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About My Score

Started this discussion. Last reply by Art Lowell Feb 21. 99 Replies

I've managed to turn out a score that is, to the best that I've learned, not bad for the second movement of my Violin Concerto. All critiques are welcome.The piece is here. …Continue

Playable Harp Line?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Porter Dec 31, 2016. 20 Replies

For anybody who knows the harp well? Are these lines playable of a harp? (Ignore the bar numbers. They don't apply here. Also, I don't know how to designate a repeated line like this)In case you're…Continue

 

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Art Lowell replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Orchestral work Competition.
"Dave, thank you for listening. the section at about 4:35 comes from a motif passed around between instuments and morphed at 1:30. The piece is intended to be in the spirit of deems Taylor's Through The Looking Glass. I submitted an example of…"
14 minutes ago
Art Lowell replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Orchestral work Competition.
"Yeah.I figured that out on my own, H. S. The other things, though, are still quite mysterious to me (especially the stuff with accidentals."
1 hour ago
Art Lowell replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Orchestral work Competition.
"Good point, Bob. In most cases, the musicians are going to follow the body language of the conductor.  How much the composer wants to micromanage the musicians' interpretation is largely up to the composer. I've played from music that…"
1 hour ago
Art Lowell replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Orchestral work Competition.
"THAT is the kind of discussion I would like to see more of, H.S."
1 hour ago
Art Lowell replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Orchestral work Competition.
"Obviously directed toward me, H.S. I'm pretty sure that the intent of my music is made quite clear in my audible renditions. Translating that to paper is a skill that is, at this point, beyond me. I don't recall complaining that nobody…"
1 hour ago
Art Lowell replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Orchestral work Competition.
"Not at all. I don't think you got what I'm saying. As I recall, I don't think you have ever mentioned things like "what was the idea behind that cello solo at bar 2:57?" or "the rhythms in that passage at 4:23 seemed…"
1 hour ago
Art Lowell replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Orchestral work Competition.
"Mike, I would disagree. This competition is about how the music can be be well-presented. Not about the music itself. the best presentation would be by live performers, whether in a completely dead room or in a cathedral."
2 hours ago
Art Lowell replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Orchestral work Competition.
"Well, ouch, Dave. Almost every piece I've submitted for discussion has either quickly devolved into criticism of my samples, or received no response at all. And I must say, Dave, you have been one of the chief abusers. You need to understand…"
2 hours ago
Art Lowell replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Orchestral work Competition.
" . . . Which is exactly why I've chosen to farm out my scoring jobs to other people. I'm poorly educated in words like "meno mosso" and such, the proper use of accidentals (whether double sharps and flats should be allowed…"
2 hours ago
Art Lowell replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Orchestral work Competition.
"I wish we discussed more about music and less about sound engineering."
2 hours ago
Art Lowell replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Orchestral work Competition.
"Oh, yes. I see. I didn't originally read the whole notice."
8 hours ago
Art Lowell replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Orchestral work Competition.
"I listened to a bit of the Britten clips. They sounded nice. Why two clips of the same music? Is one a live recording and the other, one of your studio productions? Was that what you are showing us?"
8 hours ago
Art Lowell replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Competition Proposal..NOW WITH DEMO MOCK-UP for entrants appraisal
"I can offer this: My laptop is the last model made with a mechanical hard drive. it had been devloping a lot of glitches. I figured that the drive was coming to the end of its life and if it failed, I would lose everything. So I had the drive…"
yesterday
Art Lowell replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Competition Proposal..NOW WITH DEMO MOCK-UP for entrants appraisal
"The loss  of  your music was a tragic event, one that I recently averted. I'm sorry for your loss."
Wednesday
Art Lowell replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Competition Proposal..NOW WITH DEMO MOCK-UP for entrants appraisal
"No big deal, Mike. as we discussed elsewhere, I'm likely to finish this in a month or so. I'm not likely to want to wait until the contest closes to get it posted at Soundcloud. since I am a DAW composer, I have already heard a rendition…"
Wednesday
Art Lowell replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Competition Proposal..NOW WITH DEMO MOCK-UP for entrants appraisal
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Profile Information

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?
classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Newberg Oregon
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
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.
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At 10:11am on July 26, 2016, Larry Elliott said…

Greetings Art,

I just listened to some of your compositions. I like them. They have a very refreshing style. Good woodwind work. Thanks for sharing.

Very best,

Larry Elliott

At 7:52pm on September 2, 2014, michael diemer said…

 

Welcome Art!

We’d like to hear your music! The main area for posting is the “Music Analysis and Critique” discussion, which is here:

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