Does anyone know if Garritan Personal Orchestra can be used with an iPad? If so, what might some of the drawbacks be? My tower finally went belly up recently, and I'm wondering if I should replace…Continue
"I just try to keep an ear open for a good idea while improvising, as I assume most everybody does who also composes. But I never sit down to it with that object in mind. For me, that whole thing is about just taking a little while to let whatever…"
Does anyone know if Garritan Personal Orchestra can be used with an iPad? If so, what might some of the drawbacks be? My tower finally went belly up recently, and I'm wondering if I should replace it, or if I could get much the same thing done with the above combination. The tower had a Soundblaster card in it, with Cakewalk software. Thanks.
"Thanks, Rudi ! Take your time listening to my new posts...They aren't all that impressive. Actually, ALL of the music I've posted except one ( the Piano-Trio movement ) was written at least a few years ago... I've started work on a…"
"Hey Paul, thanks for your impressive report from Bali. I had and have a lot of work this week, so I wasn't able to answer earlier. I really comprehend what this means to a musicophile. To be invited and to be in at such an event - unique!…"
"John, after reading your preface to this work, I knew I had to give a shot at listening to it, knowing, too, that it would likely be a difficult one for me...( I'm about as tonal as they come, I'm afraid, though I'd like to break away…"
"I have a dolphin story for you, too, Lori ! That last visit of ours, my wife was just a few feet farther out in the water than the rest of us were, and, all of a sudden, out of nowhere, a dorsal fin breaks the surface. I saw it before my wife did,…"
"I'm glad you got my musical beach experience. The ocean will be 2nd mvmt, followed by the glorious sunrise off the east coast. You are correct. It was a slice of heaven I had never experienced and do plan on going back. …"
"Hey, Rudi. Yeah, the Balinese-style piece is original, which I wrote for fun one night a long while back, as a break from something more serious I was attempting that same night. I really don't remember the instruments I used, either, its been…"
"I just listened to it twice and loved it. I don't exactly know how, because music can be such a difficult thing to really DESCRIBE, but it does make me think of the ocean. The best I can probably do is to say I get a sense of contentment…"
"Thanks, Lori. In truth, 'Lullaby' has some extra instruments that softly accompany the piano part, but I wrote the piece such a long time ago ( my daughter's 14 now, and, boy, is THAT a day at the beach... ) that when I dug it up and…"
What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
pretty much everything, really
Is music your main income source?
Sort Of - Music Related
Where do you live?
Easton, Pennsylvania, US
About Me (MUST be more than 10 words to be approved):
I'm a composer working on being more original. While I've gotten some good responses to things I've written, the fact is most of it sounds too much like what has already been done, however technically sound it may be from time to time...For want of a better way to put it, I need more of my own voice... I don't want to spend my musical life trying to rewrite great music of the past or present. No one needs the likes of me to attempt to do that, and, of course, it's the last thing that needs to be done, anyway ! So...I'm just here to learn whatever I can toward the end of being at least less obviously derivative than I have been up to now.
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Hey Paul, thanks for your impressive report from Bali. I had and have a lot of work this week, so I wasn't able to answer earlier. I really comprehend what this means to a musicophile. To be invited and to be in at such an event - unique! Thanks again for letting me participate in this experience.Hope we'll soon have another chat. You have some new pieces here - I'll have a listen.
I'm glad you got my musical beach experience. The ocean will be 2nd mvmt, followed by the glorious sunrise off the east coast. You are correct. It was a slice of heaven I had never experienced and do plan on going back. There were so many magical moments, especially seeing dolphins feeding off the shoreline at low tide.
Thanks John. Much too kind of you to say but appreciated more than you know! My SC vacation was the best of my life and although I haven't completed the work dedicated to that experience, since you brought up their gorgeous islands, I decided to post a rough draft of the piece I had started entitled Hunting Island. There are 3 movements but the 1st is all I've gotten from brain to page so far. LIFE IS TOO BUSY FOR NOW! Anyway maybe you could listen and let me know if you can feel my experience with the beach from the notes I've thrown together. To you now, don't ever feel you're trying to rewrite great music. It's a genre that needs to stay relevant and I love your G#m Prelude. Please keep at it. You also mentioned something about fine tuning your slower, melodic pieces. Well you nailed it with A Lullaby for my Little Girl. Very nice! Enjoyed your works thoroughly!
Thanks for the add John. When I'm feeling up to it, I'll take a listen to your music (I'm not too well at the moment). In the meantime, feel free to listen to any of my stuff. I'd be interested to know what you think of it.
Hi, John! First of all, thank you very much for your nice comments on my music. I have also listened and enjoyed your compositions. They are all great and highly original, and my favorite is "G# minor prelude for piano". Cheers!