David Owen replied to David Carovillano's discussion After It's Over for Violin, Cello, and Piano
"a good answer and any further listening will be with that in mind. Although most of my own music also radiates hope, I have to admit that a number of works are decidedly ambivalent --- nevertheless, even that is arguably an improvement on the…"
15 hours ago
David Owen replied to Saul Gefen's discussion String Symphony In D major
"is there a score available for this? I get the impression that the top line dominates the melodic input of large chunks of the score, particularly the first 2 1/2 minutes and it would be interesting to see if this impression is correct or erroneous.…"
21 hours ago
David Owen replied to David Carovillano's discussion After It's Over for Violin, Cello, and Piano
"you say that you're not one to telegraph your emotions through music which is the exact opposite of me -- for me that is the primary function of music and the success or failure is largely (though not entirely as that really would be too simple)…"
21 hours ago
David Owen replied to Valerio Dalla Ragione's discussion My second symphony
"Greg Hodges is another Bruckner lover on the forum who posted a third symphony not long ago (and he's finished a fourth which I image he'll also present before too long after returning from his holiday)"
yesterday
David Owen replied to Valerio Dalla Ragione's discussion My latest full length piano album
"thanks very much for this -- it will certainly help in further exploration of some of the pieces."
yesterday
David Owen replied to Valerio Dalla Ragione's discussion My second symphony
"I don't think it's possible to listen to too much Bruckner! Indeed his 7th symphony was the direct catalyst for my own 8th (if curious you can access this through my Reelcrafter link to the 14th symphony for instance) and he's the most important…"
yesterday
David Owen replied to Valerio Dalla Ragione's discussion My second symphony
"My impression is that in general you actually know what you're doing with this symphony. Certainly the careful choice of instrumentation does appear to be effective in creating the desired atmosphere and the work as a whole does have a certain…"
yesterday
David Owen replied to Valerio Dalla Ragione's discussion My latest full length piano album
"I listened to some of this when first posted but didn't get round to posting a comment. There's a lot of varied stuff here of differing levels of attractiveness for my taste. One which I particularly enjoyed is "Nothing to Worry about" with a higher…"
yesterday
David Owen replied to Gabriele's discussion The Pierrot of the Minute, a mini opera
"If the calls from opera companies are for no more than around 30 minutes then you have maybe got things just about right if you need that much text to tell the story. I think a scene-setting prelude (not like a full overture) would be helpful. I…"
Wednesday
David Owen replied to Gabriele's discussion The Pierrot of the Minute, a mini opera
"the Moon Maiden's Song is ravishing -- simple and yet so touching. And all of it is nicely and varyingly orchestrated with the instruments supporting the vocal line effectively when appropriate (I tend to write a bit differently with the orchestra…"
Tuesday
David Owen replied to David Carovillano's discussion Greetings from Canada!
"welcome to the forum, Dave. I'm not sure if any forum is completely free of composers with egos covering up their massive insecurities (we just had a couple of threads by one which in the end had to be deleted) but I at any rate find this for the…"
Aug 6
David Owen replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Elderly Schizoid Monkeys Unrest ( 65 seconds).
"we could have saved our breath as the thread's been deleted anyway....
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Aug 5
David Owen and Charles Holt are now friends
Aug 4
David Owen replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Elderly Schizoid Monkeys Unrest ( 65 seconds).
"the title of this is wonderful and the music is curiously compelling as well. I like the aesthetics of the score (and the care with detail which I'm afraid is not one of my stronger points) though there are a number of untidinesses like several…"
Aug 4
David Owen replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Concertino for Piccolo Trumpet (3 mins 15 secs)
"OK -- 100 is highish. I used to play around with this a bit when I still used VI Pro but since switching to the Synchron player, I've somewhat overlooked this feature (it's possible the scaling is different, I'm not quite sure). Perhaps I should…"
Aug 2
David Owen replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Concertino for Piccolo Trumpet (3 mins 15 secs)
"there is light music which is light because it is superficial and light music which is light because it wants to bring a sense of lightness to the listener. Yours is definitely in the second category. No harm in the occasional major key (although…"
Aug 2
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  • Hi David, this is a response to your latest post under my introduction, which I was unable to post there for some reason.

    Thanks, David.  This is valuable information.  I am not a novice when it comes to composing (I've been at it for 25+ years), but in terms of the current technology available for performance simulation, I'm a bit uninformed.  I spent many years with an early 21st-century version of Cakewalk and the basic MIDI sounds it offered, content to fill in the limitations with my imagination.  I eventually upgraded to Finale and Garritan, though as I've learned, Garritan is also now quite dated.

    Much as I like NotePerformer, I have found the piano and winds to be a little weak -- though I suspect I'm probably not doing something right in terms of the notation or the sound mixing.  I'm going to try to get all this locked down before I submit any works here for consideration.        
  • Welcome,David!
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