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  • Albany, OR
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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Contemporary Orchestral
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Albany, Oregon
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I have been writing music since the early 1970s, and still have the bulk of my compositions dating back to 1973 (beginning with Book 2—all but a page or two from Book 1 has been apparently lost, but it's no real loss...really). But in the 1990s, I had gotten too busy with other things to continue composing.

But I decided to get back to writing music by March of 2006, and in short order I discovered Sibelius 4. I'm using v.6, now. (Finale was my desired software for over a decade until I bought it and used it and found it less-than-user friendly. Sigh... So I switched to Sibelius and I'm not looking back.)

While I have not yet been paid for any composition, I have been published (once -- in an online magazine) and I have composed for several theatrical productions. But mostly, it's for my personal expression and in the hopes something bigger will happen with the pieces someday.
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Nobuyoshi Tanaka left a comment for John Elliott
"I like Stravinsky too! Yes, I feel it in your music :-)"
May 19, 2012
Nobuyoshi Tanaka left a comment for John Elliott
"I enjoyed listening your music. It seems like "neoclassicism" to me. Thanks!"
May 18, 2012
Rican Lee left a comment for John Elliott
"beautiful work."
Sep 15, 2010
Yaiza Varona left a comment for John Elliott
"Hi John! Alas I found a little time to listen to your Symphony nº 1 in BM, sorry for the delay, crazy days! I find it very personal and well structured, like the flute at around 3:00, and the violin around 5:50, and the increasing ostinato…"
Mar 29, 2010
Yaiza Varona left a comment for John Elliott
"Hi John ! Excuse the very tardy reply, I am busy as always. Just wanted to let you know I much appreciated all your comments on my work, and the time you took both to listen to my pieces and to write down your impressions. Actually, I don´t…"
Mar 16, 2010
John Elliott left a comment for John Elliott
"Oh, well thank you very much, then! In my world, "we" use the term "through line." (But people say I live there all by myself!) --John"
Mar 9, 2010
Nemesis left a comment for John Elliott
"Hey back! "Red line" is my word creation :) It means that there is a structure in your score. On one hand the score seems self-contained. On other hand you put lots of emotion in it. So the result has quality AND entertaining. Keep on…"
Mar 9, 2010
John Elliott left a comment for Ray Stirling
"Thanks, Ray. I understand. I was a member of midi-contest.com for a few years. But I hated the midi/soundfont/tweaking and the doubling of thy time and effort. So, I'll just have to let Sibelius speak for me as best it can. I can also make PDF…"
Mar 9, 2010
John Elliott left a comment for Nemesis
"Ben, Thank you for listening to "Seven Come Eight." I appreciate your comment, but don't know the meaning or reference to "'red line' through the whole execution." --John"
Mar 9, 2010
Nemesis left a comment for John Elliott
"Hi John, I like the piano part in respect of "Seven Come Eight". Good score regarding the "red line" through the wohle execution. Keep on moving Ben"
Mar 9, 2010
John Elliott posted a song

 play Symphony No. 1 in BM for Octet and Orch. - Mvmt 1 (Manic) - Elliott, John

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Mar 8, 2010
John Elliott replied to Tyler Hughes's discussion First Symphony
"Tyler, What follows, of course, are my personal impressions and opinions. I do not pretend to make blanket "everyone must agree with these" statements. Your first symphony interests me very much. (You’ve already heard my…"
Mar 4, 2010
Fredrick zinos commented on John Elliott's blog post Brass Piece (under 2 min.) - What are you reactions to it?
"For some reason it reminds me a little of the style of music I associate with Machaut. Its very clever indeed and the flutter tongue effect is really nice."
Mar 3, 2010
John Elliott commented on John Elliott's blog post Brass Piece (under 2 min.) - What are you reactions to it?
"Excellent points, Adrian. I have not ever felt comfortable when thinking of orchestrating for brass. So I am doing a little experiment. I have chosen to write for brass octet () and create a piece in multiple sections separated by fanfares. The…"
Mar 2, 2010
Adrian Allan commented on John Elliott's blog post Brass Piece (under 2 min.) - What are you reactions to it?
"It would be a great help to see the score or even the midi file. I'm not sure what the answers to your questions would be at this stage. Some of the samples sound a bit weird, especially the "trilling" (?) trumpets, and it's this…"
Mar 2, 2010
John Elliott posted a blog post

Brass Piece (under 2 min.) - What are you reactions to it?

I would like to get your reactions to this brass piece.http://www.2lsand2ts.com/s/2010brassfragment.mp3What I'm looking for at this moment is things like this: - What does this make you think of? - Does this remind you of any composer (~s)? - Does this sound like a particular era or genre?Thank you for listening!--John ElliottAlbany, OregonSee More
Mar 2, 2010

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At 3:47pm on May 19, 2012, Nobuyoshi Tanaka said…

I like Stravinsky too! Yes, I feel it in your music :-)

At 11:15pm on May 18, 2012, Nobuyoshi Tanaka said…

I enjoyed listening your music. It seems like "neoclassicism" to me. Thanks!

At 2:03am on September 15, 2010, Rican Lee said…
beautiful work.
At 5:28pm on March 29, 2010, Yaiza Varona said…
Hi John!
Alas I found a little time to listen to your Symphony nº 1 in BM, sorry for the delay, crazy days!
I find it very personal and well structured, like the flute at around 3:00, and the violin around 5:50, and the increasing ostinato around 6:50....I like how the piece seems to flow with no effort, very nice work John!
Best
At 7:35am on March 16, 2010, Yaiza Varona said…
Hi John !
Excuse the very tardy reply, I am busy as always. Just wanted to let you know I much appreciated all your comments on my work, and the time you took both to listen to my pieces and to write down your impressions.
Actually, I don´t know in what order you listened to them since I have my page here set up for random playing, the order in my album you can find in my webpage (actually it is just the order in which they were written).
About The Cat & the Hat, don´t worry the melody is original, built from editing some free loops. And the concert never took place! it is all an invention of mine, having fun with my computer :)
Thanks again for your time John, hope you are doing grand!
Best
Yaiza
ps: big hug to your dog! :)
At 4:40pm on March 9, 2010, John Elliott said…
Oh, well thank you very much, then! In my world, "we" use the term "through line." (But people say I live there all by myself!)

--John
At 4:33pm on March 9, 2010, Nemesis said…
Hey back!

"Red line" is my word creation :) It means that there is a structure in your score. On one hand the score seems self-contained. On other hand you put lots of emotion in it. So the result has quality AND entertaining.

Keep on moving
Ben
At 9:03am on March 9, 2010, Nemesis said…
Hi John,

I like the piano part in respect of "Seven Come Eight". Good score regarding the "red line" through the wohle execution.

Keep on moving
Ben
At 4:32pm on February 26, 2010, Christopher Sahar said…
Th eno comes from a 3 Cd collection called the early gurus of electronic music - 1948 - 1980
So I was mistaken covers a 32 year period but the composers highlighted span over 75 years considering their birth dates
At 5:47pm on February 13, 2010, Bethany Trainor said…
Hi John! Thanks for the friend request. Hmm...that is strange that is said I added 5 songs, but you only see four. Not sure why that is. Take care and I look forward to hearing more of your music!

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Brass Piece (under 2 min.) - What are you reactions to it?

Posted on March 2, 2010 at 12:40pm 3 Comments

I would like to get your reactions to this brass piece.



http://www.2lsand2ts.com/s/2010brassfragment.mp3



What I'm looking for at this moment is things like this:



- What does this make you think of?

- Does this remind you of any composer (~s)?

- Does this sound like a particular era or genre?



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