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Soliloquy for Horn (about 3 mins)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Saul Gefen 13 hours ago. 5 Replies

A solo piece, and I wanted to write something more cheerful than my usual stuff. A nice rest from orchestral scoring. This may seem short-ish. It could probably be developed more but I had to bear in…Continue

Music for Orchestra 4. (5'30")

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Jun 29. 11 Replies

One of a series I've got into. The number 4 is arbitrary referring just to the 'attempt'. It was completed about month ago then revised slightly the other day.Slow and fairly atonal/abstract. Many…Continue

Music for Orchestra 1 (5'00")

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Jun 9. 16 Replies

It's scored for Picc, Flute, Bass Fl, Ob, Bass Ob, Clar, Bass Clar..........4 horns, 3 tpts, 2 trombones, bass trb, various percussion, coloratura, strings. It includes a high (coloratura) voice as…Continue

Impression for Orchestra

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun May 19. 16 Replies

An impressionist tropical piece for orchestra.I’d been under pressure earlier - all to no avail because of the lockdown. Frustrating and disappointing - so I was fed up with music! I pulled this…Continue

 

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Saul Gefen replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Soliloquy for Horn (about 3 mins)
"Very Bright and pleasant piece,  Thanks for sharing"
13 hours ago
Kjell Prytz replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Soliloquy for Horn (about 3 mins)
"A very pleasant piece. Remarkable how much one can do with a single instrument, if you are Dane of course. There were many beautiful moments here making it interesting all through. Congrats to this unique piece. /Kjell"
yesterday
Dane Aubrun replied to Saul Gefen's discussion The Shores of Athens
"A most relaxing, pleasant piece, Saul.  Was that you on the piano? Enjoyable, the 6 minutes just drifted by. The balance between the piano and the backing instrument(s) was right on, the latter unobtrusive and just reaching forward here and…"
Saturday
Timothy Smith replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Soliloquy for Horn (about 3 mins)
" I though this was a very nice horn solo. I can hear a framework built around it and I'm sure you would be capable to do it if you wanted to. Ok as it is too. Sometimes I think we need a break from whatever it is we are doing to do…"
Saturday
Dane Aubrun replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Sinusoidal Etudes for Piano (5 short sketches)
"Hi, Ali, These seem purely technical studies in velocity (i.e. speed of playing) development. As they aren't legato they're extremely difficult to play at the speed you present them. They're all difficult to impossible. I can't…"
Saturday
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Soliloquy for Horn (about 3 mins)
"Hello Francois, Many thanks for your generous comment. Much appreciated."
Saturday
Dane Aubrun replied to Alexander Arnswald's discussion Semantic - TBA (Synthwave)
"Well, it certainly sounds all right and would work well in a club - sometimes the omission of vocals is refreshing indeed. It has punch and a looped harmony that works well in context; a good tempo. And the production is excellent. Seems a sort of…"
Saturday
Dane Aubrun replied to Liz Atems's discussion Let's talk about DAWs
"Even so, this has got me piqued. The possibility of Aleatoric Serial Ambiguity on the daw. It would take a competent programmer like Ali, but I wondered about applying the buzzword generator to music itself on a daw. Like write 30 (say) fragments in…"
Thursday
Dane Aubrun replied to Liz Atems's discussion Let's talk about DAWs
"Aw, come on, Ferneyhough is fine. I had a most enjoyable evening at his disco bonanza. Most of you will have been to one of his raves but just in case someone hasn't here's a clip. Beware, the root beer has been spiked with double…"
Wednesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Liz Atems's discussion Let's talk about DAWs
"Yup, the only cures were a course of Atonelol or a Frontal Webernotomy. Terrible really... They all started composing cereal music like Stockhausen's Cornflakes Concerto. :D"
Wednesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Liz Atems's discussion Let's talk about DAWs
"Yes, we don't want a pandemic of it. There was one early last century when loads of composers caught Schönbergitis. They never got rid of it until the late 1970s.  "
Wednesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Liz Atems's discussion Let's talk about DAWs
"Marvellous performance aid. Some sheet music should have a performance instruction "con macallens" or "molto inebrio" It's a bit quiet here today. Thought I'd say hello before popping down the (now open) art shop to…"
Wednesday
Francois Jenno replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Soliloquy for Horn (about 3 mins)
"I enjoyed listening to it. I liked the alternation between the fast staccato and the long notes with the pauses between them. Nice work."
Jun 30
Dane Aubrun replied to Francois Jenno's discussion Summer Winds (work in progress)
"Hello François, Well, it's a pleasant piece as far as you've taken it. Enjoyable, relaxing. The mood is the impressionist era that includes Debussy and his mates. An adventurous flute part and the piano isn't so easy - to…"
Jun 30
Dane Aubrun posted a discussion

Soliloquy for Horn (about 3 mins)

A solo piece, and I wanted to write something more cheerful than my usual stuff. A nice rest from orchestral scoring. This may seem short-ish. It could probably be developed more but I had to bear in mind the limitations of playing. Although a high G (written) should be no big deal for a competent player, too long up there is tiring. This piece briefly touches high A a couple of times. So best to keep it short or leave longer pauses between phrases.Anyway, I'd be sincerely grateful if you could…See More
Jun 30
Dane Aubrun replied to Timothy Smith's discussion Kraken
"Hi again, Timothy, Well, it's a most enjoyable piece of music. Easy to listen to - nothing jarring and there's little - well nothing - to critique - except it didn't come across as fierce or even assertive. Perhaps we all have…"
Jun 29

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
impressionist
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Southern England
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
As an amateur violist I've used membership of local ensembles and orchestras as a way of getting pieces performed. I tend to an impressionistic style but never write off the chance to break away and do something "contemporary" or light or even 'pop'. My music education put me off serial techniques well and truly and probably did more harm than good. As for composing I still sketch on paper - no notation software is fast enough nor allows me to spread different tries on the table to edit. I then do mock-ups on Reaper relying heavily on its midi editor. I hope to comment and bring some pieces to the site if things work out. I tend to limit my things to around 5 minutes as I've found people are often happy to afford that time or less - and it's easier to get them played: local groups seem more willing to fill in spare moments of their gigs with the work of local composers. That's me!

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At 2:59pm on May 23, 2019, Stephen Lines said…

Incidentally, I see you live in southern England (why I thought you were American I really don't know). I live in Hampshire, where do you live if you don't mind me asking?

You are very encouraging with your comments about others' work (including mine) - I wish I had the same facility as sometimes I think I come across as somewhat unsympathetically critical.

Best regards,

Stephen 

At 2:52pm on May 23, 2019, Stephen Lines said…

Hi Dane,

I see from one of the threads that you compose on paper and don't know how to produce PDFs. If it helps, my printer has the facility to copy and save as a PDF - the printer itself wasn't expensive (around $100) but the ink refills admittedly cost a small fortune. You might consider shopping around and buying something similar.

All the best,

Stephen

At 8:56am on January 4, 2019, Gav Brown said…

Welcome Dane!

 
 
 

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