Nikolas left a comment for Julie Harris
"Hi julie.

Thanks for befriending me. I'm slow in this site and this is why it took so long to reply... Sorry for being late..."
Feb 9, 2013
Nikolas replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Super Short: DEADLINE PASSED
"Hi,

I'd like to join and have a fair few ideas already... How do I join though? I befriend Gav and take it a step further I assume... Off I go! Good luck everyone!"
Feb 9, 2013
Nikolas replied to Janet Spangenberg's discussion “Making It” as a Classical Composer?
""Making it" is kinda difficult to nail down.
However, I'd say that includes:
a. Making money for composing.
b. Ultimately making a loving on composing
c. Getting your works performed more than once
d. ergo getting your works published

Education is…"
Feb 8, 2013
Victor Grauer replied to Nikolas's discussion Notation of irregular pulses (beats) in orchestral scores and parts?!?!?
"That makes a lot of sense, Nikolas. Most conductors today are used to seeing continual meter changes, ever since the Rite of Spring which has now become a repertory standard in many orchestras. And most instrumentalists would rather see lots of cues…"
Feb 2, 2013
Nikolas replied to Nikolas's discussion Notation of irregular pulses (beats) in orchestral scores and parts?!?!?
"Victor and Greg, Thank you both...

I do find that making the time signature 4/4 throughout would be a disaster in this case, since the music would simply bypass any indication of 4/4 in the score... so I think I'm forced to use time signatures,…"
Feb 2, 2013
Greg Brus replied to Nikolas's discussion Notation of irregular pulses (beats) in orchestral scores and parts?!?!?
"This is a never ending struggle...
My experience so far:
- it is undoubtedly better to have the time signature showed in every measure than to have it change without notifying anyone (check Stravinsky)
- bars don't equal pulse, BUT...
There's quite…"
Jan 31, 2013
Victor Grauer replied to Nikolas's discussion Notation of irregular pulses (beats) in orchestral scores and parts?!?!?
"Your sketches are very interesting, Nikolas, this looks like it's going to be a real challenge for both the listeners and the performers, so good. There are different approaches you could take. One would be to simply adopt a basic meter of, say, 4/4…"
Jan 31, 2013
Nikolas replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Future Composition Contests: Your opinion requested
"The limited length and size of score is something interesting, which should spring some interesting results, but how will people judge if the criteria are that easy to follow? 
There needs to be some other criteria for people to vote. Like the…"
Jan 27, 2013
Nikolas replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion Your Goal as a Composer
"Well... It's a difficult subject, to say the least. I will comment a little on what others have said, but also on my own thoughts...

1. My goals are to satisfy myself. This means getting paid and making a living (done with the more general aspect…"
Jan 27, 2013
Nikolas replied to Victor Grauer's discussion violin concerto
"Victor,

I hope that my response is not noted as 'all negative' cause it's not so. I wouldn't be 'bothered' with posting and explaining, etc, if I thought it was a negative experience to listen to your concerto! Of course I can't bypass my personal…"
Jan 27, 2013
Nikolas replied to Nikolas's discussion Piano Stories for piano 4 hands - Nikolas Sideris
"Julie: Thanks. Yes, there are four movements available in youtube right now, so I will be posting the other two soon. I didn't want to create a single thread with all four. But there are plenty of chances of various performances (promises probably,…"
Jan 27, 2013
Janet Spangenberg replied to Nikolas's discussion Piano Stories for piano 4 hands - Nikolas Sideris
"Thank you for posting these... very enjoyable!"
Jan 27, 2013
Nikolas replied to Victor Grauer's discussion violin concerto
"Hi Victor,

I'm not an admin/mod here, but I think that offering some things non-attached is fine, if there can be no other way... :-/ But I'll let others chime in on that.
Now, on your concerto...

I'd like to start with the more factual things,…"
Jan 26, 2013
Julie Harris replied to Nikolas's discussion Piano Stories for piano 4 hands - Nikolas Sideris
"Nikolas, these are delightful!!   I watched all the movements that I could find on YouTube and every one is a little gem.  Four hand pieces are so much fun to play and I love your humorous names.  The YouTube performances are also great. 
I hope you…"
Jan 26, 2013
Nikolas replied to Nikolas's discussion Piano Stories for piano 4 hands - Nikolas Sideris
"Ah... I'm so sorry about this. I'll check with vimeo (which I've neglected) if this should solve this issue... And I'll check if I can reduce the quality of the mp3s, to something rather bad, so you can get the idea... Problem is that the recording…"
Jan 26, 2013
Jeff Brien replied to Nikolas's discussion Piano Stories for piano 4 hands - Nikolas Sideris
"What a shame. I'm in China and can't view youtube. I'm sure someone else will give you feedback."
Jan 26, 2013
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