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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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Charles Holt replied to Ashley Berg's discussion Modern Technologies
"Tim, while I agree that some manner of AI will have a hand in creating fake compositions I don't think it will truly affect the field. There will always be those in need of music happy to use the bland, the obvious and the lowest denominator…"
Thursday
Charles Holt replied to Gav Brown's discussion Orchestral Instrumentation Question
"I believe the section size is correlated with the number of string players so a small string section would be drowned by a large brass section of coutse. I recomment finding concert footage of orchestra and ensembles and working out how many players…"
Jan 12
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion I not a Scientist or a Mathematician nor am I a Digital Engineer
"I was talking about preparing music for performance or recording. The same piece of music and one experienced person working with DAW/NS and one experienced person working with paper to create the same score and parts. Paper might win for very…"
Jan 12
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion I not a Scientist or a Mathematician nor am I a Digital Engineer
"I would bet that an experienced orchestrator or composer working with software would hands-down beat paper. Imagine trying to hand-write an entire score and then the dozens of individual parts for an orchestral performance in less time than someone…"
Jan 12
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion I not a Scientist or a Mathematician nor am I a Digital Engineer
"To truly master a pro-level DAW will of course take a long time and is a different field to composition. But to get good enough with it that you can use it for basic recording would take a couple of weeks if that. I feel you might have tinkered with…"
Jan 12
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion I not a Scientist or a Mathematician nor am I a Digital Engineer
"How much actual time have you spent trying to master these things Saul - pick one with good reviews and work at it. If you find a very easy one then it will not have much functionality. Imagine if you had given up on piano when first learning…"
Jan 12
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Art without a Frame
"I recall this of course and at the time the prevailing view seemed to be "those philistines not enjoying such amazing music!" which I assume was the intended outcome. This was never a view I agreed with and some members here have presented…"
Jan 1
Charles Holt replied to OscoBosco's discussion Wrote a String Quartet. Would love some feedback and comments :)
"Saul just say "I didn't like the music" instead of trying to seat this dislike within some wider authority and vague philosophy. Its so much easier. Just imagine if someone tried the same thing on you!"
Dec 29, 2018
Charles Holt replied to OscoBosco's discussion Wrote a String Quartet. Would love some feedback and comments :)
"And you make it so easy."
Dec 28, 2018
Charles Holt replied to OscoBosco's discussion Wrote a String Quartet. Would love some feedback and comments :)
"Oscar, I didn't listen to the full five minutes but I enjoyed a great deal of what I heard even through the ominous poultice of Sibelius playback. It is not what I would listen to but that doesn't mean much. I have a few suggestions for…"
Dec 27, 2018
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion STUDIO WORKSTATION DESK FOR 88 KEYS KEYBOARDS SOLUTION
"Monitors are speakers however whereas your normal audio speakers colour the sound studio monitors in theory present a completely flat and neutral playback allowing to to hear how the music really sounds and mix accurately. Using them well comes with…"
Dec 23, 2018
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Love within the Woods
"As I've touched on before this would benefit from a fundamental usage of orchestration techniques. When using other instruments over piano you could ""cheat"" to a certain degree thanks to the range filling out low bass to…"
Dec 20, 2018
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion The Princess' Lair
"I saw that you deleted your comment thanking me for my input but I just wanted to say I appreciate it Saul and I hope you take at least some of it on board going forward. Charles"
Dec 9, 2018
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion The Princess' Lair
"I don't believe anytihng I said satisfies the terms for abuse, I would need to be wrong first! You are posting a great many pieces in a section designed for analysis and critique which you almost uniformly ignore when offered and you offer your…"
Dec 7, 2018
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion The Princess' Lair
"I would accept this with great relish! However it is a bit much to be given this advice from someone who gets upset themselves. You are good at disguising it but when your work is critiqued you get upset because you are not here to improve but to be…"
Dec 5, 2018
Charles Holt replied to AdamSold's discussion Winter Waltz
"Nice melody and sample sound but I think there would be some orchestration issues if you plan to have this performed in real life. Its hard to be sure without a score as details get lost but when the strings come in on the melody you really need…"
Dec 3, 2018

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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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At 3:22pm on June 17, 2018, Gav Brown said…

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