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Clouds - impressionist piece for small orchestra.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Nov 2. 18 Replies

Written 18 months ago. In the time since I’ve attempted to convert it to VSL – without success. Samples here are ancient but I can’t get the effect I want with VSL. Why? I don’t know. So I’d leave it…Continue

Suite for Strings mvt 2 Andante sostenuto

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Oct 4. 2 Replies

This was meant to be the 2nd movement of a suite but it isn’t going to work too well against the first. It may have to be stand-alone - an elegy or something. The string orchestra is muted, the five…Continue

Symphony for strings (working title only) 1st or last movement.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Oct 11. 13 Replies

6 mins approx.A recent effort, having taken note of comments on my more extended stuff. I'm no symphonist and it’ll probably end up the first or last movement of a Suite.Andante - poco mosso -…Continue

A bit of light music (1'42") Peggy's Boy. Very 60s-y.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claude Werner Aug 27. 12 Replies

Maybe prompted by the more oppressive, vehement things I've been working on of late, I'm offering this little number written some years ago for a local movie group. In spite of a couple of rhythmic…Continue

 

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Dane Aubrun replied to Jörfi Terríson's discussion Song Cycle for Cello and Piano
"I have absolutely no problem with the bit I "bolded". I think we're on the same wavelength here. Messiaen gives me problems too and his only works I feel comfortable with are the Quartet and the End of Time and Harawi. "
22 hours ago
Dane Aubrun replied to Jörfi Terríson's discussion Song Cycle for Cello and Piano
"I've listened to the first 3.  They sound pretty accomplished, the cello writing lyrical and cantando almost throughout. There's nothing I can comment on the score and I wasn't aware of balance issues listening on my…"
yesterday
Dane Aubrun replied to Jörfi Terríson's discussion Hello! (waves shyly)
"Hello there, Jorfi, Welcome. Nice to meet someone else interested in impressionism though these days my efforts seem to be getting more abstract. There's certainly room to discuss anything musical here. Wish you the best with joining in.…"
Monday
Dane Aubrun replied to Paul Walker's discussion Orchestrating for beginner
"Another way is to get involved with a local orchestra. Nice if you can play an instrument but there's usually plenty of admin to do. You'd be surprised how much you learn about that - ordering scores and parts, getting licenses fixed,…"
Nov 16
Dane Aubrun replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Lively counterpoint
"I thought it was nice enough but flooded out by too much reverb.  All good, though."
Nov 15
Dane Aubrun replied to George Abbott's discussion Hello. Farmer George Here - Searching For Honest Critique
"Bob, I can always appreciate your commentary. George, I'v listened to the first one (so far) and it works fine because it's short. If you're happy with short works (for whatever reason - saleable or a very short movie etc) then great.…"
Nov 12
Dane Aubrun replied to Art Lowell's discussion Pretending to Write Like Bartok
"Well, it sounds a bit like Bartok, also Shostakovitch in his more furious moments a la Symphony 10. Yep, pretty furious. I felt that a few solos were given too much prominence against the background, the violin in particular. It reminded me of some…"
Nov 11
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion Christmas Moon for Alto and Piano
"Hardly anything to say other than it's rather lovely, flowing and with the feel of the Christmas season about it.  Most accomplished. "
Nov 11
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion Introducing Gavin Brown
"Interesting, Gavin. Thanks for the info. Perhaps I'd hoped for a little more bio but I listen to your works as you post them. I liked the Christmas one to the extent that there's nothing I can say about it. Perhaps I should say…"
Nov 11
Dane Aubrun replied to Daniel DiMercurio's discussion What Piece Drives You to Tears?
"It's probably the last part of Barber's Knoxville Summer of 1915. I can't explain to myself why it should affect me. Leontyne Price's recording in particular brings me out in goosebumps.  ."
Nov 10
Dane Aubrun replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Work for 13 Solo Strings - Images from Childhood
"How interesting. Furtwangler is one of my two favourite Bruckner conductors."
Nov 8
Dane Aubrun replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Work for 13 Solo Strings - Images from Childhood
"Another good listen and a most interesting score. I worked mostly from the score because live performance dynamics would work out differently and this piece has some subtle dynamics and articulations, well thought out. Like, I noticed the violins 2…"
Nov 7
Dane Aubrun replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Work for 13 Solo Strings - Images from Childhood
"Sorry...and I hope I'm not being a nuisance. It's the score for Ice Palace that's missing."
Nov 3
Dane Aubrun replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Work for 13 Solo Strings - Images from Childhood
"Hi again, Any chance of putting up the score for this movement, please? I tried the imslp link but the scores are "temporarily blocked" with a message about awaiting a check for copyright or some such. Many thanks."
Nov 3
Dane Aubrun replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Images from Childhood - 4 Little Prince
"I was fascinated by your description. I rarely get involved with the commentary on a piece but I noticed the mention of controlled aleatoric" - allowing you to choose the selections you preferred from several tries. (I have written pieces like…"
Nov 2
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Clouds - impressionist piece for small orchestra.
"Many thanks for your kind comments, Michael.  Before now I’ve been called “the poor man’s Debussy!” (I think I’m closer to earlier Sculthorpe.) Impressionist is just a general label. Sometimes a tune presents…"
Nov 2

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
impressionist
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Southern England
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.
As an amateur violist I've used membership of local ensembles and orchestras as a way of getting pieces performed. I tend to an impressionistic style but never write off the chance to break away and do something "contemporary" or light or even 'pop'. My music education put me off serial techniques well and truly and probably did more harm than good. As for composing I still sketch on paper - no notation software is fast enough nor allows me to spread different tries on the table to edit. I then do mock-ups on Reaper relying heavily on its midi editor. I hope to comment and bring some pieces to the site if things work out. I tend to limit my things to around 5 minutes as I've found people are often happy to afford that time or less - and it's easier to get them played: local groups seem more willing to fill in spare moments of their gigs with the work of local composers. That's me!

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At 2:59pm on May 23, 2019, Stephen Lines said…

Incidentally, I see you live in southern England (why I thought you were American I really don't know). I live in Hampshire, where do you live if you don't mind me asking?

You are very encouraging with your comments about others' work (including mine) - I wish I had the same facility as sometimes I think I come across as somewhat unsympathetically critical.

Best regards,

Stephen 

At 2:52pm on May 23, 2019, Stephen Lines said…

Hi Dane,

I see from one of the threads that you compose on paper and don't know how to produce PDFs. If it helps, my printer has the facility to copy and save as a PDF - the printer itself wasn't expensive (around $100) but the ink refills admittedly cost a small fortune. You might consider shopping around and buying something similar.

All the best,

Stephen

At 8:56am on January 4, 2019, Gav Brown said…

Welcome Dane!

 
 
 

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