Alex Oliver Cawley replied to Alex Oliver Cawley's discussion Piece for Solo Flute (Performance by Andrew Vang)
"Hi Ingo
Thanks for taking a listen. The piece wasn't really supposed to be that long or at least I did not have in mind to write a long piece for solo flute. I am happy with the length of course it is just that wasn't my intention. I very often do…"
Apr 13, 2018
Alex Oliver Cawley replied to Alex Oliver Cawley's discussion Piece for Solo Flute (Performance by Andrew Vang)
"Hi Julie 
Thanks for the comments, it is nice to hear from someone with a lot of experience with the repertoire. I think I will leave it as a solo piece but I just wanted to put the question out there as I think it is something to consider. 
I like…"
Apr 13, 2018
Ingo Lee replied to Alex Oliver Cawley's discussion Piece for Solo Flute (Performance by Andrew Vang)
"Hi Alex, I enjoyed the piece very much and I think you and Andrew both did a great job. I like that you accepted the challenge of a longer monophonic solo and I think it works well. I think you could have introduced more abstract passage work, short…"
Apr 13, 2018
Julie Harris replied to Alex Oliver Cawley's discussion Piece for Solo Flute (Performance by Andrew Vang)
"Hey Alex-
I'm a great fan of solo flute pieces and have studied them extensively.  I was the musical partner of a very knowledgeable flutist for over 20 years and we played most of the great flute/piano repertoire.  We also explored the solo…"
Apr 11, 2018
John Driscoll replied to Alex Oliver Cawley's discussion Piece for Solo Flute (Performance by Andrew Vang)
"I've only ever written solo wind pieces like this as exercises (or for specific players) and I've found it too often becomes just a test of how interesting the composer can make a single line. This is good for a couple minutes but then my mind…"
Apr 11, 2018
Alex Oliver Cawley replied to Alex Oliver Cawley's discussion Piece for Solo Flute (Performance by Andrew Vang)
"Hi John 
Thanks for this, I will make of note of them. I'm basically aware of the mistakes in the score in general because I saved it as a pdf and then my computer deleted the original so I'll have to retype it at some point. 
I'm glad the music…"
Apr 10, 2018
John Driscoll replied to Alex Oliver Cawley's discussion Piece for Solo Flute (Performance by Andrew Vang)
"Alex, I don't normally go for solo flute, but I liked this and am curious about the title?  You seem to know a lot about writing for the instrument, so I hope you don't mind some niggling comments about notation fixes you should make in the score.…"
Apr 10, 2018
Alex Oliver Cawley replied to Alex Oliver Cawley's discussion Five Pieces for Solo Piano
"Hi Lawrence
Thanks very much, I believe Special Bicycles is my favourite as well!
All the best
Alex Oliver Cawley  Lawrence Aurich said:
Very nice work.  I especially enjoyed the Bicycle.  I am trying to think of another composer with a similar…"
Apr 2, 2018
Alex Oliver Cawley replied to Alex Oliver Cawley's discussion Five Pieces for Solo Piano
"Hi Bob

Thanks for commenting, I appreciate your comments on my playing. I agree that the interpretation of another pianist would be invaluable and I would be interested in one day hearing it but at the moment I will have to settle for my own. I…"
Apr 2, 2018
Alex Oliver Cawley replied to Alex Oliver Cawley's discussion Five Pieces for Solo Piano
"Hi Gav

Thanks for your comments, as far as the pieces having anything connecting them all together they aren't meant to be related other than just being five pieces for the piano composed one after another. I'm obviously interested in how people…"
Apr 2, 2018
Lawrence Aurich replied to Alex Oliver Cawley's discussion Five Pieces for Solo Piano
"Very nice work.  I especially enjoyed the Bicycle.  I am trying to think of another composer with a similar style maybe Zug der Zwerge by Grieg?  You might work in some melodic themes, but this style is not unusual in the modern repertoire.  Keep up…"
Mar 28, 2018
Bob Porter replied to Alex Oliver Cawley's discussion Five Pieces for Solo Piano
"Alex,
Presented here as a group, it is not difficult for me to think that they are more alike than they are un-alike. And they are fine pieces played by a fine pianist. 
I am not surprised to hear you don't have complete scores. They do have a bit…"
Mar 28, 2018
Gavin Brown replied to Alex Oliver Cawley's discussion Five Pieces for Solo Piano
"Hi Alex,
I hear a lot of cascading ideas and you are certainly a fine pianist. While it struck me that there were moments that seemed quite lovely in places throughout the pieces, I found it hard to grasp on to anything which coheres the pieces,…"
Mar 28, 2018
Alex Oliver Cawley replied to Alex Oliver Cawley's discussion Five Pieces for Solo Piano
"Hi MM Coston

Thanks for the feedback, Lady of the lake is based on a bit of music my girlfriend wrote and then I developed, I feel like it is the most straight forward so I'm glad you enjoyed it. 
MM Coston said:
Hi Alex, Of the five, I best liked…"
Mar 27, 2018
Alex Oliver Cawley replied to Alex Oliver Cawley's discussion Five Pieces for Solo Piano
"Hi Bob
Thanks for your feedback, I'm not sure what you mean, I agree there is often a lot going on with both hands which is mostly intentional as I am a pianist I like to make the parts interesting to play. I hope things aren't overly busy in a bad…"
Mar 27, 2018
Alex Oliver Cawley replied to Alex Oliver Cawley's discussion Five Pieces for Solo Piano
"Hi Gav
There are bits and pieces of scores but they are only ever 80 percent complete and they aren't all that nice to look at unfortunately, I'm going to have a go at rescoring some of these in the holiday. 
Thanks Gav Brown said:
Hi Alex,
Is…"
Mar 27, 2018
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