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Ingo Lee replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion An Interpretation of Punctuation Mov. 1 - "!" by Brandon Schwab
"Punctuation, that's a great idea Brandon.  I like the heavy emphasis and contemporary and pop motifs that you use here and there, a bit of Gershwin for the 21st century?  And a rock back-beat at 1:30, very cool. The sax players should…"
Apr 3
roger stancill replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion An Interpretation of Punctuation Mov. 1 - "!" by Brandon Schwab
"Hi Brandon, I think this is fantastically 'bombastic' from start to finish, and I will punctuate that with a - well done. This most certainly has high potential. I look forward to hearing it completed. It is a novel concept and, at…"
Apr 2
Bob Porter replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion An Interpretation of Punctuation Mov. 1 - "!" by Brandon Schwab
"Thanks for sharing this with us. Some general observations. Seems to me that music itself is an expression of language. I'm not sure I hear what holds this movement together. Especially the complete mood change after the 2 minute mark. I like…"
Apr 2
Brandon Schwab posted a discussion

An Interpretation of Punctuation Mov. 1 - "!" by Brandon Schwab

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQQnWBBV8s0&feature=youtu.beThis is the first movement of a new concerto I am writing for the former saxophone professor of Florida State University, Patrick Meighan, and one of his former students. All feedback/criticisms are welcome. It aims to capture the essence of the english language in…See More
Apr 2
Dane Aubrun replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion Throwing Feathers - Brandon Schwab ---- All Feedback Appreciated
"Pretty energetic with intricate rhythms. A nice piece. Saying more would only repeat comments above. I like the calm opening and the way you bring in the more wild material. "
Jan 22
Timothy Smith replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion Throwing Feathers - Brandon Schwab ---- All Feedback Appreciated
"There's a lot of life in this!  To me it seems to take awhile to achieve the buildup and the two parts don't seem to be merging perfectly in terms of feel. It's almost like two different songs. Please understand this is the…"
Jan 22
Agustin Loreto replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion Throwing Feathers - Brandon Schwab ---- All Feedback Appreciated
"I can not give the technical feedback other professionals here can give.  I liked the progressive intricate language between the instruments.  It reminded me of the third act in the "close encounters of the third kind"…"
Jan 19
Colin Dougall replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion Throwing Feathers - Brandon Schwab ---- All Feedback Appreciated
"Hi Brandon I really loved this piece - great arrangement of the parts, great blend, nice build-up. When I listened to the opening bars I thought at first you had an organ in there. I was thinking a lot of things as I was listeneing to it -…"
Jan 19
Jim Stam replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion Throwing Feathers - Brandon Schwab ---- All Feedback Appreciated
"Nice one mate! The part from 1.19, the part were the sax is playing. I think it's a little too empty and kind of get's rid of the nice flow I got in in the beginning. Maybe add some more layers? the rest I think is very good :)"
Jan 18
Ingo Lee replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion Throwing Feathers - Brandon Schwab ---- All Feedback Appreciated
"A sixties sound with a modern feel, I like it!  Percussion would be good for this I think, maybe even guitar and bass? Good work, thanks for posting."
Jan 17
Graeme Helliwell replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion Throwing Feathers - Brandon Schwab ---- All Feedback Appreciated
"Brandon, I can't offer any more advice other than that shared above. I don't know enough about the technicalities of the instrument for the specific score to hand. All I can add is my enjoyment of the piece throughout. I was transfixed by…"
Jan 17
Greg Brus replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion Throwing Feathers - Brandon Schwab ---- All Feedback Appreciated
"56-60 should be fine for any professional jazz players, it's not a weird juxtaposition, it just looks ugly on paper. Notify them well in advance that this is the place they should check out and digest above everything else and they'll…"
Jan 17
Stephen Lines replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion Throwing Feathers - Brandon Schwab ---- All Feedback Appreciated
"These are legitimate points made by James although after playing it a couple of times the rhythms in bars 56-60 are quite manageable, but only because it feels right after it's been dissected. I don't think a session musician would thank…"
Jan 17
James Giddings replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion Throwing Feathers - Brandon Schwab ---- All Feedback Appreciated
"Sounds really great! I enjoyed how it developed and found it a satisfying piece of music. I wonder if you are aware of how difficult it would be for live musicians to perform bars 56 - 60? In isolation, the 4/4 to, essentially, 12/16 would be…"
Jan 15
Brandon Schwab posted a discussion

Throwing Feathers - Brandon Schwab ---- All Feedback Appreciated

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdG9C_8-9K8&feature=youtu.beThis is a piece I was commissioned to write for a Florida based professional sax choir. Im open to all criticisms and reviews. See More
Jan 15
Timothy Smith replied to Brandon Schwab's discussion The Great Big Machine in The Sky - Brandon Schwab - FEEDBACK APPRECIATED
"I like the repeating motif here. Concerning the relation to the Superman Theme. I hear a similarity there but the melody leaves out one note. I didn't make the association until Saul mentioned it. I would agree most definitely film…"
Nov 13, 2018

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Multimedia, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Romantic Era
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Florida
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 am a 19 year old aspiring professional composer. I have scored independent video games, short films and done commission work for schools. Several of my pieces have been performed by honor bands at the district level.

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