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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Morabito Jun 19, 2018. 2 Replies

I've been reading through some older posts before saying anything and from what I've found I think I'm going to be very happy here!I'm privileged to have had a successful career in what might still…Continue

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Charles Holt replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers' Forum Continue?
"My pension could survive some inroads but my concern is what happens if the target is not met. Does the money go back to the doners before the site closes down or is it held in a virtual pot? How is the financial side of things managed is my…"
Sep 3
Charles Holt replied to Lucas Oliveira Krumenaur's discussion Second atempt: here is my first piece on sentiments. (very short but my best at intent)
"My point was simply that it is not a prerequisite to good music. Of course one should study if one wants to but a common stage with developing composers is to prioritise mastery of theoretical forms to the exclusion of their own voice. Absorb…"
Aug 20
Charles Holt replied to LeviathaninWaves's discussion Trying to wrap my head around some composition techniques.
"Perhaps a useful idea is whether the composer themselves was thinking in your terms and consciously constructing from theoretical concepts or just writing music to sound a bit errie and strange. I would say it is the latter. Theory after all exists…"
Aug 20
Charles Holt replied to Lucas Oliveira Krumenaur's discussion Second atempt: here is my first piece on sentiments. (very short but my best at intent)
"Some extraordinarily powerful music is written with little to no counterpoint. It is not a requirement for good composing!"
Aug 17
Charles Holt replied to Lucas Oliveira Krumenaur's discussion The VII° on major.
"You had stated "rules are only ever used to teach someone, not for creating art" and that is simply untrue. I merely wanted to make that point. There are rules or trends or traditions in music that are absolutely followed when creating new…"
Jul 31
Charles Holt replied to Claude Werner's discussion MIDI renditions, the new CGI?
"Obviously but if the OP thinks a sample library is expensive he's in for a shock concerning the cost of musicians. Samples are there to substitute and sometimes very convincingly."
Jul 31
Charles Holt replied to Claude Werner's discussion MIDI renditions, the new CGI?
"The cost of a good sample library is not that great when considered as an investment by a professional. It's not a case of wealth it's a case of persistence and getting yourself to the point where you can afford what you need."
Jul 29
Charles Holt replied to Lucas Oliveira Krumenaur's discussion The VII° on major.
"I belive you can find from well-known composers examples of rules being followed at the expense of the music or certainly with the result that the music is informed by what was considered good practice over ewhat might have sounded better. Your way…"
Jul 29
Charles Holt replied to Lucas Oliveira Krumenaur's discussion The VII° on major.
"These are not rules of execution or craft though Jon. Lucas is asking about very specific aspects of musical theory and the equivalent in sculpture might be which tools to use on which medium. "Include the severed head" is a detail of…"
Jul 28
Charles Holt replied to Lucas Oliveira Krumenaur's discussion The VII° on major.
"Balking at rules is something I've seeen many composers do. Thy think that their voice will be muffled by sticking to regulatuon when nothing could be further from the truth. One can take it to far but rules are vital for many things in music…"
Jul 28
Charles Holt replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion String Quartet 1 2nd movement.
"Some of the greatest and most famous music every composed is predictable Rick. Many composers never master traditional structure melody and harmony so it is hardly a mark against you for cleaving to that philosophy! "Predictable" though of…"
Jul 16
Charles Holt replied to Clark Murray's discussion Song Variance Comparison
"Are you asking us for feedback on this Clark? Or if not may I ask what the prpose of this dissertatation is?"
Jul 11
Charles Holt replied to Jon Corelis's discussion An exercise in atonality
"I recognise this!"
May 13

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Choir, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Choral
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
UK
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.
I am a choral and sacred composer with four decades of experience, now beginning to move away from the rigorous strictures surrounding such work into a more harmonically unbound future. I'm hoping to meet fellow practitioners and get some meat on the skeleton of my output! Talk to you soon, Charles

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At 3:22pm on June 17, 2018, Gav Brown said…

Welcome Charles!

 
 
 

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