I recently purchased VSL Solo Strings and I'm learning to use the free VSL player that comes with that library. Dane Aubrun has posted some beautiful pieces on Composer's Forum using VSL so I asked…Continue
This is a piece written for chamber orchestra that I would like to get some feedback and criticism on. It is a short piece in what is roughly an impressionistic style. All comments are welcome,…Continue
"Beautiful work here Gregorio, melody, harmony and especially the overall arc I thought were very effective. It sounds mainly romantic to me and I would think this would be a challenge to a young pianist. Not being a pianist I don't know…"
"Good stuff 8Rivers, I like this a lot. We don't get a lot of jazz here so you are a welcome addition. I like the sax all the way through and the other horns blend very nicely as well. Well written and phrased, what samples are those?
""I'm packing it in for a while"
A sabbatical is certainly a good idea for many reasons, getting a different perspective always helps with a lot of things. I do hope you'll drop by here occasionally though to assist with some of…"
"Thank you Dane for looking at all of that and making excellent comments. I think you are right about each of these points, yes I do have some "accidents", and I need to have some dynamics for the opening certainly. And yes it's…"
I'm having a look at the 3rd part score and have to say it's pretty impressive. I haven't looked at it all in detail yet but what I have looked at is translucent - a thin, translucent texture but swift with a detailed…"
"Thank you Gregorio for listening and commenting. That's interesting that you liked the opening piccolo part, I hadn't considered developing it, I thought of it more as 'bird call' that kind of book ends the bell note at the end…"
"Your composition technique is very interesting Saul, thank you for discussing that. You do very well with improvisation. The great masters of the past supposedly improvised extensively but it doesn't seem to be emphasized so much any more…"
"Hi Ingo. This rests on the ears in a soulful way. I would have liked that motif in the piccolo in bar 3 to be employed more - here and there, with other instruments, and pitch registers.. It is striking and contrasting - in it's intervallic…"
"Thank you Dane for thinking of the continuity issue I have with these pieces. I have written a 3rd piece for this set but I didn't want to overwhelm our few reviewers here with more music; but I do have it posted…"
"Ingo, going along with the continuity idea it might be worth thinking what the next piece will be (assuming there is one) before doing anything with the ending of this piece.
Can I ask if you've wondered how many pieces the set will…"
"Thank you Dane for the encouragement and suggestions, it means a lot.
Yes I did try to have some connection with the earlier piece, good catch, thank you. I try to through compose but I end up hacking, inserting and revising; without scoring…"
"Thank you Joost for you kind and detailed comments, they are very helpful. You mention trying some orchestration alternatives and this is the joy of orchestrating parts, to find what works for our ears. This is a strong point for NotePerformer, it…"
This is beautiful in its translucency, well-chosen small combinations of timbres from the ensemble pitted against fuller moments here and there, as in bar 39. I also liked the suprise transition in bar 28.
Unless my memory is failing…"
I like the clarity of the work, it’s beautifully transparent and the score is a pleasure to read. You present a consistent atmosphere where I find lots of small surprises. One such surprise for instance, is the one in bar 34, the…"
"This is my attempt at writing a slower movement to follow another piece I posted earlier here. Slower works are harder for me and I struggled with this and still am not happy with parts of it. So please feel free to criticize and make suggestions on…"
What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Web, Small Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
I like them all
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
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've played various styles of music semi-professionally off and on for many years, and written both instrumental and vocal material during most of that time.
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Hello there, welcome to composersforum :] if you're looking for some of my works, you can check them out on my profile page, I did upload couple of new stuffs on video/playlist~ Looking for yours too, please share if you do :p