Stephen Ferre commented on Stephen Ferre's blog post Symphony No 3
"I've adjusted some balances and made some other corrections and reloaded it onto SoundCloud."
Sep 10, 2018
Stephen Ferre replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Collaborative Project Proposal: Treatise on Atonalism
"I would be happy to be involved in the discussions. That said, I start teaching tomorrow, and have a concert of my music to prepare for at the end of September. I don't know yet how much that entails, since I'm neither conducting, nor performing,…"
Aug 26, 2018
Stephen Ferre replied to Elias Fredericks's discussion String Quartet
"I've recently started using NotePerformer3 as my playback engine for Sibelius, and I have to say the results are spectacular. I don't know it it is as good as East/West in a DAW, but I've gotten great results from a simple playback of a Sibelius…"
Aug 26, 2018
Stephen Ferre replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Collaborative Project Proposal: Treatise on Atonalism
"Schoenberg, for one, described his music as pantonal. There are parts of his serial works that can be described as tonal or, at least, have tonal references. I think it is very difficult to completely avoid tonal references altogether. Webern,…"
Aug 26, 2018
Stephen Ferre replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Contest: THE 4 ELEMENTS: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES HAS PASSED, CONTEST CLOSED, VOTING TO BEGIN SOON!!
"I think we can all agree that each of us has a variety of reasons for wanting different lengths of time. I DO have a music job - two of them, in fact. Yes, it will take me only a couple of hours to write my entry, but finding those couple of hours…"
Jan 16, 2018
Stephen Ferre replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Contest: THE 4 ELEMENTS: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES HAS PASSED, CONTEST CLOSED, VOTING TO BEGIN SOON!!
"I don't know if you have me as a commit for water, but I think I will. It takes me a long time to write, so I'd probably vote for 3 months."
Jan 15, 2018
Stephen Ferre replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Contest: THE 4 ELEMENTS: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES HAS PASSED, CONTEST CLOSED, VOTING TO BEGIN SOON!!
"I would like to be involved, but I don't know if my teaching and freelance schedule will permit. If I do submit, it would probably be water. (I've already done fire.)"
Jan 6, 2018
Julie Harris commented on Stephen Ferre's blog post Remembering the Night Sky
"Thanks for the score, Stephen. This is a great addition to my "Listening List" for my composition students, who range in age from 6 to 67, mostly have perfect pitch and and mostly sleep, drink and eat serious music. They are insatiable for new…"
Nov 15, 2017
Stephen Ferre commented on Stephen Ferre's blog post Remembering the Night Sky
"Thanks, Mike. I'm not sure which doubling you are referring to, but near the beginning it is for acoustic purposes, with the piano punctuating entries, both of the saxophone and the other instruments. Later on, it is for emphasis and filling out…"
Nov 14, 2017
Mike Hewer commented on Stephen Ferre's blog post Remembering the Night Sky
"Hi Stephen,
The work took me elsewhere for 14 mins.
I was curious to note that the piano part did a lot of doubling, was that a practical consideration or just what you wanted? What organising principles did you use in this?
Great performance,…"
Nov 14, 2017
Stephen Ferre replied to Bob Morabito's discussion For or Against: Entrance Fees for Composing Competitions
"I'm of two minds on this. As a composer, I never want to pay to have someone look at my work (or listen to it). I'm never likely to earn my costs back on most of my music as it is. If I spend 500 hours writing a piece at $25 an hour, that's $12,500…"
Nov 13, 2017
Stephen Ferre commented on Stephen Ferre's blog post Remembering the Night Sky and Nørgård
"A link to the score is posted on a separate blog, since I can't put an attachment on a comment."
Nov 13, 2017
Stephen Ferre commented on Stephen Ferre's blog post Remembering the Night Sky and Nørgård
"Basically, I was given the full score both printed and digital form and told to match the instrumentation of Nørgård's second cello concerto, Momentum. That was it. The second movement was almost already in that instrumentation, but the end of the…"
Nov 13, 2017
Stephen Ferre commented on Stephen Ferre's blog post Remembering the Night Sky and Nørgård
"Try this Spotify link for the Nørgård: https://open.spotify.com/album/49IntbbuwquL8OyvS5splR"
Nov 13, 2017
Julie Harris commented on Stephen Ferre's blog post Remembering the Night Sky and Nørgård
"Colin, I was able to listen to the Helle Nacht links with no problem.  I'm in the US, on a PC with a Firefox browser.  I posted a link to Voyage into the Golden Screen on another thread, but here it is again.  This is the second movement, which uses…"
Nov 13, 2017
Julie Harris commented on Stephen Ferre's blog post Remembering the Night Sky and Nørgård
"Hello Stephen-
It's great to "meet" you online and to hear more about Nørgård's music and your own.
I enjoyed your Remembering the Night Sky very much.  I'm especially drawn to this work since several of my students recently started writing for…"
Nov 13, 2017
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