Richard T. Hill replied to Gavin Brown's discussion “Dancing” CONTEST DEADLINE PASSED
"There's no info on how to submit the entry. Can you help?"
Feb 25, 2020
Richard T. Hill replied to Gavin Brown's discussion “Dancing” CONTEST DEADLINE PASSED
"It's been a while. I need a fresh challenge for 2020. I'm in."
Jan 10, 2020
Richard T. Hill replied to Gavin Brown's discussion “Heat” - DEADLINE HAS PASSED, VOTING TO BEGIN SOON
"I'm in."
Jun 16, 2016
Richard T. Hill replied to Richard T. Hill's discussion Sax Quartet - Feedback Requested
"Thanks, Tyler. I think a little more attention to the dynamics and balance by the players would have helped that second movement. Thanks for your feedback. I really appreciate it.
-Rich"
Mar 3, 2016
Tyler Hughes replied to Richard T. Hill's discussion Sax Quartet - Feedback Requested
"I like this piece, very imaginative. Like the harmonic language and melodies used. Its written very idiomatically for the instruments. 
Only criticisms I have is that at times it can sound too busy, like at measure 30-ish in movement two. It gets…"
Mar 3, 2016
Richard T. Hill replied to roger stancill's discussion The Most Beautiful Symphony in Recent History
"Isn't Facebook for drivel? :)"
Oct 23, 2015
Richard T. Hill replied to Tyler Hughes's discussion Symphony No. 2 (Ocean Symphony) Mvt. 2 The Mesopelagic Zone
"Measure 100 is a dangerous pause. Expect premature applause. LOL. Again, you are quite the impressionist. I like all of this.
Awaiting movement 3.
-Rich Hill"
Oct 23, 2015
Richard T. Hill replied to Tyler Hughes's discussion Symphony No. 2 (Ocean Symphony) Mvt. 1 The Epipelagic Zone
"Tyler,
I think this music very effectively paints the picture you are trying to portray. It's a great shape. I'm wondering if you could have notated it in a simple meter with the the phrasing occurring off the bar. I'm not sure what would be easier…"
Oct 23, 2015
Richard T. Hill replied to roger stancill's discussion The Most Beautiful Symphony in Recent History
"So this is what's become of Composers' Forum, eh?Imagine how much more music could be written in the time wasted typing back and forth on subjects that have little do with composing music."
Oct 23, 2015
Richard T. Hill replied to Olmnilnlolm's discussion What Harm is Being Done to World Musical Culture by the Wars between the West and Muslim Peoples?
"Yeah, whatever. 1400 years of islamic aggression. Fuck off."
Aug 25, 2015
Richard T. Hill replied to Olmnilnlolm's discussion What Harm is Being Done to World Musical Culture by the Wars between the West and Muslim Peoples?
"I'm very happy for you that you all the time in the world to expound at length. 

"A defense of imperialism, old-style colonialism, capitalist exploitation of "the periphery," supplemented by a salutary series of bombing campaigns, or some or some…"
Aug 25, 2015
Richard T. Hill replied to Olmnilnlolm's discussion What Harm is Being Done to World Musical Culture by the Wars between the West and Muslim Peoples?
""Then I think you partly answered your own question..."I think you're giving composers way too much credit for global relations.Someone like Stockhausen is firmly grounded in the Western Germanic tradition. Composers like this embrace their culture…"
Aug 25, 2015
Richard T. Hill replied to Olmnilnlolm's discussion What Harm is Being Done to World Musical Culture by the Wars between the West and Muslim Peoples?
"What do composers using foreign influences in their music have to do with West-East relations? There are some composers who are firmly grounded in their native cultures, some who make a display of their xenophilia and others that are somewhere in…"
Aug 25, 2015
Richard T. Hill replied to Olmnilnlolm's discussion What Harm is Being Done to World Musical Culture by the Wars between the West and Muslim Peoples?
"What's the matter? Mozart's rondo alla turca and the augmented 2nd isn't enough influence for you?
No, but seriously, the influence on some Western music thanks to the colonization of Spain, Portugal and the Balkans by the Muslims and the last 1400…"
Aug 24, 2015
Richard T. Hill replied to daryl sprake's discussion the reason why classical music is dying
"Bob,I just didn't want to work in that bubble.
Rich Bob Porter said:
But doesn't part of the art for arts sake syndrome deal with there being no bad art?
" music, that exhibits an internal consistency and inner beauty that draws the listener to…"
Jul 4, 2015
Richard T. Hill replied to daryl sprake's discussion the reason why classical music is dying
"This is exactly why I left academia. I wouldn't exactly say it's dying. The composers thriving are the ones writing interesting music that is also compelling to someone other than other composers."
Jul 3, 2015
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  • Welcome Richard, hope you enjoy the forum! I used to live in Ridley Park

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