andrew thornton replied to Gavin Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!
"I can't believe how long people here have been composing music. Three years ago I taught myself composing and I did not know what a note was. I tried to find a teacher but nobody answered my emails; I still maintain that there is age discrimination…"
May 13, 2018
andrew thornton replied to Gavin Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!
"Thanks to everyone involved. I appreciate all comments on my entries, Every composer needs support;many times I have nearly given up composing music altogether. 
[was going to let the winners comment first. But in the absence of that this will be my…"
May 13, 2018
andrew thornton replied to Gavin Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!
"You eat my musical treats at your own risk. I take no responsibility for the side effects which may include dizziness, levitation and astral travel. If these symptoms persist please consult your nearest musicologist.   "
Apr 23, 2018
andrew thornton replied to Gavin Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!
"Thanks Gav for all the work. 
This is my first contest on this site. "
Apr 23, 2018
andrew thornton replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Contest: THE 4 ELEMENTS: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES HAS PASSED, CONTEST CLOSED, VOTING TO BEGIN SOON!!
"I pre-submitted. 
But then I didn't know that you should submit 2 or more element entries at once. 
So when I submit again I will [1] put in again what I pre submitted exactly the same as it was and [2] add any other elements that I enter for. So in…"
Jan 22, 2018
andrew thornton replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Contest: THE 4 ELEMENTS: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES HAS PASSED, CONTEST CLOSED, VOTING TO BEGIN SOON!!
"My sense of humour was wasted. 
Sigh.
I will go to my grave poor and forgotten, a Lovecraftian figure of under appreciated imagination. 

Let's focus on the contest. Cthulhu would want focus. "
Jan 19, 2018
andrew thornton replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Contest: THE 4 ELEMENTS: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES HAS PASSED, CONTEST CLOSED, VOTING TO BEGIN SOON!!
"Dr Dexter your friendly Composer's Forum Psychoanalyst!
Forget Frasier or House or the bearded guy who sent Erica Strange to face her regrets. 
Only Dr Dexter is in tune with your inner musician!
Your rotten, selfish drive to self promotion will…"
Jan 19, 2018
andrew thornton replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Contest: THE 4 ELEMENTS: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES HAS PASSED, CONTEST CLOSED, VOTING TO BEGIN SOON!!
"I am always memorable. "
Jan 19, 2018
andrew thornton replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Contest: THE 4 ELEMENTS: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES HAS PASSED, CONTEST CLOSED, VOTING TO BEGIN SOON!!
"Well what is your point???????
I tell someone about this contest and they decide to join as a new forum member and commit. 
Isn't that growing a community? 
Or am I speaking to a fortune cookie? "
Jan 19, 2018
andrew thornton replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Contest: THE 4 ELEMENTS: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES HAS PASSED, CONTEST CLOSED, VOTING TO BEGIN SOON!!
"I strongly disagree with any posting requirement; I found a musician whose music would suit this contest. I told him about it and he joined . He is new to the forum. Yet he is genuine; the presumption that no posts = some sort of non genuine status…"
Jan 19, 2018
andrew thornton replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Contest: THE 4 ELEMENTS: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES HAS PASSED, CONTEST CLOSED, VOTING TO BEGIN SOON!!
"My favourite song under 2 minutes: Box Tops "The Letter". "
Jan 18, 2018
andrew thornton replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Contest: THE 4 ELEMENTS: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES HAS PASSED, CONTEST CLOSED, VOTING TO BEGIN SOON!!
"OK. Here is a hit song from 1958 that was approx 2 minutes: Lollipop by The Chordettes. 
2 minutes - it can do powerful things :) "
Jan 18, 2018
andrew thornton replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Contest: THE 4 ELEMENTS: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES HAS PASSED, CONTEST CLOSED, VOTING TO BEGIN SOON!!
"1 month.
That is 4 weeks.
Even if someone entered all 4 elements that leaves 2 minutes of music to make per week. 
The only kind of entrant who might have a case for longer is someone who does their own music with real physical drums, pianos etc.…"
Jan 14, 2018
andrew thornton replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Contest: THE 4 ELEMENTS: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES HAS PASSED, CONTEST CLOSED, VOTING TO BEGIN SOON!!
"I have completed two entries for different elements. They both go over 2 minutes by a few seconds. Not in any way that gives me any advantage. But is this like high school where if you do your essay of 5000 words to 5001 words you get disqualified?…"
Jan 11, 2018
andrew thornton replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Contest: THE 4 ELEMENTS: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES HAS PASSED, CONTEST CLOSED, VOTING TO BEGIN SOON!!
"I have finished my entry [might do a different element as well] . So how do I submit my entry? 
I have the music file and a pdf for the score. "
Jan 8, 2018
andrew thornton replied to Gavin Brown's discussion Contest: THE 4 ELEMENTS: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ENTRIES HAS PASSED, CONTEST CLOSED, VOTING TO BEGIN SOON!!
"I'm in. Water. "
Jan 7, 2018
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