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4 short autumnal valses for guitar solo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Socrates Arvanitakis May 20. 7 Replies

These four short pieces for solo guitar were originally planned to be six.  Well, when I leave something partly finished it's very hard for me to get back into the mood and complete it, but sometimes…Continue

VARIATIONS ON A CELTIC AIR (Solo Harp)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Socrates Arvanitakis May 3. 8 Replies

The following is a set of variations for solo harp on a well-known Celtic tune. "Bonny at Morn", which I want to input as an instrumental prelude to a song cycle of erotic content, so the title in…Continue

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Hewer Apr 23. 3 Replies

12 Sonate da Chiesa a tre (part I 1-4)Why Corelli?It is only a matter of opinion in the end of the day, but my first answer would be: Why not Corelli? And probably I would leave it at that.I chose…Continue

 

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Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Ingo Lee's discussion How can I learn to write atonal music?
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17 hours ago
roger stancill replied to Socrates Arvanitakis's discussion FAREWELL MIKE
"OK Socrates, sorry for wandering. But... by now, anyone with something to say probably would have said it already. Mike's decision is Mike's decision. Who is going to persuade him differently?."
Jun 19
roger stancill replied to Socrates Arvanitakis's discussion FAREWELL MIKE
"Hey there Greg, no doubt there where people that in their time had mastered their craft to the extent that they commanded the best knowledge known at the time. The scientific method wasn't 'discovered', it was simply invented as a…"
Jun 19
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Socrates Arvanitakis's discussion FAREWELL MIKE
"Philosophers from Plato to Adorno have discussed music freely (without external hindrances or managerial supervision). These thinkers held ideological positions from extreme materialism to extreme idealism therefore their views in many instances…"
Jun 16
Lawrence Aurich replied to Socrates Arvanitakis's discussion FAREWELL MIKE
"Mike,      I for one refuse to say good by because we all at times need a break from this forum.  I am confident that after a few weeks or months you will be back, because you can't stay away from such a lovable bunch…"
Jun 16
roger stancill replied to Socrates Arvanitakis's discussion FAREWELL MIKE
"What   What    WHAT nonsense  is this????   Mike, you have been an asset here. I did not follow the Sibelius thread, so I don't know the details... but what does that matter. So what if 2…"
Jun 15
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Socrates Arvanitakis's discussion FAREWELL MIKE
"Thanks Bob, yes, by all means post it, and good luck to it."
Jun 15
Socrates Arvanitakis commented on Paul Buckby's blog post Influence and style (input required)
"Hi Paul,   Interesting to have such discussions with students, but as you say it can be very personal (and in my mind sometimes even dangerous). While I believe that one should stick to one's choices, we should be aware that if we start…"
Jun 15
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to gregorio X's discussion String quartet #1 movement 2 (re-edit)
"Gregorio, although I'm listening under very strenuous circumstances with just whatever sound I get out of my tablet I found this piece wonderful as a concept. It is to me  successful both in intensity and vigour. I reckon you went for a…"
Jun 9
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Bob Porter's discussion Is it harder to write fast music, or slow music?
"Sorry for dropping in out of the blue and probably for not being able to fully participate in this talk as my internet  connection is very bad indeed down here, but Bob, what else is there for any music construction to exist apart from time in…"
Jun 9
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Bob Morabito's discussion Note Performer 3 is out--now with Beta support from Finale 2014 on, and from Dorico 2 on; full support still from SIb 6 on
"Thanks for the news and the link Bob. Since I had nothing better to do today and as I was sitting in an internet café with fast connection I downloaded and installed it. A few first impressions: There is a lot of things that I like about this…"
May 31
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Socrates Arvanitakis's discussion MODULATION (up a tone starting with La Folia)
"my two previous posts deleted as irrelevant (just my confusion). I have established now all Pythagorean intervals in terms of midi bend messages and I'll carry on with my research on tuning systems for compositional purposes. I may publish some…"
May 31
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Dave Dexter's discussion A small notation/note length query, any help appreciated!
"Hi Dave, It will always do that sort of thing if you don’t treat your staves as polyphonic. I don’t know which score writer you use but as far as I know, Sibelius, MuseScore and Finale provide up to 4 different voices per staff which can…"
May 22
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Bob Morabito's discussion Graphical MIDI Tools plug-in brings sequencer-like capabilities to Sibelius
"This looks good Bob. I hope it is compatible with Note Performer. My first priority is not manipulating midi data-composing by using intelligent, responsive traditional notation is. But did you notice this?   Still, the raw materials are…"
May 22
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Socrates Arvanitakis's discussion MODULATION (up a tone starting with La Folia)
"Hi Mike and thanks. I am into minds about this thread. It started off as an insight into modulations so yes, by all means feel free to publish your thoughts and insights on various aspects of the subject. It is about modality and modulation in fact.…"
May 20

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Main stream, Jazz, traditional
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
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Greece and UK
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I studied at Middlesex University (BA) and London University (Mmus), composition and ethnomusicology.
I am a classical guitar player and I also play the bouzouki, mandolin, recorder, Cretan lute and a little the fiddle.
I am both a traditionalist and a modern composer.
I have composed various works (still in manuscript) and at the moment I write a lot of (tonal/modal songs) based on my own lyrics. It is those that I intend to submit for criticism and help in the first place and also I find some of the threads and discussions interesting and I would like to participate occasionally.
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http://www.helicon.gr/

2, 3, 4 STRING QUARTET no. 1

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The first of my completed string quartets. Serial techniques used throughout.

Quartetto%20Per%20Archi%20no.%201%20%20I-II-III.pdf

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REMEMBERING AN EASTER BALLADE

Posted on April 9, 2018 at 6:17am 0 Comments

LEMONIA PERFORCE<=> EDELTRAUD 2: THE BITCH =>AN EASTER TIME BALLADE =>ANY REBETIKO WILL DO…


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THE COLD AIR I INHALE

Posted on April 7, 2018 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

EDELTRAUD 3: THE PSYCHOBITCH=>BIG SOUTH WEATHER 2 =>EN PLO 2013/1=>LATENT PERCEPTION…





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ARE YOU A PASSING TOURIST?

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THE SEAMAN THAT I NEVER WAS

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At 10:52pm on September 23, 2014, michael diemer said…

Solstice was not intentionally composed as theme and variations, but I can see why you might think that. As for the other two, only Skating is up there yet. I'm going to rework that, and then revise the third movement, Late February. thanks for listening.

At 10:44am on September 20, 2014, michael diemer said…

Socrates, the music for Solstice is in my player on my page. you need to have Adobe Flash Player installed to run it.

At 8:45am on September 18, 2014, Gav Brown said…

Welcome Socrates!

 
 
 

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