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The Liquid Lunch - an early piece from last year.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Morabito Aug 26. 1 Reply

Finally built up the courage to post an early composition. Thought my first foray into presenting some tunes should start lightly, so I offer you all a 'Liquid Lunch' on me.Quintessentially British…Continue

 

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Graeme Helliwell replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion The Future of the Piano
"For me, I can't be overly protective or defensive about the age of digital pianos. I can see benefits to both. A digital instrument is probably cheaper to maintain in the long run, and won't detune when you least expect it. A real piano…"
Oct 11
Graeme Helliwell replied to Christophe Heroufosse's discussion Totentanz
"Absolutely loved it. I can clearly feel the dance taking shape and the challenges it appears to present for me. Very well done, I hope it serves you well."
Oct 11
Graeme Helliwell replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Prelude In F
"What a very pleasant way to start my day. I feel it deliberately holds back from expanding the themes too much and bringing in bigger, grander chord structures. Instead you give, in my ear anyway, a basis for hope and expectation. Take from the…"
Sep 27
Graeme Helliwell replied to Gav Brown's discussion PROPOSED CONTEST - “Animals”
"I'm in. Is there an entry fee or is this just for fun.?"
Sep 5
Graeme Helliwell replied to Galih Setiawan's discussion Birthplace (Epic Emotional Music)
"Nice one. Very uplifting and positive. Bob has a point with climactic pause. Maybe add a hint of a hanging high string to fill the gap just fill a second of suspense, then bounce back into the closing theme. Good work. Keep it up."
Sep 2
Graeme Helliwell replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Woodwind quintet again
"I really enjoyed this. Nothing springs to mind that didn't fit. Many thanks for sharing it with us."
Sep 1
Bob Morabito replied to Graeme Helliwell's discussion The Liquid Lunch - an early piece from last year.
"A very fun, happy go lucky, enjoyable piece that really is a mood picker upper--its really fun to listen to:) Great job and thanks so much for posting! Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito"
Aug 26
Bob Morabito replied to Graeme Helliwell's discussion The Liquid Lunch - an early piece from last year.
"A very fun, happy go lucky, enjoyable piece that really is a mood picker upper--its really fun to listen to:) Great job and thanks so much for posting! Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito"
Aug 26
Graeme Helliwell posted a discussion

The Liquid Lunch - an early piece from last year.

Finally built up the courage to post an early composition. Thought my first foray into presenting some tunes should start lightly, so I offer you all a 'Liquid Lunch' on me.Quintessentially British in it's scoring, there is a simple tale of a humdrum morning in the office followed by a rush to the bar at lunchtime..... then there was more.... just one for the road...Hope you enjoy.…See More
Aug 25
Graeme Helliwell replied to Elias Fredericks's discussion String Quartet
"Do you have anyone who has access to better sound samples. I found the (what i assume to be) midi samples very hard to listen to. In my own endeavours to gain more experience in arranging and working with a DAW environment, I'd be happy to run…"
Aug 25
Graeme Helliwell replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Untold Story
"Very pleasant. I've been working on such a consuming, angry piece this morning that your step out of my mood zone had done me wonders. I especially appreciated the change at the four minute mark. Nice resolution. Keep up the good work."
Aug 25
Graeme Helliwell replied to Ashley Berg's discussion What kind of software do you use in your creative workflow?
"I'm a traditionalist and like to see my music fully scored out., although I also want to know what it sounds like as I write.  I know a couple of lads who work through Cubase and get some incredible sounds by just layering from a midi…"
Aug 13
Graeme Helliwell replied to Em Coston's discussion Ghosts in the Fan
"Funny what pulls you into a sound, isn't it? I was listening to Cantus Arcticus by Rautavaara this afternoon and found myself lost in the blend of music and recorded birdsong/sounds. If you have the connections, this could make a really…"
Jul 27
Graeme Helliwell replied to eboats's discussion Contemporary new music time signatures
"I'll post a couple of things soon Gav. I need to move works to SoundCloud or YouTube to fairly share. A bottle of Merlot and a couple of hours to myself will do the job... You have some talented people sharing work here..."
Jul 21
Graeme Helliwell replied to Ingo Lee's discussion How can I learn to write atonal music?
"Have I joined the wrong forum. I was expecting to discuss music and compositional matters."
Jul 20
Graeme Helliwell replied to Ingo Lee's discussion How can I learn to write atonal music?
"I'm new to the forum and haven't fully grasped how popular or frequently read the posts are, but I'm happy to come to the party with fresh and enthusiastic eyes and ears. In my own writing, I've found that if I'm trying to…"
Jul 20

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical, contemporary folk
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Northumberland - UK
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I have been performing for many years, on and off, in both classical/choral settings and the folk circuit.
In the last year, I realised it was the right tie to put some of my own ideas to paper/audio and began the unexpected journey that I'm now on.
Feeling no firm commitment to a style or format, ensemble or solo, my early works have embraced a range of musical snippets which have wetted my appetite for more.
I'm here, on this forum, to share, learn and enhance my own work, whilst offering ideas and encouragement to others.

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At 8:31am on July 15, 2018, Gav Brown said…

Welcome Graeme!

 
 
 

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