Dane Aubrun replied to Andrew Gleibman's discussion Music Polyminiatures: Suggestion to include links to short pieces of yours
"Somewhat like 'through composed' motif based works, familiar enough. When I've played in orchestras (I'd hasten to add amateur even if they often include retired or displaced professionals) I've aimed to limit compositions to 5 minutes as they're…"
Andrew Gleibman replied to Jake Sanderson's discussion What is the best all-round keyboard for composing for film and tv out today ?
"I have substantial experience with Yamaha s90ES - it's a professional 88 key keyboard with about 1000 virtual instruments on-board. Today the next step is the flagship Yamaha Motif XF and its less expensive version Yamaha MOXF, which has equivalent…"
May 16, 2014
Andrew Gleibman replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Do you have a "Can't stand it" piece?
"BWV 971, Andante from the Italian Concerto:
I never heard anybody's (but my) performance of this fragment, and not sure I will enjoy one. Sometimes I play it, using different instruments,…"
Apr 24, 2014
Andrew Gleibman replied to Andrew Gleibman's discussion Non-zero budget studio options?
"Thanks Ray, I'lll try to evaluate it. What MIDI keyboard can you recommend, which would allow a real-time patch change (via Makie?) and support afer-touch?
Thanks Per, I have some experience with Reaper. I need a really easy-to-use Makie supporting…"
Apr 13, 2014
Per-Erik Rosqvist replied to Andrew Gleibman's discussion Non-zero budget studio options?
"Reaper is as good (almost) as cubase 5,6,7 and shareware. Alas, it has all the main and important ingredients. :) And it is shareware! (But fully functioinal without paying for it, something one should do.)
A good place to start for beginners as…"
Apr 13, 2014
Andrew Gleibman replied to Mitch Newton's discussion Atonal music and naturals
"Agree completely Kristofer, thanks."
Dec 17, 2013
Andrew Gleibman replied to Mitch Newton's discussion Atonal music and naturals
"The common practice for atonal writing is:
1) Never use key signatures at the staff beginnings;
2) Any accidental sign works measure-wise and should be disabled by a natural in the same measure if the note is used as natural in the same measure.…"
Dec 16, 2013
Andrew Gleibman replied to Contra Punction's discussion How to alter the speed of a recording with preserved great sound quality?
"You need to understand what is a MIDI score: this is the main object of operating through a DAW.
In simple terms, MIDI score for DAW is the same as traditional music score for a human player. MIDI score is a detailed written prescription of…"
Sep 12, 2013
Andrew Gleibman replied to Alexey Arkhipenko's discussion Interstellar String Quartet
"Never mind, I'll try to post something else.
I'm sure some members of this forum can showcase a violin + viola or violin + cello polyphony with distinct individual features of every instrument."
Jul 31, 2013
Andrew Gleibman replied to Alexey Arkhipenko's discussion Compare live performance to samples
"Thanks for the link Ray. You are right, real performers will always have better control over sound. Though, a good virtual instrument can be live controlled too. This is another instrument, it should not compete with its acoustic predecessor. "
Jul 31, 2013
Andrew Gleibman replied to Alexey Arkhipenko's discussion Interstellar String Quartet
"The contrast of two different violin samples can be best heard around 2'20" -- 2'45" time position here: 
For rewinding simply move the cursor. 
Thanks for the feedback. The…"
Jul 31, 2013
Andrew Gleibman replied to Alexey Arkhipenko's discussion Interstellar String Quartet
"Maybe "wet" is not a correct term. I mean too "metallic" sound, like "metal slides against metal". Too much high frequencies is a correct term for this. This is not related to reverberation -- this is a feature of specific instrument & bow motion.…"
Jul 30, 2013
Andrew Gleibman replied to Alexey Arkhipenko's discussion Compare live performance to samples
"Thanks for sharing. Please see my comments in your discussion here:
Jul 30, 2013
Andrew Gleibman replied to Alexey Arkhipenko's discussion Interstellar String Quartet
"I like this music very much, and it will sound really good in a live performance. Will depend on the performers though.
Trying to provide some constructive critics about the virtual instruments applied:
1) All instruments (to my ear) sound too wet…"
Jul 30, 2013
Andrew Gleibman replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Your Goal as a Composer
"To induce breathtaking images in listener's mind."
Jul 24, 2013
Andrew Gleibman replied to Eric Richards's discussion Premier Tracks?
"You can get a feedback about music libraries from http://musiclibraryreport.com/"
Jun 21, 2013

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  • Hi

    Thank you. Innate Affection was composed for an ensemble. Some of the musicians are not as proficient as others, but equally musically expressive. So a piece that would include them in the make it enjoyable was important. So some of it was composed so it doesn't really matter what pitch is played as long as it's in the right octave and the rhythm is played correct; so the interpritation could slip into improvisation if needs be...

    Do your compositions get played out? It's intresting how your peices hand together...


    Very best wishes






  • Hi Andrew,

    Resurrection was not an improvisation; it was calculated via Kyma and also scored for chorus samples for an Akai sampler. I constructed the work long before I ever heard about Lounge or Ambient music.

    Thanks for the prompt answer to my request.

    I enjoyed the works I heard on your page here.

    I think we a two peas from the same pod!


  • Thanks for the wonderful comments of my profile it means a lot coming from a fellow composer. What do you use for Virtual Instruments?  Your music in very inspiring its nice to meet you. 

    Michael Thomas Huspek

  • I'm glad to be your friend too! My work is not inspired by scenery or any photos, but by internal images abstractions and a reaction to the initial stages of my compositions. And, of course, I am inspired by my favorite classic compositions- everything from Weather Report to Led Zeppelin to Stravinksy's Symphony of Psalms. I just got Kontakt 4 and two sample collections- 'Vintage Organs' and Acousticsamples' Old Black Grand. Now I need to get creative with them...!
  • Hi Andrew Gleibman how are you this mont?
  • The first minute wasn't played right anyway. It was meant to be something like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJVGMj-9Now but he couldnt get the bowl to sing properly in the performance
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  • Yep everything is notated before hand. Like with my other pieces its the slow parts I like, the fast parts are there to make the slow seems slower.
  • Thank you, I've just uploaded another piece to my profile. This one for percussion ensemble.
  • Hi Andrew,
    I have listened to a number of your pieces on your Composers Forum page and also on your web-site. I am also an improviser as well as a composer working in a more conventional way so I can appreciate the attraction of producing music in the way that you do.
    I have worked in a lot of different areas of improvisation but my main activity in this field has been as a jazz performer.The attraction for me is twofold,firstly that in live performance you are constantly walking a tightrope and the music stands and falls on what you think and feel at any given moment,it is also driven by the group dynamic and can also stand and fall on that too.Also unless it is recorded,once it's gone it is gone!
    Secondly it is mostly very far removed from the music that I write which is very detailed and organised although some of my music does contain improvisation (Threnody, Song for Sarajeyvo for instance.) I also write jazz compositions which obviously also contain improvisation.
    Your own approach is quite fascinating,you have the immediacy and energy provided by the act of improvisation but there is a logic and sense of form to the music combined with a good ear for orchestration. It also sounds very focused and not self-indulgent which is not always the case with what is essentially free improvisation.
    Some of the piano pieces are occasionaly reminiscent of Cecil Taylor which I intend as a compliment as you are obviously a hell of a pianist yourself!
    The other interesting thing is that your music is also a product of the technology and to some extent is driven by it.
    I like your sound world and although we work in completely opposing ways there are some similarities.
    Paul M.D
  • Thanks for listening - glad you liked it! (Fugato.. nick capocci)
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