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Collaborative Project Proposal: Treatise on Atonalism

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown 1 hour ago. 8 Replies

The Composers’ Forum is looking for members who are interested in participating in a collaborative treatise on the subject of Atonalism, to be presented on this site. 3 members are needed in order…Continue

Work in Progress, Suggestions/Feedback Sought - Flute Duo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Jul 6. 15 Replies

Hello colleagues,I've never written for flute before and am working on a piece which is at a very early stage, interested in any feedback you have. This is not by any stretch a complete work, in…Continue

Just for Fun! (Movie Thread) - All members invited to participate!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Morabito Jun 17. 6 Replies

To all members - Post a favorite movie theme here, and say why you like it!Here's one from me, the theme of the movie Cross Creek, by Leonard Rosenman. It's all lovely, but see if you agree with me…Continue

Ballad

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Jun 6. 8 Replies

Hello all,I think it is harder to write slow music than fast music. Certainly the emphasis in slow music is very different than in fast music. Since every sound is more to the front and individually…Continue

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Gav Brown replied to Jim Onyemenam's discussion Unrequited/Unrequired
"Hi Jim, Do you have a score you can share with us? Gav"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Collaborative Project Proposal: Treatise on Atonalism
"Hi Socrates, if you want to help define what it means, you can join the group - Gav"
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Bob Porter replied to Gav Brown's discussion Collaborative Project Proposal: Treatise on Atonalism
"Socrates, I think you would be correct if the word we are trying to define was "atone". Tone and tonal are different parts of speech. So music with out tones, of course, doesn't make sense, as you say. But music without a tonal…"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Collaborative Project Proposal: Treatise on Atonalism
"Hi Bob, I don’t have a problem extending the deadline if at least one person signs up, otherwise, will let it go and perhaps try again later. If we get a group together, they can come up with a definition. Gav"
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Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Gav Brown's discussion Collaborative Project Proposal: Treatise on Atonalism
"I am not very much interested in participating in this project (I leave that to the academics on the subject), but I don’t have enough time to devote to it, although I do have the scholarly interest necessary for it. But in this sense I will…"
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Bob Porter replied to Gav Brown's discussion Collaborative Project Proposal: Treatise on Atonalism
"The 31st might not be long enough. With so many members (most of whom don't seem to check in very often), it might take a while for interested parties to see this. I agree with Lawrence that there needs to be some kind of definition. I'm…"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Collaborative Project Proposal: Treatise on Atonalism
"Deadline approaching!"
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Gav Brown replied to Ashley Berg's discussion What kind of software do you use in your creative workflow?
"Finale, NotePerformer"
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Gav Brown replied to Darlene Hunt's discussion Pulse
"Hi Darlene, if you are looking for suggestions as to how to improve what is there, I would suggest trying to add another instrument at the time the initial chord progression resumes, or around :46. BTW, I didn’t offer this comment before…"
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Gav Brown replied to Darlene Hunt's discussion Pulse
"Hi Darlene, if you are looking for suggestions as to how to improve what is there, I would suggest trying to add another instrument at the time the initial chord progression resumes, or around :46. BTW, I didn’t offer this comment before…"
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Gav Brown replied to Ashley Berg's discussion When was the last time you composed music for a client?
"Hi Ashley, never had this pleasure! The few times I composed specifically for someone else, it was at my initiative, and they liked what I did well enough not to ask for changes. Are you asking the questions because you have a commission? Best…"
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Gav Brown replied to Darlene Hunt's discussion Pulse
"Hi Darlene, There isn’t enough of this for me to comment on, can you post something longer? Best - Gav"
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Gav Brown replied to Kevin Arsenault's discussion Forgotten woods
"Hi Kevin, I listened to the first 3 minutes or so and found it to be ok. I spot-listened after that point - It does remind me of other things I have heard before and as such, I didn’t continue on with it. This may be just a matter of personal…"
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Gav Brown replied to Rafael Andres Diaz's discussion A Challenge
"Hi Rafael,  I listened to this a few times, but as it is so short, could not really draw anything from it to comment on other than that it is very heavy on the on-beats (1 and 3). Sorry, but I need to hear something longer to offer any…"
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Gav Brown replied to Stephen C. Doonan's discussion Piano solo - Serpentine 1
"Hi Stephen, I think this piece is quite good! A good rollicking rolling central riff, memorable and satisfying to the ear, that composed-by-a-pianist quality that I have noted in your other works, and exciting variances and changes which keep it…"
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Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Collaborative Project Proposal: Treatise on Atonalism
"Only one way to be sure your voice gets heard on this project, Lawrence!"
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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 9:03am on August 3, 2018, Ashley Berg said…

Thank you! 

At 2:35am on July 21, 2018, Filippo Landi said…

Thank you!

At 10:34pm on July 20, 2018, Paul Babelay said…

Thank you, Gav. Looking forward to learning and participating.

At 8:20am on July 14, 2018, John Francis said…

Thank you! It's a pleasure to be included on the site!

At 9:31pm on July 13, 2018, Brian Joch said…

Thank you Gav. 

At 7:52pm on July 11, 2018, Joan A.C. Gilmore said…
Thank you Gav. Happy to be here.
At 2:49pm on July 5, 2018, Rowell Rogers said…

Thanks for listening and your kind comments.

At 11:59am on June 27, 2018, Jim Harris said…

Tanks! Excited to be aboard.

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At 5:42pm on June 13, 2018, Edgar Girtain said…

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