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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 Frank Antonson's discussion Scoring for a wordless movie
"My understanding is that while such music may be public domain the recording or production of it may not. The orchestra or their publisher is likely to own the right to that recorded version though there may be a resource for public domain…"
Tuesday
Charles Holt replied to Frank Antonson's discussion Scoring for a wordless movie
"My understanding is that while such music may be public domain the recording or production of it may not. The orchestra or their publisher is likely to own the right to that recorded version though there may be a resource for public domain…"
Tuesday
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Ride West
""What other options do you suggest?" Record with midi and quantise the notes onto the beat. Or record everything to a metronome as rhythmically as possible so in theory everything syncs up. Many artists have recorded entire drum parts…"
Monday
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Ride West
"I very very strongly advise you record with a metronome and perfect the percussion first before recording other instruments on top. Percussion shouldn't be this rubato.Viktor I believe Morricone didn't have a large budget for the Leone…"
Feb 10
Charles Holt replied to Stephen Lines's discussion What does a conductor do?
"Saul: "I think that he is a perfectionist, and I generally am not very fond of perfectionists."This explains an awful lot."
Feb 7
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Plato's Cave Allegory, who's the fool?
"I think the fools are the ones who pick a handful of composers they like and then judge either silently or openly the people who have no interest. You missed a few names off your list of five. A few hundred conservatively speaking.Not everyone likes…"
Feb 7
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion I not a Scientist or a Mathematician nor am I a Digital Engineer
"Dane you may assume that I am not referrinf to difficulties stemming from poor references and instructions but those ubiquitous to becoming familiar with a new workflow. As Saul has tried several DAWs with the same issues the problem is probably…"
Feb 7
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion I not a Scientist or a Mathematician nor am I a Digital Engineer
""Composition is difficult as it is, aint no reason to make it more difficult."Difficult is what makes one better. To be frank your music will not improve much if you shy from the minor technical difficulties of a DAW as you tend to shy…"
Feb 6
Charles Holt replied to Stanley King's discussion This week's accidental composition.
"I could go into depth on what I felt didn't work musically if it's helpful but themore positive side is that overall I enjoyed it, it had a medieval folk feel. I also applaud writing for a woodwind ensemble which is much less forgiving…"
Feb 5
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Swordsman's Tale
"If I've persuaded you to make your music even worse because you confuse critique with malice then thats actually something of a '"win"'!"
Feb 1
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion Swordsman's Tale
"Its not a case of "'getting it"' Saul it is very obvious why you chose to include it but it is just a penetrating noise after the fourth instance. Unique is not the same as good or difficult and my advice would be severely…"
Jan 31
Charles Holt replied to David Carovillano's discussion Thoughts on contest entry fees?
"Musicians especially good ones who can sight read anything within reason are expensive. I assume this is where the majority of entrance fees go since most competitions promise either a playthrough to "'test'" the piece or perform…"
Jan 28
Charles Holt replied to Ashley Berg's discussion Modern Technologies
"Tim, while I agree that some manner of AI will have a hand in creating fake compositions I don't think it will truly affect the field. There will always be those in need of music happy to use the bland, the obvious and the lowest denominator…"
Jan 17
Charles Holt replied to Gav Brown's discussion Orchestral Instrumentation Question
"I believe the section size is correlated with the number of string players so a small string section would be drowned by a large brass section of coutse. I recomment finding concert footage of orchestra and ensembles and working out how many players…"
Jan 12
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion I not a Scientist or a Mathematician nor am I a Digital Engineer
"I was talking about preparing music for performance or recording. The same piece of music and one experienced person working with DAW/NS and one experienced person working with paper to create the same score and parts. Paper might win for very…"
Jan 12
Charles Holt replied to Saul Dzorelashvili's discussion I not a Scientist or a Mathematician nor am I a Digital Engineer
"I would bet that an experienced orchestrator or composer working with software would hands-down beat paper. Imagine trying to hand-write an entire score and then the dozens of individual parts for an orchestral performance in less time than someone…"
Jan 12

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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…

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