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What is Contemporary style music?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Porter 8 minutes ago. 98 Replies

I don't know if anyone is interested in this. Not sure I am.The question is: What are quantifiable bullet points that define contemporary music? Do they only apply to concert music, as opposed to…Continue

The art of.....the computer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Porter Apr 13. 30 Replies

I think we all rely heavily on our computers. But what happens when things go wrong? I think we've all been there. I'd like to hear what everyone does to keep their computers running. This could be a…Continue

Another orchestra thing

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Harris Apr 14. 33 Replies

This is an orchestration of a little something I wrote or piano. Pretty much the same 8 measures over and over.Continue

Compassion track

Started Mar 24 0 Replies

I put this under "Miscellaneous" because I'm not really looking for critique. Although it's fine if you really want to.I mainly wanted to share some themes I'm working on for video about a trip my…Continue

 

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Bob Porter replied to Bob Porter's discussion What is Contemporary style music?
"We can certainly talk about film music. There is plenty of it to classify it as its own genre. It's easy to discount it because, after all, it's just in the background. But is it? On hearing a certain repeated two note theme, who of us…"
8 minutes ago
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Bob Porter's discussion What is Contemporary style music?
"Well Dave, that's a new genre in its first steps (in history) still unfolding and getting momentum all the time. Give it time! If we were to start something similar for it what do you think would be a appropriate beginning for serious music? My…"
1 hour ago
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion What is Contemporary style music?
"That's great and it's made a difference, but why not suspend or ban the people who repeatedly create the problems rather than retroactively quash them? I've had to lock posts before now because Roger sidetracked with his vague new age…"
1 hour ago
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion What is Contemporary style music?
"Good concept, but as ever thin on soundtrack composers :)"
1 hour ago
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Bob Porter's discussion What is Contemporary style music?
"Just for fun, but I also think it's good towards knowing each other better at a glance if you would do the same, I underline my best loved composers and by extension the ones I believe have influenced and continue to influence me."
2 hours ago
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Bob Porter's discussion What is Contemporary style music?
"Scientometrics   Quite interesting statistical analysis on differences and similarities of 18-20th century composers. The paper is quite large and unless you have done some statistical study, maybe too hard to follow, but worth having a…"
3 hours ago
Gav Brown replied to Bob Porter's discussion What is Contemporary style music?
"Roger and all, please stick to Bob's original topic. This thread is disintegrating into the type of interpersonal chest-bumping/teasing contests which used to be common and allowed to fester, but which Julie and I now discourage. I see other…"
4 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion What is Contemporary style music?
"Roger: "I'm not back."Also Roger: "we are uni-connected star minds under the will of a tuning program that neuters us with these stuffy old rules and keeps us from a true awakening and YOU have to prove I'm wrong rather than…"
5 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion What is Contemporary style music?
"You are making the initial assertion so you have the onus of proof."
7 hours ago
roger stancill replied to Bob Porter's discussion What is Contemporary style music?
"Bobert, (just havin' fun) you take this all way too seriously. Relax and have fun with it. By form I mean waltz, scherzo, concerto or ballade. The twist, the boogaloo or the froog. The form that gives the music an intended purpose. Social…"
12 hours ago
Bob Porter replied to Bob Porter's discussion What is Contemporary style music?
"Roger, If someone punches me, I will bleed. THAT is reality. Mumbo-jumbo? Up to the individual. Guess what, Roger, as the starter of this discussion, I do get to make certain decisions about it. You need to come down off your cloud. I keep asking…"
14 hours ago
roger stancill replied to Bob Porter's discussion What is Contemporary style music?
"So you do not believe the theory? How about 99 monkeys? lol  You see, in my world, the statement 'is not' is simply a matter of ignorance and unbelief. And, you are free to exist there. Can you prove that it 'is not' ?…"
14 hours ago
roger stancill replied to Bob Porter's discussion What is Contemporary style music?
"Mr. Porter, I was responding to John D's post and 'actually trying to keep with the topic'. Reality is not as cut and dry as most of you chose to believe it is. You seem to have been neutered by all those rules you learned in…"
15 hours ago
Bob Porter replied to Bob Porter's discussion What is Contemporary style music?
"Roger, Three of the most nonsensical posts of the type I have come to expect from you. Please put some non-mystical and coherent sentences together. Yes I asked for specific points, not general woo-woo mumbo-jumbo. And if you go down the conspiracy…"
15 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Porter's discussion What is Contemporary style music?
"It's not."
16 hours ago
roger stancill replied to Bob Porter's discussion What is Contemporary style music?
"Bob, is the development and 'evolution' of music based on  a greater understanding of potential, or more so just a matter of application. Maybe 'music' hasn't changed , but form and function have. Both form and function…"
16 hours ago

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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 biographical information about you as a composer):
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…

Welcome back!

 
 
 

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