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Impact

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joost Visser 11 hours ago. 4 Replies

I wrote this piece for orchestra but unfortunately I am limited by my vintage MacPro which crashes whenever I even think of additional timbres. So, here is a piano version of it. I used 4 piano’s to…Continue

Chorale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joost Visser Sep 12. 6 Replies

My computer was in a good mood this week, it allowed me to choose 2 different instruments without crashing (!) I had to be quick before it changed it’s mind…..:) So, here is a story……The next day…Continue

Looking for suggestions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joost Visser Sep 8. 11 Replies

Hello everybody,Due to Corona I lost my job (pilot) so I have loads of time.I started to make some music. I’m using an old MacPro running LogicPro 8 that only allows me to write for piano, any other…Continue

 

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Joost Visser replied to Joost Visser's discussion Impact
"Hello Ingo, Thanks for listening and for your comments! I agree, in places it leans more towards a choreographic challenge than to a description of a scene. This is because I initially meant it as a dance piece. No subjective feeling or…"
11 hours ago
Ingo Lee replied to Joost Visser's discussion Impact
"This is very likable Joost, there's a lot of good stuff going on here. The overall dramatic arc with a recap, the very propulsive rhythmic feel, the combination of conventional tonality with some nice little clusters and flourishes, all works…"
17 hours ago
Joost Visser replied to Douglas Locke's discussion The Roman Coin
"Hello Doug, You’re right, relax, don’t force yourself. If you just started to play tennis, it’s still a lot of fun watching the great international tournaments. As long as you have fun writing music it’s “mission…"
20 hours ago
Joost Visser replied to Joost Visser's discussion Impact
"Hi Dane, Thanks so much for listening and your extensive comments. When I started writing the idea was to write a “Firedance”, inspired by memories of something I saw in the Maasai Mara, Kenya. But for some reason the music didn’t…"
yesterday
Dane Aubrun replied to Joost Visser's discussion Impact
"Hi, Joost, Well, it's a most exciting piece suitably tinted with tension and a degree of doom. It builds up well, reaches a climax then heads toward the ending in an elaborated Ic - Va - Ia tierce (with a suspension on the Va of bar 60). A…"
yesterday
Joost Visser posted a discussion

Impact

I wrote this piece for orchestra but unfortunately I am limited by my vintage MacPro which crashes whenever I even think of additional timbres. So, here is a piano version of it. I used 4 piano’s to cover all the parts, try to imagine a wide spectrum of coloration. The idea is to orchestrate it in due time. I have added a score without details, just the notes.I wrote this piece as a result of the Corona pandemic. It’s a musical description of how I perceive the impact that it has on me…See More
yesterday
Joost Visser replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Piece for Orchestra. (4'30")
"Hello Dane, Another beautifully colored work! Dynamically well balanced. The Alto works well. (Is there a sniff of Gershwin in there?)Woodwinds sound great! Horn section not convincing but the trumpet sounds very good. What reverb are you using? I…"
yesterday
Joost Visser replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Piece for small orchestra (2'30")
"Hello Dane, I really like your “Spring”, you’re using such a colorful palette.Good orchestration strengthening the cheerfulness.Nice stereo image, sweet reverb. At time 2:10 the sound of the horns is unconvincing (Spitfire?) Trying…"
yesterday
Joost Visser replied to 8Rivers's discussion Art Rock/Electronic Song ( Urban Conundrum )
"Hi 8Rivers, Very nice! well mixed, beautiful sounds that blend smoothly. It’s transparent and deserves a second and third listen. Few things,If you wrote it with movie scenes in mind it’s really good because it lets the movie tell the…"
Sep 25
Joost Visser replied to Timothy Smith's discussion Should I throw This In The Bin?
"Hello Tim, No, you shouldn’t throw this in the bin.Listen to it in a year or so, it may become a source for new inspiration. About the piece, I agree with Dane, it could do with some key changes.Having said that, if you were aiming for a…"
Sep 23
Joost Visser replied to Gav Brown's discussion The Dance Begins for Viola, Cello, and Double Bass
"Hello Gav, Very well done! given the circumstantial limitations.I like the changes in timing, it gives it a Copland-ish feel.It’s a cheerful piece that makes me wonder how it would work for a larger ensemble. I imagine the addition of a…"
Sep 23
Joost Visser replied to Joost Visser's discussion Chorale
"Hi Dane,Thanks for listening and your reply, very much appreciated! The registrations I used are “Fonds + Quint”, “Pos Scharff” and “Voix Humaine”. Flutes and Reeds. I created the swell box myself…:) Your…"
Sep 12
Dane Aubrun replied to Joost Visser's discussion Chorale
"Hi, Joost, Very easy to feel the atmosphere. It has solemnity and ceremony. Nimrod?! It has that atmosphere but......... It would seem a modern instrument. Please excuse that I have catarrh in one ear at the moment so my hearing is somewhat…"
Sep 12
Joost Visser replied to Joost Visser's discussion Chorale
"Hello August,Thanks for listening and your comments, highly appreciated! I’m using an old MacPro, Logic 8 and Kontakt 3The Church Organ comes from the standard Library from Kontakt 3. I have 3 Church Organ registers there, I used all 3 and I…"
Sep 12
August Champlin replied to Joost Visser's discussion Chorale
"Hi Joost, I just had the opportunity to listen to your chorale. First of all, it has a magisterial quality, a regal beauty and spirituality that I quite enjoyed. It does participate in the Nimrod vibe; however, it is a lovely piece. Since you…"
Sep 12
Joost Visser replied to Joost Visser's discussion Coral
"Ohh, I'm sorry, you're right, I mean "Chorale". Thanks for listening Liz and thank you for commenting. It is for organ and trumpet..."
Sep 11

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Amsterdam
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.
Hello all,
I am an airline pilot who recently lost his job due to the Corona Pandemic. To find a new job in this market is hopeless so I started to compose some music.
I'm working with Logic Pro on an old MacPro that doesn't allow big orchestral settings unfortunately. So, for now, I'll try to write for piano only.
I would love some feedback on my pieces since I lost my objectivity. Anything is welcome......

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At 10:16am on September 2, 2020, Gav Brown said…

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