Lennart Östman replied to Gavin Brown's discussion “Dancing” CONTEST DEADLINE PASSED
"I’m in"
Jan 10, 2020
Lennart Östman replied to Lennart Östman's discussion The Sermon (string quartet and orchestra)
"Thank you very much Michael! I’m very happy you liked the piece. Yes, contrast is important and it’s there, like everything else, to support the melody. I was a bit hesitant if I could balance a string quartet and a full orchestra but I think it…"
Dec 3, 2019
michael diemer replied to Lennart Östman's discussion The Sermon (string quartet and orchestra)
"Unusual subject matter, which makes it interesting. Also unusual instrumentation, another thing to draw in the curious. Musically, very good counterpoint writing, not an easy thing to pull off. I also liked the effective use of contrasts between the…"
Dec 3, 2019
Lennart Östman replied to Lennart Östman's discussion The Sermon (string quartet and orchestra)
"Thanks Kjell! There might be more big tuttis on the horizon. What I want to write now is a bigger suite for orchestra. If that is what will come is another thing."
Nov 14, 2019
Kjell Prytz replied to Lennart Östman's discussion The Sermon (string quartet and orchestra)
"Hello Lennart,
I like the piece a lot. It is easy to follow its development and it has an appealing orchestration. For me, the first half is more appealing due to its many contrasting and surprising events. The second part ends with a truly…"
Nov 14, 2019
Lennart Östman replied to Kjell Prytz's discussion Lively counterpoint
"Very beautiful and you managed to keep the interest of the listener throughout the piece. It never felt boring or repetitious. I like how you several times let the first violins fill in the last leg of the previous theme as a launching pad for its…"
Nov 12, 2019
Lennart Östman replied to Lennart Östman's discussion The Sermon (string quartet and orchestra)
"Here is a link to Spotify, with better sound quality: https://open.spotify.com/track/0e2DNvsoPQEkERRe49eG4V?si=-MD4rdnSRU..."
Nov 11, 2019
Lennart Östman replied to OscoBosco's discussion So happy! Recently got a mastered audio track of my string quartet!
"I really enjoyed this. I’m not going to analyse it that much. Sometimes it’s just enough to enjoy the music. Are you going to publish the other movements too? I’m looking forward to hearing them if you do."
Nov 11, 2019
Lennart Östman replied to Lennart Östman's discussion First Light - for string quartet and English horn
"And thank you michael for you comments!"
Nov 11, 2019
Lennart Östman replied to Lennart Östman's discussion First Light - for string quartet and English horn
"It is also to some extent my personal style to treat every part as equally important. That can be found in all of my music."
Nov 11, 2019
michael diemer replied to Lennart Östman's discussion First Light - for string quartet and English horn
"Very soothing. A somewhat unusual showcasing of the English Horn, which typically is presented in more somber modes, but I think it succeeds.
Re: Colin's remark, it may be difficult to judge this in a midi realization. The EH is such a penetrating…"
Nov 11, 2019
Lennart Östman replied to Lennart Östman's discussion First Light - for string quartet and English horn
"Thanks Jan-Fredrik and Colin! This is the first piece I’ve written for English horn so I guess I did hold back a little and made all the instruments equal players."
Nov 5, 2019
Colin Dougall replied to Lennart Östman's discussion First Light - for string quartet and English horn
"Hi Lennart
It is a pleasant enough piece as it stands, but I think the horn is hiding too much in the background. To my mind it should have a stronger melodic presence than it currently has and should "boss" the strings a bit more.
Thanks, Colin."
Nov 5, 2019
Jan-Frederik Carl replied to Lennart Östman's discussion First Light - for string quartet and English horn
"Hello Lennart,
it cloaks itself in a nice, may I say, "baroque", atmosphere. The tension is never lost. Seeing the score would definitely be interesting.
Kind regards,
Jan"
Nov 4, 2019
Timothy Smith replied to Lennart Östman's discussion Too much EQ?
"Not familiar with that program. Interesting to hear how your worked through this and still came through with an excellent outcome. It's easy to double think ourselves in terms of the mix, at least for me, this is something I constantly do."
Oct 8, 2018
Lennart Östman replied to Lennart Östman's discussion Too much EQ?
"Good to hear. I’m asking because I hade done what the guys at Wallander Instruments warn you not to do. I had upgraded to a new version of NotePerformer in the middle of a project! My thought was to just redo the recordings of all movements in…"
Oct 8, 2018
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  • Hi Lennart thanx for your comment, I'm Listening to The Deep right now it the chord progression is simply beautiful it reminds me very much of some songs of Vangalis 

  • Amazing works
  • Hi Lennart.  Your latest song rocks! Your photos are really very beautiful. :)
  • Hi Lennart,

    thank you for listening to my music and for your kind words. I'm glad you like what I do. I've been told I remind people of David Sylvian before but I've never heard him. I should check him out. I'm really enjoying your music at the moment. Really unique and captivating. Keep up the great work! :)

    Take care,

    Rowan

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  • Hi Lennart, thanks for your kind feedback. I like your music too!
  • Hey Lennart,

     

    I appreciate your comments.  Walking Nights and Christ He Loves You are some of my favorite of yours.  I think you would find much inspiration from Michael Talbot.  Celestial Ballet was written to describe the majestic nature of the world we live on and the insignificance of us compared to the One who created.  Many blessings and continued growth in your writing.

     

    Ryan

  • Thanks for your comments, Lennart! Looking forward to reading your status updates!
  • Hi Lennart,

    Thank you for the nice comment!  Regarding how I learned arranging, I wish I had a good answer.  I don't even know if I "know" arranging, but I'm glad somebody out there thinks so.  :)  But honestly, I really don't know how to answer that question.  I did study a bit of theory, but for the most part I guess I compose by "feel", for better or for worse.  Like everyone here, I'm sure, I've listened to a lot of music, so that has certainly helped internalize a lot of common musical concepts.  I do wish I could study more about music theory, arranging, and orchestration, but there never seems to be enough time.  But I try to learn where I can.

    I've listened to your music and it sounds quite good.  So for what it's worth, I think your hard work is paying off.

    Welcome to the forum!

    Don

  • Thank you Lennart. Yes the EP Think Again and the single Petwhac is available on iTunes, here's the link-

    http://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/mt-hedz/id347869751

    We are in the process of recording new tracks which may be added at a later date.

    Good luck to you.

    Mike

     

     

  • Thanks man! :) I loved "Pigs of the farm" and "Walking Nights"! The latter was very soothing indeed. The former was awesome! :D It sounded like one of the happier Blackmores Night songs! :) Kudos!
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