Lara Poe replied to John Driscoll's discussion Seeking Orchestration/Score Feedback - ELECTRIC (Full Orchestra)
"Cool piece, and great title!  There's a lot of good things here– all the writing looks like it should work for the instruments, and is in good ranges where they sound good for what you're doing.  
Just a couple of things that came to mind: you could…"
Mar 2, 2018
Lara Poe replied to Yoshed's discussion Piano solo - In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king
"As people have said, it's pleasant to listen to.  One thing you could try playing around with: you have these melodies in the right hand and sometimes you have two lines playing off of each other.  Could be interesting to see what you could get up…"
Mar 2, 2018
Lara Poe replied to Lara Poe's discussion New Wind Ensemble piece!
"Thank you MM and Mike!  Indeed, I suppose the notation does make it seem simpler than it actually is (which the conductor was happy about).  And yes, it did take a few rehearsals to make sure everyone was together and the energy was there, but it…"
Feb 26, 2018
Lara Poe replied to Timo Schuemer's discussion Alma Deutscher
"At her stage of development, I don't think there's a problem with pastiching other music, and I agree with you all about a conservatory potentially being useful.  I wonder if she's taking lessons with anyone?  Studying with someone who is supportive…"
Feb 26, 2018
Mike Hewer replied to Lara Poe's discussion New Wind Ensemble piece!
"Hi Lara,
What seems quite simple on paper,  turns out to be mightily complex and taut and a bugger to follow the score on first hearing, especially as my eye was leaping up and down to catch whatever effects, or prominent parts I was…"
Feb 25, 2018
Timo Schuemer replied to Lara Poe's discussion New Wind Ensemble piece!
"Yes I mean like the voices slide into a more homophonic moment, to form maybe a sonority of fifths and parallel octaves or a sudden unison movement/rhythm texture for a short time, which can surely function very well as a climax. I am thinking of…"
Feb 24, 2018
Lara Poe replied to Lara Poe's discussion New Wind Ensemble piece!
"Thanks for this!  Yeah, I figured you just thought that you thought a more homophonic moment (is this what you meant?) could be interesting at some point, perhaps towards the climax?  In any case, it's an interesting idea.  Glad to hear about you…"
Feb 24, 2018
Timo Schuemer replied to Lara Poe's discussion New Wind Ensemble piece!
"Don’t get me wrong I would not argue that the piece does not feel unified. There is a sense of coherence and the lines and voices are clearly interwoven, referencing and interferencing with each other. Of course this gets even more noticeable after…"
Feb 24, 2018
Lara Poe replied to Lara Poe's discussion New Wind Ensemble piece!
"Thanks Timo!  Those are interesting suggestions, and I'm always happy to hear other peoples' thoughts on pieces.  I think I did more of what you were suggesting regarding progressions or voices coming together to build something bigger in a recent…"
Feb 24, 2018
Timo Schuemer replied to Lara Poe's discussion New Wind Ensemble piece!
"I enjoyed this rain of polyphonic textures where every instrument seems to be telling its own story. I personally would have liked a little bit more drastically intensity changes like some more short quieter or slower parts melting around or maybe…"
Feb 24, 2018
Lara Poe replied to Lara Poe's discussion New Wind Ensemble piece!
"Thanks MM!  Do you mean that the texture sounds like there's more layers than there actually is?  That's sort of what I was going for– constantly shifting and changing textures that interlock in various ways (which is also why it requires intense…"
Feb 24, 2018
Lara Poe replied to Timo Schuemer's discussion Fantasie Nr.2
"Hi Timo, nice piece!  I like the open quality to it, and the opening is nice.  I like how you bring the upper strings in at 30s– up to there, the cello line is nice too.  Perhaps you could try doing something more with the cello though, making it…"
Feb 23, 2018
Lara Poe replied to Lara Poe's discussion New Wind Ensemble piece!
"Thanks Ray, and thanks Ingo!  I suppose it's deceptively simple, i.e. it looks easier to play than it actually is.  Since it's such a clear texture, everything has to be really together for it to work, and that's where the hard work comes in–…"
Feb 23, 2018
Ingo Lee replied to Lara Poe's discussion New Wind Ensemble piece!
"Very enjoyable Lara, thanks for posting.  Pretty accessible really, not a great deal of dissonance or complex rhythms, but nice textures and melodies too. Good sound from the recording.  Doesn't seem real hard to read, did it require a lot of…"
Feb 22, 2018
Lara Poe replied to Manfred Goop's discussion is perfect pitch an advantage to a composer?
"Emily F. Singleton said:
I think the claim of only 1 to 5 people out of 10,000 having perfect pitch is false, especially if we consider those with partial perfect pitch. I do not think I have done all the things they claim people with perfect pitch…"
Feb 7, 2018
Lara Poe replied to Bob Morabito's discussion New Years Musical Resolutions
"Haven't made any specific resolutions, but here's some of the things I'll keep doing: continuing to work on rhythmic points, continuing to practice my piano rep, studying more scores, and working on different types of textural writing and ways of…"
Jan 1, 2018
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  • Greetings Lara,

    I like Farewell. It has some nice changes in it. Thanks for sharing.

    Very best,

    Larry Elliott

  • nice music ... u have a heavenly taste in music ... loved it :D 

  • I'm glad i know you.

  • Welcome to the Composers' Forum

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