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String Bowing explained-videos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Hewer Mar 30. 5 Replies

Hi All,String bowing is an essential part of the compositional process as is all phrasing and articulation, because it  reveals your true musical intentions. .You don't have to be precise about…Continue

Partita Concordia for string trio

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Hewer Feb 1. 22 Replies

Hi All,Thought I'd post this for your ears. The work is in 9 movements, all contrapuntal in some way and (for those with more delicate ears!) it's tonal. Inspired by Bach of course, but not really in…Continue

The way forward?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Hewer Jan 16. 23 Replies

Hi All,Just thought I'd draw your attention to a possible future in score technology. It looks pretty neat to me.…Continue

Prelude and Fugue no.2 for piano

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Hewer Jan 6. 44 Replies

Hi All,Well having talked the talk a bit too much on this forum, I thought it only fair to walk the walk again and put my head on the block. With thanks to Kristofer, H.S and Nate for re-awakening my…Continue

 

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Mike Hewer replied to Carl Lingard's discussion Three original compositions
"Carl, I would also change the rhythm of the tune along with its shape (contour). The difference between B minor and D major in this instance is just technical semantics as the difference between a bm7th or a D major chord is not enough to get you…"
8 hours ago
Mike Hewer replied to gregorio X's discussion Fugue - fantasy - extended version - w/ fixed last cadence :)
"Roger...I quote.... 'As to where fugue sits with composers, I am reminded of how things came to be during the Renaissance when music it is believed, first gained some autonomy as an art. Music became classified as being divided by social nature…"
12 hours ago
Mike Hewer replied to Carl Lingard's discussion Three original compositions
"Guys, I'm not going to speak from a legal standpoint because I'm not qualified to do so. However I can do it from a musical point of view and have to say that the first 4 bars from about 1' 15" in are exactly like One day. The…"
yesterday
Mike Hewer replied to Bob Morabito's discussion Karlheinz Stockhausen
"That looks really cool Bob, thanks for alerting us to it.  Did you know that Boulez could apparently hear mistakes whilst rehearsing Gruppen  one time. The chart of total serialism for Gruppen looks fascinating..."
yesterday
Mike Hewer replied to gregorio X's discussion Fugue - fantasy - extended version - w/ fixed last cadence :)
"Roger, Perhaps you are referring to Dieterich Buxtehude. Bach walked 250 miles to meet and learn from him. As to the audience for a fugue, I think Johannes de Grocheo was spot on."
yesterday
Mike Hewer replied to gregorio X's discussion Fugue - fantasy - extended version
"Well said Bob ...lol"
Wednesday
Mike Hewer replied to gregorio X's discussion Fugue - fantasy - extended version
"Agreed mate, at least you have the intelligence to see through the veneer...are you sure that's not a wig?"
Wednesday
Mike Hewer replied to gregorio X's discussion Fugue - fantasy - extended version
"GX, That is just great, it has a wonderfully refined and elegant quality to it. But oh, I do wish you would take the ending seriously, give it the cadence it deserves. I hope you learn it, record it live and post for us, if not, it is still mightily…"
Wednesday
Mike Hewer replied to gregorio X's discussion Fugue - fantasy
"Please tell us how and where, in the lifeblood of music, does the fugue sit today with respect to both composer's and the 'clasical music' audience. I think you have a point Roger in that fugue is not widely practiced today,…"
Wednesday
Mike Hewer replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
"Rodney, I do that sometimes too. My appreciation of music is governed first and foremost by emotional impact followed by technical purity. Sometimes, when listening to the most uncompromising music that order gets reversed however, but at least I…"
Monday
Mike Hewer replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
"Fair enough Ray, I'm not trying to foist opinion on anyone here. My rant is in response to Lawrences assertion that atonality has no basis in physics. I can't do Boulez a lot of the time niether, but I will draw the line at country music.…"
Sunday
Mike Hewer replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
"Ray, You probably know that the equal tempered piano does as it says on the tin. It gives each note a comparably equal slice of the available bandwidth, thus eliminating any awkward tunings that occur higher up the harmonic series. It gave composers…"
Sunday
Mike Hewer replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
"Roger, Aren't your subsets are just different schools of thought and practice? I agree that there is crossover, but your 1 core subset sounds vaguely Platonic in style, recalling his theory of forms. Earthbound nature feels and gropes its way…"
Sunday
Mike Hewer replied to gregorio X's discussion Fugue - fantasy
"I enjoyed this Gregorio, however the ending came all too soon for me and it felt as though you decided to just stop. The material could easily go to more places so why not add another minute or so."
Sunday
Mike Hewer replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
""I don't think that dumping tonality is freedom, but rather just a different way to express one's self......" I agree Bob, but retaining tonality might even make it harder to be original if your goal is such, at least with…"
Apr 22
Mike Hewer replied to Serenity Laine's discussion V. Kaprálová (1915-1942), Czech composer.
"I enjoyed this too. So much promise for too short a life."
Apr 22

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Television, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
From Gregorian Chant to the 21st cent. Also Sinatra, Fitzgerald et al and Jazz.
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
UK
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
Trained at the Royal Academy of Music, London.
Worked in media for about 30 years and won many awards.
Now concentrating on writing more serious concert music.
Website:
http://mikehewer.com

 

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At 9:31am on October 20, 2016, Bob Morabito said…

You're very welcome Mike..GREAT music. And so glad you like the compilation:)

Have a GREAT day! :)  Bob

At 9:51am on October 19, 2016, Bob Morabito said…

HI Mike--Thanks so much for your interest, but sadly Im not able to post a score.

And BTW--your Violin Sonata is EXCELLENT! I enjoyed it very much:)

So nice hearing from you:)  Thanks Bob

At 12:17pm on October 14, 2016, Ray said…
Yes Mike, I get where you're at in your life. I turned down my chance of performing music as anything other than semi-profession way back in 1967 although had another chance with a group in 1969 but. I decided to keep the day job in engineering. 20 years ago my wife's uncle who played sax in various London ensembles from Joe Loss to performing harmonics for rock bands in recording sessions told me not to get too deeply involved in theory and sight reading. He reckoned it would kill whatever inspired my tunes. I'm just having fun in my music room (den) and enjoy collaborating with others in producing their music. I have to admit, sometimes folks read my posts as being angry but nothing could be further from the truth. I'd just like them to push themselves a little harder.
Ray
At 1:19pm on October 12, 2016, Ray said…
Mike, I listen to your clarinet, percussion and string work where I then wonder what all the noise is about elsewhere on the board here. You really must have spare time on your hands to bother posting here amongst so many never will be wannabes.

Kind regards
Ray
At 7:25pm on October 4, 2016, Tyler Hughes said…

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