I would like to share a work originally from my student days over 40 years ago, that was never played back then and that I largely re-composed recently with the help of MuseScore. Compared to much of…Continue
Hi everyone! I'm Liz, and I've just (re-)started composing in my spare time after discovering MuseScore. I have some background, having majored in music at Michigan (LS&A degree, not School of…Continue
"That's a great story; yeah the hidden code stuff gets goofy on Sibelius too sometimes. Actually a lot of stuff gets goofy on Sibelius, but that's probably just my laziness about not learning it better.
I didn't make myself…"
Thanks for your kind words about my quartet! I am gratified that you and others have found it to be listenable and understandable.
It's funny that you should mention NotePerformer... I just had a disturbing (and hopefully educational)…"
"Hi Liz, this is a very impressive work actually. It's long and intricate and thoroughly modern, all of which I like. Dane and Tim have asked and discussed the many questions that come up with your work and this discussion makes for…"
"I'm not a fan of this genre atonal music but I can appreciate the artistry and the knowledge that went to creating this, as it is evident it was done on very well. And it is also more listenable and not irritating as some of the other atonal…"
"An interesting work Jon. I liked best the parts where the voices moved independently. I wished such parts were the rule, instead of passages where the voices simply doubled each other at a specific interval like a tritone or a major second. But I…"
"I enjoyed this piece very much, Ingo. The instrumental lines are pleasant, the interplay between them and the turns of "phrase" sometimes even clever, and the music never quite does what one expects. I did get a sense of sluggishness in…"
"Thanks, Tim, for your kind and supportive words about my quartet, both here and on Soundcloud (where I replied).
I'm not so much frustrated with being able to get the music notated properly in MuseScore, more with the soundfont based playback…"
I listened to the recording and looked at the score you made. You are clearly very knowledgeable in tonality and tonal variation. In reading what your intent was, I believe you have attended to that very well. I found listening to this…"
"Thanks Dane! Right now getting that rehearsal is going to be the big challenge, since I have no contacts today in the performing community. I never had many, but lost all of them 40 years ago. Living in a small town with no local orchestra and few…"
It's going along fine - and awaiting a rehearsal just to iron out any final problems is probably the best bet. There were still a couple of cello double stops at or close on an octave that may be problematic: the 10th in bar 43; the…"
"I just noticed this section and gave your work a listen, and my reaction is the exact opposite of Gav's. I found it an engaging tone poem, beautifully done. Your use of silence I thought was especially appropriate and well done, especially in…"
"You don't say whether these were written for a film, but they have that wonderful cinematic feel, especially Trillium Queen. +1 to Timothy's comment. I loved the themes in both of them, and the instrumental combinations. Congrats."
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Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
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I studied theory and composition with William Albright and William Bolcom at Michigan during the 1970s, but lost contact with the performing community and stopped composing after graduating. Recently I discovered MuseScore and used it to revise a string quartet from my student days. I plan to continue to compose in my spare time and would like to interact with more experienced and professional composers.
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