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RIP Bob Morabito

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Feb 10. 3 Replies

I hadnt seen anyone else mention this so I will post here with your permission as it is where most people will see it. I found out laast night that fellow composer here Bob Morabito passed away over…Continue

I hired a musician who recorded my music badly. Should I pay?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ingo Lee Nov 18, 2020. 8 Replies

Hello everyone. It has been a long time hasnt it.I am in a difficult situation and hoped one of yuo would have thoughts pn it!I recewntly hired a musician to record a piece of my music. It was the…Continue

Cello high range limitations

Started this discussion. Last reply by michael diemer Sep 24, 2019. 8 Replies

A discussion on this topic at http://composersforum.ning.com/forum/topics/sonata-for-duo-cello was recently curtailed so…Continue

Charles Holt - pleased to meet you!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Morabito Jun 19, 2018. 2 Replies

I've been reading through some older posts before saying anything and from what I've found I think I'm going to be very happy here!I'm privileged to have had a successful career in what might still…Continue

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Gav Brown replied to Charles Holt's discussion RIP Bob Morabito
"Thanks for sharing this Charles. What sad news.  Gav"
Feb 10
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Charles Holt's discussion RIP Bob Morabito
"Sad Mournful... I had some very kind interactions with him.  A very strong composer... Dexterous.  Diligent. Technically superb... I wonder is it Cov... Grant him eternal rest, O Lord,and may perpetual light shine on him. Ali.  "
Feb 10
michael diemer replied to Charles Holt's discussion RIP Bob Morabito
"Wow, that's sad news. any loss of a fellow composer is unsettling. I hope his family and friends are doing OK. Losing someone under the current circumstances is even harder that it would otherwise be. They are in our thoughts and prayers."
Feb 10
Charles Holt posted a discussion

RIP Bob Morabito

I hadnt seen anyone else mention this so I will post here with your permission as it is where most people will see it. I found out laast night that fellow composer here Bob Morabito passed away over christmas. My interaraction with him was brief but I fund him friendly and helpful with extremel interesting music. I know he was a huge member here so I wanted to commemorate him and everything he did on this forum. Charles…See More
Feb 10
Ingo Lee replied to Charles Holt's discussion I hired a musician who recorded my music badly. Should I pay?
"It's hard to believe that someone would attempt litigation over a small sum of money, especially knowing his case is weak, but litigation usually means uncertainty for both parties. Of course winning a judgement and forcing a payment are two…"
Nov 18, 2020
Charles Holt replied to Charles Holt's discussion I hired a musician who recorded my music badly. Should I pay?
"Thankj you Ingo. Our agreement was reached by email and there was nothing stated regarrding quality or refusal on either side. I have many examples of his work and this is why I hired him! They are of far superior quality and musicianship. I dont…"
Nov 18, 2020
Ingo Lee replied to Charles Holt's discussion I hired a musician who recorded my music badly. Should I pay?
"Hi Charles - I'm not a lawyer but I'll poke my nose in here anyway.  A written contract could have prevented this problem, but you still have some type of agreement in place which could be considered a contract. Did you communicate by…"
Nov 18, 2020
Gav Brown replied to Charles Holt's discussion I hired a musician who recorded my music badly. Should I pay?
"Hi Charles, I paid because I had agreed to pay. Nobody was unpleasant about it because I paid right away, as soon as the recording session ended. "
Nov 18, 2020
Saul Gefen replied to Charles Holt's discussion I hired a musician who recorded my music badly. Should I pay?
"No contract you shouldn't worry about it"
Nov 18, 2020
Charles Holt replied to Charles Holt's discussion I hired a musician who recorded my music badly. Should I pay?
"Thank you Saul and Gav. Out of interest Gav - why did you pay if to discrd the recording? Did your musician become unpleasant or threaen legal action? My musician is beginning to hint at legal options and his local freelancr laws."
Nov 18, 2020
Gav Brown replied to Charles Holt's discussion I hired a musician who recorded my music badly. Should I pay?
"This happened to me. I paid and discarded the recording."
Nov 18, 2020
Saul Gefen replied to Charles Holt's discussion I hired a musician who recorded my music badly. Should I pay?
"If you had made your expectations from him clearly on the outset and he didn't deliver and plus on top of that there was no legal document containing any agreement and responsibilities between you, I do not see why you should pay him. This is…"
Nov 17, 2020
Charles Holt posted a discussion

I hired a musician who recorded my music badly. Should I pay?

Hello everyone. It has been a long time hasnt it.I am in a difficult situation and hoped one of yuo would have thoughts pn it!I recewntly hired a musician to record a piece of my music. It was the first time my music would have been played by someone else and I was excited. The piece is for two violins viola and cello and I found a musician with good "demos" of himself playing all these instruments. I got in touch ad we agreed a price although no contract. I gave him as much information as…See More
Nov 17, 2020
Charles Holt replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?
"I have to say I do not see the point in paid membership to a forum which is quite unusual in my experience. There must be forum sItes with apropriate functions not requiring 600 dolllars yearly! What functions does "ning" have making it…"
Aug 20, 2020
Charles Holt replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Night at the City
"Are you saying racism doesn't exist saul? Because it definitely exists and is not an excuse!"
Jul 2, 2020
Charles Holt replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Music for Orchestra 1 (5'00")
"Could you use a sound cloud page as you seem to run into problems with the uppload limit here frequently."
Jun 6, 2020

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Choir, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Choral
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
UK
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 choral and sacred composer with four decades of experience, now beginning to move away from the rigorous strictures surrounding such work into a more harmonically unbound future. I'm hoping to meet fellow practitioners and get some meat on the skeleton of my output! Talk to you soon, Charles

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