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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Jan 5. 2 Replies

Dane here, an occasional composer, basically interested in the branch of classical called "impressionism" (some call it symbolism) but do turn my hand to other genres if a chance comes up. I tend to…Continue

 

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Dane Aubrun replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion I not a Scientist or a Mathematician nor am I a Digital Engineer
"Had a preliminary look and it seems to rely on having notation software which I haven't got. I'll bear it in mind but don't think I'll be going anywhere near notation software right now. My new computer and a decent set of…"
Monday
Dane Aubrun replied to James Giddings's discussion Concorde 50 Year Anniversary
"Has a slight problem reading the score as I have only a 15" laptop screen but I gave it a play through. I think another problem was the production itself that doesn't allow too good a balance. A conductor would sort that out. These timings…"
Monday
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion Orchestral Instrumentation Question
"Inclined to go along with Bob Porter - start with a chamber orchestra to get used balance and setting out chords which is likely to be different at p/mf than f or ff.. Big brass usually comes with full orchestra. At piano/pianissimo everything can…"
Sunday
Dane Aubrun replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion I not a Scientist or a Mathematician nor am I a Digital Engineer
Sunday
Dane Aubrun replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion I not a Scientist or a Mathematician nor am I a Digital Engineer
"Just my opinion but I sometimes suspect some composers get too interested in quick answers without getting deeply into the structural aspects of music - harmony (or not!) progression, tessitura, cadence and so on. Daws give them their chance, able…"
Sunday
Dane Aubrun replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion I not a Scientist or a Mathematician nor am I a Digital Engineer
"Yes, we're at cross purposes. I was talking about the initial stages of getting ideas down. I do use a daw as things progress - well, most times.  Were I a composer by trade I'd probably think about notation software.  "
Saturday
Dane Aubrun replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion I not a Scientist or a Mathematician nor am I a Digital Engineer
"I was talking about the initial stages of composing. And I'd bet that you can't. You also can't spread various versions out on the table and do some literal cut and pasting. I've compared myself with others using…"
Saturday
Dane Aubrun replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion I not a Scientist or a Mathematician nor am I a Digital Engineer
"In the end it comes down to what works for us given our circumstances and aspirations. I'm never going to be a Beethoven or Brucker a live performance even if less than optimal, or someone accepts a sample-produced piece for something…"
Friday
Dane Aubrun replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion I not a Scientist or a Mathematician nor am I a Digital Engineer
"Hello, Saul, You are not alone. I suppose DAWs do a lot more than just let you compose music, like they record and give you many editing facilities. Yes, they probably take getting used to and I still find after about 5 years with mine there's…"
Jan 10
Dane Aubrun replied to Christophe Heroufosse's discussion Resolve (String Quartet)
"Nice one, Chrostophe! I like your particular slant on 'chromaticism' emerging as some interesting sequences, added chord notes and melodic progressions; likewise the unusual rhythm(s). These are winning features to me! I also liked the…"
Jan 9
Dane Aubrun replied to Fabian Frost's discussion Franz Liszt
"I took the starting view that if Liszt in his earlier days was declared superfirical composer it was simply because he was also a showman and the contemporary repertoire held nothing that allowed him to show off. He had to compose. He had the…"
Jan 7
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Hello all.
"Thank you, Stephen, Certainly won't dispute very interesting; helpful. It seems to cover a huge range of possibilities. I suspect it'll take a little longer than a couple of hours. Erudite? Oh dear. I fear I'll disappoint on that…"
Jan 5
Dane Aubrun replied to OscoBosco's discussion Wrote a String Quartet. Would love some feedback and comments :)
"Thank you. Unfortunately I'm not a "quartet quality" player (I play viola at a fairly elementary level) but have studied a few quartets and talked to players. I can't see anything unmanageable or outrageous in your score for…"
Jan 5
Dane Aubrun replied to OscoBosco's discussion Wrote a String Quartet. Would love some feedback and comments :)
"Attracted to the string quartet medium I spotted this down the list. I haven't read all the exchanges among the comments as they seemed to veer away from the music itself. Frankly I thought it was fine. Regarding certain comments, the work…"
Jan 5
Stephen Lines replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Hello all.
"Welcome Dane, You should find this a very interesting and helpful forum - I certainly do having been here for a few years now. Regarding your 'turning to sounds generally' you will find much to interest you here; I suggest you spend a…"
Jan 5
Dane Aubrun posted a discussion

Hello all.

Dane here, an occasional composer, basically interested in the branch of classical called "impressionism" (some call it symbolism) but do turn my hand to other genres if a chance comes up. I tend to through-compose but can work with formal structures (sometimes)!I prefer writing for smaller ensembles/chamber orchestra and usually try to limit a piece/movement to 5 minutes as there's more chance of getting things performed. Have recently turned to sounds generally for composition (electronic,…See More
Jan 5

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

Welcome Dane!

 
 
 

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