Matthew Whiteside left a comment for Paulo cesar Maia de Aguiar (Br)
"Hey thanks. Though they are all pretty old ones. Have newer stuff on my youtube https://www.youtube.com/mwhitesidecomp and soundcloud http://soundcloud.com/matthew-whiteside . I hope you enjoy them as well. Matthew"
Sep 4, 2011
Matthew Whiteside replied to E'Narda McCalister's discussion Rhapsody for the Cult of the Sun
"Its a really difficult piece to play (the cellist needs massive hands!) but its so effective. Have a listen to this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsGnf8zyCCc her cello writing I think is amazing.
Maybe if you are going to add such narrative details…"
Jul 15, 2011
Matthew Whiteside replied to Matthew Whiteside's discussion New Music
"Ahh yes scores forgot to put those up. Should be attached now.
 
I know what you mean about the title but to me the title fits the piece because of what the piece is about. I dont mind people laughing at points (like they do in the recording!) or…"
Jul 15, 2011
Tom Jensen replied to Matthew Whiteside's discussion New Music
"i really like the string quartet, you should post some scores! i dont know if the title fits the piece at all. the title seems like a joke... and the piece does not sound like a joke. it's very well written for the strings, gliss's are effective,…"
Jul 15, 2011
Matthew Whiteside replied to Matthew Whiteside's discussion New Music
"thought thats where I'd posted it :s sorry!

Chris Alpiar said:
moving to music dissection, where this should be posted. please read up on the music dissection rules. thanks"
Jul 13, 2011
Matthew Whiteside replied to E'Narda McCalister's discussion Rhapsody for the Cult of the Sun

Hi E'Narda',
Not too bad a piece but it feels like its not sure what it wants to do. For me it sits in the middle ground between being interesting by being slow and not doing much (Feldman, Part etc) and being interesting because it does a lot…"
Jul 12, 2011
Matthew Whiteside replied to Andrew Elijah Perdomo's discussion Your Wildest Dream Solo Piano
"Overall I like it but it needs to be longer. If you dwelt on the opening pedal longer and built up a bit more slowly it would feel like the busyness of the central section is more deserved. Also coming back so the A from the beginning at some point…"
Jul 12, 2011
Matthew Whiteside replied to Garrett Beelow's discussion New piece- looking for some constructive feedback. :)
"It sounds like the introduction to a song or the sketch of the instrumental parts to a song. I was expecting a Corry Tailor in stone sour guise voice coming in at some point. Maybe a way to take it to develop it a bit more."
Dec 3, 2010
Matthew Whiteside replied to Donald McLaughlin's discussion Thoughts Creative Commons Licensing
"I would agree with Chris. Composition is something I do for the joy of it but its also something I would quite like to survive off. The only time I might release something under CC would be to publicise myself in the same way as people give away…"
Dec 1, 2010
Matthew Whiteside left a comment for Miguel Hilao
"Thank you for the comment Miguel. Glad you like it. I have more uploaded to my soundcloud at http://soundcloud.com/matthew-whiteside if your are interested"
Nov 27, 2010
Matthew Whiteside replied to JT's discussion Song for the movie
"Yea any kind of teacher just to teach him to loosen up a little because what I was hearing doesn't sound like it will be good for his voice in the long run. Apart from that I cant think of anything else, good luck with the rest of the music."
Sep 13, 2010
Matthew Whiteside replied to Bill Ricci's discussion How much imperfection should we allow in "perfect" music?
"Bill, glad you like my stuff!

By electronics do you mean as Ryan said midi or electronics as in electro-acoustic tape music? To me it is impossible for midi to be perfect because it uses samples which no matter how good are not a live instrument.…"
Sep 13, 2010
Matthew Whiteside replied to Jacob Royal's discussion Your FIVE favorite composers.
"1. Feldman
2. Messiaen
3. Stravinsky
4. Boulez
5. Gorecki

Though they are all very close and prob all 1st equal"
Sep 13, 2010
Matthew Whiteside replied to JT's discussion Song for the movie
"Instant thought is Alter Bridge mixed with a bit of Nightwish so nice one with that. My main point of criticism would be the singer doesn't seem to be able to coup with the high notes he keeps trying for. His voice sounds really tight but I would…"
Sep 13, 2010
Matthew Whiteside replied to Bill Ricci's discussion How much imperfection should we allow in "perfect" music?
"Agreed with Tyler but perfection is impossible. What is perfection to one person is flawed to another. Even a composer can disagree with a performers 'perfect' rendition of his piece. Even if a piece is written for tape the only perfect performance…"
Sep 13, 2010
Matthew Whiteside replied to Tyler Hughes's discussion How we as individuals respond Emotionaly to music
"I'm closed very closed, which is why I'm not going to answer the rest. Though Tyler's replies about hiding emotion ring with me. But I hope that my views show something about me.

To me a composer is a wiki article being continually edited by lifes…"
Sep 13, 2010
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  • Amazing works
  • Hello Matthew intense work inspired dark emotions interesting ideas and movement. Thanks for sharing.
  • Probably you hear slow percussion sounds better than me. For me the 1st minute is not too informative. The quick passages, however, are highly refreshing and catchy, especially when the instruments contrast to each other.
  • Yes, it works OK (I mean "Prevalence"), although the slow parts may impose problems with the listener's attention. Does it contain improvisation elements, or everything is notated beforehand? As in your other pieces, I like quick passages and the conttrasts they make.
  • Glad to be your friend Matthew. Great music!
  • That's class! What all did you write for?? Did Piers ask you to write for chamber orchestra?
  • Hey mat.. submitted your final composition yet? Hows the grind going?
  • Yeah it was a fun gig! I caught a glimpse of your retro purple & mint suit as you legged it out the fire exit during the encore!!!
  • No... we are QUB pioneers!
  • lol yeah sure is! Maybe we should form a new group called 'Piers Hellawell Pastiche students'....
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