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
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
I am fascinated by your absolute rejection of "atonal". I agree that it is kind of a "catch-all" term. Yet so is "classical", for that matter. As an American English speaker (not to be confused with…Continue
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…"
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…"
"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…"
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'…"
"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…"
Not boring at all.
But here's something to think about. As a sonic representation of a visual experience, I get it. Clouds drifting by. It just kind of ends. I don't mind the non-dominant ending. But as a piece of music, I might…"
"It would make a difference what style the music is and tempo. If you don't notate it, probably some kind of staff text at the beginning of the section or piece will work. If you do decide to notate it, leave out the second dot. Players will get…"
"I posted this music in the "miscellaneous" section because I didn't want to limit responses. Why else have a composers forum if not to talk about music and what drives us to do this thing.
I am not opposed to form and structure.…"
"I agree that self-expression comes from the heart/soul. Where else? It gets modified by our inner secretaries usually for practical reasons – and outcomes because one of those outcomes is an attempt to classify it by genre. Labels are useful…"
"I think the problem is that those are all string articulations that have little meaning to brass players. Not that they can't apply. Marcato implies separation but also accent. I'm trying to imagine the type of passage for brass that would…"
"Thanks, so much, for listening and leaving a comment. Looks like several have listened and not seen fit to comment. I know there are some who don't think that they would have anything useful to add. And some who think this is outright junk. A…"
I’m normally averse to film music but you set a scene and, yes, it does musicalise your description. I would have liked a little more variation in tonal centre but given the length of the piece that’s a small point.
I sense the…"
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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