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My Animal Song.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emily Bond Oct 6, 2018. 6 Replies

I'm not sure whether I've posted this before on this forum. Since it's almost 8 minutes long, I won't try to pass it off as a contest entry. I'll just post it here. I'm really more of a dog person,…Continue

My Latest Effort - Reverie

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Waugh Dec 1, 2017. 5 Replies

This is the second thing I've composed  that is truly in my own voice. No role models involved.…Continue

 

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Art Lowell replied to Art Lowell's discussion Pretending to Write Like Bartok
"I would only remark that with the orchestra that I have listened to in person for years, the Contrabasses have been lined up along the right end of the ensemble, stage-front to stage-back behind the celli. But their sound will certainly project…"
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Kjell Prytz replied to Art Lowell's discussion Pretending to Write Like Bartok
"Forgot to mention that it surely depends on sound system. The effect I hear is only relevant for headphones. Using loudspeakers, both ears will hear the bass although everything comes from the right. Kjell"
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Art Lowell replied to Art Lowell's discussion Pretending to Write Like Bartok
"Thank you Kelly. I had been in the habit of keeping the separation much tighter than this until getting complaints from people (in this forum, in fact), that the separation needed to be much wider. Yours is the first such feedback I've had. I…"
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Art Lowell replied to Art Lowell's discussion Pretending to Write Like Bartok
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Kjell Prytz replied to Art Lowell's discussion Pretending to Write Like Bartok
"This work I find really great. It is sort of total, it contains everything. It has melodies, rhythm, orchestra, solos. Very impressive work. Just one remark, probably personal: panning, why is it so extreme? Sometimes I hear e.g. the basses in one…"
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Art Lowell replied to Art Lowell's discussion Pretending to Write Like Bartok
"I had to chuckle. Somebody at KVR pointed out that the final passages of this piece were more reminiscent of Bernstein's "Cool", from West Side Story. Damn! He's right! I'd been totally unaware."
Nov 11
Art Lowell replied to Art Lowell's discussion Pretending to Write Like Bartok
"I was  thinking of Bartok's Miraculous Mandarin as an inspiration. The writing isn't nearly as complex as in that "miraculous" piece, but then, I'm not nearly the genius that Bartok was.  Dane, in fact, I stole…"
Nov 11
michael diemer replied to Art Lowell's discussion Pretending to Write Like Bartok
"It reminded me more of Stravinsky. Specifically, the three blockbuster ballets, "Rite," Petrushka and "Firebird."  I don't hear much Bartok, but my knowledge of his music is limited. Shostakovich, yes, I get that, it…"
Nov 11
Dane Aubrun replied to Art Lowell's discussion Pretending to Write Like Bartok
"Well, it sounds a bit like Bartok, also Shostakovitch in his more furious moments a la Symphony 10. Yep, pretty furious. I felt that a few solos were given too much prominence against the background, the violin in particular. It reminded me of some…"
Nov 11
Art Lowell replied to Gav Brown's discussion Christmas Moon for Alto and Piano
"Very, very nice. Leaves ya a bit hanging, though."
Nov 10
Art Lowell replied to Gav Brown's discussion Introducing Gavin Brown
"Thanks, Gavin."
Nov 10
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Nov 10
Art Lowell replied to Gav Brown's discussion Introducing Gavin Brown
"Thanks, Gavin. Ultimately, I'm going to wast to post some of my recent stuff. Where would be the most appropriate place to do this? Introduce yourself? Or maybe Miscellaneous?"
Nov 10
Art Lowell replied to George Abbott's discussion Hello. Farmer George Here - Searching For Honest Critique
"I listened to a few of your pieces, and found them delightful, beautiful, varied, very competently composed and engineered, and highly worthy of showcasing. Getting people to listen to your stuff is really a struggle! There are so many of us…"
Nov 10
Art Lowell replied to Gav Brown's discussion Introducing Gavin Brown
"Ah, Gavin, I found you!  I hadn't known that the forum had actually gone defunct. I'll try to learn how to navigate this new version now. (I'm all better now.)"
Nov 10
Art Lowell replied to Daniel DiMercurio's discussion What Piece Drives You to Tears?
"Off topic for Gavin: I have belonged to this forum for awhile and would like to be able to find my way back to the home page to post new topics and see what other topics are there, but I've lost that bookmark. Can you help me?"
Nov 10

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Songs, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Newberg Oregon
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
It's been a life-long dream drive to create music. Been in bands, played in orchestras and listened to it all. I've always wanted to compose, but didn't think I could do it until I got serious about working with DAWs. I guess the DAW is my instrument now.
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At 10:11am on July 26, 2016, Larry Elliott said…

Greetings Art,

I just listened to some of your compositions. I like them. They have a very refreshing style. Good woodwind work. Thanks for sharing.

Very best,

Larry Elliott

At 7:52pm on September 2, 2014, michael diemer said…

 

Welcome Art!

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