Don Edwards replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Must it be new?
"@Bob 

Trying to write in a style that is not me ends up having no soul, no heart.


I'd quote Schoenberg on this but I'd need to rifle through a stack of textbooks, nevertheless he does go to a great extent on explaining the difference between a…"
Aug 5, 2012
Don Edwards replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Must it be new?
"@ Paul

I think this "Living Composer" bias would have more to do with new composers drawing inspiration from the same surroundings as the listener. I've always put down my disinterest of minimalism down to living in the country as I see…"
Jul 31, 2012
Don Edwards replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Must it be new?
"I am wholly apposed to composing the new for the sake of being new. I'm sure most people here would agree that Stravinsky was an exceptionally talented composer, yet even he had to take a very slow approach to new trends, refining everything so…"
Jul 27, 2012
Don Edwards replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Describe your music in one word
"Ludic; not so much what I have but what I strive for, I fear a lack of confidence causes me to write that which becomes too solemn and constricted when I should be a bit more bold in my approach."
Jun 7, 2012
Jacob Read replied to Don Edwards's discussion Two short piano pieces
"not sure if this is compliment or criticism, but when i listen to paper and ink i feel like im being chased by a tormented clown. Very cool, kinda creepy"
May 30, 2012
Don Edwards replied to Don Edwards's discussion Two short piano pieces
"Thanks for the feedback, I would have brought back the accompaniment at 0:33 later on but since I was trying to keep the piece fairly small (for fear of it getting a little stale) and a short continuation after it would probably have sounded…"
May 29, 2012
Stuart Andrew replied to Don Edwards's discussion Two short piano pieces
"Out of the two, Nacht Tanz is definitely comming off as my favourite.Both are great forays and are resolutley 'dark cabaret'
 
Paper and Ink
Absolutley what you said about the LH accompianment, it is faily uneventful and you need to find different…"
May 29, 2012
Jong Kim replied to Don Edwards's discussion Two short piano pieces
"I think the simple accompaniment of the first piece, Paper and Ink, allows the melody and chord progressions to be more in focus; and, there is something familiar yet slightly unusual about the music's melodic/harmonic movement that kept me…"
May 29, 2012
Don Edwards replied to Karl Whelan's discussion Extracting the sound from my head.
"What tends to happen to me is the moment I begin writing the music down it starts taking new directions and I lose sight of the bigger picture, I'd be hard pressed to plan two measures ahead without ending up somewhere else. I just assume that with…"
May 28, 2012

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