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A Guide to Atonal Subcategories

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ingo Lee Jul 27. 2 Replies

Just throwing it out there.  I think it would be beneficial if there could be a forum contributed guide with descriptions to atonal subcategories.  Music without a tonal center has been around for…Continue

Ghosts in the Fan

Started this discussion. Last reply by Em Coston Jul 28. 9 Replies

Thought I would share my most recent composition.  Its a representation of matrixing, only the audio variety.  This imaginary "music" was "heard" in the noise of a fan when there really wasn't any…Continue

 

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Em Coston replied to Em Coston's discussion Ghosts in the Fan
" Ingo,  I think you might be right and it could be decorated with a rattling noise. Hi Graeme.  Thanks for listening, I'm glad you liked it.  Ever since I watched Cage's performance of Water Walk, I've been…"
Jul 28
Ingo Lee replied to Em Coston's discussion A Guide to Atonal Subcategories
"I'll bet Julie already has some of this already put together for her students.  She might not want to be back on the forum but maybe she could help with this?"
Jul 27
Graeme Helliwell replied to Em Coston's discussion Ghosts in the Fan
"Funny what pulls you into a sound, isn't it? I was listening to Cantus Arcticus by Rautavaara this afternoon and found myself lost in the blend of music and recorded birdsong/sounds. If you have the connections, this could make a really…"
Jul 27
Gav Brown replied to Em Coston's discussion A Guide to Atonal Subcategories
"Hi Em, if you could send me a PM with a formal proposal, I’d be happy to entertain the idea. Please include (if you have this information) how such a guide would be built (i.e. who would do it and how), how it would be vetted, and what would…"
Jul 27
Bob Morabito replied to Em Coston's discussion Ghosts in the Fan
"Youre very welcome Em..very nice to see you posting here again! :) Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito"
Jul 26
Ingo Lee replied to Em Coston's discussion Ghosts in the Fan
"That's it, two instruments in low range slightly out of tune and "phasing' each other, that's a noisy old fan for sure!"
Jul 26
Em Coston posted a discussion

A Guide to Atonal Subcategories

Just throwing it out there.  I think it would be beneficial if there could be a forum contributed guide with descriptions to atonal subcategories.  Music without a tonal center has been around for over a century and much of what is called atonal is far more than just that but I have yet to locate an intelligent guide that presents the myriad of subcategories / schools of thought.Potential contenders for subcategories might include:Serialism12 tone serialismMicrotonal musicNoise musicMethodical…See More
Jul 26
Em Coston replied to Em Coston's discussion Ghosts in the Fan
"Thank you for your kind words, Bob.  I'm glad you liked it.  I was worried that the idea was more potent than the experience. The idea of it being a 'soundworld' is an apt description and far better than my merely…"
Jul 26
Bob Morabito replied to Em Coston's discussion Ghosts in the Fan
"I enjoyed this very very much...the drone and the tonal music that peek out of it combine to form a very interesting and original piece of music...not tonal, not drone noise, but its own soundworld.... and the explanation about "matrixing"…"
Jul 26
Em Coston replied to Em Coston's discussion Ghosts in the Fan
"Thanks for listening and commenting, Ingo.  I was actually torn as to whether or not the "fan" part should have more depth or if it should even be played by a different instrument or two.  It would be fun to figure out how to…"
Jul 26
Ingo Lee replied to Em Coston's discussion Ghosts in the Fan
"I didn't know about matrixing, thanks for explaining that. You have used it to write a form of program music, music which describes something besides music? There's a long history of that and this is an interesting example. I think this…"
Jul 25
Em Coston replied to Em Coston's discussion Ghosts in the Fan
"It just occurred to me that people might not know what matrixing means and without which this music won't make much sense. Here's a link on the topic. http://cpsparanormal.com/matrixing.htm"
Jul 25
Em Coston replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Piano Quartet Oceans of Time
"Brilliant per usual, Kjell. I greatly enjoyed this. I agree with the others about the 58s mark."
Jul 25

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Small Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Chamber Music
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Georgia
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 a self-taught amateur composer who has been writing scores since late 2016 as a vehicle to develop my own style and theory for chamber music compositions.
Website:
mmcoston.com

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At 2:48pm on April 6, 2018, Lisa dawson said…

Thank you so much for taking the time to listen, I appreciate your comment. I am completely new to all of this, hence the easy listening.  Would you recommend another genre of music?

At 3:55pm on January 6, 2018, Gav Brown said…

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