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Introducing Dave Dexter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Harris Nov 22. 7 Replies

Hi all!I've been on the forum for two years or so now, joining at around the time I started to get more seriously into "real" composing - as in mockups that could be scored and played rather than…Continue

Two choral octet recordings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Dexter Nov 10. 2 Replies

I recorded with a choral SSAATTBB octet last weekend and finished the editing on them today. One of them is my piece St Clement's Isle, which although I originally wrote as choral was first recorded…Continue

Tags: choir, traditional, renaissance, sacred, octet

I'm getting played on ClassicFm! excite!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Harris Nov 10. 13 Replies

I'm surprised my own self, but my piece St. Clement's Isle (first track in this…Continue

As this forum's ending, I've set up a new forum if anyone's interested

Started this discussion. Last reply by H. S. Teoh Sep 23. 4 Replies as the last one became a bit argumentative)It seems this forum is…Continue


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Dave Dexter replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Tarantella
"You can alter your notation depending on how it's player irl, but giving them nothing is far worse than giving them something simplistic. And you're citing older scores and pieces as defence for writing a limited amount of articulation -…"
15 hours ago
Dave Dexter replied to Steven S. Billings's discussion Long Form Rock Composing
"Today's version of prog doesn't encapsulate one thing, though. These tracks by Steven Wilson mine the prog seam for unconventional instrumentation, themes, rhythms etc, whilst using them to be fairly "straight" (and beautiful, to…"
Dec 7
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Forrest's discussion volume control
"I don't think this is about midi but exporting from midi in notation software to wav so those tracks can be individually volume-processed in the DAW. "
Dec 7
Dave Dexter replied to Dominic Amlot's discussion Guitar Quarter Tone Notation
"You've linked to a backing track, not Jack, fyi."
Dec 6
Dave Dexter replied to S Fox's discussion Huron carol variations
"It takes a fair bit for a piece to get through to me on piano, but this was great. I really admire the range of styles and intervals you used here, especially in 1, 2 & 5. You might have opened the periodic pandora's fugue box on here with…"
Dec 3
Dave Dexter replied to James Price's discussion Find work as a composer
"It's an investment I endorse heartily. If you can prove your ability to write and orchestrate for musicians, it's going to make those with the hiring power more confident about booking you for jobs that require those skills. Especially for…"
Dec 3
Dave Dexter replied to Paul Copeland's discussion Introducing Paul Copeland
"Hi Paul! Quite some life you've had/are having, very cool range of achievements and interests. Congratulations on your recent award."
Dec 3
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Forrest's discussion volume control
"Sounds like he wants a free DAW that won't mess up sync. Do you know any?"
Dec 1
Dave Dexter replied to Dominic Amlot's discussion Guitar Quarter Tone Notation
"Are you talking about notating specific 1/4 tone pitch bends, or using them to add a bit of flavour to a note? If it's the former, a lot of guitarists - myself included - wouldn't be comfortable with the great and hitherto uncalled-for…"
Nov 29
Julie Harris replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Introducing Dave Dexter
"Hi Dave- The best instrumentation for being included in our concert programs varies.  The variables are: which of our performers is in town and available that day, what orchestration are many of the kids studying, what did we focus on last…"
Nov 22
Dave Dexter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Introducing Dave Dexter
"Paul - thanks a lot, I really appreciate it. Google tells me that Baroque was post 1600, and Renaissance earlier, and since that was the style that I was drawn to being pre-Baroque is exactly right!Julie - so what sort of instrumentation would you…"
Nov 22
Paul Copeland replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Introducing Dave Dexter
"Hey Dave.I visited your website (great design) and listened and watched the LEAVING THE HOUSE composition. What a delightful experience. In a sense to me at least very pre baroque, but with wonderful time signature changes and key signature…"
Nov 22
Dave Dexter replied to Charles Burns's discussion recordings from my latest big band rehearsal
"Damn, this is smooth. I know nothing about the foibles of this particular kind of arrangement and setup but it sounds excellent. Is this single-mic/camera recording? And what's the endgame - get work as a gigging big band?Ok, now I need to go…"
Nov 21
Dave Dexter replied to Colin Dougall's discussion New work For Pipe Organ
"I love organ music and this takes advantage of the power and delicacy available. My criticisms are not the music itself, but in the repetition and arrangement - I agree with you that the end of the interlude is abrupt as it reprises the fanfare…"
Nov 19

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
Where do you live?
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
A composer and guitarist in many styles, mainly for video games, but now focused on purely orchestral/symphonic pieces in the hope of film and large-scale game work. Into Williams, Arnold, Powell, Silvestri, Elfman and all that good stuff.

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At 5:34pm on April 8, 2017, Ray K Bigglesworth said…
Funnily enough it sort of highlights the way I build a cue except I don't bother with the score but rather do it all in the DAW. Chords eventually being split into individual parts.
At 7:48am on April 8, 2017, Ray K Bigglesworth said…
Dave, I wonder if you've seen this towards your study of JW type scoring

At 5:02pm on August 7, 2015, Tyler Hughes said…
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