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2016 A Spacey Odyssey finale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Socrates Arvanitakis 8 hours ago. 12 Replies

This is the finale to the series, 2016 a Spacey Odyssey, though I'm going to name it something different like, A Journey into Space. If all eight pieces are played in sequence it would run just over…Continue

Sputnik March

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence Aurich Mar 10. 8 Replies

https://soundcloud.com/larya/sputnik-marchSputnik was the first man-made satellite. Launched by the Soviet Union in 1957, it…Continue

Apollo 8, Ode to Earth

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Forrest Mar 5. 22 Replies

https://soundcloud.com/larya/apollo-8Gustav Holst wrote The Planets in 1913. Conspicuous by its absence from his symphony is the…Continue

Voyager I

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lawrence Aurich Jan 31. 10 Replies

http://soundcloud.com/larya/voyager-i      For the fourth piece…Continue

 

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Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion 2016 A Spacey Odyssey finale
"Regarding score writers with decent sounds and very close to Finale and Sibelius (I believe one day it will leave them behind even in score-writing features), have a look here Lawrence. It is completely free to download and it’s improving all…"
8 hours ago
Lawrence Aurich replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion 2016 A Spacey Odyssey finale
"Roger,      Interesting point.  I focused solely on making a smooth transition from the somber movement preceding it to the big climax at the end.  Bringing in the quirky sounds of the previous movements never…"
19 hours ago
Lawrence Aurich replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion 2016 A Spacey Odyssey finale
"So you want me to say that on rare occasions even the kitchen sink can be a welcome addition to any musical composition.  Well I'm not going to say that.  This piece makes me want to take kitchen sink lessons, but the sink…"
19 hours ago
Lawrence Aurich replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion 2016 A Spacey Odyssey finale
"Thanks for listening.  I'm probably maxing out the capabilities of Finale Print music. "
19 hours ago
Lawrence Aurich replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion 2016 A Spacey Odyssey finale
"Socrates,      Thanks for you careful attention and astute comments.  The score does have a double bar ending, but the kooky pdf cut off the last measure.  Harmonically the piece should end on E, but I…"
19 hours ago
roger stancill replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion 2016 A Spacey Odyssey finale
"L A, for me, this was too earthbound. I hear 'seafaring' and not space odyssey. That is the 'general impression' I got from a 1 time listening. No matter how you / we intellectualize what we intend to compose, the…"
yesterday
Bob Porter replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion 2016 A Spacey Odyssey finale
"Socrates, Right-click the mp3, select open in new tab. Right-click the pdf, select open in new tab. Go back to the mp3 tab and play it. Go to the pdf tab and follow the score"
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Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion 2016 A Spacey Odyssey finale
"Well, Dave, I cannot fathom how it qualifies as a comment to Lawrence's piece, but I like the video very much and I already shared it in the face book :-)"
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Dave Dexter replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion 2016 A Spacey Odyssey finale
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Mike Hewer replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion 2016 A Spacey Odyssey finale
"lots of good ideas Laurence and some decent scoring in places. The score presentation does indeed need to be cleaned up as Socrates says. The playback does this music no favours whatsoever as it has nothing to do with what the piece would sound like…"
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Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion 2016 A Spacey Odyssey finale
"Hi Laurence, The practical difficulty of following these type of piece and commenting is that one has to go from sound file to score and back again many times, even having two screens open, that is why I have sometimes requested an XML instead so…"
yesterday
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2016 A Spacey Odyssey finale

This is the finale to the series, 2016 a Spacey Odyssey, though I'm going to name it something different like, A Journey into Space. If all eight pieces are played in sequence it would run just over an hour.I have used ideas from Holst's the Planets in six of the seven previous pieces. In this piece I've held closer to Holst's Uranus because I think it is his best and most innovative movement. I did not look at Neptune as it seems somewhat nebulous, vague, and ill defined, (I don't get…See More
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Lawrence Aurich replied to Galih Setiawan's discussion Hangouts (Orchestral Composition)
"In good comedy there is truth.  Don Rickles truth was that Hollywood types were mostly idiots and not to be taken seriously.  People like Merrill Streep, Alec Baldwin, Rosey O'Donnell use their celebrity status to foist upon the…"
Apr 21
Lawrence Aurich replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
"No, Lully was an influence of Handel, read."
Apr 21
Lawrence Aurich replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
"Definitely Bustehude."
Apr 21
Lawrence Aurich replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
"I could go on and explain why atonality has no basis in physics and is not aurally accepted by most people but life is too short. "
Apr 21

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
classical orchestra
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Flagstaff, Az.
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I am an optometrist by profession, but have been composing for chamber orchestra for about 20 years. I play cello, piano, and sing in our group of 10 to 15 musicians and singers.

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At 10:44am on April 21, 2017, Joel Becker said…

Hi Lawrence,

I'm honored that you wish to analyze and cite the Boson piece. Please go ahead. 

I'm not sure if the structure is like John Adams, but the ostinati, consonant quartal harmonies, and some rhythmic aspects are, and the angular theme probably. Have fun! I look forward to seeing the result.

At 10:37pm on October 13, 2014, Bob Porter said…

Got it, thanks.

At 5:07am on May 1, 2014, Alex Dunn said…

Hi Lawrence,

I just listened to your 'Etude In G'. I really liked being taken on such an authentic Baroque journey. It sounds a little like the music that was used in the early Warcraft computer games. They were always notable for their very high quality Baroque style soundtracks. Have you every had ambitions in that area?

All the best,

Alex :)

At 3:03am on May 23, 2013, Fredrick zinos said…

That is very kind of you to say. Working on  a few things and hope to post in the next few weeks.

 
 
 

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