"Wonderful work. I think it showed your range in a style I don't often listen to or appreciate (since theory/lit/ class @ IU 78)
I did hear some familiar colors and motives (Bernstein?) and agree that your mastery of the orchestral DAW rendition…"
"Although I love to create and compose I haven't been a real active member over the past years. The "imaginary machine" composition stirred my interest "Thanks Gav" and I have begun finding time to put more things together as…"
"This is wonderful. Lovely (fun) main theme - /development expands on the triplet motive then the main returns with a tasty ending. Really like your rhythmic play and use of dynamics. The notation playback sound is quite good (compared to some…"
What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Choir, Small Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical, Folk, Chamber, Early, Most all kinds
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Sort Of - Music Related
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Singer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist, MIDI Mockups. Childrens music composer arranger.
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The "organ" effect you're referring to at 1:24 of the audio was intentional, but it was a bear getting the right combination of instruments to achieve it--not just the instruments but making the digitized dynamic markings on all the instruments just precise to get it eg. if I'd put a mp on the top oboe instead of a p I would have lost it.
I learned orchestration just by working on Notion (any VST notation program will do but the playback has to be good/excellent quality, not mickey-mouse free things on the Internet like Muse and Opera). I bought Notion three years ago for $199--an excellent buy at the time considering the reproduction quality, though good speakers do play a huge part in what you hear; some complain to me that the music sounds terrible and I need Vienna or EWQL--my Bose speakers, however, make it sound like the Berlin Phil. Just by playing with the various instrument combinations one can teach themselves what works best. I have harmony training and piano training which helped a great deal, but there's a steep learning curve to working with Notion, and now it's jumped to $499, I think it is.
Again, very glad you enjoyed it. I hope you check out my Piano Concerto No 2, also here on CF and YouTube w/ score, though the screen capture program deteriorated the sound quality immensely. Hope you enjoy CF's environment as I see you're a new member. Welcome. I'm heading over to your page to check out your compositions. Will post a message again soon.