Dane Aubrun replied to Jon Corelis's discussion I hope this isn't the wave of the future for entry fees
"Crikey, you could probably hire top people to perform it and bung record companies some money to distribute it at that rate, assuming it's $, GBP or Euros. Why compete?"
Thursday
Dane Aubrun replied to Jon Corelis's discussion How strictly do composers expect performers to follow the score?
"A fairly broad discussion, John. As you say, expectations differ. So do demands made of conductors and leaders where applicable. Each conductor knows they’re right. 
I too am fairly flexible, though as I usually write for ensemble combinations…"
Tuesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Thanks Giving Song
" Hi Ali,
This one sounds fairly liturgical and supplicatory, well in keeping with the thanks of Thanksgiving. Almost renaissance except for your usual twists of harmony! but as you haven't given us the score I can't point out where it's most…"
Nov 26
Dane Aubrun replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Question
"Great answer, Ingo. 
To me, theory became just a way to getting where you want to be (musically!) a lot quicker than faffing around experimenting. It was good ear training too since I acclimatised to hearing the intervals inwardly so had some idea…"
Nov 26
Dane Aubrun replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Question
"Just my own view but these modes are defined by intervals between the degrees of their scale. By putting definite note names to the degrees it gets difficult because B flat doesn't occur in any mode derived from the Ionian mode based on a…"
Nov 24
Dane Aubrun replied to Layne Lee's discussion Working on song, would love some feedback!
"Not my cup of tea, I have to admit. I tend to think of the Sirens more in line with Debussy's kind of seductive maidens! But of your work, even after 2 minutes it was labouring with the same 2 basic root notes in the bass. (G# and A?) There were…"
Nov 17
Dane Aubrun replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Nothing belongs to you - 3 min song
"Yes, been a bit busy. I got sick and tired of learning curves so reverted to composing on paper aided by the piano. In time I'll sort out something from these ideas.
But also, I don't know if you recall a discussion with a certain Mr Gerber. He made…"
Nov 15
Dane Aubrun replied to Emily Bond's discussion Music Video: Murmurations
"You raise an interesting point: setting film TO a piece of music (rather than the usual: writing music as a sound track to a film).
The big one I can think of is Honegger's Pacific 231 (231 describing the wheel arrangement of a large steam…"
Nov 11
Dane Aubrun replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Orchestration of a Beethoven Piano Trio - op 70,2
"I shall have a listen as I have a little time over the weekend.
All I can say is that during my early days of private tuition (after I ditched college) I was asked to arrange a few bars of a Beethoven Sonata for full (Beethoven-esque) orchestra and…"
Nov 11
Dane Aubrun replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion Orchestration of a Beethoven Piano Trio - op 70,2
"Hi, Gerd,
What could I criticise? Nothing. You seem to be a master at such arrangements. You achieve what so many arrangers fail at: making it sound as if it was composed for the medium you've chosen.
Very well done."
Nov 10
Dane Aubrun replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Nothing belongs to you - 3 min song

Hi Ali
This has to be the gentlest, most limpid song you have written or at least presented here. Certainly the most tonal but with an occasional twist that shows you are willing to venture into a varied harmony (as in bars 45-48 for instance, and…"
Nov 10
Dane Aubrun replied to Emily Bond's discussion Music Video: Murmurations
" Very nice and tasteful. My only suggestion or rather just 'thought' was that the piano was enough by itself. Very Undine (You can surely play that piece?) It's about the right length too. It's the sort of work that I'd expect to see at a…"
Nov 10
Dane Aubrun replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Question for atonalists
"Possibly just an affectation... you don't show enough to work out whether it's down to the shape of the row. But I know Dorico has a setting for "Second Viennese School" in which every note is given an "aacidental"
In my text book "Bluff Your Way in…"
Nov 10
Dane Aubrun replied to Pieter-Jan Gerrits's discussion Incantation
" It set out sounding weird and wonderful and I was expecting something gently concrète - but alas, around the 0'38" it affirmed its tonal base with a long drone. As the duration is little over 2 minutes you get away with it but it does seem filmic…"
Nov 10
Ali Riza SARAL replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Music for Orchestra (4 minutes)
"Hi Dane,
I listened/read it again.  Excellent orchestration and rendering.  
It is no problem being neoclassical or a bit tonal... The problem is
being unique, somehow...  
Best.
Al
Note: Your perpetum mobile and movement sensitivity I believe its…"
Sep 8
Kjell Prytz replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Music for Orchestra (4 minutes)
" Hi Dave,
you deliver as usual. Very nice mood and sound picture. I think to myself now and then that ahh I shall try that too. You build it up so nicely with rhythm and dynamics. It is great. Thank you.
/Kjell"
Sep 7
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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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