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Grasping objects in the fog

Started this discussion. Last reply by roger stancill Feb 24, 2015. 15 Replies

Not sure if I have ever posted this piece here. This is for string quartet. The following should be taken, of course, with a pinch of salt and with tongue in cheek...The underlying narrative of this…Continue

Tags: string quartet

Soliloquy No. 5 for Bassoon

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fredrick zinos May 9, 2014. 1 Reply

This is the 5th of my Soliloquies in a never-ending play.This one is for BassoonContinue

Soliloquy No. 5 for piano

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Stowell Apr 16, 2014. 4 Replies

The 5th of my 'Soliloquies in a never-ending play' - this one is for piano. Comments welcome MP3 attached. Score needs cleaning up before I post it here The other soliloquies are:- No 1 for Trumpet…Continue

Driven... for viola and piano

Started this discussion. Last reply by michael diemer Feb 28, 2014. 2 Replies

This is an arrangement for viola and piano of a piece I wrote originally for violin (and piano).The viola is a lot more versatile an instrument than it is often given credit for. Realisation is…Continue

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David Stowell replied to Michael Sayers's discussion Composers' Forum members' SoundCloud pages
Jun 17, 2015
David Stowell replied to Gav Brown's discussion "Fireworks!" Proposed Contest
"And Debussy's Feux d'Artifice (orchestrated here by Colin Matthews) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pBzd00FrpeE .."
May 2, 2015
David Stowell replied to Gav Brown's discussion "Fireworks!" Proposed Contest
May 2, 2015
roger stancill replied to David Stowell's discussion Grasping objects in the fog
"oops, sorry David, it followed right after listening to your piece and I thought it was your's.  It was by some guy named 'Recommended'  : - {"
Feb 24, 2015
David Stowell replied to David Stowell's discussion Grasping objects in the fog
"tanz.tanz ??"
Feb 24, 2015
roger stancill replied to David Stowell's discussion Grasping objects in the fog
"Thanks David, I'm back   hahaha      this one had a 1930's feel to it. I also enjoyed the acrobatic antics of tanz.tanz           RS"
Feb 24, 2015
David Stowell replied to David Stowell's discussion Grasping objects in the fog
"Roger To stop you from dangling, how about a soothing piece for string orchestra.... https://soundcloud.com/dstowd/transitions"
Feb 24, 2015
David Stowell replied to David Stowell's discussion Grasping objects in the fog
"It was a while ago that I wrote it, but I think about a week."
Feb 24, 2015
roger stancill replied to David Stowell's discussion Grasping objects in the fog
"David, I gave this a second listen and have no doubt it is masterfully done. You are very good at your art. It shows. Honestly tho', I'm afraid that if I listen to it a 3rd time, the next day you will find me dangling at the end of a…"
Feb 23, 2015
David Stowell replied to David Stowell's discussion Grasping objects in the fog
"Paul / Dave Glad you liked it Frederick No, it has not been performed."
Feb 23, 2015
Dave Ostrowski replied to David Stowell's discussion Grasping objects in the fog
"That is incredible, David!  I don't get out much, and don't consider myself to be the most sophisticated bloke, and actually don't care for too much modern music. I find your piece captivating, engaging, and actually easy to…"
Feb 21, 2015
roger stancill replied to David Stowell's discussion Grasping objects in the fog
"David, in other words, winos in the alley searchin' dumpsters for food ? this is what I visualized, and it seems to fit your narrative. this interpretation may have been influenced by the fact that soundcloud always appears like a city…"
Feb 21, 2015
Fredrick zinos replied to David Stowell's discussion Grasping objects in the fog
"David This is excellent and obviously beautifully made. Very evocative. Great use of string color/technique.  Have you had a live performance of this? I think it would also work for string orchestra."
Feb 21, 2015
David Stowell posted a discussion

Grasping objects in the fog

Not sure if I have ever posted this piece here. This is for string quartet. The following should be taken, of course, with a pinch of salt and with tongue in cheek...The underlying narrative of this piece is - episodes in the life of an everyman, as heprogresses through life.The episodes can be roughly seen as:-(a) Starting out facing the thick fog of uncertainty(b) Missing the bleeding obvious - a pratfall(c) Disagreement(d) Hectic, incessant, unwielding, intolerant life(e) Uncertain, hesitant…See More
Feb 21, 2015
David Stowell replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion "Sundown" movement II of Western Horizons
"Theoretically yes by adding a B foot extension, but it is not going to be heard over the strings and horns that are playing forte."
May 30, 2014
Fredrick zinos replied to David Stowell's discussion Soliloquy No. 5 for Bassoon
"Excellent, David this is exceptionally fine writing. Love the tone bending and glissandos and the fact that you are able to get so many different "colors" from the instrument."
May 9, 2014

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Bordon, Hampshire, UK
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
Studied music at Reading University, and did a post-grad opera (singer) course at Royal College of Music. Spent a number of years as a singer and pianist, before a 20 year digression in a 'real' (?) job.
Have composed since early teens, though all juvenillia went the way of all such works. Only works written in the last 15 years survive.
Website:
www.davidstowell.co.uk

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At 12:44am on February 2, 2012, Robert Phillips said…

Real gems on here! Love the Soliloquys! Thanks for the music and keep up the good work.

At 12:22pm on October 27, 2010, Jeremy David Hiebert said…
By the way, what directs your compositional vision? You have great musical control over an atmospheric quality.
At 11:43am on October 25, 2010, Jeremy David Hiebert said…
Fascinating music of great philosophical depth!
At 12:58pm on October 22, 2010, Ansgar Kreutz said…
Dear David, I very impressed by your music, as I would be chief conductor of an orchestra I would conduct your music! It´s intelligent and good to hear music, I think it would be nice to play it.
Ansgar

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Lakemont

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments

This is an arrangement for String Orchestra of my "Trio in Three"

It is in three movements. The short second movement leads straight into the 3rd without a break.

It's a mirage, Igor. (Revised version)

Posted on October 3, 2013 at 5:34am 1 Comment

This is a revised version of my work for Wind Orchestra - It's a mirage, Igor. (Written in 2012)







This is just produced out of Sibelius 6 (using Sib. 6 sounds) with reverb and Virtual Sound Stage, so,...

...Yes, I know it could sound better if I took the… Continue
 
 
 

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