Mariza Costa-Cabral replied to Hunter Bolton's discussion "Solemn Fear" (2015), Quartet for horn, double bass, violoncello, and viola
"Hunter,

I liked this piece.  It has good coherence and character, and it made sense in my mind."
Dec 30, 2015
3n0k2z9tr31nu replied to Hunter Bolton's discussion My first studio session: Piano Trio No. 1, "Grace Steps off the Curb" (2015)
"Very Nice job!  This piece caught my attention when you first posted the original version a while back.   The updates and new recording really bring it to life.   The repeating 16th note pattern carried by piano and the violin give the piece a…"
Dec 24, 2015
Benjamin Holloway replied to Hunter Bolton's discussion My first studio session: Piano Trio No. 1, "Grace Steps off the Curb" (2015)
"I'll have to take a closer look once I get a bit more time, but at a glance (and quick listen) I really like it. I can see it working really well as an arrangement for my jazz quartet. . ."
Dec 23, 2015
Roger Fedyk replied to Hunter Bolton's discussion Solemnity for French Horn, Viola, Violoncello and Double Bass
"Hi Hunter

Polytonal work requires a fair bit of thought and work to build aural textures. Because polytonal pieces don't have the clues provided by harmonic sequences I think that you should work on providing rhythmic elements that lead the…"
Jul 3, 2015
Gavin Brown replied to Hunter Bolton's discussion Solemnity for French Horn, Viola, Violoncello and Double Bass
"Hi Hunter,
I appreciate that you have posted in the SW forum where you are getting as I can see from the above postings some serious and good postings about instrumentation and orchestration, I hope those comments are helpful to you. Anyone who…"
Jul 3, 2015
Stephen Lines replied to Hunter Bolton's discussion Solemnity for French Horn, Viola, Violoncello and Double Bass
"I looked at the score first of all and was very unimpressed with the orchestration - totally impractical writing for the strings and for the horn - clearly you don't know the correct registers for these instruments let alone understanding the…"
Jul 2, 2015
David Lokan replied to Hunter Bolton's discussion Solemnity for French Horn, Viola, Violoncello and Double Bass
"The db lowest note is E. It is all sounded an octave lower than written. You have a D outside of its range in mm. 6. The double stop in mm 5 is impractical if not impossible. The chords from 6-9 are all awkward except the ones with an open string…"
Jul 2, 2015
Hunter Bolton replied to Hunter Bolton's discussion (Atonal Pieces for Unconventional Orchestra) Ambulance Ride Movement I and Finale
"Sorry for making an assumption about your music after not listening to the entire piece."
Jun 30, 2015
Tyler Hughes replied to Hunter Bolton's discussion Ambulance Ride Final Movement
"Lets keep it tactful Fred. We don't need to resort to insults to get a point across. honesty doesnt have to be rude. Keep that in mind for future post.  Fredrick zinos said:
Gee I'm sorry Hunter. When you asked what I thought, I imagined you were…"
Jun 30, 2015
Hunter Bolton replied to Hunter Bolton's discussion (Atonal Pieces for Unconventional Orchestra) Ambulance Ride Movement I and Finale
"I think you have a very narrow view of "form".  Also, I listened to some of your music and I really couldn't stand it, but "I'm not trying to be mean" either.  I've had interviews at some of the best schools in the United States (one interviewing…"
Jun 30, 2015
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to Hunter Bolton's discussion (Atonal Pieces for Unconventional Orchestra) Ambulance Ride Movement I and Finale
"Can I ask, what do you like about your pieces? I'm not trying to be mean but in all your pieces there is no form, the instruments you've chosen are NOT written in an idiomatic way, they are too short, do not go or do anything, too short, and just…"
Jun 30, 2015
Gavin Brown replied to Hunter Bolton's discussion Ambulance Ride Final Movement
"Hi Hunter,
Perhaps you might post a piece in the "Suggestions Wanted/Open to Revision" forum. I have done so before and have received some good suggestions from colleagues. By posting it on "Music Analysis and Critique," you are saying "here is my…"
Jun 27, 2015
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to Hunter Bolton's discussion Ambulance Ride Final Movement
"Ouch. It's like a spanking from my daddy.

Fredrick zinos said:Gee I'm sorry Hunter. When you asked what I thought, I imagined you were making an honest request.
So let me be more explicit. Your piece is, in my opinion drivel because:
1) It does not…"
Jun 26, 2015
Hunter Bolton replied to Hunter Bolton's discussion Ambulance Ride Final Movement
"This forum is for constructive criticism, not trolling, Fred."
Jun 26, 2015
Tyler Hughes replied to Hunter Bolton's discussion Ambulance Ride Final Movement
"Refer to my post from the other movement because this movement has almost identical critics. "
Jun 26, 2015
Tyler Hughes replied to Hunter Bolton's discussion Ambulance Ride Movement I for Triple Wind Orchestra
"Its a little hard to determine what going on, as nothing is really developed. I also don't quiet understand your harmonic language. They are not quiet chords but not quiet dissonant and its very inconsistent, thus making some notes sound almost in…"
Jun 26, 2015
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  • Greetings Hunter,

    I like The Wind Rises. It is sonically refreshing. Nice use of percussion also. Thanks for sharing.

    Very best,

    Larry Elliott

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