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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 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…"
yesterday
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…"
Saturday
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."
Saturday
Mike Hewer replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
""I could go on and explain why atonality has no basis in physics and is not aurally accepted by most people but life is too short" Lawrence, If atonality has no basis in reality, I assume it is because you are referring to the harmonic…"
Saturday
Mike Hewer replied to Carl Lingard's discussion Three original compositions
Friday
Mike Hewer replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Bach
"Lawrence,  Bachs' practice is entirely dependant on the gravitational relationships inherent in tonality and is bounded by them, even if the centre of gravity shifts frequently. In Bachs' works  the hierarchy of tonic and…"
Apr 19
Mike Hewer replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Query on staff sizes - how are they calculated, what size is a 7mm staff?
"What notation software are you using? Sibelius easily lets you alter the staff size and I presume yours can too. Maybe consider a staff size of around a centimetre or a bit more to be safe, I think they are just asking for a minimum size of…"
Apr 17
Mike Hewer replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Query on staff sizes - how are they calculated, what size is a 7mm staff?
"Actually Dave, I had to double check that as it seems small, but I think it means 7mm from the top line in a staff to the bottom line. Sibelius defaults to this size when parts are extracted from a score. I measured some of my parts from sessions…"
Apr 17
Mike Hewer replied to Michel-ange MERINO's discussion Samsara (Title not Definitive) - Movement For Orchestra and Percussions
"Interesting, I'll look up the Parallax plug-in. I too use VEPro but although I have v6, am still on v5 because I'm in the middle of something and don't want to change versions, especially as it was very buggy initially. I mainly use…"
Apr 15
Mike Hewer replied to Michel-ange MERINO's discussion Samsara (Title not Definitive) - Movement For Orchestra and Percussions
"Hi Michel, Had another listen and love it even more. The mix is terrific, I love the sense of space, what reverbs/spatial positioning did you use? As to the music, it is wonderful and I hope you post the rest when finished. Are you a fan of…"
Apr 15
Mike Hewer replied to Galih Setiawan's discussion Hangouts (Orchestral Composition)
"Roger, When I first read Mr.Insult, my immediate reaction was that Lawrences' account had been hacked and I was quite perturbed by the crassness of the comments. I half expected a post from the moderators on Lawrences' behalf, exonerating…"
Apr 15
Mike Hewer replied to Josh Tucker's discussion The Next Bach/Beethoven: Busy working on Star Wars?
"Dave, Check out Mortons' Imdb page and keep scrolling down, all the way to 1935! http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0607925/ As you don't know much JG then listen to this, it is so seductive.... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xreXeugQjdw Had a…"
Apr 14

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 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
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