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Duo Concertante

Started this discussion. Last reply by Antonio Freixas Jan 7. 2 Replies

Hi,I haven't posted a piece here in ages and thought it might be fun to share something,Duo Concertante was performed by a local chamber music group in November:…Continue

"Motif" vs. "Motive"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Olmnilnlolm Mar 18, 2016. 8 Replies

I'm finding people here and elsewhere talking about musical "motives" (e.g. one web site picked at random:…Continue

Wind Quintet: Two - Review, Critique, Suggestions Wanted

Started Jan 28, 2016 0 Replies

Some time ago, I decided to write a piece consisting of four, independent but related fugues. I posted One in this forum some time ago (…Continue

Tags: suggestions, critique, jazz, quintet, wind

A Wind Quintet with a Jazz Feel

Started this discussion. Last reply by Antonio Freixas Jan 20, 2016. 1 Reply

Right now, this group has 2,351 discussion—much greater than any other group in this forum.As a relative newcomer to the forum, I'm trying to follow the rules. I have an unfinished wind quintet that…Continue

 

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Antonio Freixas replied to Alexey Arkhipenko's discussion Get your music performed by professional virtual instruments without installing any software
"Well, the world of sampling is full of disagreements. I've often released a piece and had someone tell me that one instrument sounded fake while another person raved about how real it sounded. One time I posted a piece with an oboe part I…"
Jan 21
Antonio Freixas replied to Alexey Arkhipenko's discussion Get your music performed by professional virtual instruments without installing any software
"HI, Alexey, Yes, those are the tracks. For note endings, I meant the last note before a silence. Look at the waveform in the files I attached and compare them to your waveforms. I just listened to the flute sixteenth note pattern at 00:28.032 in…"
Jan 21
Antonio Freixas replied to Alexey Arkhipenko's discussion Get your music performed by professional virtual instruments without installing any software
"Thanks for the fix. It does sound a lot better, but nowhere near good enough. The flute sounds artificial, particularly the trill around 0:18 and the sixteenth-note pattern I use around 0:27.Note endings seem to cut off in a mechanical way for both…"
Jan 20
Antonio Freixas replied to Alexey Arkhipenko's discussion Get your music performed by professional virtual instruments without installing any software
"Sorry, I missed seeing your reply till now. I uploaded two test cases. One is an idea for a piano piece, The version you produced sounded nice, but I'm guessing that it was mostly due to the fact that the piano sound came from a great library.…"
Jan 20
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Duo Concertante

"@MM Coston: Thank you for taking the time to listen and comment. I compose instinctively, but I do believe that keeping music unpredictable/surprising is a key factor to making music interesting to listen to as well as worth hearing more than once.…"
Jan 7
MM Coston commented on Antonio Freixas's video
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"I just want to say I admire many things about this piece but the most fascinating to me is (for lack of better terms) the use of suspense in the structure.  By that, I mean the very brief moments of seeming chaos making what follows…"
Jan 7
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Duo Concertante

Duo Concertante began with a desire to write a piece for violin and piano that featured long notes and silences and ended with a three-movement, thirteen-min...
Jan 7
Antonio Freixas replied to Antonio Freixas's discussion Duo Concertante
"Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. I appreciate it."
Jan 7
Mike Hewer replied to Antonio Freixas's discussion Duo Concertante
"Absolutely beautiful in places Antonio. I love your harmonic sense and the emotion conveyed which I found rather serene, pastoral and contemplative.  It'd be great if you could post the score too so folk could see some aspects of your…"
Jan 7
Antonio Freixas posted a discussion

Duo Concertante

Hi,I haven't posted a piece here in ages and thought it might be fun to share something,Duo Concertante was performed by a local chamber music group in November:https://youtu.be/xSeSK7-sm4gSee More
Jan 6
Antonio Freixas replied to Charles Burns's discussion My wind quintet, first draft
"I can't claim to have spent a ton of time reviewing your piece (who has the time?). The work is nice, but there is not much variation. While playing the piece on YouTube, I clicked random points in the timeline. Whatever had been playing before…"
Jan 6
Antonio Freixas replied to Alexey Arkhipenko's discussion Get your music performed by professional virtual instruments without installing any software
"The comparisons sound good, but doing better than Sibelius is not much of a challenge, Much more interesting would a comparison with NotePerformer. I wrote a tool that does some of what you are doing. My base sounds were EastWest Symphonic Orchestra…"
Jan 6

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Portland, Oregon, USA
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I am an amateur pianist who, at age 61, started composing music in the classical tradition. Actually, I did write a few small snippets when I was in my teens. In my 40s, I joined an English country dance band and write four little waltzes—things around 32 bars long, just a melody and chords. I also wrote one or two pieces in the contra dance style. That was it, until I started working with MuseScore and creating some serious music (I've since graduated to Sibelius).

My first piece was for an oddball collection of orchestral instruments. I planned to use the music as background for a little video I had made, but the music went its own way.

Just to keep things simple, my second attempt was at a symphonic suite. This time I did a lot of reading on composing and instrumentation.

Realizing that getting an orchestra to perform a piece by a novice composer was going to be difficult, I have started writing for smaller ensembles: currently, string quartet, wind quintet and violin/cello.

My composing style is instinctive, relying somewhat on my basic knowledge of music theory but mostly on having heard or performed a lot of classical pieces over the years.I have relied on feedback from one or two friends with a classical music background.

I look forward to seeing what my more experienced fellow composers are up to!
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