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Somebody spiked the punch in a tiny village and everybody is dancing...

Started Aug 8, 2011 0 Replies

at least thats what I'm picturing when I listen to this.  It's called "Waltz on Cloud Nine."  Thanks for listening.

Sport Rock (in progress)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Howard Davis Jul 8, 2011. 2 Replies

Last weekend I was watching a motocross race on the tube, and was inspired by the music they kept repeating throughout.  So, I put together this sport rock piece in a couple hours this afternoon. …Continue

2 new tunes....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Howard Davis Apr 30, 2011. 2 Replies

Hello disectors!  Put your scalpels down and your formaldehyde away and have a listen to my 2 most current compositions.  Movie trailor or maybe just a couple song beginnings. You tell me! genre…Continue

A few of my compositions...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mikolaj Holowko Apr 22, 2011. 5 Replies

Hello, new member here.  I have 6 pieces posted on my website.  It's a variety of compositions, but generally the same genre, film pieces maybe?  Not quite sure.   I have other types of music I'll be…Continue

 

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Television, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
classical, rock, electronic, pop, film
Is music your main income source?
Sort Of - Music Related
Where do you live?
Los Angeles, CA
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I am a musician and composer living in Los Angeles California. I moved to Los Angeles in 1983 from Oregon when I was accepted into the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute where I had the wonderful opportunity to play violin under the baton of Leonard Bernstein. He really knew how to rehearse a piece. He could accomplish in 15 minutes what others take a week. Enough about conductors.

As a young child, I have memories of listening to Verdi's Requiem, Dvorak's New World Symphony, and Schuberts' Fifth over and over at very high decibels. It's amazing I'm not deaf. Those were the days of vinyl monoraul. Stereo was just beginning to appear. My parents wanted me to play violin, but I wanted to play drums. I dreamed of drumming. My parents won that battle, but lost the war. I got my revenge when I became a teen ; ) I had private violin lessons from ages 8 to 24 and almost majored in music, but was too immature to see the value of a degree. Fifteen years later I majored in Computer Science. But alas, those jobs were off shored to China and India. So I got my masters to teach all levels of math. Meanwhile, a severe shortage of math teachers was declared, so we were told teachers would be brought in from the Philippines. What? Lower prices? Americans love a bargain... at any cost. After all of that, I realized I should have majored in music after all. Everything else has basically just gone to crap. Except for my health thank goodness. I realized it sounds cliche, but my music has helped me through this period of time.

On a lighter note - I've always loved modern music. Though I can site-read with the violin, I learned to play guitar and piano by ear as a teenager. The short pieces here are examples of some of my most current work made in the digital domain. In the near future I will be adding some guitar and synthesizer oriented pieces along with pieces of myself playing the violin. I've been happily married for 23 years with 2 shelties, and travel to England as frequently as possible.

I have a website too.
Website:
pauldavis-composer.com/

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At 8:51pm on August 24, 2011, Paulo cesar Maia de Aguiar (Br) said…
Congratultations Amazing
At 11:39am on July 19, 2011, scalpmusic said…

Hi Paul, thank you very much for your kind comment. I'm busy right now but I plan to visit your website soon. Sorry if my message is short but my english is short too !

 

Yours sincerely.

At 1:40pm on April 13, 2011, Sandy Herrault said…

Paul,  Hi. I love to play a few different styles, compose for bands, solo violin, and now hopefully film if I can overcome some educational hurdles.  Trying to figure out how to get from sibelius to finished product in Protools.  Never give up, that's what I tell myself.

 

At 12:46pm on April 13, 2011, Sandy Herrault said…
I like your music.  Fellow violinist, Sandy
At 12:10pm on April 4, 2011, Adam Weldon said…
Hi Paul. Thanks for the add and your kind comments. I've had a listen to your compositions and I'm sure many will agree that they could easily be expanded into music that would be quite at home as an integral part of Films and TV dramas. I look forward to hearing more. Cheers
 
 
 

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