Hello all - contestants were asked to submit a work of no more than about 90 seconds duration to this contest. There were no other limits. 19 members of the Composers' Forum submitted entries! Now we ask all members of the forum to vote on which ones you think are the three best. Although there are a lot of entries, it will only take you about 25 minutes to listen to them all, so please listen and vote! The last day to vote is Monday March 18 at midnight EST. After voting has completed, I will announce the winners on this thread and identify the composers. This thread will then be open for discussion if there is interest.
Here is the link to the survey where you can vote: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YQW3G2H
Attached also is a worksheet created by Janet Spangenberg, which has the names of the compositions, the comments by each composer, and room to comment as you listen to each piece.
I was hoping for at least 100 interested voters ... maybe it will pick up over the weekend
I have finally cast my vote. I would like to emphasize that my criteria for voting is probably not what most of the audio educated composers on this forum would have used. I considered the sound on the mp3's only, and how they impacted me. I don't have the technical background to make judgements on compositional matters. Several of these pieces were excellent, and all but one was absolutely astounding. In my short time here, I thought that some of you were a bit snooty and aloof, but now I see that you are very much deserving of your grandeur. Great job, all of you.
Thanks Ray, and I meant no disrespect to anyone. I'm a firm believer in, "patting yourself on the back" if that's what get you all giggly. You never know ............. if I ever could be as good as some of the really great, I might be tempted to blow my own horn too. As for now I just want to learn as much as possible, so I again can read sheet music properly.
25 votes and counting! Shooting for a hundred! Have *you* voted yet?
7 days remain to vote in this contest. Voting ends Monday March 18 at 5 pm EST. Have *you* voted yet?
Gav Brown said:
I've listened through all the entries again, this time without looking at the scores, or the necessity to vote. It was purely entertaining, and cool to hear such a variety. They get better and better with familiarity. Can't wait to see who wrote what...
Janet - It's a nice variety of sounds, I agree! I challenge the membership of this site! We have 19 entrants and 25 votes. Before this contest ends, please show your colleagues you care: let's get the number of votes up to 38 (so it is twice the number of entrants). I would just about guarantee that you will like at least some of the pieces in this contest, the biggest one I have run on this site by at least a factor of 2. The more people who vote, the more composers will be energized to contribute to future competitions, including perhaps *you*. Voting ends Monday, March 18 at 5 pm EST. See first post in this thread for link to vote.
Voting closes at 5 PM EST on Monday 3/18. After the vote is closed I will come back to this thread to announce the winners and the thread will be open for anyone who wishes to discuss why they voted the way they did or make any comments in general on the entries. Thanks to all the composers who participated and good luck to you in the competition!