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René Torenstra
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    Your Sleeping Face/Holiday Song
  • 2.
    La Luce [Take 2]
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    Ostinato III
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Cheremule - for guitar and piano

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Porter Nov 20, 2014. 4 Replies

Hello people,I have been working on this piece for about half a year. At one stage it was much, much longer than it is now. Lately I have been cutting stuff out to get to the essential idea, and my…Continue

Prélude Golriz 1: on the fusion of Persian and Western music

Started this discussion. Last reply by René Torenstra Nov 10, 2014. 10 Replies

Hello people,This is my first post here, and your input on this matter was one of the reasons for signing up in stead of lurking all the time, although I'll try to do my part and reply to the posts…Continue

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Multimedia, Choir, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Improvised music, Jazz
Is music your main income source?
Where do you live?
Delft, Netherlands
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.
I have studied jazz piano at the Rotterdam Conservatory and composition with Bob Brookmeyer. See website or LinkedIn for more information. Recently I have mostly written for theatre, as well as writing and directing community art and musical theatre plays.

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Hello, everyone!

Posted on November 8, 2014 at 2:58am 2 Comments

Thanks to Michael Diemer for welcoming me to the forum. I'll lay low for a while, to see how things are done around here.

I have uploaded a few songs to have some presence here, but I ran into problems with the size limit. I'll have to rework most mp3s I have if I intend to upload them here. As most pieces are jazz and improvised music recorded live, they can get fairly big.

That's it for now, thank you all, and I will see if I can start participating in some discussion around…


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At 12:32pm on November 8, 2014, michael diemer said…

I hear your frustration re: the limit on music file size. I do orchestral music, and barely am able to be within the limit, and this uisng only midi synths and less than optimal mp3 settings. This is a limitation we all have to work under for the present. Hopefully at some point we will be able to allow larger files

At 5:01pm on November 7, 2014, michael diemer said…


Welcome Rene,

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