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Contest: “Colors” - DEADLINE TO ENTER APPROACHING!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown 8 hours ago. 62 Replies

Hello Colleagues,The following contest is proposed: Colors - write a piece of up to two minutes duration on the theme of one of the following colors: red, yellow, blue, orange, purple, green, black,…Continue

The Dance Begins for Viola, Cello, and Double Bass

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tillerich Sep 23. 11 Replies

Hello Colleagues, this is one of a series of 3 pieces written to be interstitial music at a dance concert hosted by my local composers group, the Baltimore Composers Forum. It was to be played…Continue

Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Oct 17. 47 Replies

Hello colleagues,As you know, membership in Composers’ Forum is free. The site is not free to keep going however. It costs $599 a year, which is paid to Ning, the company that provides the technology…Continue

Open discussion - Why do you compose in the style you do?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liz Atems Aug 1. 29 Replies

Hello colleagues, We have a variety of composers on this site who write music in many different styles, from neoclassical (music in the style of a period of history), modern classical, jazz, ragtime,…Continue

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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Contest: “Colors” - DEADLINE TO ENTER APPROACHING!
"Very good Mikael, you are #25!"
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Mikael Sondered replied to Gav Brown's discussion Contest: “Colors” - DEADLINE TO ENTER APPROACHING!
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed contest: “Colors”
"Deadline to express interest (but not to submit an entry) is 10/31/20 at 5 pm -"
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"Thank you. Gav kindly, Mikael"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed contest: “Colors”
"Ok James, you are #24!"
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James A. Goins replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed contest: “Colors”
"I'm In."
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed contest: “Colors”
"Thanks Michael, you are #23!"
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Michael Lofting replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed contest: “Colors”
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"Is this where I drop the score and mp3 for the color contest?  Need explicit instructions, not a techie!"
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Johannes Bergcrantz replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed contest: “Colors”
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed contest: “Colors”
"Hi Johannes, you are #22!  Hi Ray, I got your entry and removed your post as we don't want the entry to be public - Hi Niela, just post your entry on this thread and I will grab it from here."
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Johannes Bergcrantz replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed contest: “Colors”
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed contest: “Colors”
"Hi Ray, Since we are still in the period of accepting entries until 10/31, the rules haven't been posted yet. I typically post them after the "accepting entries" period ends. However, what is needed is: an MP3. You can send this to me…"
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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
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Modern
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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 7:18am on October 24, 2020, Mikael Sondered said…

Thank you. Gav

kindly, Mikael

At 8:39pm on October 23, 2020, James A. Goins said…

Thank you, Gav.

At 12:09pm on October 23, 2020, NIELA MILLER said…

Is this where I drop the score and mp3 for the color contest?  Need explicit instructions, not a techie!

At 3:57pm on August 29, 2020, James White said…

Thank you for the welcome. Looking forward to  getting know you and the other members and sharing wonderful music and ideas.

At 7:57pm on August 22, 2020, 8Rivers said…

Thanks man

At 11:44pm on August 17, 2020, Harmonius said…

Thank you!

At 12:51am on July 23, 2020, Gary Hetherington said…

Thank you so much Gav, Nice to be here

At 9:10am on July 7, 2020, Douglas Locke said…

Thank you.  Hope to make some new friends and learn.  One of the reasons I joined was hearing all the music and the different styles.  Very interesting. 

At 11:07am on June 15, 2020, Tony Lowther said…

Thank you Gav! Pleasure to be here...

At 2:56pm on June 10, 2020, Bruce Irving said…

Thank you! I can't believe I didn't know about this forum before. It looks like a pretty supportive learning environment. I will try to contribute once I learn the ropes. 

 
 
 

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