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April 2010 Blog Posts (13)

Luminati, one of the winners in the come2play game competition!

I just got the announcements from the come2play.com flash competition which we entered into with our puzzle game LUMINATI. Our game is one of the three winners, we got (3rd) bronze placement and won $1000, which is cool! Celebrate with us and try out a Luminati match over at… Continue

Added by Mattias Holmgren on April 29, 2010 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Music for video

I am new to the Composer's Forum - so I am still trying to figure out how it works, etc.


I write music for video, and actually shoot my own video as well. I'm developing a style with these primary instruments: piano, accordion, guitar, bass.


My latest project is here on Vimeo:


My other video/music projects can easily be found in the…
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Added by Paul Hamilton on April 28, 2010 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

Pondering my options...

I'm at somewhat of a loose end it seems. I have finished my symphonic poem: "Son Coeur Est Un Luth Suspendu" based on the short story, The Fall of The House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe. So now I'm looking around at my notebooks and the such like wondering where to go from here... I have two movements of a suite written and some other bits and pieces (most of a prelude for a string quarter, but I don't much like it). I know in my heart that I should really put composition on hold and focus on my… Continue

Added by James Wise on April 26, 2010 at 3:55pm — 1 Comment

My mentor comes to town... Hummie Mann film scoring seminar May 22-23

Anatomy of a Film Score… Continue

Added by Scott W. Hallgren on April 24, 2010 at 12:26pm — 1 Comment

No electroacoustic composition group?

Strangely i didn't found any group related to electroacoustic composition genre... is there any one who deal with this kind of music?




BTW may i present my latest work in this area. If anyone is interested please listen to "Voices" at my page.…


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Added by André Ruiz on April 22, 2010 at 4:14am — 5 Comments

Creating realistic legato strings with samples

Creating Realistic Legato Strings With Samples

Hi everyone,

I get a lot of requests from people asking about how to get good legato strings whether they need to buy LASS, what reverbs they need, etc. In the end I thought it would be a good idea to simply write a blog about the principles behind getting good legato strings and let people try out the the techniques and see for themselves. I'm really focusing on slower…

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Added by James Semple on April 21, 2010 at 7:04am — 13 Comments

We need to educate everyone...

So, what would you think if you read the following?…


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Added by Scott W. Hallgren on April 20, 2010 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

20 April 2010

Well, quite a reasonable amount has changed since my last post! I am no longer living in Glasgow, I have moved to Surrey - south of London - where I will hopefully be continuing my education this year.
I have continued to compose works for the Rednote Ensemble, and have just finished two pieces for 3 violins, which I have submit for their concert on the 24th of May in Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre.
I have also recently completed a short piece for string orchestra, which will be…
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Added by Angus Denholm-Hay on April 20, 2010 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Fan Dace Composition

Wait for my fan dance composition at mey-5-2010 in Indonesian Institute of The Art Yogyakarta. Choreografy by Sopian, Composer: Apolosius. Perform: Percussion; Alfonsus Ide Krisma, Bamboo Flute; Wei-Lin Tseng from Taiwan, and Er-Hu; Apolosius.

Added by Apolosius on April 19, 2010 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Programming Strings


Hello everybody..
I need you helps and tips for my new work. I write soundtrack for strings quartet ( but not for cinema).
I use various libraries . But is problems in their soundings.When I mix libraries.
Whether it would be desirable to learn there are certain skills and tips on programming of the string?

Added by Alya Maghakyan on April 18, 2010 at 2:57pm — 7 Comments

Looking towards fall: considering taking on a "Finale intern" to help with publishing work.

I don't know if any of you younger guys are interested in what I'm about to offer, but here's the situation in broad strokes:



My current editor /Finale guru , Steve Sample ( also a member here ) has begun to get very busy with his own personal projects, and has requested a furlough from helping me with my recording and publishingwork in the coming year. Since my familiarity with Finale has heretofore been almost totally with thewriting and inputting side, my knowlege of the printing… Continue

Added by phil Kelly on April 12, 2010 at 3:28pm — 8 Comments

Rock River Rhapsody

My cousin, Laurie, was the person who encouraged me to get back into music and composition. This piece was written for her in memory of our times spent at her place on the Rock River in southern Wisconsin a long time ago.

She likes the piece and that pleases me.

This is the last piece I composed before my hard drive died and I lost all my working files of my music. I do have a score for this piece in .pdf but it's not too tidy. But I could recreate the piece if…

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Added by Thomas on April 7, 2010 at 11:16pm — No Comments

what means social media for composers

I wrote a new article about the relation between social media and composers. What is helpful? What you should avoid? What could you gain out of it? Hope you enjoy!

Added by Alex Pfeffer on April 4, 2010 at 10:07am — No Comments

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