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In The Village

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tyler Hughes Feb 10, 2015. 2 Replies

I have not posted in a long time.  I guess I am too busy to regularly add to this wonderful community.  Wait, that is not it.  I have my priorities mixed up!!!  I would much rather listen to the…Continue

lunacy in small increments

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Porter May 30, 2014. 2 Replies

Not sure why I titled it that....Sorry but no recording yet, but I am working on it.  I am still interested in your thoughts.Continue

One Legged Man

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matthew Pelandini Jul 27, 2013. 10 Replies

This is a saxophone quartet written in 2012. It is being read by a sax quartet in Boston MA. This quartet is the second movement of a larger four movement work about life in the city.  The first…Continue

Happenstance Encounters II - The One Legged Man

Started this discussion. Last reply by Boneman Jul 4, 2012. 4 Replies

This was a string quartet I wrote many years ago, and I have started to convert it to sax quartet.  There are still a few issues, but I am anxious to get some feedback as I move forward.  All…Continue


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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, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Art Music, Jazz, Commercial Music
Is music your main income source?
Sort Of - Music Related
Where do you live?
Puyallup, WA
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I have been a Puget Sound area composer for the last 10+ years, and have written for many ensembles and events. I am excited to become part of the Nationl and International composition community. I have had performances in The Netherlands, and more recently New York and Boston.

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Posted on August 31, 2013 at 12:11am 0 Comments

In my opinion, Arnold Schoenberg is at his best.

This piece is an amazing amalgamation of moods.  It is a pleasure to flow between them.  As one would read poetry, one listens to Schoenberg.  I may seem a bit overt, but it is called for in this instance.  In this age of visual bombardment, Hollywood Extravaganza, the borderline ridiculous pace of life, this piece encapsulates it all.  Although written before our current state, it remains an accurate editorial of…


A Haunted Landscape

Posted on August 18, 2013 at 9:30pm 2 Comments

Harry Crumb.

I WISH I could get away with what George Crumb has done.   I think it has something to do with the fact that Crumb is a ninja in more traditional forms and styles, so he can back up his audacity.

His tonal language is mind-blowing.  If ANYONE else did this, it would be laughable.  George Crumb makes it artistic.  It is so well done, that the listener is forced to swallow the newness of it.  There are traditional elements that splattered with new tonal landscapes.…


Listening Journal: August 9, 2013, Respighi, Pines of Rome: I pini della via appia

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 7:39pm 0 Comments

My favorite movement.  Much in the same way as the finale of Firebird.

The pines of the Appian Way....I have never seen them, but I know without a doubt that they are absolutely beautiful thanks to Mr. Respighi.  I cannot begin to imagine the kind of reaction he had when he first encountered them as a young child.  Such explosive sounds, and constant beating.

It is only 5:10 minutes long.  I was barely able to write the preceding paragraph in the amount of time it took…


Listening Journal, July 27 2013: Percy Grainger: "Irish Tune from County Derry"

Posted on July 27, 2013 at 7:21pm 0 Comments

The Irish knew how to write a song, and Mr. Grainter knew how to set it for Orchestra.

It is absolutely beautiful.  The use of solo strings and bras is striking.  The interplay between discrete sections of the orchestra are amazing, and pack such an emotional punch!

It is 3:30 of listening bliss.  Nothing really challenging about this piece.  Besides the fact that there is no way that I would be able to score something this well, there is nothing particularly challenging about…


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At 8:03am on April 28, 2014, Alex Dunn said…


I'm just listening to 'Happenstance Encounters I' and really enjoying it. It's such a relief to hear some atonality. But I like how you've tempered the potential chaos of the atonal world with some energetic riffs and jazzy melodies. 

By any chance, do you like Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock or Sun Ra? I'm a keyboard man so my path into jazz has been through these three great keyboard players. Some of your music hear is reminiscent of these guys' more avant-garde work.

All the best,

Alex Dunn :) 

At 7:56pm on August 24, 2011, Paulo cesar Maia de Aguiar (Br) said…
Amazing music
At 8:02am on July 17, 2011, Ansgar Kreutz said…
I´m listen to your Dreamscapes and I am very fascinated, very good music! Can I get the sheet music?
At 2:08am on April 17, 2011, Robert FRANKLIN said…

I was wondering IF any Composer's here use Native I Instruments - EWQLSO Platinum or Platinum Pro Expansion & Symphonic Choirs or any who are also technical guys?


I was promised Life-Time Support for these expensive products however they are liars and the support is virtually non-existent.


I had my system stolen and had to start again and am having Installation problems I didn't encounter before some 6 years ago when I fist Installed them.



At 10:26pm on April 16, 2011, Robert FRANKLIN said…



I am in South-Bunbury WA


I have no idea where -

Puyallup, WA is?



At 9:27pm on April 16, 2011, Tyler Hughes said…
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