Emily Bond replied to Emily Bond's discussion Music Video: Murmurations
"Thank you Javier! Your comments are appreciated.  You are accurate in suggesting this could be used in a film scene - I admit I always have something like that in mind - a way to set the mood and seriousness of a scene or film.  What a difference…"
10 hours ago
Javier Medina replied to Emily Bond's discussion Music Video: Murmurations
"Very relaxing and very nice sound. The repetition in the fast accompaniment fit nice with the idea of flying, ceaseless motion, the repetition of the ideas inside the phrases too, and make it very atmospheric, great for backgrounds, I like the the…"
Monday
Emily Bond replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Song without Words In F
"Lovely piece!  I liked the consistency of the theme, yet with a few unexpected turns.  And nicely played!
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Nov 13
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
Emily Bond replied to Emily Bond's discussion Music Video: Murmurations
"Thanks, Dane, I appreciate your comments!  Well, yes, I did learn Debussy's Ondine long ago, so it was probably floating around in the rafters of my unconscious when I wrote this.  I usually go for finished recordings that could hopefully be…"
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
Emily Bond posted a discussion
Hi Folks!  It's been a long time since I've posted on this forum, but I'm committing to being more public and I really want to connect more with other composers!  Since I've last posted here, I've been creating music videos (quite simple ones on…
Nov 8
Emily Bond posted a status
Has it been four years since I last posted here? I am trying not to be such a recluse! I have not stopped composing, but I want to have more contact with other composers, so here I go again. This piece is a YouTube music video called…
Oct 25
Emily Bond posted a status
Hi everyone. I haven't posted on here for a few years, but I'm wanting to get my music out there (I'm not getting any younger!). I also really miss connecting with other composers, and I love the worldwide nature of Composers Forum. Anyway, I've…
Oct 11
Emily Bond replied to Emily Bond's discussion New Piece: Reflections of an Evening
"Thank you Timothy  Your comments are perceptive and appreciated!"
Nov 19, 2018
Timothy Smith replied to Emily Bond's discussion New Piece: Reflections of an Evening
"Hi Emily,

I like the way this develops. Nice 5ths over the harp arpeggio? Definitely a melancholy work. Very reflective. Nice use of pads. Uncluttered mix. Clean and straight forward. I didn't have the technical issues listening on my system…"
Nov 19, 2018
Emily Bond replied to Emily Bond's discussion New Piece: Reflections of an Evening
"No, I don't use score, just DAW.  I'm always trying for a finished recording.  Kevin riley said:
Emily is there a chance of viewing a score at all?"
Nov 19, 2018
Kevin riley replied to Emily Bond's discussion New Piece: Reflections of an Evening
"Emily is there a chance of viewing a score at all?"
Nov 18, 2018
Emily Bond replied to Emily Bond's discussion New Piece: Reflections of an Evening
"Huh.  I wonder if it's because you have a different sound system.  I know I should probably check it out on other systems - I only use two.  Because when I play it on my system I hear it fine, right up to the end."
Nov 18, 2018
Gavin Brown replied to Emily Bond's discussion New Piece: Reflections of an Evening
"Hi Emily,
The piece on Soundcloud is 4:01 in length, I see that it starts to dimuendo around 3:49, there is about 5 seconds of sound after that during which there are almost no notes playing, and then the last 5 seconds or so is quiet. It has the…"
Nov 18, 2018
Emily Bond replied to Emily Bond's discussion New Piece: Reflections of an Evening
"Thank you Gav.  I am actually puzzled about what you heard at the end - not quite getting what you meant.  What I put there was that minor six chord, a slight ritard, then I it diminished into the resolution tonic chord.  Very quiet.  I'm wondering…"
Nov 18, 2018
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  • For me "Nocturne" s a good name. Good luck with your search for a violinist !!!
  • Hi Emily, I hope all is well! I have a question: How is your "Lament" going?
  • Hi Emily, Thanks for accepting my invite. I was drawn to your music through it's sense of space, effortless modulations and the voicings, definately an area i need to focus on. Very nice work!
  • Thanks for having a listen, Emily! Seems you underestimate German forests. We have boars and wolves too, not to forget goblins and witches.
  • Hi Emily,

     

    I like "Lament" very much. Interesting harmony and scoring. Also I think it best that if one wants a live performance it is wise as you suggest to get actual performers on the instruments one wants. Personally,I have learned over the years to try not to use midi and samples as a surrogate. In my little world electronic is an idiom all to itself.

    I do wonder about the title. The piano lines to me sound decorative in  a beautiful manner. I think "Lament" is a wonderful atmospheric lyric piece of writing. I wish you the best with this fine work in progress!

  • Hi Emily:

    I just listened to "Lament" and love it! Gorgeous harmonic textures in a very picturesque setting. I'll listen to it more over the weekend and give you more in-depth feedback.Good work! A beautiful piece.

    Bob Hunter

  • Loving Lament... Cheers!
  • Thanks so much Emily! As for learning orchestration: trial and error and the help of Rimsky-Korsakov's guide to orchestration. So much to learn about how these instruments can blend.

    As to what sound programs I'm using: I'm composing using Geniesoft's Overture (I've purchased Sibelius but haven't started using it yet), and am using East-West Symphonic Gold samples for most instruments, with the exception of piano and snare drum, which are from Garritan (GPO4). With regard to reverb, I have "St. Mary's Hall" reverb turned on for the East-West woodwinds and brass, "EW Hall" reverb for the strings, less reverb for harp, piano and snare as they would otherwise get muddy.

    In this draft version, I exported the composition out of Overture as a combined Wav. file, then used (Adobe) Audition (similar to sonar, which I recently purchased, but again, haven't started to use it yet) to convert to MP3 for uploading.

    When I finalize the piece, I hope to work in sonar to tweak all the parts separately, then do a final mix, but that may take a while.

    Again, thanks for listening and providing kind comments.

    Bob H

  • thanks!
  • Hi Emily, just had a listen to your tracks. Great music, lovely and interesting. I love "Shape Shifter's" energy and the atmosphere in "Ancient One". Winter Waltz to me is a feel-good track. "Soaring" evoked pictures of idyllic country-life. Thanks for sharing your music. I really enjoyed!
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