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ELEMENTS CONTEST - MEMBERS VOTE HERE

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown 8 hours ago. 72 Replies

Hello to all members,Voting for the Elements Contest has begun, and you may vote up until the deadline of May 12, 5 pm EST. All the entries for the four elements are below. For each element, there is…Continue

NEW MEMBER GUIDELINES

Started Apr 19 0 Replies

Hello to all new members, we are glad you have chosen to join the Composers’ Forum, a FREE site provided specifically for composers to talk with each other, share works, and get comments and input…Continue

REPORT EDITOR PROBLEMS HERE

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Apr 14. 4 Replies

Hello members,Some users are reporting difficulty using the Editor. If you are having any problems, please report them here. Please including a description of the problem and when you first noticed…Continue

Finding my American Voice

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Apr 14. 14 Replies

Hi Colleagues,Recently the phrase "Finding an American Voice" came up in a post Julie Harris put up about her excellent work "Shortnin' Bread," and the phrase has kind of stuck with me, I think…Continue

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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - MEMBERS VOTE HERE
"At least 16 members have filled out 55 surveys and made 35 comments so far. We have two leaders in Fire, no leader in Water, 2 leaders in Earth, and one leader in Air. Nobody is a runaway leader yet. Deadline to vote is 5/12/18 at 5 pm EST."
8 hours ago
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - MEMBERS VOTE HERE
"Thanks Socrates, Go ahead and vote as you like and hold your comments about the piece that almost made 1st for this thread, once the voting is over and I've announced the winners. Gav"
yesterday
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Gav Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - MEMBERS VOTE HERE
"Sorry I should have been more clear. What I mean is that I want to vote as my first choice for a piece that normally it would have been my 2nd choice, my real first choice being for another piece, which is presented in a way that I don’t agree…"
yesterday
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - MEMBERS VOTE HERE
"Hi Socrates, not sure what you mean. Do you mean you want to not vote for a first choice, but only for a second choice?"
yesterday
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Gav Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - MEMBERS VOTE HERE
"Hi Gav, I want to vote for my 2nd best choice and I want to explain why I do so. Can I do it in this thread now, or I should wait till the voting is over?"
yesterday
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - MEMBERS VOTE HERE
"No it does not Bob. I tried to obscure anyone who posted a link to a file outside of CF, but in this case, was not able to. Just concentrate on the music and vote as if you didn't know who did it."
yesterday
Bob Porter replied to Gav Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - MEMBERS VOTE HERE
"Does it make any difference that composer 9 is ID'd on his soundcloud page?"
yesterday
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - MEMBERS VOTE HERE
"Great to hear Jon!"
yesterday
Jon C Sebastian replied to Gav Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - MEMBERS VOTE HERE
"I was that person with trouble, it finally worked and I voted for all,, just close out and try again,,,,, "
Tuesday
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - MEMBERS VOTE HERE
"Hi Socrates, You can vote separately for each element, and voting for one will not prevent you from voting for another, and most of the people who have already voted have done this. Only one person reported trouble, and they can reach out to me if…"
Tuesday
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Gav Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - MEMBERS VOTE HERE
"Hi Gav, I have not participated in this contest, but I want to vote as a listener. I have made up my mind of what piece to vote for in the air element, but I have not heard the other 3 elements yet, I will do so in due course. Can I vote for air…"
Tuesday
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - MEMBERS VOTE HERE
"At least 11 members have filled out 37 surveys and made 29 comments so far. Nobody is looking like a runaway winner at this point! After some more submissions, I will come back with some more details (without revealing anything about specific…"
Tuesday
andrew thornton replied to Gav Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - MEMBERS VOTE HERE
"You eat my musical treats at your own risk. I take no responsibility for the side effects which may include dizziness, levitation and astral travel. If these symptoms persist please consult your nearest musicologist.   "
Monday
Dave Moorman replied to Gav Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - MEMBERS VOTE HERE
"I enjoyed having a chance to hear what others are doing. At the very least, I am hearing ideas I can begin incorporating in my own work. Thanks!"
Monday
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - MEMBERS VOTE HERE
"Thanks Andrew! Glad you were able to come on board!"
Monday
andrew thornton replied to Gav Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - MEMBERS VOTE HERE
"Thanks Gav for all the work.  This is my first contest on this site. "
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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
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What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Modern
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Maryland
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I've been composing music since I was 19. My main influences include Ragtime, Jazz, and Progressive Rock.
Website:
www.lulu.com/spotlight/gavbrown01

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A delightful piano composition - Peacherine Rag

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 12:47am 0 Comments

I started composing because of the music in the movie "The Sting" - the ragtime of Scott Joplin. His music is not only great sounding, but a fun fit fit for the fingers - physically enjoyable to play. Here's a piece which was not in The Sting, but which is a delightful example of his work - about 3 minutes long -

http://youtu.be/Z8c8eFXNolg

Shatner of the Mount

Posted on November 22, 2014 at 7:35pm 0 Comments

I think it's hilarious, perhaps you will enjoy it too

http://youtu.be/HU2ftCitvyQ

Some Water Music

Posted on November 6, 2014 at 1:10am 0 Comments

Another composer has posted recently on the forum about a piece he wrote inspired by French music which is about fountains. I won’t post this on his thread, which is about his composition, but thought you might enjoy it - ragtime composers liked to compose on this theme too, and one of my favorites in this genre is a piece written by a guy named Robert Hampton called “Cataract Rag.” (Cataract is a synonym for Waterfall). The middle section (starting at about 1:50) particularly is delightful…

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The Laser Farm Dialogues

Posted on August 17, 2014 at 5:14pm 0 Comments

Hi all,

Joe Wall is a Baltimore composer who does interesting things. I once got to see a multimedia presentation of this piece by him, about how, as a small child, he mused on the satellite program. I've never forgotten it. I find it meditative and hypnotic. I've been looking for it for years online and finally found it. The last few words spoken I particularly find affecting. Hope you like it.…

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At 2:12pm on April 18, 2018, Peggy King said…

Thank you...glad to be here.

At 8:08am on April 15, 2018, Emily Bond said…

Hi Gav, please send your email address for the Elements contest.

At 9:45am on April 14, 2018, Emily Bond said…

Hi Gav, I've recently wanted to get back onto this site, after a 5-year hiatus, but I'm having trouble navigating, such as, when I post an mp3 it doesn't play.  Also, I want to "friend" you but I can't find where to do that.  Is there some place that outlines how to navigate, or is there another problem with my being gone for so long?

At 12:16pm on April 6, 2018, Lisa dawson said…

thank you Gav Brown

At 6:02pm on March 31, 2018, Edward Schaffer said…

Is there a way for the photos from my old page can be moved to the new one before it is removed?

At 5:26pm on March 31, 2018, Edward Schaffer said…

Hi - I reuploaded some music that was on the other ID, If the old one needs to be deleted, thats OK I can live with this onbe, just interested in commentary by other members.  Always open to fine tuning suggestions

At 9:52am on March 16, 2018, Rob Burnley said…

Thanks for the add, good to meet you all, Rob.

At 8:02pm on March 12, 2018, Greg Lostracco said…

Thanks Gav, good to meet you and the rest of the community! :)

At 4:21am on March 10, 2018, Marco Di Stefano said…

Thank you!

At 12:10am on March 4, 2018, Jerry Gerber said…

Thanks!

 
 
 

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