gregorio X replied to Adrian Allan's discussion Can Drugs aid the process of composition ?
"Hi possible vision questers. 
Roland L. Fischer did controlled  experiments with the question "Was visual acuity  enhanced  or not , under the influence of psychedelics?" , -- which Did confirm a measurable enhancement  of the visual field  by those…"
Sep 17, 2015
Olmnilnlolm replied to Adrian Allan's discussion Can Drugs aid the process of composition ?
"You say, "I think the question is too broad?"

I S                 T H I S  Q U E S T I O N                 T O O                    B R O A D ?

 

is this question to narrow?"
Sep 17, 2015
Olmnilnlolm replied to Adrian Allan's discussion Can Drugs aid the process of composition ?
""Can Drugs aid the process of composition ?"
You can't just ask individuals, "Do drugs aid the process of composition?"
People might lie.
That's why it needs to be done as a study.
For instance:
We broke arms, legs and fingers of one hundred…"
Sep 17, 2015
Chase Moores replied to Adrian Allan's discussion Can Drugs aid the process of composition ?
"But that is not the essence of the question, as far as I understood it. :)
I understood it as a question each person should ask themselves. Besides, an experiment isn't going to prove anything except that some amount of people will not benefit from…"
Sep 16, 2015
Olmnilnlolm replied to Adrian Allan's discussion Can Drugs aid the process of composition ?
"The only way you could prove any of this is to conduct an experiment, in which two groups of composers (say from a relatively good music school, with roughly the same ability) were placed in a room for several hours, and told to compose something.
 …"
Sep 16, 2015
Mariza Costa-Cabral replied to Adrian Allan's discussion Can Drugs aid the process of composition ?
"Thank you, Chase.
Meanwhile I found your web page and am listening to your flamenco guitar.
Mariza"
Sep 15, 2015
Chase Moores replied to Adrian Allan's discussion Can Drugs aid the process of composition ?
"Mariza,
I agree with you: sleeping well, exercise, and I'd like to add: meditation, open mindedness, and mindfulness are also huge experience enhancers which will improve one's brain. And there are plenty more. But the question asked by the OP was…"
Sep 15, 2015
Mariza Costa-Cabral replied to Adrian Allan's discussion Can Drugs aid the process of composition ?
"Chase,
Good sleep and exercise are also huge experience enhancers and will improve your brain instead of messing it up.  Coffee also meets with my approval, albeit being highly addictive.
Have you heard Bach's Coffee Cantata?  In it, Schlendrian,…"
Sep 15, 2015
Chase Moores replied to Adrian Allan's discussion Can Drugs aid the process of composition ?
"I have used LSD, Mushrooms, Marijuana, and Caffeine.

Marijuana: I occasionally get high to listen to my work and add notes above the parts I want to modify. Marijuana increases my sensitivity to sound and the (emotional) expression of my work. For…"
Sep 15, 2015
Chris Carman replied to Adrian Allan's discussion How do you get your songs noticed by a record company?
"It depends.  What are you trying to do?  Get signed and be a rockstar?  Sell songs you've written to be performed by a bigger artist on the label?  License the music?  Why do you need a label?  It's 2015,, there's not a lot an independent musician…"
Aug 23, 2015
Olmnilnlolm replied to Adrian Allan's discussion How do you get your songs noticed by a record company?
".
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I think one way is:
 
Choose the record company.  Go outside their offices.  Hold up a sign that says, "This music has not yet been recorded by this company."   Then play the music through small portable speakers (but sufficiently loud) through…"
Aug 23, 2015
Robin Lamott replied to Adrian Allan's discussion How do you get your songs noticed by a record company?
"I used to send demos out back in the eighties when I used to write pop and rock. I would agree with the latter view. However the hardest thing is to have the right person even listen to your demo tape. They get thousands of demos by bands on their…"
Aug 23, 2015
Adrian Allan replied to Greg Monks's discussion Vocaloid software
"I have it.
Not bad for a demo. Very hard to get it to sound convincing and the word builder makes things harder too.
I am waiting for a major upgrade until I use it again.
Voice VSTs really are not quite there yet
Remember that what they use to…"
Apr 16, 2015
Adrian Allan replied to Olmnilnlolm's discussion Music, Warmongering and High School Bands
"Reading all of the above comments makes me so grateful I was not born in the US.
Its people seem hopelessly misinformed about the its own military empire and see no problem with youngsters promoting it through the medium of music. 
It is worth…"
Apr 14, 2015
Adrian Allan replied to Olmnilnlolm's discussion Music, Warmongering and High School Bands
"Love the sarcasm ^"
Apr 13, 2015
Adrian Allan replied to Olmnilnlolm's discussion Music, Warmongering and High School Bands
"Never mind musical events, if any lying warmonger (such as Tony Blair) walked into my school, I would walk straight out.
More people need to make a stand.
The question is above is very well put.
Would a high school band ever perform at an anti-war…"
Apr 12, 2015
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  • Congratulations, a nice work; I like the way the viola line runs, it would be very satisfying to play, and with the underlying harmony it seems to evoke a certain nostalgia.

  • I did disappear - I tend to do that sometimes. But yes, I'm back. Thanks for the message. I hope all is well with you.
  • Hi Adrian,
    I have finally been able to watch and listen to 'Angel Meadow'.
    I think your music works perfectly with the very striking and poignant images.
    The main theme is very beautiful and establishes the mood immediately.It is is well developed throughout the piece.
    The orchestration is excellent,the choice of instruments works extremely well with the visuals and shows real flair.
    I suppose the piece is essentially pastiche but the style is absolutely right for the subject matter.
    The way you use the main theme reminds me a little of the late Michael Kamen,a composer I admire a lot.
    I don't know if you are familiar with his amazing music for 'Band of Brothers' if not check it out and you'll see what I mean.
    Well done, Ireally enjoyed it.
    Paul
  • hi Adrian,
    have just been trying to view 'Angel Field' but it doesn't seem to be streaming properly.
    Maybe it's my computer. is there another way i can view it as the bit I managed to see looks and sounds great.
    paul
  • Hi Adrian,
    I was going to listen to the piece (manchester) you mentioned and I seem to have lost the links. Could you resend them please.
    paul
  • Hi Adrian,
    I'll have a look/listen to your piecein a day or so. Sounds an interesting project.
    Meanwhile perhaps you can help me.
    I have uploaded some pieces but some of the titles appear to be in Chinese!
    I edited them in the appropriate place but where they play back it is still in oriental script which I can't seem to edit..
    Cheers
    Paul
  • Hi Adrian,
    Hope it was all good!
    I have always had a double life as a performer playing jazz and classical music but also lots of radio,Tv,and recording sessions. A different world now though.
    As a composer and arranger I started when todays technology was viewed as science fiction! There is still something seductive about writing by hand but having used Sibelius since 1999 I certainly wouldn't be without it.
    I used to drive across the Pennines to meet my copyist Maurice Wray in a car park to exchange scores and parts!
    A familiar sound would be the plop of a bundle of parts arriving through my letter box sometimes at 4 in the morning.
    Thank god for email!
    Composing is a tough job these days there are 2 or more generations who never went along the traditional route and whose music is wholly dependent on current technology. This doesn't detract from the quality of what they produce,there are some immensely talented composers out there.
    I would be interested in hearing more of your music.
    Incidentally I wrote a concerto for Craig Ogden a few years ago which is still awaiting a performance.
  • Hi Adrian,
    Just had a listen to your Nonet which I like very much.
    I think you create some very interesting textures.
    An odd ensemble but I like to write for unusual combinations.a recent piece 'One Small Step' was for French Horn,Tuba,Vibraphone,Guitar and piano.
    My Concerto for Saxophone Quartet 'Louisiana' is scored for sax Quartet, 2 Tpts, Horn,trombone,Tuba,Piano,Double Bass,Banjo,Accordian and 2 percussion!
    Makes the job more interesting I think. As for comments about quality of samples etc. I think as composers we should be able to look beyond this and hear the actual sounds in our heads.
    Time was when the only technology available was pencil and paper.
    Anyway Best wishes Paul Mitchell-Davidson
  • adrian, thanks for stopping by. regarding credits: just been fortunate to keep working through the years.
  • Hi Adrian, I have been listening to your work, the piece that by now that has caught my ear more is High Orc Mix 7 as I told you. Again, I like the orchestration as a very good support to the presence of the guitar. Also find a very intelligent way of developing the track into different moods, from the way it gains strenght around 2:20 till the violin unisone around 7:08, very clever resource to highlight the main theme.
    I very much appreciate the ability of making long tracks without the listener losing interest these days, and have listened to it in a loop! Nice work, thanks for sharing!
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