William Rayer replied to William Rayer's discussion Worlds Within Worlds
"Well, I understand yur points and will look at the scoring. I am glad you enjoy the work. Maybe I will tone down the 'drone' as Ray calls it. To me, the piece is finished. But it never hurts to look and rethink, I've don that, but maybe a bit more…"
Feb 26, 2011
William Rayer replied to William Rayer's discussion Worlds Within Worlds
"I understand, but I take your comments as justifiable and they do make me think about my composition. This is exactly the kind of info I need from a listener. I wish I could give you a live performance to hear. The piece should sound more 'airy' and…"
Feb 25, 2011
William Rayer replied to William Rayer's discussion Worlds Within Worlds
"Thanks Ray, I disaggree, but I enjoy your comments. I am not in the business of "mixing". This is a composition. In a real orchestra the 'drone' as you put it, would be more subtle. I am concerned, compositionally with how the notes 'grow' above the…"
Feb 25, 2011
William Rayer replied to William Rayer's discussion Worlds Within Worlds
"I have been going toa Composer Seminar studying with Jeff Mumford. This piece, World Within Worlds has gone through a metamorphosis. This is the current version:
 Worlds Within Worlds_6.mp3"
Feb 24, 2011
William Rayer replied to William Rayer's discussion Worlds Within Worlds
"Well, sorry no one liked this. It has changed. I have re-wroked it but won't post because of lack of interest."
Feb 24, 2011
William Rayer replied to William Rayer's discussion Worlds Within Worlds
"Thank you for listening. This is in a set of music I call Orchestral Paintings. Each is different and presents different moods. In this one I am trying to paint the feeling of nature quiet, but sometimes energetic. I am glad you enjoyed the…"
Jan 11, 2011
William Rayer left a comment for Ronald (rolifer) Ferguson
"Hi Ron, the Flute Trio that also was performed live in April is not yet available. I did post the airing on WCLV of my String Quartet."
May 9, 2010
William Rayer left a comment for Ronald (rolifer) Ferguson
"Hi Ron, I will post a link shortly. Thanks for asking (and reminding me).

Bill"
May 9, 2010
William Rayer left a comment for Ronald (rolifer) Ferguson
"Hi Ron, I didn't know you were here also. Great music at the top - I enjoyed listening to all of them."
May 2, 2010
William Rayer left a comment for Richard Rayer
"Well, you did find us here. Welcome!"
May 2, 2010
William Rayer replied to William Rayer's discussion Eternal Darkness
"You are very perceptive, Ariel. Though the top note of the rising figure is a C, it does feel suspended like it wants to go, but I don't let it. It is a prelude and I want the sense expectancy to be there, an urge for the music to go somewhere, but…"
Apr 30, 2010
Ariel Ramos replied to William Rayer's discussion Eternal Darkness
"Bill, nice piece.

I am fighting with myself trying to decide if the repeating pattern (and the top note, is it a D?) is a plus or a minus. I kind of want it go somewhere else but at the same time it also gives me the sensation of endless (or…"
Apr 29, 2010
William Rayer replied to William Rayer's discussion Eternal Darkness
"Check out the thread now -it is a prelude to an entire symphonic poem.

Mark McDowell said:Bill, for me, the only thing that would have made a difference in terms of the perception of it being complete is perhaps another 15 seconds of transition…"
Apr 28, 2010
William Rayer replied to William Rayer's discussion Performance
"Here are the 4 movements of my String Quartet, Opus 2 that will be played this Sunday on WCLV (104.9 or www.wclv.com) at 9:00 pm EDST.

Movement I Movement II Movement III Movment IV"
Apr 24, 2010
William Rayer replied to William Rayer's discussion Performance
"Yes Andrew, I will get. It uploaded."
Apr 24, 2010
Andrew Gleibman replied to William Rayer's discussion Performance
"Hi Bill, can you provide an audio link to listen to this music? (maybe you can upload some mp3 to your profile here?)"
Apr 24, 2010
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  • Wonderful music Congratualations
  • Bill....I have always enjoyed your music. Were you able to get a recording for the April performance? If so make sure you post it (if allowed). We buckeyes need to stick together (born in Akron and even lived across the street from Kent State back in '68). Ron
  • I am still am not sure how to get around this .ning thing. And thanks for the comment.
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