Paul Mitchell-Davidson replied to Gavin Brown's discussion “Dancing” CONTEST DEADLINE PASSED
"Haven't been on the site for a while.
Can you tell me how I submit my piece for 'Dancing'.
What format. PDF score plus audio?"
Jan 11, 2020
Paul Mitchell-Davidson replied to Gavin Brown's discussion “Dancing” CONTEST DEADLINE PASSED
"I'm In."
Jan 10, 2020
Paul Mitchell-Davidson replied to Joshua Carr Belvin's discussion Trend Setting Composer
"Thanks for your kind words about my piece guys
Paul mitchell-Davidson"
Mar 22, 2011
Paul Mitchell-Davidson left a comment for Adrian Allan
"Hi Adrian,
I have finally been able to watch and listen to 'Angel Meadow'.
I think your music works perfectly with the very striking and poignant images.
The main theme is very beautiful and establishes the mood immediately.It is is well developed…"
Aug 29, 2010
Paul Mitchell-Davidson left a comment for Andrew Gleibman
"Hi Andrew,
I have listened to a number of your pieces on your Composers Forum page and also on your web-site. I am also an improviser as well as a composer working in a more conventional way so I can appreciate the attraction of producing music in…"
Aug 29, 2010
Paul Mitchell-Davidson left a comment for Adrian Allan
"hi Adrian,
have just been trying to view 'Angel Field' but it doesn't seem to be streaming properly.
Maybe it's my computer. is there another way i can view it as the bit I managed to see looks and sounds great.
paul"
Aug 23, 2010
Paul Mitchell-Davidson left a comment for Adrian Allan
"Hi Adrian,
I was going to listen to the piece (manchester) you mentioned and I seem to have lost the links. Could you resend them please.
paul"
Aug 22, 2010
Paul Mitchell-Davidson left a comment for Adrian Allan
"Hi Adrian,
I'll have a look/listen to your piecein a day or so. Sounds an interesting project.
Meanwhile perhaps you can help me.
I have uploaded some pieces but some of the titles appear to be in Chinese!
I edited them in the appropriate place but…"
Aug 2, 2010
Paul Mitchell-Davidson left a comment for Adrian Allan
"Hi Adrian,
Hope it was all good!
I have always had a double life as a performer playing jazz and classical music but also lots of radio,Tv,and recording sessions. A different world now though.
As a composer and arranger I started when todays…"
Jul 29, 2010
Paul Mitchell-Davidson left a comment for Adrian Allan
"Hi Adrian,
Just had a listen to your Nonet which I like very much.
I think you create some very interesting textures.
An odd ensemble but I like to write for unusual combinations.a recent piece 'One Small Step' was for French…"
Jul 25, 2010

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  • Paul,

    Wowza. It is great to have somebody as obviously accomplished as you here. Listening to "The Galloping Cat". I love the complicated unison horn runs and I imagine that is you playing the guitar? I'm not worthy!!

    Regards

    Tom
  • Thank you for so warm feedback and comments Paul! There are not too many improvisers out there, and I immediately recognized the improvisation origin in your compositions. Now I am trying to reach the impossible - to mimic a live orchestra using a keyboard-based instrument (now I apply 2 keyboards). Using a music box like Finale or Sibelius, based on conventional notation, this is impossible however good are sampled instruments. Only live performance allows one to express the real given-moment emotion, and for me this process is much more interesting than the cold-minded process of music writing.
  • Thanks so much for your kind comments - it means a lot from somebody with your wealth of experience. My friend Mark Kelly used to be in your guitar orchestra - you may not remember him, but he sends his best wishes.

    Cheers

    Adrian
  • Great music Paul! Simon Godden has kindly alerted me about your uploaded tracks, and I find your atonal language and instrument combinations highly expressive. I would be glad if you take a listen to my atonal improvisations and provide me with some feedback...
  • Hi Paul

    Try Youtube in 2 parts

    part 1

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZyTEka5UQc

    part 2

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp551c28rAk&feature=related

    If all else fails I'll giev you a link to the audio only

    Thanks

    adrian
  • Hi Paul,

    Thanks for alerting me to the music you've just posted up on your site. I absolutely adore "Threnody". It's extremely moving and displays an enormous amount of emotion and feeling. I feel that anybody that experiments with pantonality MUST first learn to tackle all aspects of key based music first, otherwise I find their atonal music a bit careless. In 'Threnody', you've managed to explore extremely opposing genres and blended them with a huge amount of skill. Who would have thought it possible to have an atonal string quartet playing simultaneously with a jazz combo, and live instruments as well. It really is quite a masterpiece, and I shall be listening to it regularly.

    My only despair is that you may find my music a touch on the crass side.

    Thanks again for posting. I really did enjoy it.
  • Hi Paul

    Thanks for showing an interest.

    The links are still active on THIS page - just three posts down. Click on them for the video and the sibelius score.

    If you don't have sibelius scorch the PDF is also here

    http://www.box.net/shared/o29xnjs59p

    thanks again

    adrian
  • Hello Paul

    I've been in the Isle of Man for a week, so I missed your last message. I would like to help you on the subject of the Chinese Writing, but you're best asking one of the admins of this site (on the home page), who can delve deeper into such issues.

    I have enjoyed listening to your music, and it's great to hear something that is really performed live, as most music here is by "virtual instruments".

    I know that you usually get paid to give advice on composition, so I just asked you as a small favour to take a quick listen to my piece - the added interest is that it's about Manchester. So if you ever do, I'd be more than grateful.

    Best wishes

    adrian.
  • I'd like that. My e-mail address is: alphabetgreen1996@googlemail.com
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