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String Quartet 1 2nd movement.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun on Tuesday. 9 Replies

Trying to get some contrast in the movements, the texture in this one is thin. Much is occupied by a recitatif kind of thing, a statement followed by a brief chorus. It's nearer tonal, just a bit…Continue

Soliloquy for Cello (c 5'00")

Started Jul 5 0 Replies

In the ongoing attempts at writing for solo instruments, this one is through composed but biased towards a melodic structure and tonality.I hoped to explore some of the musical properties of the…Continue

Soliloquy for Clarinet. 4'04"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ingo Lee Jun 18. 5 Replies

Could be played on both A and Bflat instruments. The sound file is for an A clarinet. I can't write melodies (no need to confirm that LOL. If ever I do they end up as light music which is ok as long…Continue

SOHO 3 a.m.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Jun 12. 16 Replies

Soho - 3 a.m. for chamber orchestra.Fl, Picc, Ob, Cor Anglais, Clarinet, Bass Cl, Bsn, Alto Sax, 2 Horns, Percussion, Strings.DESCRIPTION EDITED as it seems to be misleading. Treat it as just another…Continue

 

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Dane Aubrun replied to Rafael Andres Diaz's discussion Ave Maria - Comments Needed!!
"Yes, agree with Ingo, you've done very well. But I'm unsure what kind of feedback and the overall effect you want, like is it meant to be traditional-sounding or modern. It sounds a mix of both here through the way you've harmonised…"
yesterday
Dane Aubrun replied to Olivér Kovács's discussion Dark Energy - Fairy Empire
"Which word gave you trouble? I'll try to rephrase it: Was it written to back a film sequence? "
Tuesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Olivér Kovács's discussion Dark Energy - Fairy Empire
"Nice. It's to support a movie sequence? "
Tuesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion String Quartet 1 2nd movement.
"Absolutely true. And predictability was something developed into the "language" of music long ago. Probably coalesced in Baroque and Classical times. Haydn and Mozart are as predictable as Popular music - no doubt that's why they…"
Tuesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion String Quartet 1 2nd movement.
"Thank you for your generous comment, Ingo.  I'm pleased that you liked it and that it made sense. So encouraging. Thank you."
Tuesday
Charles Holt replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion String Quartet 1 2nd movement.
"Some of the greatest and most famous music every composed is predictable Rick. Many composers never master traditional structure melody and harmony so it is hardly a mark against you for cleaving to that philosophy! "Predictable" though of…"
Tuesday
Ingo Lee replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion String Quartet 1 2nd movement.
"Very nice Dane, I enjoyed it right down to the final thump.  Your harmony and phrasing are wonderful here, nothing I can find to complain about!"
Monday
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Freedom Of The Press
"In fact, I had a bad bout of noncompo-itis last night. Been working on a longer thing that's taken up too much energy, so I turned to what you may call "predictable" pop music except like yours, only the rhythm is truly predictable -…"
Sunday
Dane Aubrun replied to Michael Bates's discussion Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra
"An accomplishment indeed. Easy to listen to, light,  However, while I listened to it throughout I haven't the time to comment on 24 mins worth even though there aren't many comments to make. The harmony worked, the instrumentation is…"
Jul 12
Dane Aubrun replied to Clark Murray's discussion Song Variance Comparison
"Not sure how melodies come into song marketing. Between about 1963 until the late 1980s, marketing was driven by the artists/talent themselves who had to persuade media companies to take them on. "Can we make a profit or not from this…"
Jul 12
Dane Aubrun replied to Clark Murray's discussion Song Variance Comparison
"Not sure how melodies come into the marketing aspects of songs. Until the late 1980s, marketing was driven by the artists/talent themselves during which time the role of the marketers changed somewhat from "Can we make a profit or not from this…"
Jul 11
Dane Aubrun replied to Rick's discussion Freedom Of The Press
"well, very niice, humorous and without knowing some of the characters,, still gave several smiles. You see, here is where Predictability meets its limits. The sudden key changes and runs into different harmonic progressions toward the end before the…"
Jul 11
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion String Quartet 1 2nd movement.
"Hey again Rick and thank you for the insights and inspiring comments..  I don't see anything wrong with predictable - the listener expects the music to go somewhere and usually gets satisfaction when it does. Nice to have a few surprises,…"
Jul 11
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion String Quartet 1 2nd movement.
"Many thanks for the uplifting comment, Wener. Pleased you liked it."
Jul 11
Claude Werner replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion String Quartet 1 2nd movement.
"Of course you can, everybody can! It's just a bit of further training.... If you think about it, at some point you learned scales and chords and they taught you to hear all these lovely possibilities. Now you can add another layer of…"
Jul 10
Rick replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion String Quartet 1 2nd movement.
"Hi Dane, this is very, very nice as is all your stuff! I’ve been wrapped up arranging my latest flop “Freedom of the Press” with traditional structure, melody, harmony... (you know, the usual) and your piece is so foreign to my…"
Jul 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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