Joe Evans replied to Chris Rodier's discussion Composition Patterns
"There are three fundamental elements of composition Harmony, Rhythm and Form. In fact they're all part of the same thing but at significantly different speeds. You can't really have one without the other. So if you say "I don't use form" then…"
Jul 25, 2011
Joe Evans replied to Andrew Gleibman's discussion What are music genres today?
"The development of genres is a really fascination to me. Being musically educated, I suffer from the doubt that there is nothing new to discover and everything is just recycled from a previous incarnation. To an extent this may well be true, but…"
Jul 25, 2011
Joe Evans replied to Joe Evans's discussion “Systems out of Chance” - CD/DVD/Booklet - Reissue
"Really nice review of "Systems out of chance" at ambientblog.net

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Oct 21, 2010
Joe Evans replied to Simon Godden's discussion Serial No.1
"Most of those composers wrote essentially tonal music, all be it an expansion of classical theory. I'm coming to the conclusion that 12 tone music is really just another expression of tonality and I'm not sure even the radical "irratioanal number"…"
Sep 15, 2010
Joe Evans replied to Simon Godden's discussion Serial No.1
"Yes, I reckon there's still a bit of mileage in second inversions. ;-)"
Sep 15, 2010
Joe Evans replied to Simon Godden's discussion Serial No.1
"For me the whole-tone scale, or the chord, or sequence (C, Ees, Fis, A, C) are as natural (although I agree the corresponding frequencies contain less common harmonics). They are simply based on another natural phenomenon, namely the uniform…"
Sep 15, 2010
Joe Evans replied to Simon Godden's discussion Serial No.1
"I'm not sure it's about maturity as such (not in my case any way). It's a about the association of a harmonic language to particular emotions. Most of the emotions generated by the serialist works I've listened to, tend to be negative and the…"
Sep 15, 2010
Joe Evans replied to Simon Godden's discussion Serial No.1
"I expect composers will be having discussions like this for centuries to come. I’ve always thought the argument that tonality is based on natural phenomena to be fairly sound. I’ve always had problems with purely atonal music as from my perspective…"
Sep 15, 2010
Joe Evans replied to Joe Evans's discussion “Systems out of Chance” - CD/DVD/Booklet - Reissue
"This Q&A session gives a real insight into how “Systems out of Chance” came about and how it was put together. The discussion was as result of Tom’s research into “music visualisation…. looking at Generative Systems and ways that music can be…"
Sep 14, 2010
Joe Evans replied to Chris Merritt's discussion Two Thousand Members
"On another forum they ran a CD/DL give away. Everyone that had something to offer donated and then three people got an amazing amount of music for free. That site only had 100 members at the time. There must be loads of label owners here that would…"
Sep 14, 2010
Joe Evans commented on Joe Evans's blog post Recording contract or start your own record label?
"Well I would say it's not imposible if you taylor a project to a particular record company. by far promotion is the most difficult area to deal with and I guess a lot of people fall down on this."
May 25, 2010
Joe Evans commented on Jean Paul Zoghbi's blog post Inspiration - Where does it come from?
"Oddly I’ve found that my mood doesn’t affect the type of music I write or my ability to write. My main inspirations have tended to be having enough time to compose, literally if given enough time staring at a piano keyboard I’ll find something…"
May 20, 2010
Joe Evans commented on Alya Maghakyan's blog post Quantize or not quantize? (grooves, humanize, swing)
"For me finding a way to make programmed music sound live has been somewhat of a holly grail. This is largely because I don’t play to a high standard and I use notation software to write and sequence music. While I have had some success at it, it is…"
May 20, 2010
Joe Evans posted a photo
Out of Process - CD Cover
May 20, 2010