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April 2009 Blog Posts (14)

Recording Session with the Kiev Symphony Orchestra

Recently, I had the opportunity to record several of my cues with the Kiev Symphony Orchestra in Kiev, Ukraine. The cues were recorded as concept demos for several clients who are considering having me score with live orchestra on a number of feature film and documentary projects in the fall. The first cue is a re-recording of "Powers of Ten", recorded with a 100 piece orchestra, 40 voice choral, and solo mezzo soprano. I directed/produced over broadband video conference from Colorado Springs.… Continue

Added by John Doryk on April 30, 2009 at 10:32am — 1 Comment

Solo Piano pieces

Just added three pieces from my solo piano album. all feedback gratefully received.

Added by John walter on April 26, 2009 at 2:55pm — No Comments

A View To A Kill , or A Boom With A View

Saturday, June 07, 2008 A View To A Kill , or A Boom With A View The Fourth World Rift closed its doors. Those who were to remain inside did and those who were meant for outside found themselves back where they had been. Thirty minutes is not a long time, but all any traveller got. That day Red Seal found himself two… Continue

Added by F Gordon Kennedy on April 25, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Bassoon Update

So far the piece is about a minute and a half long. I have a three minute limit, and I'm not sure what to do at this point! It's fairly solid as it stands, but 1.5 minutes seems way too short. I'm wondering if I should expand the piece or just leave it...will need a couple of days to think that over.

Added by Jamie Klenetsky on April 24, 2009 at 8:21am — 1 Comment

Memories of You

Somewhere on this forum you'll find the title track of my album, "Memories of You". I wrote/recorded the tune solely on my Yamaha S08, and am thinking later on of expanding the tune to include orchestra.

Added by Adam Wilson on April 22, 2009 at 12:55pm — No Comments

A Little Game

Just added A Game of Tag to my music player. I short cue full of mischief and surprises. I like the way it plays with the listener's sense of 'simple time' by seemingly hitting the next bar before the listener is ready - a bit like the game: getting caught out when you are not paying full attention.

As usual, comments welcome.

Added by Leslie Quarcoopome on April 21, 2009 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Can she do it?

I'm trying to write/finish two pieces in less than a month. Oh joy :)

One of them is bassoon solo, 3 minutes or less, for the "Compose Yourself" workshop being held by the American Composers Orchestra. I have a cool idea at least - my observations at Penn Station, taking the late train home - just need it to be interesting. I'm not good at solo pieces because I don't think that that horizontally. I need to be creative! Due: May 1.

The second one is a choral… Continue

Added by Jamie Klenetsky on April 21, 2009 at 7:42am — No Comments

Something a little different

I thought I'd have a go at something a little different this evening. I guess one of the many roles a composer can fill with the help of a good music supervisor is source music: the band playing when the character switches on the car stereo; or the club who's thumping sound system can be felt many doors away; or the Jazz Quartet on stage in some flashy cocktail lounge frequented by equally flashy punters...

I've always shied away from Jazz as a musician growing up because I… Continue

Added by Leslie Quarcoopome on April 17, 2009 at 7:11pm — No Comments

3 New Tracks - 14th April 2009

So I've managed to bounce a couple more tracks down for you all to audition. The first, Bicycle Music goes back to my liking of the sound world of kids/family films. Always invokes memories of sun-drenched careless afternoons playing and bicycle spokes. Bizarre, I know. The next is perhaps a bit sentimental but it's a cue for a fading and aging beauty as she asks herself: Who's The Person In The Mirror? It's not intended to be sad music, perhaps bitter-sweet. Driving… Continue

Added by Leslie Quarcoopome on April 14, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

A Choir Work and Mixed Excitement

Hi All,

I'm excited to announce a new choir piece in the works. I'm only on the rough sketchings of this piece. It shall be done in June. I'll try to upload it here when it's and performed the next fall. Hopefully my H2 that I'm about to get will produce much better recordings for me and not pass me off as terrible. I'm a budding musician whose learning to find his way. Either that, or I'm trying to fetch my piece of the pie. I've been thinking lately about whether I should stick it out… Continue

Added by Cody Weinmann on April 12, 2009 at 11:51pm — No Comments

New Music - 4th April 2009

So I've successfully managed to navigate the upload tool on this site and pleased to announce the availability for your review and comment of no less than seven [film score] fragments.

An Opening is well, very once upon a time but is interrupted with.... who knows? The Great Army is full of the anticipation of something about to happen. Pictures the vast legions of mythic Kings and Lords and epic landscaped. Worlds away… Continue

Added by Leslie Quarcoopome on April 7, 2009 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

No such thing

I've been listening to as many compositions as I can - this way I associate members with a "theme song" when I see their picture. In hearing the diversity of music - and realizing the environment each piece is suited to, I've come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as "bad" music - only music I don't understand.

Added by marv cripps on April 7, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Symphony of Psalms Stravinsky ??

I cannot remember who, at this forum, directed me to this masterpiece.
?? Please send me a personal message. Lately this composition has been at the top of my listening list.
Who ever told me to check it out- thanks! It's fantastic. Especially the first movement.

Added by Doug Lauber on April 3, 2009 at 3:00am — No Comments

Pieces That Are to Be Finished This Quarter

Hey all. Here are the current compositions I'm working on to finish this next spring quarter.

1. "The Rise and Fall of the Rose" (for solo flute)

2. "Theme and Variations for Solo Oboe"

3. "Darkest Day" (for solo piano)

Other pieces to be finished in time:

1. "Turbulence" (for two pianos)
2. "Mary" (for concert band)
3. "A Little 21st Century Twist" (for concert band)

Added by Cody Weinmann on April 2, 2009 at 2:09pm — No Comments

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