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Here is the video of my piano piece Audacious Binary Forms for piano with sheet music before each structure

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Copeland Dec 9, 2017. 4 Replies

G'day.Here is a link to the performance by Michael Kieran Harvey (one of Australia's greatest living pianists), performing my piano piece Audacious Binary Forms.The piece received the prize in…Continue

Introducing Paul Copeland

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Dexter Dec 3, 2017. 6 Replies

G'day from Australia.I am Paul Copeland 70 years young and as keen as mustard to get back to serious composing again.I have zero musical qualifications, but was very fortunate in having the…Continue

 

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Paul Copeland replied to David Lilly's discussion Flying Kites - quick piano impromptu
"Delightful piece David; full of drive and vigor. Very tonal and non chromatic, which served the mood perfectly. Keep up the great work."
Jan 26
Paul Copeland replied to Jérémie Lhomme's discussion [Piano] Impromptu in F minor "We'll meet again" - Jeremie Lhomme
"Hi Jeremie, I sen you an email regarding the sheet music. I am looking forward to seeing the music. Best wishes of course and keep on composing. Paul."
Dec 27, 2017
Paul Copeland replied to Jérémie Lhomme's discussion [Piano] Impromptu in F minor "We'll meet again" - Jeremie Lhomme
"Hi Jeremie, I do apologize for taking a long time to get back to you. Yes those harmonies are some of the chromatic ones. Do you by any chance have a PDf of sheet music of one of your compositions? I would like to see one. Also, if you do typeset…"
Dec 21, 2017
Paul Copeland replied to Jérémie Lhomme's discussion [Piano] Impromptu in F minor "We'll meet again" - Jeremie Lhomme
"Hi Jeremie, Rather than write volumes here in a single post, I will make a few observations, and wait until I hear from you and then follow up. Do you have an Ipad? If you do, you can download the complete piano works of Chopin and other piano works…"
Dec 14, 2017
Paul Copeland replied to Jérémie Lhomme's discussion [Piano] Impromptu in F minor "We'll meet again" - Jeremie Lhomme
"Hi Jeremie. The moment I saw the title, I thought hmm, might be a bit questionable! However, I visited your soundcloud page and played all the pieces there. Wow what a delight. You certainly have the romantic style under your fingertips as well as…"
Dec 14, 2017
Paul Copeland replied to S Fox's discussion Huron carol variations
"Very enjoyable variations. Observations. 1. Beautiful video production. 2. Very sensitive playing. 3. Harmonies in keeping with the carol. 4. Nice counterpoints in some sections. Overall a very nice set of variations delicately set. Best wishes and…"
Dec 14, 2017
Paul Copeland commented on Claudio Angeletti's blog post A fugue without counterpoint
"Hey Claudio.Thank you for posting. Interesting piece. Hmm, lots of counterpoint going on there it seems :) Any chance of posting the Sibelius file either privately to me via PM or publicly. I always like following a score when that is possible. Best…"
Dec 11, 2017
Paul Copeland replied to Claudio Angeletti's discussion Introducing Claudio Angeletti
"Hey Claudio. Hmm, I am very new here :)Can you please direct me to the link to your blog and I will have a listen to the fugue. Thank you. Paul."
Dec 9, 2017
Paul Copeland replied to Claudio Angeletti's discussion Introducing Claudio Angeletti
"Hey Claudio, g'day and welcome. There are lots of great people here with various skills. You have a good passion there of the German-Australian composers = great starting points for composing. You say you went 10 years without writing a single…"
Dec 9, 2017
Paul Copeland replied to Paul Copeland's discussion Here is the video of my piano piece Audacious Binary Forms for piano with sheet music before each structure
"Hey Mike. Thank you for the offer of a PM. I certainly do have some questions if I may, and will PM you in a day or so. I am glad that you recognized and appreciated the skill of Michael's playing. Yes, indeed amazing is the key word. Hey Mike,…"
Dec 9, 2017
Mike Hewer replied to Paul Copeland's discussion Here is the video of my piano piece Audacious Binary Forms for piano with sheet music before each structure
"Thanks Paul, very kind of you. PM me if you want to talk, my website contact form needs sorting out - it wasn't your fault..:-) Your pianist was amazing. I too did not go for the percussion section, but really enjoyed the more…"
Dec 9, 2017
Paul Copeland replied to Lawrence Aurich's discussion Tarantella
"Hey Lawrence, Thank you for posting the score and also for posting the soundcloud recording. Forgive me, if I am showing my complete ignorance here. Was the soundcloud an actual live performance or a high quality sampled rendering? I thoroughly…"
Dec 8, 2017
Paul Copeland replied to Paul Copeland's discussion Here is the video of my piano piece Audacious Binary Forms for piano with sheet music before each structure
"Hey Mike. Thank you for taking the time to listen to my composition and give some valuable observations. Much appreciated. Yes indeed your observations are spot on. There is madness in the piece as well as a great deal of calmness and gentleness…"
Dec 8, 2017
Mike Hewer replied to Paul Copeland's discussion Here is the video of my piano piece Audacious Binary Forms for piano with sheet music before each structure
"Congratulations Paul on a terrific achievement. I listened to the whole 30 odd minutes and enjoyed most of it. An eclectic mix of gravitas and madness with crazy juxtapositions of style. I did find the wide aesthetic range a little jarring, but…"
Dec 8, 2017
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Here is the video of my piano piece Audacious Binary Forms for piano with sheet music before each structure

G'day.Here is a link to the performance by Michael Kieran Harvey (one of Australia's greatest living pianists), performing my piano piece Audacious Binary Forms.The piece received the prize in Australia's most prestigious biennial piano composition competition, the Jean Bogan Prize for Piano Composition 2016. The piece was performed on November 5th, 2017.Here is a scan of the first page introduction. The piece, if played in full could last up to 40 minutes, or if played in minimalist form could…See More
Dec 8, 2017
Paul Copeland replied to Michael Forbes's discussion New Take On An Old Friend
"Hey Michael. Fun little piece on a very well known little tune. I liked the download lines coming every now and then, but didn't like the little percussion bits, but that is just my personal tastes. However, a fun piece for sure. Best wishes…"
Dec 6, 2017

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Baroque, Romantic, avant-garde
Is music your main income source?
Sort Of - Music Related
Where do you live?
Australia
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.
Paul Copeland is an award-winning multi-genre composer. His compositional styles range from neo-classical, jazz, ragtime, and musical theatre to electronic, avant-garde, post-avant-garde, and experimental music.

He studied composition with Felix Werder, his only composition teacher.

Paul is a recipient of a composition grant from the Australia Council of the Arts Music Board. Some of his most notable compositions include his String Quartet 1, a graphics-based aleatoric score premiered by members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and Subterranean Rivers (for horn, oboe, trumpet, percussion and two synthesisers). Both have been broadcast over National Radio by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

The Australian Percussion Ensemble, (led by John Seal) premiered Paul’s Continuum for Six at the National Gallery of Victoria. The internationally recognised contemporary music ensemble Australia Felix, once led by Paul’s teacher, Felix Werder, has taken Paul’s music overseas to Germany and Italy. Paul’s musical theatre credits include a performance of Multitududinalpolychromatic Transformations by members of the Australian Ballet School, which included a montage of his electronic music and instrumental music.
Website:
www.paulcopeland.com.au

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