I have written a lot of music over the years and even scored two feature films, one getting a theatrical release. However, all the music I’ve ever written went directly from DAW to tape (finished…Continue
"Grmph. I was beginning to think that this was a thread that only I, Bob, H.S. and Dave Dexter were even aware of. I hope I haven't written anything terribly embarrassing.
I am in awe of people with your background, Clinton. Motown is…"
"I'm amazed at how this discussion has grown. Good stuff. I wanted to add that in the 80's I did a student apprenticeship at Studio A in Dearborn Heights, MI http://www.studioarecording.com/. A well-known recording group came in to…"
"It's a common misconception that a flute emits the "purest" sound wave. That's just false. All instruments add overtones to the fundamental pitch; it's just a question of what combination of overtones are…"
"I'm not sure what "music" of that kind would refer to, unless we would classify the play of light waves on a pond (or something like that) as "music". It would take a certain amount of synesthesia to draw that connection,…"
Isn't every listener a critic? Doesn't every listener judge whether the music pleases him or not? "Music Critic" with capital letters would be somebody who does it for a living. Some are also wonderful composers, like Deems…"
"It's not. It's orchestration. The only difference here is that I am essentially getting him to teach me the basics of orchestration. Look . . . say that I had no interest in getting my scores playable myself and I simply gave my…"
"@Art: I can't say I have that skill either, but it's one of my goals. It's not without precedent, because that's how Beethoven composed (most of his greatest masterpieces were written after he had become clinically deaf -- he…"
"H.S., the skill of which you write is certainly one that I don't have. I'm sure I could probably write a simple ditty for 2 or 3 instruments and have it realized as I imagine it, but there would be no discovery or experimentation since I…"
"Just my $0.02: I firmly believe that the hallmark of an excellent composer is one who does not need to hear audio feedback as he composes, but who has acquired the skill of being able to write down exactly what he hears in his mind's ear and…"
"I erred in my last response to Bob. I should have written, "the composer's tools are his or her imagination, creativity, and whatever he chooses to use to express his musical ideas, whether DAW or pen and ink. His product is the…"
"Well, thanks for the education on harps. It's a good thing I don't write a lot of harp music.
I would indeed be offended if somebody simply changed my music without consulting with me first. There would be options on how to fix the…"
"Why would anybody want to have total control over his music? It isn't really even complete until somebody else has performed and interpreted it. That's the whole subject of this conversation. Of course, a composer may choose to revise his…"
"No man is an island...............neither is a composer. No composer other than one who performs all the parts themselves can have total control of their music. By committee? I didn't suggest that but even the greatest working on their own…"
"Every aspect of musical progression, composition, scoring, orchestration etc can fall under "musical education". The function of an orchestrator is to orchestrate. If you give them music which is difficult to play, or fails to acknowledge…"
What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Television, Web, Multimedia
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Minneapolis Metro Area
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
Greetings. I am an award-winning composer and studio musician with experience in motion picture scoring and musical landscapes for nationally touring planetarium projects, such as "Voyager the Cosmic Nomad" and "Where Time Began." Over the years I have performed with a number of recording artists such as Chuck Berry, Dennis Coffey and Mike Waggoner from The Bops. My IMDb page is at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1286922/