Great music. Super awesome foundation, good use of strings, good libraries, good structure! I'm Stephen M Lloyd with ADENS SKY, I as well LOVE native music. Karl Jankins opened my mind! Great to meet you!
Hola Marie-Anne, found your site by acci-way. Totally into ME/N Africa rhythms and disparate instruments mash-ups. Māori rocks! Your use of contrast is very diametric, no cross-pollination. You also capture those gritty string resonances which I like better than butter legatos. Well done.
BTW: Congo Nzinga hymn you should check out. You'd have fun weaving its raw chorus with some of your string chops and orchestrations.
Just visited your site, and listened to "The Violin"...love it!! Also noticed on your site that we use the same equipment...Mac & Logic. I'm pretty new to midi composing but am taking some courses on line w/Berklee. Here's a link to my site..http://go.berkleemusic.com/WStaab I have some music posted there, if you'd like to listen. If you do, let me know what you think.
I just purchased Vienna Inst. cube...big bucks for that. So I'm trying to get to know it, but having a little trouble with things now.
Thank for all your positive comment, they make a difference to the way I feel about them. Been struggling a bit with listening to my own work recently. I'm really impressed with Masia Mara! It's been a real pleasure hearing you develop as a composer over this year. I'm excited by the direction you have chosen. Combining singing from other cultures combined with your classical influence is inspiring and sounding professional. One area that you may want to develop in is using natural pauses. Congratulation on your success and look forward to hearing more from you...
Thank you. I think it helps so much to use real strings combined with sampled ones. I use a really good local violinist and layer all the parts. Id like to do more pieces like that when I get the time. Im sorry I didn't get to the concert for care but had to return home because of work commitments. Hope to speak to you again soon.
I am listening to your "Tomorrow", and everytime I enjoy it more. I like the simple, intimate atmosphere you manage to create, so soft and delicate. But what I am most impressed with, is that violin! Wonderful writing indeed!! Congratulations, thanks for sharing!
My best wishes! Biiig hug!! :-)