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Suite for ensemble - mvts 1 & 4

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun 10 hours ago. 7 Replies

I’ve been working on a suite for an ensemble, the hope being that I can eventually get people together to play it. It won’t be without performance problems because of the a-rhythmic flow etc. So I…Continue

Messaging

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Corelis Dec 26, 2019. 4 Replies

Hey, everyone, and a merry Christmas if you celebrate the festival.Question - is there any way to message a member without having to ask if you can become their "friend" then await their…Continue

Soliloquy for Violin.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Geert ter Horst 2 hours ago. 10 Replies

Hello again!This piece is freely atonal but I hope it’s also cantabile enough to get by. It capitalises on various timbres the violin can produce.It isn’t long – about 4 minutes.Any comment would be…Continue

String Quartet 3rd movement.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Dec 20, 2019. 12 Replies

A while ago I posted the 1st and 2nd movements of a string quartet – quite forgot about the 3rd so here it is. Semi-formal, it uses motifs derived from the opening bars and goes:Energico – tranquillo…Continue

 

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Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Diamond Back Baby Snake
"Don't dismiss the words and given the medium, the production is pretty good. (I remember trying to compile music on an old Fostex 4-track, no dolby and the reverb pulled from my Project 80 synthesiser. No further comment except you've done…"
1 hour ago
Geert ter Horst replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Soliloquy for Violin.
"It sounds convincing, because, despite its loose structure, it clearly has a cantabilite character and conveys a sense of continuity and coherence. So I guess its structure must be less loose and atonal than can be grasped by a (or at least by my)…"
2 hours ago
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Suite for ensemble - mvts 1 & 4
"Rick, you're very kind about my stuff and it's so pleasing that, giving time up to listen, it seemed to work. I don't get many comments on my ditties which I assume means most members find them boring or incomprehensible. Nice when a…"
10 hours ago
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Soliloquy for Violin.
"Rick, many thanks for listening and your generous remarks. Much appreciated.  The lack of rhythm and fixed tempo - the loose structure is probably the hazard of initial scribbles without bar-lines. Just how I got used to working. They did this…"
11 hours ago
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Soliloquy for Violin.
"Thank you for listening, Geert. Did you mean the sound was convincing or that its loose (or rather non- ) -structure made it convincing as a musical soliloquy? However, it's consoling it made sense in one way or another. Cheers, Dane."
11 hours ago
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Meaning of Love
"Well....thank you for those very kind comments.  I'm humbled...I'm nothing special, just - like you - happen to have music in me. My circumstances let me develop some of it into an interest in composition. I abused such college…"
11 hours ago
Geert ter Horst replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Soliloquy for Violin.
"Sounds remarkably convincing!"
22 hours ago
Rick replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Soliloquy for Violin.
"Dane, Another fine study in sound. I really love the way the phrases speed up and slow down, and being that I can’t discern a time meter, those bursts of speed are free to break whatever tempo they originated from. How in the world do you even…"
yesterday
Rick replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Suite for ensemble - mvts 1 & 4
"Dane, I just listened to Suites 1 and 4. I love this stuff! Somehow it works, don’t ask me how, but it works. Made me feel like I was on some alien planet strolling through the fauna. I also got impressions of the microcosm of creatures in my…"
yesterday
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Meaning of Love
"There's no flattery, Rick.  I decided on a side-line project of putting together a "pop" sounding lounge type thing - sideline because the main one is putting together some music for contemporary dance (nothing to do with the…"
Saturday
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Meaning of Love
"Ha. We’re in the same scene here, me being pretty lazy about changing things. I must be a few updates short on my daw because I really don’t want to have to go through all those settings again and learn new ways of doing old things. It…"
Thursday
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Meaning of Love
"" know my Sonar 8.5 is old, but it took me so long to learn that I dread re-learning a new version, but that's just me." Rick, you are not alone! "
Wednesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Meaning of Love
"Where have you BEEN? Another very nice piece from your pen...or daw. I could give many reasons why I liked it but without the score I have to try to describe them. I remember you claiming you weren't too worried about the technical side of…"
Wednesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed Contest - “Dancing”
"Crikey! If it's 31 so far with 3+ weeks to go - and - members will be asked to vote, we'll have to set aside a day, get some assessment forms printed up!! ."
Jan 13
Dane Aubrun replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion How to perform graphic music
"Hi, Ali, The moment I saw Darmstadt I was drawn in; the place where people like Stockhausen, Cage, and dozens of other innovators met and worked. I’ll try to keep comments brief but I’m in danger of getting “carried away”. I…"
Jan 13
Dane Aubrun replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Symphonic piece
"Good work. An interesting listen although it seems to grind along in the same tonality for much of the time. Just a personal view - that if you want to create an explosive event you need more lull before the storm, so to speak. The ending sounded…"
Jan 10

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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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