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Introducing Dave Dexter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Harris 17 hours ago. 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

http://composersforum.freeforums.net/(Re-post as the last one became a bit argumentative)It seems this forum is…Continue

 

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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…"
17 hours ago
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…"
21 hours ago
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…"
yesterday
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…"
yesterday
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…"
Sunday
Dave Dexter replied to Galih Setiawan's discussion Starting Again
"Phone speakers and earphones can make even professional mixes sound weak, so I wouldn't pay much attention to them. Your production has some way to go, but the bass isn't a mess in this track. It's quite punchy without overpowering…"
Sunday
Julie Harris replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Introducing Dave Dexter
"The short answer to your question is "Yes, I'd love to have 'Eroded' performed".  I have a great group of woodwind players who are eager to play new pieces and who rehearse regularly.  The long answer is more…"
Friday
Dave Dexter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Introducing Dave Dexter
"Yes, I stopped updating that old site a long while back. From my chiptune days. The new site is less than a month old I think. Are you still considering a performance of Eroded? :)"
Nov 16
Gav Brown replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Introducing Dave Dexter
"Nice to see you Dave! Best, Gav"
Nov 16
Julie Harris replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Introducing Dave Dexter
"Hello Dave- Your new web site is really lovely!  Maybe it's not new, but I couldn't find this one before, only the other one.  We looked for you last year when we were considering a performance of "Eroded", and only…"
Nov 16
Dave Dexter posted a discussion

Introducing Dave Dexter

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 sample-abusing messes - after several years as a freelance composer for videogames. I've done some reasonably high-profile work on games like TerraTech, where my first love of guitar playing came in useful, and I'll play anything that has frets.   Since joining I've more or less gone on sabbatical,…See More
Nov 16
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Morabito's discussion A Basic Guide to Orchestral VSTs
"That's incredible."
Nov 13
Julie Harris replied to Dave Dexter's discussion I'm getting played on ClassicFm! excite!
"Hello Dave- Yes, I tried the listening link and got a message that they weren't allowed to broadcast outside of the UK. How do I get to the Android app? I think the show will air at 4 pm my time tomorrow (Saturday 11/11), which is when one of…"
Nov 10
Dave Dexter replied to Joshua Empyre's discussion Song Touching the "John Williams" Sound
"It didn't remind me overly of Williams, more of Goldsmith and Silvestri's soundtracks to the first two Mummy films - I can't think of many examples of Williams working in that Egyptian-esque tonality. Not a bad comparison though! And…"
Nov 10
Dave Dexter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Two choral octet recordings
"That's very kind, and much nicer than "Dave bashed together his favourite chords".Julie, you were inordinately nice about Clements - the choral version and score is linked to above.davedexter.com"
Nov 10

Profile Information

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?
Orchestral/soundtrack
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
Liverpool
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.
Website:
https://soundcloud.com/davedextermusic

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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
https://youtu.be/4Bhyd8hyF24

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