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Serenity Laine's Discussions

V. Kaprálová (1915-1942), Czech composer.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Morabito 7 hours ago. 6 Replies

Vítězslava KaprálováIs she unjustly underrated and unknown?I heard this for the first time, and thought so.April Preludes…Continue

Karlheinz Stockhausen, his stature, and a recent performance of his work, "Freude for two harps and voices."

Started this discussion. Last reply by Serenity Laine Dec 23, 2016. 4 Replies

Now, only a few years after Stockhausen's death, we can recognize his stature as the greatest composer of the second half of the twentieth century, and the beginning of the 21st.Here is a fairly…Continue

Salvatore Sciarrino (born Palermo, Italy, on April 4, 1947) is an Italian composer of contemporary classical music.

Started Nov 21, 2016 0 Replies

Here is a brief (one and a half minute long) excerpt from Salvatore Sciarrino's work, Quaderno di strada.…Continue

Discussion of Composer Mark Andre: heir to Lachenmann, Grisey, Stockhausen and Bartok, or heir to insanity?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Serenity Laine Oct 7, 2016. 85 Replies

This discussion of MARK ANDRE has been posted in Honor of Lara Poe, Kristofer E., Bob Porter, Ingo Lee, Dave Dexter, Joseph Harry, H.S. Teoh, Greg B. Fredrick z, Rodney M and Ray. I wanted to thank…Continue

 

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Bob Morabito replied to Serenity Laine's discussion V. Kaprálová (1915-1942), Czech composer.
"Thanks for sharing :) Bob https://soundcloud.com/bob-morabito"
7 hours ago
Serenity Laine replied to Carl Lingard's discussion Three original compositions
"  Just a few observations. Parallel fifths?  There is nothing wrong with them, per se, nowadays.  But aren't parallel fifths often better (or more interesting) when one line is set off by a quarter tone?  I advocate the…"
10 hours ago
Serenity Laine replied to Serenity Laine's discussion V. Kaprálová (1915-1942), Czech composer.
"Yes.  She did have a very short life, relatively speaking."
11 hours ago
Serenity Laine replied to Bob Morabito's discussion Karlheinz Stockhausen
"Thanks. This is all very interesting."
11 hours ago
Serenity Laine replied to Carl Lingard's discussion Three original compositions
"In my opinion: It's easy to be polite, professional, and comment upon pieces without inciting animus. Only a bit of effort is needed.  It's also easy to ignore offensive or rude posts.  People "delete their accounts"…"
yesterday
Gav Brown replied to Serenity Laine's discussion V. Kaprálová (1915-1942), Czech composer.
"Quite lovely and evocative"
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
Ingo Lee replied to Serenity Laine's discussion V. Kaprálová (1915-1942), Czech composer.
"I'd never heard of her but I like this, thanks for posting!"
Apr 21
Dave Dexter replied to Serenity Laine's discussion V. Kaprálová (1915-1942), Czech composer.
"Very nice, had some Gershwin feel. She doesn't seem that well known but attempts have been made to boost consciousness of her music, which is still being published, so where she's known she's not underrated. Not unjust so much as…"
Apr 21
Serenity Laine posted a discussion

V. Kaprálová (1915-1942), Czech composer.

Vítězslava KaprálováIs she unjustly underrated and unknown?I heard this for the first time, and thought so.April Preludeshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09wcAv1umG8 See More
Apr 20
Serenity Laine replied to Marijn Hartkamp's discussion Please give suggestions for this symphony.
"Actually, Dave Dexter's Concordance adds a new dimension to this discussion.  That's excellent work, in a very similar vein.  It might pay to ask, about both pieces (one orchestral, one a chamber work) which phase of…"
Feb 23
Serenity Laine replied to Mark DuBerry's discussion Writing for choir
"Your question is an excellent one, I think.  Adding a choir to a piece, that has an instrumental or orchestral emphasis, is often a good idea.  As you suggest, it's something to be done for dramatic purposes at a climax; or (I would…"
Feb 23
Serenity Laine replied to Marijn Hartkamp's discussion Please give suggestions for this symphony.
"Without even listening, one can tell the two files are different.  One is 4.5 MB.  The earlier file is 4.6 MB. He has obviously not uploaded the same file as he did before.  If the two files sound the same, we might want to ask,…"
Feb 23
Serenity Laine replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed Contest: “Emotion” - contestants sought
"I also am expressing interest."
Feb 23
Serenity Laine replied to Marijn Hartkamp's discussion Please give suggestions for this symphony.
"Hi Dave.  I believe we were talking about Marijn's Symphony.  I don't think any kind of "rape" is really the issue here. [Dave you spoke of Raping the language, though your message seems to have been taken down]. …"
Feb 14
Serenity Laine replied to Lara Poe's discussion Violin concerto
"Thanks for your reply, Lara. It helps me understand the work better.  I look forward to hearing the live performance.  Good luck on that.  I am very interested to hear the use of the quarter tones in context. "
Feb 14

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Web, Multimedia, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Capetown, South Africa and in Spring Hill, Florida
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I put a new picture up. It's not really me, but a painting, a kind of a representation of how I might imagine myself to be. A bit older and more mature, perhaps.

My name is Serenity Laine. I'm a white South African woman, born in the English Speaking Community, raised in Capetown, where I went to school and to University.

I am an amateur composer. I first learned to play short pieces on the piano and organ. I always wanted to know how they were created. Eventually I learned more complex pieces. I especially liked playing simple works by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck on the Organ, such as his variations on Variations on Est-ce Mars. I tried to compose some similar works. I also liked playing Haydn piano sonatas. After a while, I wanted to compose like Haydn, but I am unsure of that now.

I took some music and composition courses at Rhodes University, in Capetown. Soon I came to admire the work of Michael Mosoeu Moerane, who was a well known graduate there. His Symphony in G is one of my favorites. If you haven't heard of him, you might call him the Aaron Compland of South Africa. Music was not my main field of study at the University, though I have always wanted to compose more than just amateur sketches.

I will share one of my latest pieces, which is still sort of amateurish. I want now to go beyond this style, and learn from other composers on this forum. I would like to learn ways to make my music more relevant and less simple sounding. This piece is a Scherzo for Flutes and Harp. I just created a Sound Cloud web site. So you can listen to the work at the web site link you asked me to provide.

I hope this piece shows people that I might have some potential to compose good music. Hopefully it shows me capable enough to be a member of this forum, so I might share my musical ideas and learn from the other more advanced members.

At present, I live near in a small town in Florida. In my spare time, I like to go to the University Music Departments in the States, just to see what people are learning and performing. My parents travel a lot. This means often I have the opportunity to travel with them. And it means I can also visit different music departments all over, in North America and Europe.
Website:
https://soundcloud.com/user-825756902/

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At 4:55pm on October 30, 2016, Rick Riccled said…

Hi Serenity, thanks for the friend invite, I hope we can have nice discussions on Music and things and I hope I can show you what creative work I do. 

Look forward to hearing from you. 

Ricc.

At 12:20pm on October 30, 2016, Bob Morabito said…

Thanks Serenity..and one can only hope that things do change:) Enjoy your day!  Thanks Bob

At 5:08pm on August 19, 2016, Larry Elliott said…

Greetings Serenity,

I like your piano work in Prelude No. 5. It has some nice musical changes. Thanks for sharing.

Very best,

Larry Elliott

At 10:33pm on August 12, 2016, Gav Brown said…

Welcome aboard Serenity. See PM from me regarding the issue you raised -

At 6:51pm on July 7, 2016, Tyler Hughes said…

Welcome to the Composers' Forum

 
 
 

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