John Elliott replied to Daniel St Clair Malone's discussion 'Autumn' Quartet - New string quartet
"Daniel,

I truly like this piece ('Autumn' Quartet). What I love about it is that on first listening to it I felt like I was hit by a barrage: at least two different pieces played simultaneously. But I could follow each one because of their…"
Aug 9, 2012
John Elliott commented on Gavin Brown's blog post What does "Classical Music" mean today?
"Some ramblings on some of the previous input…
Here, here, Bob. We do not define the labels that are applied to us in terms of being remembered. Distance and the circumstances of now plus the perceptions of then comingle to create the most lasting…"
Jul 21, 2012
John Elliott left a comment for Rican Lee
"I am wondering...especially because I can't find anybody else mentioning this...why there is what sounds like repetitive chewing/crunching (or more likely (?) footsteps in gravel) in the background (in places--usually near the end) of I, II, V, VI…"
May 19, 2012
John Elliott left a comment for Rican Lee
"I rather disappeared off the map as of the end of March 2010! (Hence my long delay in replying.) I can't believe I've been away that long. Thank you for listening! And thank you for your appreciation."
May 19, 2012
John Elliott left a comment for Nobuyoshi Tanaka
"Thank you for listening and for your comments. I'll gladly accept the loose label of "neoclassicism." My first and perhaps strongest influence was Stravinsky--all of his work/genres."
May 19, 2012
John Elliott left a comment for John Elliott
"Oh, well thank you very much, then! In my world, "we" use the term "through line." (But people say I live there all by myself!)

--John"
Mar 9, 2010
John Elliott left a comment for Nemesis
"Ben,

Thank you for listening to "Seven Come Eight." I appreciate your comment, but don't know the meaning or reference to "'red line' through the whole execution."

--John"
Mar 9, 2010
John Elliott replied to Tyler Hughes's discussion First Symphony
"Tyler,

What follows, of course, are my personal impressions and opinions. I do not pretend to make blanket "everyone must agree with these" statements.

Your first symphony interests me very much. (You’ve already heard my…"
Mar 4, 2010
John Elliott commented on John Elliott's blog post Brass Piece (under 2 min.) - What are you reactions to it?
"Excellent points, Adrian.

I have not ever felt comfortable when thinking of orchestrating for brass. So I am doing a little experiment. I have chosen to write for brass octet () and create a piece in multiple sections separated by fanfares. The…"
Mar 2, 2010
Adrian Allan commented on John Elliott's blog post Brass Piece (under 2 min.) - What are you reactions to it?
"It would be a great help to see the score or even the midi file. I'm not sure what the answers to your questions would be at this stage. Some of the samples sound a bit weird, especially the "trilling" (?) trumpets, and it's this and the lack of…"
Mar 2, 2010
John Elliott left a comment for Tyler Hughes
"Notes about the “From 95 Poems” world premier video:

Can I assume Joseph had a “complete” score in front of him? His voice is very good. (I can’t “judge” It always comes through clearly. (Were you recording the premier’s sound through a mixer…"
Feb 28, 2010
John Elliott commented on Ehsan Saboohi's blog post SYMPHONY NO .1 , OP. 1
"I concur. I'd like to hear it, also. Since it looks like you that this in notation software, I am hoping you will indeed post an audio file too."
Feb 9, 2010
John Elliott posted a photo
Symphony No. 1 in B Major for Octet and OrchestraMovement 1: Manic (8:18)
Feb 8, 2010
John Elliott left a comment for Yaiza Varona
"Thank you for your note.

I wouldn't call my comments on your music particularly "deep," but I can't just say "I liked that" or "I didn't like that." Those kinds of comments wouldn't be of much use to you, would they?

P.S. The dog is here with us…"
Feb 5, 2010
John Elliott left a comment for Yaiza Varona
"Part 2
"Gomyra (Gremlin hair morning)"
While I would almost rank this with "Hotel," there is so much variety in its constant changes that I am never tempted to change the channel (so to speak). Plus there's those harkenings back to the melody of…"
Feb 4, 2010
John Elliott left a comment for Yaiza Varona
"Yaiza, I'm finally finding the time to give a really good listen to your posted pieces. And -- be forewarned -- I can be verbose!

Part 1
"Not What I Had in Mind"
What can I say? The didgeridoo is an entrancing addition to this piece and its…"
Feb 4, 2010
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  • I like Stravinsky too! Yes, I feel it in your music :-)

  • I enjoyed listening your music. It seems like "neoclassicism" to me. Thanks!

  • beautiful work.
  • Hi John!
    Alas I found a little time to listen to your Symphony nº 1 in BM, sorry for the delay, crazy days!
    I find it very personal and well structured, like the flute at around 3:00, and the violin around 5:50, and the increasing ostinato around 6:50....I like how the piece seems to flow with no effort, very nice work John!
    Best
  • Hi John !
    Excuse the very tardy reply, I am busy as always. Just wanted to let you know I much appreciated all your comments on my work, and the time you took both to listen to my pieces and to write down your impressions.
    Actually, I don´t know in what order you listened to them since I have my page here set up for random playing, the order in my album you can find in my webpage (actually it is just the order in which they were written).
    About The Cat & the Hat, don´t worry the melody is original, built from editing some free loops. And the concert never took place! it is all an invention of mine, having fun with my computer :)
    Thanks again for your time John, hope you are doing grand!
    Best
    Yaiza
    ps: big hug to your dog! :)
  • Oh, well thank you very much, then! In my world, "we" use the term "through line." (But people say I live there all by myself!)

    --John
  • Hey back!

    "Red line" is my word creation :) It means that there is a structure in your score. On one hand the score seems self-contained. On other hand you put lots of emotion in it. So the result has quality AND entertaining.

    Keep on moving
    Ben
  • Hi John,

    I like the piano part in respect of "Seven Come Eight". Good score regarding the "red line" through the wohle execution.

    Keep on moving
    Ben
  • Th eno comes from a 3 Cd collection called the early gurus of electronic music - 1948 - 1980
    So I was mistaken covers a 32 year period but the composers highlighted span over 75 years considering their birth dates
  • Hi John! Thanks for the friend request. Hmm...that is strange that is said I added 5 songs, but you only see four. Not sure why that is. Take care and I look forward to hearing more of your music!
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