BarryP replied to Erik Olsson's discussion Inconcievable sadness (Prelude)
"You really captured your nihilist thoughts very effectively in this piece.  I like the contrast of the dark, deep chord and the lighter texture riding above it.
Thanks for posting and sharing this."
Sep 9, 2013
Kaisa Kuslapuu replied to Erik Olsson's discussion Inconcievable sadness (Prelude)
"Thanks for posting this! It has a soothing effect on me.. what comes to my mind is a long continuous sentence of two and a half minutes, the low register slam as a deep breathe between the words..  When I heard the beginning, I automatically…"
Sep 3, 2013
Phillip Lovgren replied to Erik Olsson's discussion Inconcievable sadness (Prelude)
"All true on the above. 
Erik,
I likes your piece although it felt a bit incomplete. I sense it needs something before it which leads up to the dramatic piano entrance and possibly a resolution of those dark feelings. "
Sep 3, 2013
Per-Erik Rosqvist replied to Erik Olsson's discussion Inconcievable sadness (Prelude)
"There is no musical idea - not one that captures my attention - while you improvise the "Prelude". But that is just me. It is sad, but that is not the piano-playing, it is the use of minor chords - they're all over it. Most of the phrasing on the…"
Aug 30, 2013
Mikolaj Holowko replied to Erik Olsson's discussion Inconcievable sadness (Prelude)
"Hey, Nice piece, but it sound more like "a hope in hard times" then anything else ;)All Best"
Jun 29, 2013
Erik Olsson replied to Erik Olsson's discussion Inconcievable sadness (Prelude)
"Raymond - yes, this is good feedback and something I will take with me. The reference to Rachmaninoff was me trying to explain my influences - I do not in any way compare myself to Rachmaninoff (obviously not, I am an amateur who will take his first…"
Jun 29, 2013
roger stancill replied to Erik Olsson's discussion Inconcievable sadness (Prelude)
"Erik, Very very good... I thought your piece was/is powerful and gripping,
not sad at all . A bit toward the grave , but alive and moving. Keep up
the good work.     Roger"
Jun 29, 2013
Erik Olsson replied to Erik Olsson's discussion Inconcievable sadness (Prelude)
"Fredrick - thank you for listening. I agree that the title is lacking, but somehow I felt that "Prelude" would be lacking as a title in this forum - don't ask me why. It was not programmatic in its conception, so your comment is certainly valid.…"
Jun 28, 2013
Erik Olsson replied to Erik Olsson's discussion Inconcievable sadness (Prelude)
"Cheers Ray,
Maybe this music keeps me from freaking out with delight about the midnight sun and general happiness all around :)
/Erik"
Jun 27, 2013
Erik Olsson replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Con Fuoco, Movement 1: "Wrath of Fire" for Orchestra
"I would consider the rhythmic thing (for instance from 00:47) the main thing."
Jun 27, 2013
Erik Olsson replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Con Fuoco, Movement 1: "Wrath of Fire" for Orchestra
""since most composers these days and times do not possess the capability to write a melody that the listener can grab hold to I personally feel it's the opposite of what you now typically hear."Hmm, let's agree to disagree. I don't think that this…"
Jun 27, 2013
Erik Olsson replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Con Fuoco, Movement 1: "Wrath of Fire" for Orchestra
"I agree with Tyler that it isn't evil.
The main theme is too generic for me - sort of resemble music you would hear in a commercial for something "action-packed" like ice-hockey (the thing around 4 min sounds like the intro to some news…"
Jun 27, 2013
Erik Olsson replied to Erik Olsson's discussion Lost
"Chris - Thanks! Yes, I think that I see what you mean!

Saul - Thank you! I used EWQL Gold (with Cubase) for the music, and Sibelius for the scoring."
May 9, 2013
chris replied to Erik Olsson's discussion Lost
"I think this could be a really great piece for wind ensemble, especially for a high school band  (just my band nerd 2 cents).  Great work!"
May 9, 2013
Erik Olsson replied to Erik Olsson's discussion Lost
"Noted and appreciated :) Raymond Kemp said:
I wasn't criticising Rod's overall opinion on the orchestration but giving my laypersons ear."
May 8, 2013
Erik Olsson replied to Erik Olsson's discussion Lost
"Raymond - I think that there are countless pieces that uses minor thirds, and at least in the beginning of the piece I can imagine the similarity with a "cuckoo" sound. It was all unintentional if there is a resemblence (I will listen to it now).…"
May 8, 2013
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