Hello Mike! It's true - one evening is far too short to have all conversations wished. But we talked a bit and I got an idea of you...
"I like experimenting when playing my piano, sometimes trying out ideas based on mathematical concepts. Do you ever use that kind of approach?" I often use mathematical concepts - simple ones or more complicated concepts (in my wind quintet "Dämmerung" I worked with Fibonacci sequences and prime numbers). Or even more simple I remove every second or third or fourth note out of a twelve-tone scale (or twentythree-tone scales) to get a mode to work with. I once tried to write fractal music, using a fractal note generator I found in the internet, but I didn't like the result.
I had a listen to your music yesterday and I enjoyed it very much. I will come back and comment more detailed on your work.
Thanks Mike. Great to hook up with you too. I used real violins on that as well as sampled ones. I think thats a good mixture. I love your track Snow Pilgrim. Very interesting percussion and vocals. What did you use for that?
Thanks so much for your kind words!
Yes indeed I think that we all have many projects waiting for us in our hard disks....but isn´t it just great to have that mine ready to be discovered once in a while, just waiting for you?
I also do bellydancing, in fact Gomyra was written for my girls, it´s dedicated to them, we have such good times together!
I have also been listening to your work in Reverbnation, I very much liked Snow Pilgrim and Euphoria, found them quite original, love the percussion in Snow Pilgrim. I also admire the sound of your voices! very nice sound indeed!
Very nice work Mike, very inspiring!
Thanks again for your comment, hope you have a fantastic day!
Hi there. I hope you manage to get VSL SE. IT really helped me sort out my string sound. I found (and still find) it quite hard to place the instruments in an environment - they need lots of subtle reverb fiddling but the legato effect is wonderful.
Give me a shout when you get it and we can swap tricks :-)
Isn't it strange how writing music draws you back once you've been away from it for a while. As for the studio... it's amazing what you can do with a few bits of MDF, a can of black paint and a few screws! I'll be putting some music up this weekend to get peoples feedback. Cheers
Listening to your stuff.
You've got quite a library here !
"Shed" is most amazing thing I've heard for quite some time !
Loved "Crazy Cat", very sway-style.
I love the way you sometimes use an unexpected instrument here and there when one least expects something like it.
I like "Beauty". It's simple and well lit.
Wow keren (:great)!! I ve just listened to your musics at http://www.twelvescore.com
I like them verry much.. so cool, beautiful n smart, Mike your ideas.. so seriously you composed them but so nice for me to hear those.. you make my imagine flying in the sky so high.. fantastic! man.. bravo! I love your musics. really!