David Owen replied to Gavin Brown's discussion American Anthem for intermed Solo PIano
"in the USA, you probably have more chance than most European countries with your sort of music as there seems more of a backlash against modernism. As you say, there is a huge amount still to be explored within tonality -- the late romantic period…"
1 hour ago
Gavin Brown replied to Gavin Brown's discussion American Anthem for intermed Solo PIano
"I have had my best success after joining my local composer group (Baltimore Composers Forum). Now I'm getting performed regularly. The audience reaction (all of it positive) means more to me than anything any professional says. And I do write new…"
2 hours ago
David Owen replied to Gavin Brown's discussion American Anthem for intermed Solo PIano
"indeed, but most music written by "serious" composers is not written to please the general public and anything which could do will probably not get performed in the concert hall. I write mainly the sort of music which I myself would like to hear but…"
2 hours ago
Gavin Brown replied to Gavin Brown's discussion American Anthem for intermed Solo PIano
"What the Atonalists can't escape is that outside of a few dry academicians and die-hard masochistic new music listeners nobody likes the music. I know in some circles it might be a blasphemy to say this, but I don't write for myself-only. I want…"
2 hours ago
David Owen replied to Gavin Brown's discussion American Anthem for intermed Solo PIano
"there are also those who say there is no such thing as atonality,only suspended tonality or a different sort of tonality. I myself find that in the majority of cases, works which have no sort of conventional tonal base to return to if you like…"
2 hours ago
Gavin Brown replied to Gavin Brown's discussion American Anthem for intermed Solo PIano
"I have gathered from my travels that there is a certain amount of sentiment out there (don't ask me to quote anything) that chromaticisim is a more robust mechanism for extension of the literature than atonalism, a sentiment I have some empathy…"
3 hours ago
David Owen replied to Gavin Brown's discussion American Anthem for intermed Solo PIano
"Thanks for your further explanation of what you're about in this work. Dissonance is of course subjective unless you follow some sort of theoretical rulebook which I never do. My writing is quite often bi or even tritonal which will sound very…"
3 hours ago
Gavin Brown replied to Gavin Brown's discussion American Anthem for intermed Solo PIano
"Hi David,
There's definitely some jazz in it, in the triad harmony in the beginning and in the middle section in particular. Even back then, I was experimenting with extended harmonies, 9ths and 11ths and such. It's not everyone's cup of tea, I get…"
3 hours ago
David Owen replied to Gavin Brown's discussion American Anthem for intermed Solo PIano
"rhythmically if perhaps not harmonically this sounds more jazz-like to me than anything but then I don't know what the definition of progressive rock is The central section starting 6'39" with one or two quite odd chords (can't decide if I like…"
4 hours ago
Gavin Brown replied to Gerd Prengel's discussion A Slow Waltz
"Hi Gerd,
An effective waltz in a traditional style -
Gav"
11 hours ago
Gavin Brown replied to Gavin Brown's discussion American Anthem for intermed Solo PIano
"Hi Marty and thanks for the words of encouragement! I do aim for a symphonic or ensemble outcome when writing longer works for piano and it's gratifying when someone picks up on it. I haven't thought about arranging this one, but now that you've…"
11 hours ago
Martin M. Schreiner replied to Gavin Brown's discussion American Anthem for intermed Solo PIano
"Hi Gav,
I enjoyed hearing this music of your earlier self. I also like to go back and revisit older pieces and sometimes revise them and sometimes completely rethink them.
I do hear the progressive rock influence. (I was a fan of Emerson, Lake and…"
14 hours ago
Gavin Brown replied to Gavin Brown's discussion American Anthem for intermed Solo PIano
"Hi Victor,
Thanks for giving it a listen. Some interesting comments which I will reflect on. 
Gav"
yesterday
Victor Eijkhout replied to Gavin Brown's discussion American Anthem for intermed Solo PIano
"First of all, I totally love the poly-chords in the beginning.
Secondly, yes, certain pop influences can be discerned, if only the walking and grooving bass line
But 13 minutes? It takes you 5 minutes to get away from an idiom that is completely in…"
yesterday
Gavin Brown replied to Rene Asologuitar's discussion My Love, Unchanging - Original Composition 2022
"Hi Rene,
An effectual piece in a sound that seems to border on pop and modern country at the same time. Your rhythm playing is quite good, I can hear the confidence in it, something which cannot be faked. Well done!
Gav"
yesterday
Gavin Brown replied to Gavin Brown's discussion American Anthem for intermed Solo PIano
"Hi Rene,
Thanks for listening and for your kind words! I think you have picked up on exactly what I was aiming for, so I have been successful in one case so far. I do like to write music that in addition to sounding good is fun to play. I think that…"
yesterday
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  • Thanks for the welcome Gavin! I discovered this forum from a member's SoundCloud page. I look forward to meeting others here and learning from the group's collective experience.
  • "Thank you for accepting me.- I am happy to be here and looking forward to exchanging musical ideas, thoughts and knowledge."
  • Thanks Gavin,
    Happy to be here!
  • Thank you for the welcome! Looking forward to being part of this forum and expanding my skills!
  • thanks for the welcome, Gavin. I'm looking forward to get to know a wider range of composers than has previously been the case. I know there's fine stuff out there. I started to compose at first just for fun soon realised I had something I wanted to express and have spent nearly three decades now trying to teach myself how to do it!
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  • Hi Gav,

    Many thanks for the welcome

    See you in the forum ! :)

  • Thanks for the welcome!  I'm excited to learn about this forum!

  • Thanks for the welcome, Gav! Glad to be here. :)

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