Art Lowell replied to Art Lowell's discussion Pretending to Write Like Bartok
"I would only remark that with the orchestra that I have listened to in person for years, the Contrabasses have been lined up along the right end of the ensemble, stage-front to stage-back behind the celli. But their sound will certainly project…"
Nov 15, 2019
Kjell Prytz replied to Art Lowell's discussion Pretending to Write Like Bartok
"Forgot to mention that it surely depends on sound system. The effect I hear is only relevant for headphones. Using loudspeakers, both ears will hear the bass although everything comes from the right.
Kjell Art Lowell said:
Thank you Kelly. I had…"
Nov 15, 2019
Art Lowell replied to Art Lowell's discussion Pretending to Write Like Bartok
"Thank you Kelly. I had been in the habit of keeping the separation much tighter than this until getting complaints from people (in this forum, in fact), that the separation needed to be much wider. Yours is the first such feedback I've had. I…"
Nov 15, 2019
Art Lowell replied to Art Lowell's discussion Pretending to Write Like Bartok
"Kjell Prytz said:
This work I find really great. It is sort of total, it contains everything. It has melodies, rhythm, orchestra, solos. Very impressive work.
Just one remark, probably personal: panning, why is it so extreme? Sometimes I hear e.g.…"
Nov 15, 2019
Kjell Prytz replied to Art Lowell's discussion Pretending to Write Like Bartok
"This work I find really great. It is sort of total, it contains everything. It has melodies, rhythm, orchestra, solos. Very impressive work.
Just one remark, probably personal: panning, why is it so extreme? Sometimes I hear e.g. the basses in one…"
Nov 14, 2019
Art Lowell replied to Art Lowell's discussion Pretending to Write Like Bartok
"I had to chuckle. Somebody at KVR pointed out that the final passages of this piece were more reminiscent of Bernstein's "Cool", from West Side Story. Damn! He's right! I'd been totally unaware."
Nov 11, 2019
Art Lowell replied to Art Lowell's discussion Pretending to Write Like Bartok
"I was  thinking of Bartok's Miraculous Mandarin as an inspiration. The writing isn't nearly as complex as in that "miraculous" piece, but then, I'm not nearly the genius that Bartok was. 
Dane, in fact, I stole some of this material from others of…"
Nov 11, 2019
Dane Aubrun replied to Art Lowell's discussion Pretending to Write Like Bartok
"Well, it sounds a bit like Bartok, also Shostakovitch in his more furious moments a la Symphony 10. Yep, pretty furious.
I felt that a few solos were given too much prominence against the background, the violin in particular. It reminded me of some…"
Nov 11, 2019
Art Lowell replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Christmas Moon for Alto and Piano
"Very, very nice. Leaves ya a bit hanging, though."
Nov 10, 2019
Art Lowell replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Introducing Gavin Brown
"Thanks, Gavin."
Nov 10, 2019
Art Lowell replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Introducing Gavin Brown
"Thanks, Gavin. Ultimately, I'm going to want to post some of my recent stuff. Where would be the most appropriate place to do this? Introduce yourself? Or maybe Miscellaneous?"
Nov 10, 2019
Art Lowell replied to George Abbott's discussion Hello. Farmer George Here - Searching For Honest Critique
"I listened to a few of your pieces, and found them delightful, beautiful, varied, very competently composed and engineered, and highly worthy of showcasing.

Getting people to listen to your stuff is really a struggle! There are so many of us…"
Nov 10, 2019
Art Lowell replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Introducing Gavin Brown
"Ah, Gavin, I found you!  I hadn't known that the forum had actually gone defunct. I'll try to learn how to navigate this new version now. (I'm all better now.)"
Nov 10, 2019
Art Lowell replied to Daniel DiMercurio's discussion What Piece Drives You to Tears?
"Off topic for Gavin: I have belonged to this forum for awhile and would like to be able to find my way back to the home page to post new topics and see what other topics are there, but I've lost that bookmark. Can you help me?"
Nov 10, 2019
Art Lowell replied to Daniel DiMercurio's discussion What Piece Drives You to Tears?
"IMO, I think you are all talking about the quality of the melodies you have heard. "Melody" is the element that is sadly neglected in much of commercial music, these days. I'm outraged by the Law And Order soundtracks, with the Mike Post…"
Nov 9, 2019
Emily Bond replied to Art Lowell's discussion My Animal Song.
"How well you depicted the inside of a cat's mind!  An amazing piece of music!"
Oct 6, 2018
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  • Greetings Art,

    I just listened to some of your compositions. I like them. They have a very refreshing style. Good woodwind work. Thanks for sharing.

    Very best,

    Larry Elliott

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