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Something new

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Porter Apr 10. 8 Replies

A little something I just finished.Continue

New piece

Started this discussion. Last reply by roger stancill Oct 23, 2019. 6 Replies

I sometimes describe the stuff I write as "filmscore". Something you might hear in the background of a movie. Nothing "epic". Just something to help set the mood. Nothing that follows any formula…Continue

Rising

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stefan Welebny Apr 3, 2019. 12 Replies

Here is a little something for small orchestra to, just for the fun of it, offset the ensemble works that have been posted lately.A short overture, if you will. Continue

Foretelling

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Dougall Feb 4, 2019. 17 Replies

OK. I invite anyone interested to listen to this. It's a very short piece for small orchestra. And I say listen, that's just what I mean. And leave some meaningful comment. Oh, you can say that the…Continue

 

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Bob Porter replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion I’ve been living in a “4 Part-Writing” nightmare but hey if you want to hear some brass, woodwinds, and organ playing a chorale hit here also
"Rodney,  This is your usual excellent work. Interestingly Methodist on one hand and....not on the other. As for the "rules"? There are so many that it is possible to sit at a desk and write acceptable music just following them.…"
Jul 16
Bob Porter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Something new
"Thanks, Michael. The ending reflects that while the is indeed hope for the future, nothing is certain. Waiting for the other shoe to drop. I don't have a crystal ball, so things are a bit up in the air. Ina hopeful way, of course. I kind of…"
Apr 10
michael diemer replied to Bob Porter's discussion Something new
"Nice stuff, Bob. At times reflective, at times pensive; at times serene. But a consistent feel throughout, with effective dynamic contrasts. It left me feeling calm and refreshed! The only criticism I would note is that the ending seemed abrupt. I…"
Apr 9
Timothy Smith replied to Bob Porter's discussion Something new
"Great work here Bob. You were able to achieve a very high level of realism using those soundfonts."
Apr 9
Saul Gefen replied to Bob Porter's discussion Something new
"Bob, This is very beautiful with a nice hopeful feel in the music."
Apr 8
Bob Porter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Something new
"I did except for the horn. There is only a horn section in the default font. I used a solo horn from an updated version of SSO. Most of the rest of that font doesn't work well with MuseScore. SSO has problems itself in that MuseScore can't…"
Apr 7
Victor Eijkhout replied to Bob Porter's discussion Something new
"That's impressive. Are you using the standard soundfont?"
Apr 7
Bob Porter replied to Bob Porter's discussion Something new
"Thanks Victor. For anyone interested, this was made entirely in MuseScore. I've been playing with it in preparation for when Sibelius 7.5 doesn't work on my computer any more. I prefer Sibelius. I am limited to notation software. MuseScore…"
Apr 7
Victor Eijkhout replied to Bob Porter's discussion Something new
"Pretty. I see you're not entirely without hope for the future."
Apr 7
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Something new

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Apr 7
Bob Porter replied to Kevin Hart's discussion My First (Completed) Work
"Kevin, Thanks for posting this. I think that you might consider remixing this as far as panning goes. Everything is on top of each other, and I can't make out what the instrument groups are. Maybe strings left and basses right. Other…"
Nov 12, 2019
Bob Porter replied to George Abbott's discussion Hello. Farmer George Here - Searching For Honest Critique
"George, My question is this: If you could write anything, not for sale, but just for you, what would it be? Something that didn't fit into a 2 minute format, or try to sell something. If you could write something that was music for it's…"
Nov 12, 2019
roger stancill replied to Bob Porter's discussion New piece
"Bob, Hi there....long time ay.  I know exactly what you mean when you state, having to write it so it will play as you intend it to sound. That is not always easy. I liked this piece. It was suspenseful, and entertaining. It did seem to tell a…"
Oct 23, 2019
Bob Porter replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Clouds - impressionist piece for small orchestra.
"Dane, Sorry, I got interrupted. I think it possible that music paints a picture in your minds eye. I'm not sure we can divorce mood and emotions completely from what we envision. For me, Ashokan Farewell will forever be tied to Ken Burns'…"
Oct 22, 2019
Bob Porter replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Clouds - impressionist piece for small orchestra.
"Well sure, music is all about mood. But I think music tied somehow to, say, video, is a powerful thing. You can say it limits what you feel. But it also might help focus what you feel. Just depends."
Oct 22, 2019
Bob Porter replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Images from Childhood - Of Mice and Men
"Audacity will import and export midi. Although unless it has something to do with Jfugue, I'm not sure what midi has to do with your process. You could write in MS, save as an mp3 or wave import into Audacity to adjust tempo changes and…"
Oct 19, 2019

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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?
Film and music for video
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
San Diego, CA
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.
I was a music education major in college, a long time ago. There I also studied composition. But it wasn't until the 2000's, when I bought some music software that I really started to do some real writing. I write for fun, but that doesn't mean that I don't take it seriously. I've had a few things performed by real groups, but that is not my focus.

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At 7:28pm on March 20, 2018, Ingo Lee said…

Welcome back Bob you were missed, but where's your hat?

At 6:37pm on March 20, 2018, Gav Brown said…

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