Julie Harris replied to Gavin Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!
"On behalf of all our forum members, I want to thank Gav for the incredible work he has done on this competition.  Not only did he put together and manage a very thorough and complex competition, but he worked behind the scenes to create these lovely…"
May 12, 2018
Julie Harris replied to John Driscoll's discussion Musical Quotation Too Obscure?
"I have to say, John, that I didn't hear the Mozart reference at all, and I know Don Giovanni well.  Maybe that very last chord sequence is vaguely reminiscent ... but the ascending piano part and the atonal "ahs" in the voices get the attention, not…"
May 3, 2018
Julie Harris replied to Stephen Lines's discussion La Folia
"HOWL (Hoot of wild laughter) John Driscoll said:
La Folia indeed!"
May 1, 2018
Julie Harris replied to Stephen Lines's discussion La Folia
"Yep.  And he is gone.  Again.  Now we can get back to what variations really are!!
Let me know if anyone has any further sightings of SG/AS... John Driscoll said:
BTW, everyone: agustus stephanos = steven gustin = augustus stephanos"
May 1, 2018
Julie Harris replied to Stephen Lines's discussion La Folia
"I have followed this thread with great interest.  It is fascinating how such an unassuming set of notes & chords could have held so many composers in thrall all these centuries!  My two favorites are the Handel and this one by the "rule-breaking…"
May 1, 2018
Julie Harris replied to Julie Harris's discussion Soliloquy for Flute and Piano
"This version is really hard to read, or to conduct or to say "Let's start at measure so and so".  You might as well not have any bar lines nor any time signatures, which is also an option.  A conductor would appreciate well thought out barlines, as…"
Apr 29, 2018
Julie Harris replied to Julie Harris's discussion Soliloquy for Flute and Piano
"Hello MM-
I think we all agreed in the original notation post that complex rhythms work best with constantly changing time signatures.  Your first version is by far the best and easiest to read, although your 6/4 measures each look as if they might…"
Apr 29, 2018
Julie Harris replied to Julie Harris's discussion Shortnin' Bread - Finding an American Voice
"Thank you Tim and Socrates for your wonderful comments.  Sorry it took me so long to respond!
Tim, I really appreciate what you said about Hush-a-bye.  The most challenging thing about writing that piece was the timing.  I wanted the listener to, as…"
Apr 27, 2018
Tim Marko replied to Julie Harris's discussion Shortnin' Bread - Finding an American Voice
"Sorry for taking so long to reply to this.

The whole work is exquisite, Julie. I have to admit, the "Hush-a-bye" was my favorite movement. Anticipation to finally hear the theme was perfectly created. (Would it be possible to see a score for it?)…"
Apr 27, 2018
Julie Harris replied to Timo Schuemer's discussion Fantasie No. 3
"Timo, I'm impressed!  You stuck in and listened to the entire Messiaen piece?  All 70+ minutes of it?  Wow.  I don't think I've ever listened to the entire thing at one sitting, and I'm a true Messiaen lover!
Your comparison of spiciness was…"
Apr 24, 2018
Julie Harris replied to Timo Schuemer's discussion Fantasie No. 3
"Hello Timo-
When I heard your first chord, I was entranced!  I thought your piece would be a glorious Messiaen-like experience.  I still liked your piece even though you resolved the delicious dissonances instead of building a new world with them. …"
Apr 20, 2018
Lawrence Aurich replied to Julie Harris's discussion Soliloquy for Flute and Piano

I have to admit that I didn't "think" much about this piece, but rather spent a lot of time outdoors listening to the night sky.  The result is what I heard.  I really didn't approach this intellectually, but rather emotionally and poetically. …"
Apr 18, 2018
roger stancill replied to Julie Harris's discussion Soliloquy for Flute and Piano
"Hi Julie, You stated,
In my Soliloquy for Flute and Piano, which I've attached, I wanted to express the beauty and longing of the night sky, the mystery of a solitude that never feels alone, and the feeling of reaching for something that can never…"
Apr 17, 2018
Julie Harris replied to Julie Harris's discussion Soliloquy for Flute and Piano
"By the way, MM, your description of "event(s) and envelopment" is perfect for Soliloquy.  I've started using "foreground" and "background" terms a lot instead of "melody and accompaniment", but I really prefer your two words for some situations.…"
Apr 17, 2018
Julie Harris replied to Julie Harris's discussion Soliloquy for Flute and Piano
"Hello again MM-
Marion Woodman, the great writer, poet, Jungian analyst and just plain amazing woman, once made a very astute suggestion.  She said each of us should practice our craft every single day so that "when the God comes in" we will have…"
Apr 17, 2018
Julie Harris replied to Julie Harris's discussion Soliloquy for Flute and Piano
"Mike, thank you so much. Your words mean a lot to me.  If I didn't have a student due to arrive any minute, I'd write more, but at least I had time to say thanks!"
Apr 16, 2018
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  • Hello and thanks!

    At the moment I am working with "Magenta" framework to create 

    polyphonic tracks through deep learning software.

    I am going to post something about it in the next days.

    I found the site very interesting and unique; you see, I have been looking for a discussion forum about music composition for a long time and I am happy to have found such a lively one!

  • Greetings Julie,

    I like your piano works. Thanks for sharing.

    Very best,

    Larry Elliott

  • Nice piano work indeed.  I like your (complete) ideas, the twist and turns within your compositions based on the themes you set up.  Such an enjoyment to listen to.

  • Hi julie.

    Thanks for befriending me. I'm slow in this site and this is why it took so long to reply... Sorry for being late...

  • Hi Julie:

    I really enjoyed listening to all the pieces you uploaded. Beautifully written, beautifully played.

  • Welcome Julie, OK. I'm a fan. Your performance on these pieces sounds improvised but you must have scored these, right? So if you scored them, your flow is superb. If you performed these improv, your precision is doubly superb. Either way, I was very appreciative of the relationship you have with the piano. Effortless, joyful energy. It was a pleasure listening to them. Thank you.

    Art

     

  • Welcome to the Composers' Forum

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