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Portrait #3 - Orchestral Sicilian Folk Music

Started this discussion. Last reply by roger stancill 56 minutes ago. 1 Reply

Hi all,here is the third portrait, this time I went back into my roots and inspired by this man from Palermo I wrote something which brings back rhythm and melodies of SicilyWhat do you think? :)Continue

Orchestral Portrait #2 - In My Dreams

Started this discussion. Last reply by Timo Schuemer on Monday. 15 Replies

Hi All, this is the second orchestral portrait of my series.I was caught by the dreamy sight of this man.Do you think the music matches with the portrait?And if you liked it don't miss also the first…Continue

Behind the scene of rendering a composition with a DAW and spitfire audio

Started Apr 24 0 Replies

Hi All,I just published this video which is a detail overview of how I orchestrated and rendered my latest composition in cubase, let me know if you find it interesting $$$This is the original…Continue

Cuando fui combatiente

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marco Di Stefano Apr 24. 6 Replies

Hi All,I like to compose music to tell stories.This time the inspiration came from a beautiful photo shot by a friend of mine, Vincenzo Vitale. The photo is the portrait of a man done back in La…Continue

 

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roger stancill replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Portrait #3 - Orchestral Sicilian Folk Music
"Hi Marco, I really think you did a wonderful job with this. It is dynamic and entertaining. It is full of expression and life. Your choices, use, and mix of instruments was a breath of fresh air. Best wishes for continued success.   …"
56 minutes ago
Marco Di Stefano posted a discussion

Portrait #3 - Orchestral Sicilian Folk Music

Hi all,here is the third portrait, this time I went back into my roots and inspired by this man from Palermo I wrote something which brings back rhythm and melodies of SicilyWhat do you think? :)See More
13 hours ago
Timo Schuemer replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Orchestral Portrait #2 - In My Dreams
"Thanks, very useful to see how it is constructed!"
Monday
Marco Di Stefano replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Orchestral Portrait #2 - In My Dreams
"Hi All, if you are interested here is available the behind the scene revealing how I composed and orchestrated this Thanks for watching!"
Monday
Marco Di Stefano replied to Socrates Arvanitakis's discussion 4 short autumnal valses for guitar solo
"Hi Socrates, is a lovely job, I liked it a lot Actually I have the impression the fourth piece was not written to initially close the suite, it is true that it leaves you like if another one should start :) but I understand what you mean sometime…"
May 19
Bob Morabito replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Orchestral Portrait #2 - In My Dreams
"Youre very welcome Marco--Ive enjoyed all of your pieces, and really enjoy listening to your music :) Thanks Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito"
May 17
Marco Di Stefano replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Orchestral Portrait #2 - In My Dreams
"Thank you Bob for listening and giving your feedback!"
May 17
Bob Morabito replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Orchestral Portrait #2 - In My Dreams
"Hi Marco--again very well done:) I enjoyed this very much, and thanks for sharing! Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito"
May 16
Dave Dexter replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Orchestral Portrait #2 - In My Dreams
"We're on the same page, then - that's how I have my template set up. There's samples that do some of the work for you - section and tutti vsts as you mentioned - but it's always better or at least more rigorous to avoid and do it…"
May 16
Marco Di Stefano replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Orchestral Portrait #2 - In My Dreams
"You are touching an important delicate point, because as I said I come from the world of classic orchestration mainly writing my scores on paper first and then transferring to MIDI. It was not an easy choice to move to MIDI, but I decided to do it…"
May 16
Dave Dexter replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Orchestral Portrait #2 - In My Dreams
"Really, it's some of the best sample work I've heard in a while, especially in this type of music where the joins are usually more apparent than in action music or something. Of course it could use some tweaks but those strings at 0.20 . .…"
May 16
Marco Di Stefano replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Orchestral Portrait #2 - In My Dreams
"Hi Dave, I am using spitfire audio libraries, including hans zimmer strings here. I think they can sound still better than I do, but they get better composition after composition. Indeed interpretation is free and your story is surely more…"
May 16
Marco Di Stefano replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Orchestral Portrait #2 - In My Dreams
"Thank you Em, I like to write music that tells stories, happy that you appreciate it :)"
May 16
Marco Di Stefano replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Orchestral Portrait #2 - In My Dreams
"Thank you Timo! Yes sure, hope to publish it before the end of this week The list of libraries are in the description of the video I am glad that it speaks to you :)"
May 16
Dave Dexter replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Orchestral Portrait #2 - In My Dreams
"It's very close, though (the legato) just not quite as on the money as most of the rest of the mockup.It doesn't really matter if we have different reactions to the photo, the point to become worried is if your music makes me ask…"
May 15
Timo Schuemer replied to Marco Di Stefano's discussion Orchestral Portrait #2 - In My Dreams
"This is really great Marco... I like it a lot better than the first one! Are you also doing a "behind the scene" Video like you did for Portrait #1? What library(ies) did you use to create this? Lovely work, it really resonates with me!"
May 15

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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 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 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…

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