Dane Aubrun replied to Saul Gefen's discussion 103 year old Pianist
"This is simply wonderful. What technique! ....A wonderful blithe spirit.
I noted her mentioning "keyboard gymnastics".
Nice of you to bring it to attention, Saul."
Thursday
Dane Aubrun replied to James Hutchings's discussion Short bit of computer-generated music.

You said: “I'd be interested to know what you think, and what I could add to this structure.”
I believe I told you what I thought. If you wanted feedback on the actual music, here it comes: the thematic material, as presented seems to have very…"
Jul 25
Dane Aubrun replied to James Hutchings's discussion Short bit of computer-generated music.
"I accept the project as your hobby, unsue of what you want said. 
It seems a little premature to present it as it is and a lot of work will be needed to produce more than the simplest of runs.
Do you input any critera: how long do you want the…"
Jul 24
Dane Aubrun replied to Ted Vanya's discussion Puppy love
"A beautiful wordless song.
Very pleaant to listen to. 
 "
Jul 24
Dane Aubrun replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion It's You, only You. 3min 50 sec
"Hi, Ali,
This fits with other parts of your work you've posted here. Just how I've reacted to it, it has an uneasy undertone but liturgic in its gradual unrolling. The ensemble build up during the last few bars was quite intense.
There's nothing…"
Jul 24
Dane Aubrun replied to Jos Wylin's discussion Ziganeska
"Hello, Jos,
Well, yes, an enjoyable listen and an idealised live performance. I've no comment to make even though that's a comment! The production is thoroughly skilled as is your precision with the notation, dynamic control and articulations. 
You…"
Jun 30
Dane Aubrun replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Symphonic piece
"Hi, Kjell, 
This is some accomplishment. Grand build-ups; contrasting sections and a fairly complex linear structure. At moments it took on a baroque tone, accentuated by the complexity of individual voices. The piano does a great job.
Once through…"
Jun 30
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Music for Orchestra 5
"Michael,
Thank you for these generous comments and listening. You're kind indeed to listen to it again or ponder it to form several impressions. I recently finished the 4th movement and on review felt it more piecemeal than this movement even though…"
Jun 30
Dane Aubrun replied to gregorio X's discussion Scrap of a Map - for solo piano - 3'40"
"On the contrary, Michael, I don't think my comments were particularly useful but thankyou for the mention. I too am very fond of Debussy and the occasional luminosity of this work snared me! I was more interested in how it could be played and found…"
Jun 30
michael diemer replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Music for Orchestra 5
"Well, Il listened to it before reading any comments (always a good idea in my opinion). Thus, I had no preconceptions of what imagery you were attempting to evoke. My first impression was that I was in a vast cave system, with various dramatic…"
Jun 29
Dane Aubrun replied to gregorio X's discussion Scrap of a Map - for solo piano - 3'40"
"No, no misinterpretation. It's our different approaches to how we'd play certain passages. 
I'm looking particularly at the RH at bar 66 (meno mosso). The right hand plays a sustained octave on G#, presumably with thumb and 5. the A and C# that…"
Jun 27
Dane Aubrun replied to Matthew Brown's discussion ĒOSTRE (2021) by Matthew Brown
"Accomplished. Energetic, surging forward and a very good, climatic ending.
It would make a great 'prelude' to a brass concert."
Jun 26
Dane Aubrun replied to gregorio X's discussion Scrap of a Map - for solo piano - 3'40"
"Thank you for the score. Confirms that it's difficult! Quite aside from having a good sense of 'hand independence' to cope with the differing rhythms the performer will need a nifty left hand to arpeggiate some of the chords unobtrusively (e.g. at…"
Jun 26
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Music for Orchestra 5
"Hello Colin,
Many thanks for listening and your most useful considerations - much appreciated. It's the last movement planned in a suite of 5 pieces that originally had subtitles, this one: "evening". It's ephemeral. There's rarely melody in my…"
Jun 26
Colin Dougall replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Music for Orchestra 5
" Hi Dane
Here's my impression of your impression! Taken on its own, if you view it as almost 6 minutes of music from an unknown timeline then you can't fault it - it has grabbed my attention and got me listening. What came before it and what comes…"
Jun 24
gregorio X replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Music for Orchestra 5
"Dane - thanks for that story of the out of tune piano - and its fallout. And your preference for certain key sigs. when playing the piano. I love the 'make it work' mentality:)
It reminds me of how Irving Berlin had a lever specially installed on…"
Jun 23
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  • Incidentally, I see you live in southern England (why I thought you were American I really don't know). I live in Hampshire, where do you live if you don't mind me asking?

    You are very encouraging with your comments about others' work (including mine) - I wish I had the same facility as sometimes I think I come across as somewhat unsympathetically critical.

    Best regards,

    Stephen 

  • Hi Dane,

    I see from one of the threads that you compose on paper and don't know how to produce PDFs. If it helps, my printer has the facility to copy and save as a PDF - the printer itself wasn't expensive (around $100) but the ink refills admittedly cost a small fortune. You might consider shopping around and buying something similar.

    All the best,

    Stephen

  • Welcome Dane!

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