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Theme for a WIP (work in progress)

Started this discussion. Last reply by gregorio X Dec 1. 1 Reply

An initial musical idea for a work-in-progress.https://hearthis.at/stephen.c.doonan/wip-theme/Hmm-- may I ask, how does one embed an…Continue

Piano solo - Serpentine 1

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen C. Doonan Oct 28. 6 Replies

A piano solo I've been working on for the past few weeks, Serpentine 1.Continue

A Walk in the Park - piano solo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen C. Doonan Jun 7. 2 Replies

--Lighter fare, a more light-hearted piece.Continue

Dark Matter - piano solo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen C. Doonan Jun 7. 6 Replies

Another composition for piano solo. :)Continue

 

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Stephen C. Doonan replied to gregorio X's discussion Dear, Sofie. for clarinet, string trio, piano.
"Beautiful piece. :) Would love to hear the piano solo version."
Dec 1
gregorio X replied to Stephen C. Doonan's discussion Theme for a WIP (work in progress)
"i liked the chord progression, (and voicings,a little bit jazzy)  The melody is lilting and lovely.  I would have preferred to hear the rolling chords a bit quieter  in relation to the melody… I wonder how you will develop this…"
Dec 1
Stephen C. Doonan posted a discussion

WIP (work in progress)

An initial musical idea for a work-in-progress.https://hearthis.at/stephen.c.doonan/wip-theme/Hmm-- may I ask, how does one embed an audio file from HearThis.at or other website? HearThis.at offers both iframe and forum "media" tag embed code, but neither seems to work for me here at the composers' forum. Thanks. :)--See More
Dec 1
Stephen C. Doonan replied to Stephen C. Doonan's discussion Piano solo - Serpentine 1
"It took a while to get around to making a video of an actual performance of this piece, but here it is. Serpentine 1 for solo piano, performed using a Kawai VPC1 (MIDI controller keyboard) and the Steingraeber grand piano of Pianoteq 6."
Oct 28
Stephen C. Doonan replied to Stephen C. Doonan's discussion Piano solo - Serpentine 1
"A more recent performance (by several days). I record to MIDI and then play that back through Pianoteq. Thank you Bob for your comments. :) <iframe scrolling="no" id="hearthis_at_track_2237394" width="100%"…"
Aug 13
Bob Morabito replied to Stephen C. Doonan's discussion Piano solo - Serpentine 1
"Really very nicely done--I enjoyed listening to this very much:) Gav wrote: "One other note, this struck me as very much in keeping with some of the sounds we are starting to hear coming out of Broadway, a bit more hip and modern sounding than…"
Aug 11
Stephen C. Doonan replied to Stephen C. Doonan's discussion Piano solo - Serpentine 1
"Thank you Gav and Ingo for your kind comments. I’m a little hard to satisfy with regard to my own compositions and feel the piece is a little rough around the edges and could use more development, but that’s where it stands now. Thank…"
Aug 11
Gav Brown replied to Stephen C. Doonan's discussion Piano solo - Serpentine 1
"Hi Stephen, I think this piece is quite good! A good rollicking rolling central riff, memorable and satisfying to the ear, that composed-by-a-pianist quality that I have noted in your other works, and exciting variances and changes which keep it…"
Aug 11
Ingo Lee replied to Stephen C. Doonan's discussion Piano solo - Serpentine 1
"Hi Stephen,  I enjoyed your piece, you have a good command of the jazz idiom.  It has an appealing melody and interesting harmony. The video is very interesting,  the piano software in action with bamboo art background,  cool…"
Aug 10
Stephen C. Doonan posted a discussion

Piano solo - Serpentine 1

A piano solo I've been working on for the past few weeks, Serpentine 1.See More
Aug 9
Gav Brown replied to Stephen C. Doonan's discussion Waltz 1 - piano solo
"This thread should be about Stephen's work and nothing else. If it continues as is, it will be closed."
Jun 13
Bob Morabito replied to Stephen C. Doonan's discussion Waltz 1 - piano solo
"In the future speaking for myself I would appreciate much clearer references, other than "one great composer said something to another great composer about some great work." Thanks--this extreme vagueness  is one of the reasons I feel…"
Jun 13
Bob Morabito replied to Stephen C. Doonan's discussion Waltz 1 - piano solo
"I said I can't remember, but you clearly don't believe me..so what, I have no reason to make things up. Im sorry I dont understand..you wont provide anything to make your statements clearer? It couldnt be any more nebulous, and how can it…"
Jun 13
Mike Hewer replied to Stephen C. Doonan's discussion Waltz 1 - piano solo
"I said I can't remember, but you clearly don't believe me..so what, I have no reason to make things up. My advice to this forum is professional advice, like it or lump it, are your google searches?"
Jun 13
Bob Morabito replied to Stephen C. Doonan's discussion Waltz 1 - piano solo
""Well Bob these words where written by a world famous composer about another world famous composers wonderful music," A little clarity is more than needed here I would think. Everything is so vague..thanks. For example: "these words…"
Jun 13
Stephen C. Doonan replied to Stephen C. Doonan's discussion A Walk in the Park - piano solo
"Thanks, Lawrence. To put it one way, the parts and pieces of this composition came fairly spontaneously and easily but more or less just floated around in my psyche or under my fingers in a disjointed way while I waited to see how or whether they…"
Jun 7

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
jazz or so-called "modern classical"
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
New Mexico, US
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.
I learned piano as a child, and became interested in expressing my own creativity in music composition as a teen. Although I performed in musical groups in my 20s and 30s, a partially disabling cancer caused me to focus more or composition than on performance.

I live in New Mexico, US.
Website:
https://hearthis.at/stephen.c.doonan/

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