Paul Buckby replied to Michael McGonagle's discussion What would you do with 100 notes/events?
"I would interpret the 100 events as intentions, be it a musical element or otherwise. I would be inclined to have guidelines for an improvisation rather than 100 specific pitches. I always find it interesting to see how others interpret your…"
May 30, 2015
Michael McGonagle replied to Alfred La Fleur's discussion Figured bass: unknown chords
"Ishan Bhargava said:The first two might indicate suspensions




I think the third one is also a suspension. If the dominant is in the bass, then the 4 would be the tonic which would then fall to the leading tone, and is probably used at a cadence.…"
May 28, 2015
Michael McGonagle replied to Michael McGonagle's discussion What would you do with 100 notes/events?
"H. S. Teoh said:Must the piece be *exactly* 100 notes, or less is OK? It would be an even more interesting challenge if it has to be exactly 100...
Also, if the composer is allowed to freely define what "event" means, what stops someone from…"
May 28, 2015
H. S. Teoh replied to Michael McGonagle's discussion What would you do with 100 notes/events?
"Must the piece be *exactly* 100 notes, or less is OK? It would be an even more interesting challenge if it has to be exactly 100...
Also, if the composer is allowed to freely define what "event" means, what stops someone from defining "event" as…"
May 28, 2015
Gavin Brown replied to Michael McGonagle's discussion What would you do with 100 notes/events?
"Hi Michael,
It's an interesting idea! If someone would run such a contest on this site, I would be interested to participate -
Gav"
May 27, 2015
Michael McGonagle replied to Michael McGonagle's discussion My favorite composers
"Ondib Olmnilnlolm said:I am amazed at your list.

I am shocked by it, actually.

Johann Sebastian BachLudwig von BeethovenBela BartókIgor StravinskyEdgard VareseErik SatieHarry PartchJohn AdamsErvo PartKarlheinz StockhausenTerry Riley

It is EXACTLY…"
May 23, 2015
Michael McGonagle replied to Michael McGonagle's discussion My favorite composers
"Rodney Carlyle Money said:It's kind of funny, here lately I have come to the conclusion that I don't have favorite composers but more like favorite compositions instead. But on the other hand, I guess you can see my favorites by looking at the list:…"
May 23, 2015
Michael McGonagle replied to Michael McGonagle's discussion My favorite composers
"Michael Sayers said:Hi Michael,

That is quite a diverse list [and what about George Antheil?].  I am as happy listening to an hour of Chopin as an hour of Prokofiev, though some persons don't quite get such a disposition!

I thought about appending…"
May 23, 2015
Olmnilnlolm replied to Michael McGonagle's discussion My favorite composers
"I am amazed at your list.

I am shocked by it, actually.

Johann Sebastian BachLudwig von BeethovenBela BartókIgor StravinskyEdgard VareseErik SatieHarry PartchJohn AdamsErvo PartKarlheinz StockhausenTerry Riley

It is EXACTLY THE SAME, as mine.…"
May 23, 2015
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to Michael McGonagle's discussion My favorite composers
"It's kind of funny, here lately I have come to the conclusion that I don't have favorite composers but more like favorite compositions instead. But on the other hand, I guess you can see my favorites by looking at the list:

10. Schonberg's "A…"
May 23, 2015
Michael McGonagle replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Forét Enchantée
"Don't have much to offer, but I did like this. I'm sure it was just due to time constraints, but the second half just climaxes a little too soon for me. Nice job."
May 3, 2015

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