I do not know whether I am allowed to evaluate this work but humbly: It is a well done…"
yesterday
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Images from Childhood - Of Mice and Men
"Thank you very much. You observe better in the direction - outside to inner while I  try to see from inside to outer. Yes. It is for 13 soloists. The mood is at the end of the book.  George is obliged to kill his mentally sick companion…"
Tuesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Images from Childhood - Of Mice and Men
"I liked this fragment and particularly noted the inventive clusters in the opening and close, wider spaced notes in the bass. I also like the way you divided the resources - are these to be soloists? You avoided a long chromatic scale sequence very…"
Tuesday
Ali Riza SARAL posted a discussion

Images from Childhood - Of Mice and Men

Hi, this is a part of my new work (WIP) in process.The work will be 4 movements each from a childhood book.1- Ice Palace2- Of Mice and Men3- Sea gull4- Little PrinceThe end of 2nd movement, Of Mice and Men is attached below.If you wonder my blog has the first movement.Cheers.Ali R+See More
Monday
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Amber - Guitar and Clarinet concert piece
"I may mention it to the known guitarist Francesco Diodovich if you like.  He may request the score though."
Oct 10
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Amber - Guitar and Clarinet concert piece
"I have stopped practicing for a number of years.  Sometimes I take it and do some sight reading.  I am very interested to read your violin and guitar piece.  Would you post it here or send it to arsaral(at)yahoodotcom Cheers. Ali"
Oct 9
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Amber - Guitar and Clarinet concert piece
"Gorgeous. I am afraid the dynamics of loudness could be made better. For example the cadance at minute 6:29 would be better if it was made softer interalia. The final notes are made louder as a final.  I think it would still end beautifully…"
Oct 9
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Christophe Heroufosse's discussion Le Chêne (String Quartet)
"Hi, Clean cut, with a clear mood. Beautiful. After the first listening: I could not perceive the structure clearly but it looked like A B C B A.  C is the fast part. It would be better may be if C could be longer. C may be thought as a small…"
Oct 6
Ali Riza SARAL posted a blog post

Images from Childhood - 1. Ice Palace

This is WORK IN PROCESS - WIP.The first movement is finished as a full size sketch.There are texts taken from the book.  I put them English and Turkish in the score.I am not sure yet, if I will leave them there or get a narrator pronounce themduring the performance.There are also other problems for the retouch phase to correct but themain idea is this.…See More
Oct 3
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Eirik Gisnås's discussion Ghost of Tom
"It is beautiful. The distinction of parallel basses vs opposite direction movement can be perceived and it gives a better depth which underpins the crush of cymbals. I prefer not to use parallel movement when arranging folk songs but in your case…"
Oct 2
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Valerio Dalla Ragione's discussion Second String Quartet
"Hi, I listened your String Quartet from the beginning to the end. First, what I perceived. The first and third movements are shorter, third movement is longer than the first. You have used perceptible entities (musical ideas). These ideas are…"
Oct 1
Ali Riza SARAL commented on Ali Riza SARAL's blog post Anatolia fuer Stimme
"I could not upload the file here (probably because I am new),  it had a better presentation on pages 5-1 and 5-2 which is actually right and left sides of page 5, also orientations were corrected, pity."
Sep 28
Ali Riza SARAL posted a blog post
Sep 28
Ali Riza SARAL posted a blog post

Songs of Liberty

https://soundcloud.com/user-852737091/songs-of-libertyLYRICS:IGorgeous Freedomby 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 meadowsAll is good, as dreams, and blest. Here they rice: the clover clear,And corn-flower's gentle lace,And the rustle is always here:"Ears are leaning... Take your ways!" In this immense sea of fair,Only one of…See More
Sep 24

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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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Images from Childhood - 1. Ice Palace

Posted on October 3, 2019 at 11:22am 0 Comments

This is WORK IN PROCESS - WIP.

The first movement is finished as a full size sketch.

There are texts taken from the book.  I put them English and Turkish in the score.

I am not sure yet, if I will leave them there or get a narrator pronounce them

during the performance.

There are also other problems for the retouch phase to correct but the

main idea is this.…

Continue

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:

I

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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