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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ray Stirling Apr 9, 2010. 1 Reply

 

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, film, television, web, multimedia
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Symphonic Orchestral
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
London
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 am an accomplished classically trained musician, playing Piano, (orchestral) Double Bass, arranging and composing. I've been very fortunate to have worked with some of the world's great orchestras, conductors, composers and soloists and played magnificent halls and venues.

I have always composed, though very much for the concert hall but have recently started turning my attention to my love of the art of great film scoring. Having also worked in a highly creative industry where visual communication is scrutinized, I am very happy to be able to marry my ever-growing understanding of visual mediums with my music to hopefully create some very thoughtful and complimentary scores.

I guess you could call me a traditionalist in that I actually score notate all my pieces fully for whatever orchestration is required (perhaps down to my classical roots as an orchestral performer). I then manage playback through Native Instruments Kontakt Player with mainly Garritan Personal Orchestra instruments. This is possibly a longer process than using midi input et al, but I find it focuses my output on music that has human performance at its core. As a professional instrumentalist, I've, all-too-many times had to play new pieces that bear all the hallmarks of computer music where the subtle nuances of an instrument haven't always been understood. Don't get me wrong, some of it is still brilliant but for me, nothing can beat human interpretation.

Alas, until I get a cracking film commission with a cracking orchestra, I'll make do with Sibelius [but write as if for the London Symphony Orchestra]. I will be posting music here too but they'll most likely never be finished or by any means, completely polished works. I almost 'rapid prototype' musical ideas - a definite benefit of computers. This enables me to keep my skills sharpened and the ideas flowing - without getting bogged down with particulars. So with many of the pieces that I'll be uploading, they will most likely seem like miniature studies in developing small fragments of musical ideas (for example, an interesting interval produced by a two-note couplet). Rapid-prototyping allows me to hopefully get my point across quickly, then move on to something else. So, that's the important thing: getting my point across... Everything I'm doing always starts with the question of what am I trying to communicate. And it has to communicate something otherwise I'm failing miserably. That said, I really welcome your input, suggestions and comments through the usual means of emailing, messaging and posting comments on my page.

This profile will continue to evolve as I continue to grow so please, watch this space!

Thanks for reading
Website:
www.lesliequarcoopome.co.uk

Leslie Quarcoopome's Blog

A Little Game

Posted on April 21, 2009 at 5:47pm 0 Comments

Just added A Game of Tag to my music player. I short cue full of mischief and surprises. I like the way it plays with the listener's sense of 'simple time' by seemingly hitting the next bar before the listener is ready - a bit like the game: getting caught out when you are not paying full attention.

As usual, comments welcome.

Something a little different

Posted on April 17, 2009 at 7:11pm 0 Comments

I thought I'd have a go at something a little different this evening. I guess one of the many roles a composer can fill with the help of a good music supervisor is source music: the band playing when the character switches on the car stereo; or the club who's thumping sound system can be felt many doors away; or the Jazz Quartet on stage in some flashy cocktail lounge frequented by equally flashy punters...



I've always shied away from Jazz as a musician growing up because I… Continue

3 New Tracks - 14th April 2009

Posted on April 14, 2009 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

So I've managed to bounce a couple more tracks down for you all to audition. The first, Bicycle Music goes back to my liking of the sound world of kids/family films. Always invokes memories of sun-drenched careless afternoons playing and bicycle spokes. Bizarre, I know. The next is perhaps a bit sentimental but it's a cue for a fading and aging beauty as she asks herself: Who's The Person In The Mirror? It's not intended to be sad music, perhaps bitter-sweet. Driving… Continue

New Music - 4th April 2009

Posted on April 7, 2009 at 6:30pm 1 Comment

So I've successfully managed to navigate the upload tool on this site and pleased to announce the availability for your review and comment of no less than seven [film score] fragments.











An Opening is well, very once upon a time but is interrupted with.... who knows? The Great Army is full of the anticipation of something about to happen. Pictures the vast legions of mythic Kings and Lords and epic landscaped. Worlds away… Continue

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At 5:17pm on July 4, 2016, Larry Elliott said…

Greetings Leslie,

I like your music. It is very well written and recorded. Thanks for sharing.

Very best,

Larry Elliott

At 1:57am on August 27, 2011, Paulo cesar Maia de Aguiar (Br) said…
GREAT GREAt GREa Job
At 12:07pm on December 7, 2010, Doug Lauber said…
Good to meet you too! I've got a full day today, to compose and record. :)
At 4:36pm on October 18, 2010, GaribaldiMusic said…
Hi Leslie!

Great meeting you. Sorry there was not much time to talk but maybe another time?
I understood that you are on your way to New York ( music related I suppose?)
Good luck with your music and thank for adding me to your friends
Toomas
At 3:43pm on October 17, 2010, Thomas Van Beeck said…
Nice meeting you too, hopefully we can chat alot more next time!
At 9:51am on October 8, 2010, Rudi [Rudolf Schmitt] said…
Hello Leslie, is there a complete version of your Jazz Quartet somewhere to listen to? You have great stuff here. Intimidatory. We will meet next week. Cheers, Rudi
At 5:37am on September 15, 2010, Clive Lukover said…
Thanks for the reply. Look forward to meeting you there.
At 3:50pm on June 25, 2010, Yaiza Varona said…
Hi Leslie,

Your work is impressive. I have enjoyed listening to it, no doubt how your orchestrator skills manage to give such a deep dimension to it. I especially liked "The person in the mirror", I liked the delicate texture of it, almost ethereal, like a dream....fantastic.
Also I loved the ability of changing style and mood, awesome work!
Thanks for sharing!
Best

Yaiza
At 5:14pm on April 18, 2010, Paul Deakin said…
Thanks for your comments, Leslie. Sometimes I think my tracks aren't musical enough to be honest, since I write to picture a lot, which means sometimes there can be a lot of repetition and layering/building of tension. I do try to write more musical pieces when I can. Thanks for connecting.

Cheers,
Paul
At 6:24pm on April 15, 2010, Paul Deakin said…
Superb compositions, Leslie! I like your orchestration work.
 
 
 

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