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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 Jon Corelis's discussion An exercise in atonality
"I recognise this!"
May 13
Charles Holt replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Instrument Studies for Eyes and Ears site
"Please change your link which is definitely broken to http://resources.music.indiana.edu/isfee/ as you had omitted a colon, "flash" was not the issue."
Apr 7
Charles Holt replied to Jon Corelis's discussion CALL FOR SCORES: THE 2019 ANTONIN ARTAUD COMPOSITION CONTEST
"I have to say this sems an odd thing to copyright."
Apr 7
Charles Holt replied to Stefan Welebny's discussion Music Gallery
"Are you loking for feedback Stefan? "
Apr 3
Charles Holt replied to Songwon's discussion Is the chord progression too repetitive?
"Depending on who you ask repetition is either fine, to be admired, or reprehensible and "'easy'". I say repetition has great precedents in classical music and your writing works well within it."
Feb 27
Charles Holt replied to Gabriel Berger's discussion Pushing Limits (OBR19)
"Ah that makes more sense. So most of the issues are workarounds for you to get sibelius sounding as you would like but you know in real life they wouldn't function the same way. That deals with 90% of my input very nicely.I would not recommend…"
Feb 24
Charles Holt replied to Gabriel Berger's discussion Pushing Limits (OBR19)
"If this is for live performance then a few issues come to mind which are probably of more use than saying what I think works.Woodwinds: if you have only one oboe and clarinet those parts are not going to make you popular. If you have two or more…"
Feb 23
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…"
Feb 12
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…"
Feb 12
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 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

Profile Information

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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