Joseph Harry replied to lulu zhang's discussion Novice composer looking for advice
"To recall musical ideas that wake you up at night get a voice recorder on your phone and hum into it before returning to sleep. 
Also you might want to check out the book The Act of Musical Composition; studies in the creative process, edited by…"
Nov 18, 2016
Joseph Harry replied to DriscollMusick's discussion Everything is Possible (Opera) - Act 1
"I really enjoyed this. I love the music. And the story is interesting-- to say the least. I'll be keen on hearing the rest."
Nov 7, 2016
Joseph Harry replied to Nate Fain's discussion Mazurka
"This thread is not the right place for this Dave. This is the only time I will reply to you within a thread so if you continue on this line you know beforehand I will not respond. What I will do is I will go to the "Main Room" chat window and…"
Nov 3, 2016
Joseph Harry commented on Nate Fain's blog post String Quartet
"Nate-- I really enjoyed this work. Thanks for posting it."
Nov 2, 2016
Joseph Harry replied to Nate Fain's discussion Mazurka
"Nate, Even though I made reference to historical time periods in my previous posts I don't endorse the concept of styles being dated. Much on the contrary I believe music - and art in general - can transcend time and can do so with huge power to…"
Nov 1, 2016
Joseph Harry replied to Nate Fain's discussion Mazurka
"This makes me want to hear a reverse time lapse from Chopin to a baroque fugue. Though... the thought comes to mind that the baroque structure has more enthalpy and Chopin introduces entropy which sounds more natural than trying to progress from…"
Nov 1, 2016
Joseph Harry replied to Nate Fain's discussion Mazurka
"I think this piece represents a "time lapse" from music forms dominant in the early 18th to the early 19th centuries. A seamless 100-year evolution within a single piece of music from an elegant baroque beginning to a very Chopinesque ending. I…"
Nov 1, 2016
Joseph Harry replied to Asaad Hamzy's discussion Guitar duet composition
"I greatly enjoyed this piece and the excellent (and well coordinated!) playing of the two guitars. I am thankful that you posted it here. I was particularly touched by the calmer bit that started about 4:44.
(btw I concur with Gav's impression that…"
Oct 24, 2016
Joseph Harry replied to Greg Monks's discussion Go Fund Me a possibly new music strategy?
"Bob- You wrote "About the only way to get the general public to listen to an orchestra is to write film score."

Celebrity status would work too. If Bieber conducted an orchestra people would come and the concert would be televised worldwide…"
Oct 21, 2016
Joseph Harry replied to Bob Morabito's discussion The Art of String Quartets by Brian Ferneyhough
"Thanks very much, Bob.  Yes, I saw that about the volume and weight of the score - an interesting anecdote.

I find aspects of interest as I listen to "La Terre est Un Homme" ("The Earth is a Man", the title of that painting that inspired the…"
Oct 21, 2016
Joseph Harry replied to Bob Morabito's discussion The Art of String Quartets by Brian Ferneyhough
"I'll be listening to the quartets you posted.

But I wanted to share this orchestral piece by BF which I think several people might relate to even at first listen."
Oct 20, 2016
Joseph Harry replied to Bob Morabito's discussion The Art of String Quartets by Brian Ferneyhough
"I rephrased it to be more clear:

To me it is clear why women don't participate in this forum.



Dave Dexter said:
Bit sexist there, Joseph. Joseph Harry said:
Bob 
Reading thru your thread rather rapidly I agreed overall with your sentiment. I…"
Oct 20, 2016
Joseph Harry replied to Bob Morabito's discussion The Art of String Quartets by Brian Ferneyhough
"Bob 
Reading thru your thread rather rapidly I agreed overall with your sentiment. I also find the conspiracy theories are outlandish, the insults are totally inappropriate, that particular 4-letter word is intolerable (it's not really a curse word,…"
Oct 20, 2016
Joseph Harry replied to Mike Hewer's discussion new member, first post.
"Hello Mike. This is a drop dead awesome piece.Gorgeous right from its opening bars. On the first listen I thought of a sasquatch (as a matter of fact) taking air in slowly, then expelling it rapidly - and I somehow felt a lot of emotion associated…"
Oct 14, 2016
Joseph Harry left a comment for Tyler Hughes
"Thanks very much, Tyler."
Oct 6, 2016
Joseph Harry replied to Gavin Brown's discussion “Heat” Contest - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!
"I enjoyed many of these pieces. I found Alexey's piece moving.Each piece had something special about it."
Oct 5, 2016
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