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Ambient Life - Comments most welcome

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Morabito Jul 27, 2010. 10 Replies

My best piece to date ?????

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Godden Jul 19, 2010. 6 Replies

 

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At 7:54am on July 6, 2016, Larry Elliott said…

Greetings Andy,

I like your music very much. Thanks for sharing.

Very best,

Larry Elliott

At 1:47pm on April 27, 2012, J Joe Townley said…

Andy, what program do you use to achieve the realistic sounds in your piano concerto, which is a real ear-pleaser, by the way.

At 5:15am on November 23, 2010, Mark Anthony Larmand said…
Really must apologize Andy for this very late reply. I've really been busy these past few months.

Thank you very much for that link to the Cue Sheet FAQs. Every little bit helps to get one familiar with the internal workings of this machine. I hope to chat more down the road and hope your own endeavors are going well.

Take care.
Mark...
At 4:41pm on September 25, 2010, John Bogun said…
Andy... Your music is real...
At 12:37am on September 16, 2010, Mark Anthony Larmand said…
Excellent Andy thanks for that. That will help with some questions i have.

Mark...
At 2:53pm on July 27, 2010, Ann Rodela said…
"Ambient Life" is a beautiful piece of music! Kudos. :)
At 8:18am on July 27, 2010, Simon Godden said…
Andy, call me a traditionalist, but I'm having trouble with the percussion on 'Credo'. I understand that nowadays, composers (karl jenkins etc) are striving to create some sort of originality with their music, but after a promising intro and a wonderfully original chord progression, I'm not sure it works for me. Having said that, I'm only one person and I'm sure most other people may feel differently. Now the Kyrie (achingly beautiful) has come on, and I'm thinking maybe the contrast will work. I don't know.
At 12:31am on July 27, 2010, Jason Ward said…
Ambient Life is an interesting track. I can hear your references to Enya among all the other stuff going on in the track. I like that it isn't too laid back because those wishy-washy laid back ambient tracks are what gives new age music a bad name. Good job at keeping it roughly ambient yet lively enough to be interesting to concentrate on listening to rather than just playing in the background.
At 8:54pm on July 26, 2010, Anton Botes said…
Andy, I'm honored that your "Ambient Life" was done after listening to my "Dreamland". And I agree with you, Ambient shouldn't just be slow and mushy. "Ambient Life" is great! I like the clarity of each instrument, as well as the interaction between the different instruments. You know how to choose sounds that fit nicely together. Also, you must know a lot about music production, because your mixing and mastering are great and very professional-sounding.
Funny enough, we share a military background: I worked as a lawyer for the Air Force for seven years.
I'm brushing up on my music theory at the moment, but as soon as I start writing songs again I might knock on your door for some advice.
Cheers! Anton
PS: Where does Sizzler come from? Can I call you that?
At 11:55am on July 24, 2010, Harry Cook said…
Hi Sizzler, found this by clicking back from your Facebook post. I thought I might learn something; there's plenty to learn. H.

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
film, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical / Modern
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
UK
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I was a professional musician in the Royal Marine Band Service for 13 years. Since becoming a civilian many moons ago have continued to perform and write music for the last 20 years just recently becoming more proficient witht eh advent of suitable software to open the door to orchestral and choral composition. Recently written a Piano Concerto which I need to copyright before putting samples online but will do so soon as would be very interested in comments from fellow musicians.
 
 
 

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