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Orchestral work Competition. CANCELLED

Started this discussion. Last reply by Art Lowell yesterday. 230 Replies

Dear Forumites,Ray and myself regret to inform you that this competition is as it says in the header, cancelled.We still think it was a worthy adventure because the winner could well have benefitted…Continue

3 Preludes and..wait for it...FUGUES- Extended with 3 more

Started this discussion. Last reply by H. S. Teoh Jun 28. 85 Replies

WARNING : Ear Classification Rating - contains mild to strong dissonance and no tune you can hum. Not useable in a trailer context. Recommended ear strength - seasoned 20thC+ (and curious,…Continue

Good Internet Resource on technique.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Pearson May 16. 17 Replies

Hi All, I found this the other day and thought I'd post it for those who haven't seen it.It's an archive of theory books that can be downloaded for free.Here's the site...…Continue

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

 

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Mike Hewer commented on H. S. Teoh's blog post Mahler 4
"It's great that you are trying to expand your listening habits HS. I try and do it all the time, something new as often as possible. Keep those ears open."
23 hours ago
Art Lowell replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Orchestral work Competition. CANCELLED
"As it turns out, I found a decent and more precise hi-pass filter among Logic's "legacy" AUs. Applying it, along with the tips I got on this thread about how to use it, made a huge difference."
yesterday
Mike Hewer replied to Ray's discussion Is it really true? Composers' intentions are more important than the resulting performance!
"Fair enough. It is difficult when you take the words as they look and can see no glint in an eye..... a boozer for my symphony premiere though, that'd do, mind you even if the premier was at the Albert Hall, I'd probably go to and stay in…"
yesterday
Mike Hewer replied to Bob Porter's discussion Poor, lowly notation
"If only it was that simple Bob. Importing a midi file would bear no realation to my template unfortunately. I'd still have to manipulate cc, allocate articulations, mix appropriately. Perhaps we differ in our attitudes to music."
yesterday
Mike Hewer replied to Ray's discussion Is it really true? Composers' intentions are more important than the resulting performance!
"Ego trip seems a little harsh to me Ray. I feel it as an imperative to my being. I know that sounds poncy, but it is a real thing. I don't consider that I am imposing on others (which is perhaps what you mean?), merely saying my thing. I agree…"
Wednesday
Dave Dexter replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Orchestral work Competition. CANCELLED
"Oh, absolutely. Mastering is as much knowing what to leave alone as knowing what to change. I'm finishing some tracks up and they sound better as pure exports than with any processing I tried. But I left myself a loophole with "be…"
Wednesday
Mike Hewer replied to Bob Porter's discussion Poor, lowly notation
"Bob P, I understand, I really do. I also believe that if composers who use GM were to hear their work rendered in a sensitive musical way, it would spur them on. I know most folk around here aren't stupid enough to think that their playback via…"
Wednesday
Dave Dexter replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Orchestral work Competition. CANCELLED
"Short answer, no. I'm away from studio this week so I can't demonstrate but I can see you have what's needed and it's not hard to achieve. Ingo: in this case those tracks still needed permanent processing. I've done foley…"
Wednesday
Ingo Lee replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Orchestral work Competition. CANCELLED
"You might try and side chain a compressor if you encounter that situation again.  Side chaining allows one track to briefly carve a space for itself in a certain frequency range when it needs to cut through."
Tuesday
Art Lowell replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Orchestral work Competition. CANCELLED
"OK, Dave. Maybe you can help me with something. The only EQ plugin in my Logic plugin set that appears to have cut functions is the plugin called "Channel EQ" Here's a screenshot of the automation options. I've tried "low…"
Tuesday
Dave Dexter replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Orchestral work Competition. CANCELLED
"My pleasure. Be judicious, of course. Don't do it like a template. But if you listen to something with a low range and switch a 100~hz cut (you can do it in EQ as well) on and off you should hear a difference. Instruments have their own general…"
Tuesday
Art Lowell replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Orchestral work Competition. CANCELLED
"Second great piece of advice I've gotten from this thread. Thanks, Dave."
Tuesday
Dave Dexter replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Orchestral work Competition. CANCELLED
"I tend to cut everything in a mix below about 70hz-100hz depending on the context, below that the ear can't really decipher detail and you get that rumble mud clogging up the band. (As if you don't obviously know this)"
Tuesday
Art Lowell replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Orchestral work Competition. CANCELLED
"The first paragraph of the first article raised my eyebrow.  Maybe not, but Logic's Score function gives the user an opportunity to prescribe these things, and more. (measures - time signatures, can be copied and pasted into a simple text…"
Tuesday
Bob Morabito replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Orchestral work Competition. CANCELLED
"(I once tried exporting an XLM file to my desktop, just to see what you ended up with. It appeared similar to an export of a midi array. It's possible that XML files include or exclude different information. I don't know). Hi Art- Please…"
Tuesday
Mike Hewer replied to Ray's discussion Is it really true? Composers' intentions are more important than the resulting performance!
"Ray, sight reading made no bloody difference in my case. I could read but the buggers who sometimes got up to sing from the audience in the clubs changed key every two bars ( as in music ). It probably explains why I like to write music that does…"
Tuesday

Profile Information

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 2:57am on June 4, 2017, Rod Moulds said…

Thank you very much!

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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