Mark Nicol replied to Mark Nicol's discussion Seven Glimpses of Heaven - No. 5 - Famished
"Thank you Frederick and Bob,
I've kind of disappeared from the site because it wasn't productive for me really. However, perhaps I should just stay in message contact - not just for my own music, but so that I can reciprocate - where I feel it is…"
Feb 20, 2013
Mark Nicol replied to Mark Nicol's discussion Seven Glimpses of Heaven - No. 5 - Famished
"Thanks Raymond,
ironically - I don't play. But I know someone who does, and is a great composer too. We met last week and will be meeting again soon. Look him up - Julian Cochran/Mazurka No. 2 on youtube. Thanks again. Mark Nicol."
Feb 12, 2013
Mark Nicol posted a video
Obviously this one in the set owes much to the Chopin aesthetic, which fact proved very challenging.
Feb 7, 2013
John Aulich replied to Mark Nicol's discussion Politics and Music
"Well... I think you're right, in the sense that most musicians are not consciously dealing with their own politics in their music, and in any case one can't pinpoint a black-and-white right-or-left political standpoint (I mean, we can't extract…"
Oct 12, 2012
Mark Nicol replied to Gordon Francis Blaney Jr.'s discussion Feelings?
"Sorry, comparisons may be odious - but it invariably seems that the meek and incompetent like them the least. If one never tries to measure up, then the bar is just set low - where the meek and incompetent feel comfortable. Nothing I said was…"
Oct 3, 2012
Mark Nicol replied to Gordon Francis Blaney Jr.'s discussion Feelings?
"Sorry,
in this case you're just totally wrong. And there are way too many people out there who just 'decide to be composers'. They have no aptitude, nothing of significance to say - they just decide, for whatever reason, this is it. Academia is…"
Oct 3, 2012
Mark Nicol replied to Moses's discussion Notably good film scores, anyone?
"Man she was real taste of honey. Thanks for posting that, I really like the music too. Found that there are some great versions out there - Natalie, Barbara, Sarah, Tony - even Kathleen. Raymond Kemp said:
Ok here's mine,
Herb Alpert's wife"
Oct 3, 2012
Mark Nicol replied to Gordon Francis Blaney Jr.'s discussion Feelings?
"Gordon, 
I would prefer to say that one creates the allusion to an emotional world, so as to entreat. In fact, the most beautiful invocation to a moral world I have encountered is contained in the first two lines of my favourite poem by Mallarme:
Ô…"
Oct 3, 2012
Mark Nicol replied to Gordon Francis Blaney Jr.'s discussion Feelings?
"Guys,
I've probably taken this thread off on a tangent again, as is my wont. So I'll try to perhaps reboot this one, and then open up another where we might discuss jazz - 'cos I've just been listening to Chris Potter and Adam Rogers for a start."
Oct 3, 2012
Mark Nicol commented on Ursula Jasovec's blog post Choral Conductors Video Parody
"A heck of a lot funnier that watching Rowan Atkinson. How does one write a trapezoidal vowel, or do they just pass?"
Oct 3, 2012
Mark Nicol replied to Moses's discussion Notably good film scores, anyone?
"Sometimes there is a moment in life when we finally have to 'come out'. For me, this is that moment:
I love The Sound of Music.
Yes, as a young boy I cried like a snivelling baby when I saw the film, and Rogers and Hammerstein wrung tears out of the…"
Oct 3, 2012
Mark Nicol replied to Gordon Francis Blaney Jr.'s discussion Feelings?
"Hey Ray,
is that the guy they affectionately call Red?
Guess I've got some listening to do."
Oct 2, 2012
Mark Nicol replied to Gordon Francis Blaney Jr.'s discussion Feelings?
"Thanks for that Mike, I really mean it. Every time I get a new CD of music I love I'm like a kid with a new toy. On the other hand rappers are perfectly happy to play with one toy for the whole of their lives."
Oct 2, 2012
Mark Nicol replied to Gordon Francis Blaney Jr.'s discussion Feelings?
"Well this is a great subject you've opened up here Gordon. Hey, you and I couldn't be more different, but then I think we may both be a bit out there. I read several Mahler biographies when I was first at uni, and was a Mahlerphile. Yes, I forgot…"
Oct 2, 2012
Mark Nicol replied to Mark Nicol's discussion For Bob Porter - Metempsychosis on Harp
"Yes, the piece will remain in the piano set but may have a life on harp too. How about posting some more of your music Bob. "
Oct 2, 2012
Mark Nicol replied to Mark Nicol's discussion A New Incendiary
"Remember this is an internet forum - home of the 3-byte take. If you read just a small amount of the script you'll see that there is no way that a cursory synopsis can provide any proper insight into the analytical and projective mindset. Some very…"
Oct 1, 2012
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