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Promise

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown yesterday. 6 Replies

For solo piano. A mixture of styles and sounds. Score attached. Comments and questions invitedhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0_P-BUHmQgContinue

Proposals on the Future of This Site

Started this discussion. Last reply by roger stancill Sep 2. 2 Replies

If this site is closing, then I have two proposals to make:1) If the mods/admin agree to keep the site open, I will immediately pay 10% of the cost for funding it for next year. The site costs $600 a…Continue

Emotions Contest, WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erwin van Delft May 17. 119 Replies

Hello colleagues,Here are the entries for the Spring 2007 "Emotions" contest. Entrants were asked to write a piece which evokes a single emotion, any instrumentation, duration up to 5 minutes. Voting…Continue

Wedding Recessional

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Apr 3. 8 Replies

Here’s my latest piece. It’s actually quite old, but until recently I thought  it lost. But I was digging around through some old sheet music and found a copy of it. It’s the recessional for the…Continue

 

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Gav Brown replied to Bob Morabito's discussion Surprising Facts About Composing Music for Video Games
"A Sound Engineer once came to a music class I was in and said the same thing about his profession - "there a no jobs here, it's all freelance." Perhaps it's because the nature of the business that it doesn't make sense to…"
yesterday
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Promise
"Thanks Ingo - that was a hard section to write because of the complete transition of the first half of the piece into a seemingly barely-related second half. Don't know anything about the forum coming back, sorry. Thanks for listening, Gav"
yesterday
Ingo Lee replied to Gav Brown's discussion Promise
"Very impressive and enjoyable work Gav!  I liked the modulation and tempo change at 165-169 and the development of themes throughout, you have a great understanding of piano jazz. I was wondering if you happened to know how this forum was able…"
Wednesday
Gav Brown replied to Dave Dexter's discussion My latest game soundtrack - 50s-ish horror orchestra with theremin :D
"Hi Dave, I think you achieved your goals here. 50s, check, Mars Attacks, check, cartoony-ness, check. A fun and memorable tune! Thanks for sharing, Gav"
Wednesday
Gav Brown replied to Bob Morabito's discussion Surprising Facts About Composing Music for Video Games
"Hi Bob, I haven't written for video games although I think some of my music would work in that venue, if I had better recording equipment. I have written for websites and a couple of videos. Some of the strictures mentioned in the article…"
Wednesday
Gav Brown replied to Robert Fisher's discussion Presence - Piano/Electronics
"Hi Robert, I found this nice. I like ambient and listen to it quite a bit. If there is one thing I could suggest, it would be to speed it up a hair, maybe about 5-10% or so. At its present tempo, it feels a little dirge-like. All in all a good…"
Wednesday
roger stancill replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposals on the Future of This Site
"Ray, you definitely need to start your own forum... and stop being a malcontent parasite here. It's not that you don't have something constructive to offer, it's all your other posts."
Sep 2
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Proposals on the Future of This Site

If this site is closing, then I have two proposals to make:1) If the mods/admin agree to keep the site open, I will immediately pay 10% of the cost for funding it for next year. The site costs $600 a year, so that would be $60. Also if other participants agree to pay another 10%, I will match that. If another 10% is contributed, I will also match that. That’s up to a total of $180 from me, with $120 from members. That’s 50% of the cost of the site.2) If the mods/admins don’t want to keep up the…See More
Sep 2
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Darius Milhaud
"That is delightful!"
Jun 17
Rowy van Hest replied to Gav Brown's discussion Darius Milhaud
"I like this better :-) https://youtu.be/B3GZvRlblho"
Jun 16
George Abbott replied to Gav Brown's discussion Music Dissection forum has been renamed
"   Hello. Farmer George here.   Hope I am not jumping in the wrong place or hyjacking someone's discussion. If so I apologize.     I am an animal farmer during the day and a pianist at night to pay the bills. NO…"
Jun 10
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Gav Brown's discussion Estonia to provide musical instruments to all children
"Thanks for the link Gav! I am glad that all this is happening in Estonia, and more glad that the focus is on acoustic instruments and not on electronic plink-plonks."
May 31
Dave Moorman replied to Gav Brown's discussion Estonia to provide musical instruments to all children
"Visited a small village in Romania, where the local Baptist Church has a large, battered, and aged brass collection - and made instruments available to children so they can continue the congregation's band. They practice and play every week.…"
May 31
Erwin van Delft replied to Gav Brown's discussion Emotions Contest, WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!
"Thanks for voting, and HS: thanks for guessing right. :)"
May 17
Dave Dexter replied to Gav Brown's discussion Emotions Contest, WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!
"How are we back to this and what pertinence to the discussion does it actually holdYou know, RS, your points might get considered more if you didn't immediately jump on people who disagree or dismiss them. By doing so, you're just as…"
May 16
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Emotions Contest, WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!
"It is the most lovely thing in the world, music. No other artform tugs at my heart like it. I love paintings, but have never cried at one. I love sculpture, but have never cried at one. I love books, and sometimes have been greatly affected by them,…"
May 16

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Web
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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.
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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 5:11pm on November 18, 2016, Aaron Goold said…

Thanks Gav. I appreciate the feedback and will take you ideas with me as I compose my next project (which might be a trio). I'll pay more attention to harmony and themes with this next piece (and hopefully make something more memorable!). And do share with me your works as you post as well. 

At 2:05pm on July 21, 2016, Art Lowell said…

I don't think I have your personal email address, Gav.

At 2:07pm on June 30, 2016, Austin James said…

Hi Gav, It's your pal Austin James. See my new page. I'm just now finding my way around in here. New material always in work here. Looking forward to checking your material that I'm not familiar with yet. Cheers!

At 12:22pm on June 12, 2016, Larry Elliott said…

Greetings Gav,

I like Morning Amor. It is very refreshing sonically. Thanks for sharing.

Very best,

Larry Elliott

At 6:10pm on December 2, 2015, Joshua Quinlan said…

Hi Gav,

I would very much like to start a competition (I already have the concept, and I have post on here about it), and I was wondering whether you had any tips for starting and running this competition. Anything would be very much well-received.

If you would like to talk privately, or think it would be easier, you can email me at me@joshuaquinlan.co.uk

Thanks!

At 3:14pm on July 18, 2015, Mariza Costa-Cabral said…

Gav,

Just a suggestion, to put the ongoing contest under the "announcements" section at the top of the web page.

Mariza

At 4:31pm on July 4, 2015, Kim Margerum said…

Gav,  it was suggested that I not attach my file here.  Perhaps I should email the MP3 file to you (maybe?).  

At 6:11pm on February 22, 2015, Richard T. Hill said…

Ridley Park? LOL. That's where I live now. I'm from Philadelphia and am musically active in the city so I put Philadelphia for the city but I really like Ridley.

At 1:36am on February 8, 2015, Austin Joseph Lee said…

Thanks for the welcome. Awesome,

I think i will give the winter music contest a try!

At 3:54pm on January 13, 2015, Stephen E. Conrad said…

Thank you Gav, It is an honor to be included.  Steve Conrad

 
 
 

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