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
"I don't believe anytihng I said satisfies the terms for abuse, I would need to be wrong first! You are posting a great many pieces in a section designed for analysis and critique which you almost uniformly ignore when offered and you offer your…"
"I would accept this with great relish! However it is a bit much to be given this advice from someone who gets upset themselves. You are good at disguising it but when your work is critiqued you get upset because you are not here to improve but to be…"
"Nice melody and sample sound but I think there would be some orchestration issues if you plan to have this performed in real life. Its hard to be sure without a score as details get lost but when the strings come in on the melody you really need…"
"20+ minutes is a long time for strangers to sit through so maybe you have a 2-3 minute section you're most proud of or you think in most need of feedback?A score would be useful as the midi playback doesn't illuminate what's happening…"
"I'm starting to think you don't actually want critique and this is puzzling given where you posted it! You have written with pride on the quality of your digital piano and become quite tetchy when others myself included don't think…"
"What is the instrumentation? Violin(s), cello, piano, flute, clarinet/bassoon? I did not listen to all of it and I don't know the Cherry Orchard to comment on how fitting this is but I enjoyed what I heard. You sound to be writing in the…"
"If I might go into a little more detail.We are used/conditioned to expect strings to have a certain amount of air and reverb because of where they are traditionally played, in large reverberent spaces. and how they are mixed in recordings. A dry…"
"I noticed what I assume is a mistake around 41-48 in that the cello when arpeggiating a Cm is playing Enat instead of Eb. Unless you intended for the cello to clash with the higher strings which are unambiguously minor."
"Right here Saul and in case you want to claim you were not talking specifically about the rabbi this was from a post expanding on his background and context of his music :)
"While Bach made Christian music famous, Jewish religious music was…"
"I did Saul but the problem is you don't seem to have discussion in mind. The music does not strike me as particularly good. It's not bad either. It is very average and of course this seems the ideal forum to say that but when I did you…"
"That's a fair point gregorio and of course bias and antisemitism have their odious parts to play. My point was that if this music is being touted by Saul as the Jewish equivalent of Bach's there is an enormous divide!"
"You are trying to compare very different disciplines. Quite possibly the rabbi had an eidetic memory and whilst that would be useful in advancing ones skill in music it is nothing at all to do with compositional excellence or the lack thereof, and…"
"Judging by this piece I would assume that such Jewish religious music has remained obscure because composers like Bach were considerably better! I wouldn't elevate the rabbi to prodigy status on the basis of this pleasant but unremarkable…"
What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Choir, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
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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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