Robert, once again you display your incredible talent for back and forth themes thrown around in different instruments. This is truly one of your best, from the beautiful opening chords to the passage through many moods and the depth and quality of your instrumentation. Love it! What are you using by the way?
Quite excellent music. Being a manager of a architectural office, your abilities as architect and manager must perform a role in your life as a composer, because your music appears to be well-engineered and well-manged.
Thank you! I hope you will give a listen and tell me what you think sometime. Just listening to your Fantasy for the Pink Piano (the title caught my eye). Very very nice! Love the various moods you evoke in this piece.
Hi Robert and a very happy new year to you and your family. RE: my comments. I guess i must be a mean old man to make such remarks. After all the twit brains that think they are composing "music" must believe their activity praiseworthy when they sit in front of a computer and push the button that says "somber sound in basses and celli"+"sad tune in violas." etc
As a composition technique I just don't buy it. It all sounds the same becuase it IS all the same. Its just a conglomeration of preprogramed sound that a neanderthal or other republican could operate.
To me, listening to these non-original "compostions" has all the charm of listening to the work of an organ grinder.
Well, anyway happy new year.,, I count as my major accomplishment of 2011 that I now know how to reliably and consistently make a damn good martini. I ask you, is there a higher calling than that?
Thank you so much for listening and for your positive comments! I hope to have more time to listen to yours this week. From what I heard briefly, though, I'm impressed with your use of orchestration and the software program skills you have! Both things I want to learn and develop for myself... Hope I can learn from you!
Robert, thank you so much for your comments! It is not often one gets such thorough and careful listening as you have done for my music.
Just a note about flutes: I actually use flutes fairly rarely, but really love the sound samples of clarinet and English horns with my particular program, and that's probably what you are hearing more often than not in my writing. Since I write for chamber music rather than orchestra, the solo sound has to be good, and I have to say, the English horn is an amazingly expressive sound. Eventually I'm going to have to get out of my shy little existence and find some real musicians!
I've been listening to your 2 latest, and enjoying your very coherent thematic material and your amazing developmental skills. Frankenstein at the Dance is really a pleasure, with your eerie harmonies and monster motifs. I can just see him lurching around the dance floor. Have you thought of making this a suite of separate dances? You certainly have enough material for it, and it might break it up in a nice way.
Thank you for listening! I'm a little nervous being here, as I don't feel like a composer in the traditional sense. My background as a classically trained flutist with symphony orchestras does influence my music, but the rest comes from years of pent up emotions! Now that I've started writing, I can't stop - there is so much to say.
Thanks again and looking forward to lfinding my way around this site and listening to everyone. How long have you been on this site? What features do you like best?
Got a chance to hear your S2M1 piece. Even over one inch speakers it is a good listen. Particularly like the rhythm figures and spirited instrument combinations. Looking forward to run the list as I can during the rest of the week.
Thanks Robert. I'm glad you like the Finale. If you are possibly intrigued by it, you might find a lot of questions answered in the previous 3 movements. With reference to the EW Samples, I'm making good use of them now, but I seem to have lost the sound from the rest of the computer....lol.
So when I do figure it out, I look forward to listening to your music. From Dianne's comments, it really does sound interesting.
The guy playing Ping Pong is Jascha Heifetz. Some, watching him play ping pong complain that his playing is too cold, too cereberal and there isnt enough warmth and rubato to his playing especially his serve. Others say that his backhand returns are mechanical and that he doesn't pay enought attention to phrasing or dynamics. I disagree. Just because he stands rather stiffly does not mean there is no passion in his playing. He is at least as emotional as Pincus Zukerman or Itzak Perlman or any of the other great ping pongists of the 21st centruy.
Hi Robert - I'm listening to "Not Rest In" and love the restless back and forth between all the instruments and the recurring pulsing theme which serves to unify this very well-written piece. Where did you learn to orchestrate? Also, what sound application do you use?