DriscollMusick replied to Mike Hewer's discussion String Bowing explained-videos
"Thanks for sharing, Mike.
Have you seen Andrew Norman's website, Shaken Not Stuttered?  It covers in detail many of the extended string techniques from his major works (Companion Guide to Rome, Play, etc.).  
Lots of interesting videos here, though…"
Mar 28, 2017
DriscollMusick replied to Benjamn Ray Maisonet's discussion Ave Libertas
"Congratulations on the new gig and move!
I like the piece.  You avoid the pitfalls of repetitiveness that bothers/tires me in a lot of music with a similar aesthetic.  I bet you will be very successful in your new role.
My only suggestion is that…"
Mar 28, 2017
DriscollMusick replied to Marijn Hartkamp's discussion Please give suggestions for this symphony.
"Marijn, you asked this forum for specific advice about a particular passage of an unfinished work.  In my response I avoided any comment on style, because 1) you didn't ask for comments on that and 2) by your profile, you are 16 year old composer…"
Feb 6, 2017
DriscollMusick replied to Marijn Hartkamp's discussion Please give suggestions for this symphony.
"Marijn, you are obviously writing in a Mozartean style here, so my suggestions are all in the vein of what he does frequently.  
The piece is Eb-Major and you are modulating to Bb-Major (dominant) for a new subject.  I see a couple possible ways to…"
Feb 6, 2017
DriscollMusick replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion We Wear the Mask
"I think a high A is OK for a solo tenor concert work like this, but yes, maybe an ossia note for the rest of us... :D
Lawrence Aurich said:Very nice job with a somewhat sinister and brooding subject.  You portrayed it well.  What a combo of…"
Feb 1, 2017
DriscollMusick replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion We Wear the Mask
"Rodney, thanks for posting. Nice vocal setting and interesting orchestration. Not your goal, I'm sure, but the celesta writing was very evocative to me of the score to Age of Mythology, an old PC game I used to play.
I also very much liked the chord…"
Feb 1, 2017
DriscollMusick replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Partita Concordia for string trio
"Hi Mike,
If you are interested, this is a section of The Rake's Progress that your piece evoked (in a very good way):




And if you don't know it, his Cantata (kind of obscure piece written just after Rake's Progress) has some similar loveliness:…"
Jan 31, 2017
DriscollMusick replied to Mike Hewer's discussion Partita Concordia for string trio
"Mike, excellent work and impeccable craftsmanship, as always. I so admire your modern tonal approach.
I think I enjoyed the Prelude/Postlude the most. Oddly the opening recalled Stravinsky's Rake's Progress and some of his other similar music from…"
Jan 28, 2017
Mike Hewer replied to DriscollMusick's discussion Two Trailer Rescores - Please Critique!
"Fair point John, well said.
I have only heard the sci-fi trailer and was only referring to that. From what I can tell, you have a good feel for the understated which will hopefully put you in good stead when it comes to scoring delicate scenes at…"
Jan 18, 2017
DriscollMusick replied to Brian Katona's discussion The Illuminated Palace
"I think these are well-crafted piano pieces and I enjoyed listening. I understand they are intended to reference historical styles, but my only critical comment is that perhaps they are a little too close to the originals... I enjoyed "Theme and…"
Jan 17, 2017
DriscollMusick replied to DriscollMusick's discussion Two Trailer Rescores - Please Critique!
"I have always been a fan of Beethoven's use of "unusual instruments [and] sound design"!"
Jan 17, 2017
DriscollMusick replied to DriscollMusick's discussion Two Trailer Rescores - Please Critique!
"Thanks, Mike and Ray. I appreciate the thoughtful comments. Just curious: did either of you listen to the first trailer (Crime) or are all these comments focused on the 2nd one (Sci Fi)?
I will be honest that I have a much greater interest in film…"
Jan 17, 2017
Mike Hewer replied to DriscollMusick's discussion Two Trailer Rescores - Please Critique!
"Thank you Ray.
You are spot on in your post, especially about a theme being simple - it could almost just be a hook that keeps building.
The idea of unusual instruments too is great. The open mind can make the difference in an overcrowded market for…"
Jan 17, 2017
Mike Hewer replied to DriscollMusick's discussion Two Trailer Rescores - Please Critique!
"Hi John,
I agree with Ingo and Gregorio comments.
If I'm judging it as a trailer, then for me, it is still too stop/start. As film score however and on the understanding that scenes and their corresponding music will be separated in time, then the…"
Jan 17, 2017
Ingo Lee replied to DriscollMusick's discussion Two Trailer Rescores - Please Critique!
"Yes, I agree there is a niche if you make it happen I think, it's good to be different!  There are a host of audio techniques that your competitors are using that may or may not work for you; but knowledge is power as they say. DriscollMusick said:…"
Jan 16, 2017
DriscollMusick replied to DriscollMusick's discussion Two Trailer Rescores - Please Critique!
"Thanks, Ingo. I agree with your assessments. The tone/style is mixed, but that was deliberate since my read of the trailer (I haven't seen the film) is that it does have some camp elements. I think I rather walk that line than try to take it all too…"
Jan 16, 2017
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