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Fragments - for Piano and Strings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marco Di Stefano on Monday. 9 Replies

Hi All,It took the full month of March to compose and produce this composition.It means quite a lot to me, since the first 5 notes of the melody have been "composed" by my wife who asked me to write…Continue

Spitfire Audio Hans Zimmer Strings

Started Mar 31 0 Replies

Few days ago the Hans Zimmer Strings from Spitfire Audio has been released.There are lot of discussions on forum whether is worth to buy or not.I think it has a very special sound which is very…Continue

Orchestral : Tramonto di ghiaccio

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marco Di Stefano Apr 4. 13 Replies

Hi guysThis is a composition I wrote for orchestra some time agoI initially wrote it on paper and then scored for VST.I worked a lot to try to achieve a realistic sound, and ended up using lot of…Continue

Hypnosis - Concerto per Orchestra, A contemporary composition with score

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ray Kemp Mar 27. 14 Replies

Hi All,I have the pleasure to share this concerto or strings, flute, clarinet and percussion. Looking forward to hear your feedbackThe composition has been inspired by an imaginary introspective…Continue

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Marco Di Stefano replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Fragments - for Piano and Strings
"If you are interested I just published a video that shows hot it has been rendered with Cubase, Vienna Ensemble Pro and Spitfire Audio Libraries Enjoy :) https://youtu.be/cPftcDd1z7I"
Monday
Marco Di Stefano replied to Caspian Moon's discussion Love Is Blue When It's You
"Hi, It suddenly got my interest but shamed a bit at 0:30, maybe avoid repeating the first phrase? I think there is interesting material but too much repetition along the track. You should try to introduce a theme and play with it. Also creating some…"
Apr 8
Marco Di Stefano replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Fragments - for Piano and Strings
"Thank you Ray, I can hear your points and find them appropriate except maybe the body solo strings, which is the kind of sound I wanted to have, very close and present. Thank you for your review and next time I might use your professional services…"
Apr 6
Marco Di Stefano replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Fragments - for Piano and Strings
"Socrates Thank you again for the time invested in listening and giving your feedback You are right saying that the more you listen to it the more you get used to this which the first time seemed strange, but you have me great feedback I will…"
Apr 5
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Fragments - for Piano and Strings
"I'm not quite sure Marco how you view it, I listened more carefully again and when I establish that something is not as it should be (in terms of dynamics for instance) and listen to it again and again it seems audible and ok, but in general…"
Apr 5
Marco Di Stefano replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Fragments - for Piano and Strings
"Hi Socrates, Thanks for the analysis and feedback on the different aspects of the composition. The whole structure came out in one recording session of 1 hour on my piano, together with the whole armony then it took weeks to finalize the…"
Apr 4
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Fragments - for Piano and Strings
"Hi Marco, I believe that you certainly made something beautiful out of the first 5 notes (as per request :-) ). I liked very much the developmental line that you followed both in treating the melodic material and in orchestrating it with appropriate…"
Apr 4
Marco Di Stefano replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Orchestral : Tramonto di ghiaccio
"Hy Ray, can you listen to this and give me a feedback? http://composersforum.ning.com/forum/topics/fragments-for-piano-and-strings I did what you recommended, using reference tracks and ensuring that the stereo image was correct during listening.…"
Apr 4
Marco Di Stefano posted a discussion

Fragments - for Piano and Strings

Hi All,It took the full month of March to compose and produce this composition.It means quite a lot to me, since the first 5 notes of the melody have been "composed" by my wife who asked me to write something beautiful with them. :)Up to you if you think I made a good job or not!Would love to hear some feedback on the mastering, I spent lot of time on this. thanks for listening.See More
Apr 4
Marco Di Stefano replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Orchestral : Tramonto di ghiaccio
"Thank you Mike, Stravinsky is my continuous inspiration, and you are right about rite of springs, I was listening to it a lot during that period. I am so fascinated by his language. I have hermann samples but did not use them here is all from…"
Apr 4
Mike Hewer replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Orchestral : Tramonto di ghiaccio
"Hi Marco, I think this is great. The scoring and harmony at the start reminds me of Stravinsky and Hermann, I'm betting the opening of the second part of the Rite was a factor in your inspiration for this. (do you have SFA's Hermann…"
Apr 4
Marco Di Stefano replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Orchestral : Tramonto di ghiaccio
"Thanks Ray, you have very good ears, is true I should have used less of close mic! Thanks for listening"
Apr 3
Marco Di Stefano replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Orchestral : Tramonto di ghiaccio
"Thanks Tunio,  I am glad you liked it :)"
Apr 3
Marco Di Stefano replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Orchestral : Tramonto di ghiaccio
"Thanks Ingo! indeed they are spectacular I agree that I could have done a better mix, this was 4 months ago, I have learnt a lot in between :) for the images is all stock footage coming from video hive Thanks for the feeback :)"
Apr 3
Ingo Lee replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Orchestral : Tramonto di ghiaccio
"Very well done I think Marco. I'm not familiar with the Spitfire libraries other than that they are of excellent quality and your orchestrations sound good to my ear. This composition is certainly cinematic and supportive of the video you…"
Apr 1
Marco Di Stefano replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Orchestral : Tramonto di ghiaccio
"Thanks Socrates for the deep review of the track and your emotions! The story I want to tell is one of a man who wakes up in a forest, like being in a dream. Initially is confused, and start to run but later he starts to be more confident and fly…"
Apr 1

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Web, Multimedia, Orchestra, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
contemporary, minimalist
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Bruxelles
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I started to create music back in the 90s using a primitive midi software. Music and Information Technology have, since then, sculptured my life.
Today my time is split between being an IT freelancer and a composer.
My musical studies kicked-off with guitar and piano lessons; very early I started to write my music and focus more on composition and orchestration techniques.
Since then I had the pleasure to study with three respectful composers: Giovanni D'Aquila (Palermo), Adriano Guarnieri (Bologna) and Luc Brewaeys (Bruxelles).
Together we explored both the classical and contemporary composing approaches. My personal composing style can be described as a mix of both paradigms with a continuous reminiscence of my early classical influences from composers like Chopin and Debussy. My top three inspiring composers are Ennio Morricone, Goffredo Petrassi and Igor Stravinsky.
Website:
www.marcodistefano.art

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At 5:49pm on March 9, 2018, Gav Brown said…

Welcome Marco!

 
 
 

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