Nigel Keay replied to Tombo Rombo's discussion Kick in the pants
""Always at least an hour a day" is one idea I heard once about composing routine and I quite like that concept. You might do more, but never less and it keeps process turning over and advancing. I had a composition teacher that said "I only write…"
Jul 13, 2011
Spiros Makris replied to Nigel Keay's discussion Concerto/Sonata all in one - good marketing?
"if one wants to be precise, it's a transcription of that concerto for solo piano (and/or any other instruments it might involve after transcribed). But, provided it is in sonata form, I'd say yes, you can call it a sonata. 
After all, you can surely…"
Jul 8, 2011
Michael T replied to Nigel Keay's discussion Concerto/Sonata all in one - good marketing?
"Labelling is always a problem. It's really a matter of convention and perception. A concerto for violin and orchestra is a violin sonata in everything but name. Just as a symphony is a sonata for orchestra. One expects a concerto to have an…"
Jul 8, 2011
Nigel Keay replied to Nigel Keay's discussion Concerto/Sonata all in one - good marketing?
"I agree too that it's a sound practice to create a version for instrument + orchestra and for instrument + piano. The problem, really a small detail that for some reason has captured my interest, is nothing more than the interchangeable use of the…"
Jul 8, 2011
Michael T replied to Nigel Keay's discussion Concerto/Sonata all in one - good marketing?
"I'm not sure what the problem is. As long as both versions are seen as one piece in two different forms.
There are many instances of works being scored for reduced forces right down to piano solo. 
Obviously, it depends on the nature of the music…"
Jul 6, 2011
Nigel Keay replied to Nigel Keay's discussion Concerto/Sonata all in one - good marketing?
"I agree with you.
The composer I know that did this is teaching composition in a University Music Dept. which makes it all the more surprising to me.
It becomes a different work, and sometimes the piano reduction can be very effective in its own…"
Jul 6, 2011
Andrew Gleibman replied to Nigel Keay's discussion Concerto/Sonata all in one - good marketing?
"Traditionally they call this "transcription", or "clavier", and this is essentialy different music, sometimes good, sometimes bad.
Orchestra and piano are different things. You cannot represent Aivasovsky's paints using the technique of gravure, and…"
Jul 6, 2011
Nigel Keay replied to nada's discussion music publisher/publishing - general question/s
"A little point that I picked up; there are countries where, concerning performance and broadcasting fess, the composer/publisher split is not 50/50 eg. I can think of a case where it's 2/3 to composer and 1/3 to publisher, but under that contract it…"
Jun 30, 2011
Nigel Keay replied to Denny Schneidemesser's discussion Any insights on the PRS?
"I'm curious to know what it is it about the GEMA system that you consider outdated?
I can't really add more to the answers to your questions but could add that I believe under reciprocal arrangements between societies (internationally) they deduct…"
Jun 29, 2011
Nigel Keay replied to Simon Godden's discussion Free LE Sequencers
"I used Cubase LE (came with a Tascam interface) for a little bit of audio editing and didn't like it at all for anything MIDI eg. couldn't hold the cursor stationary and keep MIDI notes playing. It's far behind Digital Performer which is what I use…"
Feb 2, 2011
Nigel Keay replied to Sylvester Wager's discussion French Noel: Quelle est cette odeur agréable? Piano Quartet
"Concerning your first question, generally whatever solution is chosen the section will try and move bows together, it's more a question of bow management: what the section leader thinks is good for the whole section to achieve the result. They won't…"
Dec 31, 2010
Nigel Keay replied to Sylvester Wager's discussion French Noel: Quelle est cette odeur agréable? Piano Quartet
"As a string player myself I don't really mind if phrase markings are "too long". I presume you are talking about trying to anticipate how the bowing would work in practice. I think it's probably better for the composer not to worry too much about…"
Dec 31, 2010
Nigel Keay left a comment for Adrian Allan
"Congratulations, a nice work; I like the way the viola line runs, it would be very satisfying to play, and with the underlying harmony it seems to evoke a certain nostalgia."
Dec 20, 2010
Nigel Keay commented on Doug Lauber's blog post Recording- Loudness Wars
"Do you know about the site: www.dynamicrange.de ? The engineer, Andrew Levine of blumlein records, who mastered our latest CD told me about this. One can see how a CD complies, then put a logo on the CD to indcate the rating, in our case a "DR11"…"
Dec 18, 2010
Nigel Keay replied to Tombo Rombo's discussion What was the first computer music program you used?
"In fact prior to the MacPlus that I got in 1987 as my first real computer I had for a short time the Yamaha QX1 hardware sequencer, an expensive monster in those days. Probably still qualifies as being a computer. Fortunately after about 18 months…"
Dec 17, 2010
Nigel Keay replied to Tombo Rombo's discussion What was the first computer music program you used?
"For me it was MOTU's Professional Composer and Performer 1.22 on a Mac Plus in 1987. Professional Composer later became Mosaic but sadly never made the jump to OSX so I went to Sibelius. Performer ran parallel to Digital Performer for a while then…"
Dec 16, 2010
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  • I added a post on that thread about the composition - it's an interesting issue if you wouldn't mind answering my questions about slurs. thanks
  • Thanks for the advice on divisi strings

     

    ps if you have a minute please have a look at my short piece for viola and piano thanks

    score

    http://www.box.net/shared/tc1sncexig

    mockup

    http://www.box.net/shared/1gcefo7f0v

  • Bonjour! Which mic preamps do you use? Welcome to the forum. Please post some music here.
  • Welcome to the Composers' Forum
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