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My wind quintet, first draft

Started this discussion. Last reply by Antonio Freixas Jan 6, 2018. 27 Replies

The first draft of my wind quintet. Finally complete. Please have a listen, and let me know what you think.

New ElectroAcoustic Piece

Started Dec 5, 2017 0 Replies

Something I composed a little while back.  Finally finished it today...

recordings from my latest big band rehearsal

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles Burns Nov 28, 2017. 6 Replies

I've been working to put together a working big band, using all my arrangements/compositions.  This is the first rehearsal that I felt was good enough to offer up the recordings for general comment. …Continue

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
If I had to choose one, I'd say jazz I guess
Is music your main income source?
Sort Of - Music Related
Where do you live?
Culver City, CA
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.
For the longest time I was a semi-pro to pro saxophonist, making much of my living playing and teaching. A few years ago, my wife had an incredible job opportunity that brought us to the wilds of England. Suddenly, we were in the middle of the country-side, and the saxophone jobs were few and far between. To stay sane, I started writing at first for big band, and then branching out into electronic and orchestral music. We've since moved back to California, where I decided to make a go of composing as my primary musical avocation! Now any moment not spent with family or work is devoted to music - writing, learning, and performance.

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At 10:24am on January 25, 2018, Ingo Lee said…

Hi Charles, sorry I'm so long in accepting this, I haven't been checking in here regularly.

At 8:04pm on November 20, 2017, Gav Brown said…

Welcome Charles!

At 4:56pm on November 20, 2017, Julie Harris said…

Loved your "About Me" section.  Can't wait to hear your music!


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