Riley Roberson replied to Riley Roberson's discussion NowItGetsDark (electronic only piece)
"This song is really cool. You're right that the production value is high. It sounds like it has been compressed and the track has a shimmer (more than just the actual sounds). Thanks for sharing that. After all the comments here, I think I am going…"
Aug 2, 2014
Riley Roberson replied to Riley Roberson's discussion NowItGetsDark (electronic only piece)
"Thanks for clarifiying. As with everything in music, art, theater, etc. it is about intent. Jackson Pollock could be reduced to childish when compared to the technique used by Manet. I have been to the museum and heard passersby use the phrase "my…"
Aug 2, 2014
Gavin Brown replied to Riley Roberson's discussion NowItGetsDark (electronic only piece)
"Riley, while I was listening to your song, I was reminded of the Chill song "Sleep at the Swamp," by Potlatch. It has spoken word, song, dreamy music, and all sorts of subtle background sounds. I consider it a successful work because despite the…"
Aug 2, 2014
Riley Roberson replied to Riley Roberson's discussion NowItGetsDark (electronic only piece)
"Hi Kristofer, I am trying to grasp what you are saying. I appreciate your comments. Maybe my description was confusing, but this wasn't a piece for stage. In general, I tried to make the words match up with what is happening musically, and actually…"
Aug 2, 2014
Riley Roberson replied to Riley Roberson's discussion NowItGetsDark (electronic only piece)
"That's a good comment, thank you. With your suggestions I think maybe a drone could fill it out in places and maybe some ambient percussion sounds. I'm working on a different project with voices, horn, and water sounds that I may have you listen to…"
Aug 1, 2014
Gavin Brown replied to Riley Roberson's discussion NowItGetsDark (electronic only piece)
"There are some aspects of this I like. It fits in with the modern "Chill" style (slow music without a lot of melody, but with lots of other sounds blended in, including human voice) which I am a big fan of. The melody is interesting and the voice is…"
Aug 1, 2014
Riley Roberson replied to Anders Christensen's discussion New soundtrack - The Cybertronic Grid
"I like this clip. I agree with Philip's comment about it having that hip hop feel. I am a big fan of including mainstream genres into the "classical" world so kudos.
I think one thing I could say is that I would like a little more 'weight' from the…"
Nov 30, 2011
Riley Roberson replied to Riley Roberson's discussion Light Maps for Electronic Recording, and Piano or 4 Trombones -- Mvt. 1
"I guess, if anyone is interested, I can explain where I eventually want to go with this piece. The end goal is a three movement set (which I have sketched on manuscript). Like I said, the piece is based on what the future of space travel might be.…"
Nov 30, 2011
Riley Roberson replied to James Mulvale's discussion First impressions of first ideas? Feedback please :)
"This is really interesting and I like it. By the end, I heard a little bit of Webern, Mahler, Danny Elfman, and J.S Bach. Like I said, very interesting combination of sounds. I especially love the melody (maybe a little repetitive, but interesting…"
Nov 30, 2011
Riley Roberson replied to Riley Roberson's discussion Light Maps for Electronic Recording, and Piano or 4 Trombones -- Mvt. 1
"I will definitely look into all of those things. I see what you mean about sounding a bit like Bruce Hornsby (the corniness at least). I will work it out a bit and bring it back to discussion.
These are the kind of comments I am looking for because…"
Nov 29, 2011
Jack Pickett replied to Riley Roberson's discussion Light Maps for Electronic Recording, and Piano or 4 Trombones -- Mvt. 1
"I'm not sure what to say - its somewhere between Bruce Hornsby and the Chemical Brothers - but having said that there are some pretty shaky passages which don't seem to make much sense. The piano part is a tad dull and unsubtle whilst the keyboard…"
Nov 29, 2011
Riley Roberson replied to Keman's discussion Tim's Theme Park Adventure
"Very well put together, and not long winded at all. Just the right length, I think, given the themes presented. Great title too! I can definitely hear the theme park in this piece.
It would be neat to hear the piece with live percussion sounds or at…"
Nov 28, 2011

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