Music Composers Unite!
After a hiatus of a couple of years, I thought to work out this double fugue. What better way to get into the swing of things than an intensive excursion into double counterpoint, and while it's a crucial technique in "standard" fugues and inventions, it's an almost perpetual necessity in the double fugue. There's an urgency in the mechanics of the writing which translates into a good deal of forward momentum in the resulting…Continue
Added by Kristofer Emerig on September 23, 2016 at 6:44pm — No Comments
My entry for the 90th One Synth Challenge contest on KVR.
All sounds created by me are from an amazing free synthesizer Helm.
Added by Slava Fiks on August 20, 2016 at 4:13am — No Comments
These have been published elsewhere on CF but I thought some members might be interested in (and perhaps comment on) the contrast and appeal of these two arrangements. The American piece has been improved somewhat thanks to Bob Porter's input, for which many thanks.
If you reside in the US, enter to win one of the 3 paperback copies of – book on musical time theory.
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Added by Andrei Pogorilowski on June 21, 2016 at 5:46am — No Comments
Hello fellow composers-
MusicWiz.club is sponsoring an ongoing composition contest that offers some unique opportunities.
The "OnTime" contests will allow composers to have their music featured on a new app which showcases classical music, jazz and great composers. MusicWiz.club is dedicated to high-level music and musicians and helps composers get commissions, performances, prizes, and international recognition. We're not a forum, just a place for serious musicians to…Continue
Added by Julie Harris on June 15, 2016 at 8:57am — No Comments
Hello fellow composers!
In early March, MusicWiz.club invited composers from around the world to write a piece in honor of Spring. Thirty-three talented composers responded to the challenge, and wrote some incredible music. Our international panel of five judges narrowed the list down to eight, and now the public is listening to and voting on this superb short list.…Continue
Added by Julie Harris on May 26, 2016 at 7:28am — No Comments
Continue learning Omnisphere and Stylus RMX.
Here is Once Upon a Dirigible
Thank you for finding time to listen ☺.
I just added a brief composition to my page.
Added by Bruce Pearson on April 15, 2016 at 4:20pm — No Comments
My journey into music started at school but not what you would think, I went to a english roman catholic high school and music seemed to be the last thing anyone seemed to want to teach. All I can remember was the embarrassment of having to sing a line aloud, one child after another and smashing a snare drum in with the wrong sized stick, and also playing (making lots of noise) with a kids size xylophone.
At home we did have a piano but it gather dust, for some…Continue
Added by youroom101 on April 3, 2016 at 11:22am — No Comments
Tomorrow, April 1st, my book "The music of the Temporalists" (Kindle edition) will be available for free, here:
The subject of the book is musical time theory.
I suggest that those interested read the Amazon reviews first – for more info.
Added by Andrei Pogorilowski on March 31, 2016 at 10:54am — No Comments
I came to a conclusion that uploading music here doesn't make sense.
Even if somebody listened to the piece, I'd never know about it.
So, here is Winter vacation using Omnisphere 2 and Stylus RMX.
Thank you for finding time to listen ☺.
Added by Slava Fiks on March 26, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on December 12, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments
I wrote "Gelukkig" ('happy' in Africaans) for a regional young orchestra in my city. Many of them had never played any contemporary classical music before, and it was a first for them to play something written by a person they had a chance to get to know.
I used a hybrid style of classical and jazz, to make it fun for the students.
Here's a link to the performance:…Continue
Added by Lowell Hohstadt on December 11, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments
I have just finished my second string quartet in d minor. Compared to the G major quartet posted on my page here, I think it is a big leap forward in a great many ways. It is held within the Classical style, with a first movement in sonata form, a second slow movement in ABA form and a final movement in rondo form.
I have taken some inspiration from the writings of Joseph Haydn ending the first movement in the major tonic, and using only two part writing in the first theme of the…Continue
Recently I've been listening to many tuba concertos, to get an idea of the repertoire out there and what's possible on a tuba solo. Today I found this one, which, while it doesn't really feature any particularly unusual solo tricks or virtuoso stunts, is nevertheless a fun-filled romp with many beautifully scored passages:
Just thought I'd share.
Although changes of tempo and fermatas are included in the PDF and are part of the performance instructions they have been avoided in the XML and MP3 files as they would hinder the synchronization of sound and video (for some reason that I have not discovered yet), but they are realized in this live recording of 2002 when I had an alto voice available.
Sorry about the cello sound, I was just improvising on an old Yamaha guitar synth that was about in the studio, but then I lost it.…
It's still pretty rough on the percussion side, but it's getting there! This is the first part of a bigger piece. I'll explain more about it once I can get it finished! But for now... Here's a work in progress that…Continue
Added by Sao Daigneault on November 26, 2015 at 3:01pm — No Comments
Just uploaded a few of the rare things I've actually finished writing! I've got a lot composed but not put down on "paper" (Because what I really mean is "on the screen".)
I'll be adding more to it as more things get completed, but at the moment I've mostly got works in progress! As Stated in my "about"/"bio", I've only recently started writing music again, so it'll be a while before I have a lot of content. In fact, two of the musics in the playlist date from years back.…Continue
Added by Sao Daigneault on November 26, 2015 at 2:43pm — No Comments