Sean Pollaro replied to Nikos Driehuis's discussion My original song "Before the Storm"
"really enjoyed your piece. 2 thumbs up!"
Feb 20
Rodney Carlyle Money replied to Nikos Driehuis's discussion Nightwish- Amaranth piano cover
"This is the type of candy music I used to play to impress girls when I was your age. Thank the Lord college ruined that for me opening my eyes to more mature forms. Your accompanying arpeggiated patterns never changed, you had no dynamic contrast,…"
Jun 14, 2015
H. S. Teoh replied to Nikos Driehuis's discussion "Musette" from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach
"This evokes a lot of memories for me. The first piece was one of the pieces that came with an old piece of Apple II software that could play two voices on the old built-in Apple II speaker. That was no small feat, as the Apple II speaker had…"
May 18, 2015
Socrates Arvanitakis replied to Nikos Driehuis's discussion "Musette" from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach
"What do you mean "covered"? Do you mean learnt or finished practicing it? I think you played it well as a keyboard piece.
May I suggest that you should direct  your effort a bit more towards evoking the spirit of a "musette", ie a peasant piece…"
May 17, 2015
Nikos Driehuis replied to Nikos Driehuis's discussion my cover of Yiruma's "Kiss the Rain"
"Thank you very much, Gav Brown! It does have pop influences in it, but I love it. Gav Brown said:
Hi Nikos, you did a good job covering it. The piece itself I do not find a standout from a compositional viewpoint (it seems very conventional to me,…"
May 11, 2015
Gavin Brown replied to Nikos Driehuis's discussion my cover of Yiruma's "Kiss the Rain"
"Hi Nikos, you did a good job covering it. The piece itself I do not find a standout from a compositional viewpoint (it seems very conventional to me, and sound like many other pop-influenced tv and movie music I have heard), but it is pretty. Thanks…"
May 8, 2015
Nikos Driehuis replied to Nikos Driehuis's discussion Ryuichi Sakamoto
"That collaboration album with Alva Noto is pretty cool, thank you for sharing. It sounds a bit alienating to me, but that's what I like about it. I have never heard Bamboo houses before, it sounds awesome. It reminds me of music of the film Akira,…"
May 2, 2015
Nikos Driehuis replied to Nikos Driehuis's discussion Ryuichi Sakamoto
"I can't find what songs he was particularly influenced by. But I found this article about his love for Debussy:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/worldfolkandjazz/8841379/R...



Ondib Olmnilnlolm said:
I am not sure what to think of 坂本 龍一. …"
May 2, 2015
Ian Ring replied to Nikos Driehuis's discussion Ryuichi Sakamoto
"I'm not surprised to hear that Ryuichi was influenced by Debussy. I hear it for sure. Sakamoto's touch as a composer and performer is absolutely exquisite. Debussy taught us how to float delicate melodies over unusual tonalities; Ryuichi has…"
Apr 27, 2015
Olmnilnlolm replied to Nikos Driehuis's discussion Ryuichi Sakamoto
"I am not sure what to think of 坂本 龍一. 

The composer-performer is quoted as having said, “Asian music heavily influenced Debussy, and Debussy heavily influenced me. So, the music goes around the world and comes full circle.”

I like the idea.
 …"
Apr 26, 2015
Nikos Driehuis left a comment for Tyler Hughes
"Thank you very much! Nice to meet you."
Apr 26, 2015

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