I'm not sure whether I've posted this before on this forum. Since it's almost 8 minutes long, I won't try to pass it off as a contest entry. I'll just post it here. I'm really more of a dog person,…Continue
"I would only remark that with the orchestra that I have listened to in person for years, the Contrabasses have been lined up along the right end of the ensemble, stage-front to stage-back behind the celli. But their sound will certainly project…"
"Forgot to mention that it surely depends on sound system. The effect I hear is only relevant for headphones. Using loudspeakers, both ears will hear the bass although everything comes from the right.
"Thank you Kelly. I had been in the habit of keeping the separation much tighter than this until getting complaints from people (in this forum, in fact), that the separation needed to be much wider. Yours is the first such feedback I've had. I…"
"This work I find really great. It is sort of total, it contains everything. It has melodies, rhythm, orchestra, solos. Very impressive work.
Just one remark, probably personal: panning, why is it so extreme? Sometimes I hear e.g. the basses in one…"
"I was thinking of Bartok's Miraculous Mandarin as an inspiration. The writing isn't nearly as complex as in that "miraculous" piece, but then, I'm not nearly the genius that Bartok was.
Dane, in fact, I stole…"
"It reminded me more of Stravinsky. Specifically, the three blockbuster ballets, "Rite," Petrushka and "Firebird." I don't hear much Bartok, but my knowledge of his music is limited. Shostakovich, yes, I get that, it…"
"Well, it sounds a bit like Bartok, also Shostakovitch in his more furious moments a la Symphony 10. Yep, pretty furious.
I felt that a few solos were given too much prominence against the background, the violin in particular. It reminded me of some…"
"I listened to a few of your pieces, and found them delightful, beautiful, varied, very competently composed and engineered, and highly worthy of showcasing.
Getting people to listen to your stuff is really a struggle! There are so many of us…"
"Off topic for Gavin: I have belonged to this forum for awhile and would like to be able to find my way back to the home page to post new topics and see what other topics are there, but I've lost that bookmark. Can you help me?"
What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Songs, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
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.
It's been a life-long dream drive to create music. Been in bands, played in orchestras and listened to it all. I've always wanted to compose, but didn't think I could do it until I got serious about working with DAWs. I guess the DAW is my instrument now.