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Trio - Flute, Violin, & Viola

Started Jan 2, 2016 0 Replies

This is a sonata I've been working on for a concert in a couple months. I'm submitting the score in a few days, so I thought I'd try and get some feedback on it first. …Continue

II. Adagio

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Halley Dec 12, 2015. 8 Replies

6:26 long, ternary form + coda. The B section is pretty compact. I'd like to hear thoughts on it without affecting your interpretation, haha, so I'll avoid a long spiel about it.Continue

Harmonic density

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph Harry Jan 7, 2016. 20 Replies

Hi, I am looking for recommendations of harmonically complex progressions within the realm of tonality. Preferably dense enough that it isn't completely ambiguous as to the chord. It can be a piece,…Continue

Symphony #1, Allegro

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fredrick zinos Jun 20, 2015. 7 Replies

The first movement to the symphony I am writing that I finished yesterday. I would appreciate feedback, criticism, etc, no matter how picky. I can't figure out how to embed it into my post, but…Continue

 

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David Lokan replied to Diane Weber's discussion Questions about a live orchestra performing my movie score... [please help lol]
"You need a minimum of about 3 string players per part for it not to sound like a solo or small ensemble. "Orchestra" string players will be mic'd if less than that, say for a musical. All other instruments can be 1 of if…"
Jan 10, 2016
Joseph Harry replied to David Lokan's discussion Harmonic density
"John Coltrane e.g. Giant Steps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG2DOjU81Bk"
Jan 7, 2016
Michael Sayers replied to David Lokan's discussion Harmonic density
"Maybe Leopold Godowsky's piano sonata would be good for analysis? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bHn2__FVgc"
Jan 7, 2016
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to David Lokan's discussion Harmonic density
"Humor has hidden heights (ha!) :-)"
Jan 6, 2016
David Lokan replied to David Lokan's discussion Harmonic density
"Holding hearings handling humdrum & heinous harmonies has had harrowing havoc, hastening harmonic heretics in hatching hairier horrors."
Jan 6, 2016
Olmnilnlolm replied to David Lokan's discussion Harmonic density
"    Harmonic Density?   Socrates, you are not the only person in the world who could guess the number of food-related hospitalizations in the US per year (at about 325,000), and the number who die from food poisoning annually:…"
Jan 3, 2016
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to David Lokan's discussion Harmonic density
"Well, I duno... Latins have some nice babes too! Angels should be good enough for all of us. How is this for harmonic density, Dave?"
Jan 3, 2016
Olmnilnlolm replied to David Lokan's discussion Harmonic density
"I agree that Caesar wasn't all that admirable, unless you believe George Bernard Shaw's depiction, in Caesar and Cleopatra.  Shakespeare's depiction (based on Plutarch) was probably more accurate. So that's all…"
Jan 3, 2016
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to David Lokan's discussion Harmonic density
"Caesar did not know a damn thing, methinks. They are in fact called the "ugly ones", the "sexy ones" and the "Jules""
Jan 3, 2016
Olmnilnlolm replied to David Lokan's discussion Harmonic density
"I believe in a flawless Trichord,  the Perfect and Holy Trinity: The French, the Hellenes (Έλληνες), and the Norwegians. There are angels, too, of course, beneath them in dignity.   (Those that Caesar…"
Jan 3, 2016
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to David Lokan's discussion Harmonic density
"I thought you believed in perfect unisons (at least), you know... the absolute... immovable... one... thingy..."
Jan 3, 2016
Olmnilnlolm replied to David Lokan's discussion Harmonic density
"No.  They weren't French. But not everyone can be perfect."
Jan 3, 2016
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to David Lokan's discussion Harmonic density
"Fine point but they were not French (at least then). (Or were they?...)"
Jan 3, 2016
Olmnilnlolm replied to David Lokan's discussion Harmonic density
"J. S. Bach and George Phillip Telemann did a similar homage to Morris Ravel and Ravi Shankar, on the Modern Sitarpsichord. Just type Sitarpsichord into google or duckduckgo.com  "
Jan 3, 2016
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to David Lokan's discussion Harmonic density
"Happy New Year, David! Plenty of very good suggestions here already. Too much work to be done. A homage by Ravel to his fellow country men baroque harpsichordists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XDs37sQRa4 Brief but with content hopefully…"
Jan 3, 2016
Olmnilnlolm replied to David Lokan's discussion Harmonic density
"Perhaps Bruckner, specifically, his Fifth Symphony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acnqe5Gqa1c"
Jan 3, 2016

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Late 19th century
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Canada
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
Composition student at the University of Western Ontario under the tutelage of Prof. Omar Daniel.
Also a conducting pupil of Maestro Alain Trudel.

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