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This piece may be too difficult to play

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nick Carlson Nov 30, 2013. 28 Replies

Hi all,Haven't posted in a while.This piece will be my first as a PostGrad for Ensemble.  It will be rehearsed Nov. 30th.It was a take on nesting themes within themes.  I take the first theme and do…Continue

Avid letting Sibelius fall with them

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Aug 2, 2012. 8 Replies

Lights out for Sibelius?I feel that this should be a critical…Continue

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Welcome, Nick Carlson here!


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    Now is theTime
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    Hiccup Hocket
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    4 Corners
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    Judgement Day
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    Star Crossed
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    Symphonic Epic
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    A Long Journey
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    A Dream That Never Ends
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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Web, Multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
Sort Of - Music Related
Where do you live?
Seattle, WA, USA
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 am currently working on music for video games. I'd like to go for a more modern multimedia outlet as well, like visual computer rendered fractals to my music. That's not all either, I intend to produce games with my music in the future. I'm not a musician but I try to understand acoustic instruments by learning a bit about them first and even learn how to play a few if not all - well enough to see what's possible.

I studied at Cornish College of the Arts to get a Bachelors of Music in Classical Composition. I have yet to write a fugue, though and am unhappy about that. I am trying to learn it myself with books but it is so frustrating.

I originally started out on an old out of tune piano at the age of....8 to 12... can't remember (I'd forgotten most of my past). I just tinkered until I could find a nice melody, I loved the black keys. I then forced myself to study and practice 8 to 12 hours a day, REALLY, my mom almost screamed at me to stop but she wanted me to keep it up.

After highschool, did two concerts, one for piano and one for a choir to play my music. After that life took over and I got few chances to perform or write until 9-10 years later.

Now I am hoping to get paid enough to cover tuition and some other bills. I have a "sponsor"/"partner"/"fan" who has done more than enough to keep me above sea level. I only wish to find a way to make a life out of my music so to support myself.

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