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String Quartet 1 - 1st movement. Allegretto vivace

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt Baker yesterday. 2 Replies

An attempt to compose a formal 3 movement work, this being the first. Composed February/ March this year. It was another attempt to broaden out from more familiar impressionist territory, aiming to…Continue

Haiku setting (1'15")

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun May 5. 2 Replies

Written for a chamber orchestra, the voice is represented by an alto flute at this stage. If it seems ok, I'll persuade a contralto to sing the voice part. A bit whimsical - I don't often write music…Continue

Concerto for String Orchestra. 1st movement. 2'50"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kjell Prytz on Thursday. 18 Replies

Chromatic rather than atonal but with some intended discords.Concerto for String Orchestra. 1st movement. StrepitosoWell, it started out as that but I’m not sure it’s demanding enough to call it…Continue

Desert. Twilight.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun May 10. 17 Replies

Hello all,An impressionist piece inspired by some storyboard sketches. Just to say there are sensual implications – the sequence involved two people informing without words their growing fondness for…Continue

 

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Matt Baker replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion String Quartet 1 - 1st movement. Allegretto vivace
"I had trouble latching on to a melody--but it was put together well enough that my brain always knew there WAS a cohesive melody, even though I couldn't pin it down. Very interesting! On a technical note, the first thing I noticed in the…"
yesterday
Dane Aubrun replied to Vieriu Emanuela Izabela's discussion Mock up music
"To me it means putting together a rendering on a DAW (or recording device(s) to sound as close as possible to live performance of a composition (or at least a more polished performance of an electronic / electro-acoustic work)..  For an example…"
yesterday
Ingo Lee replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion String Quartet 1 - 1st movement. Allegretto vivace
"Sounds great Dane, I like it!  I can hear your development work with a casual listen which is a good thing I think. You probably agree that this could be extended much longer, perhaps you're being considerate of our busy schedules? I like…"
yesterday
Dane Aubrun replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Russian Suite
"Yes, most pleasant though I'm not able to say whether it's Russian or not. The Volga Boatman is about the only tradition Russian tune I know and your work does have that dark-ish solemnity about it - kind-of hopes for better…"
Monday
Dane Aubrun replied to Doug Lauber's discussion Choose Your Best Samples
"Consoling and thank you for the assurances. I've had a USB stick go defunct and got obsessive about back-ups. I do 2 of the DAW and Vienna samples. As it is, I can do a software license with EW but have no free slots for a drive to hold the…"
Monday
Dane Aubrun replied to William Hainline's discussion Hi Everybody
"I'm inclined to agree with Gav. - exciting and SF but unvarying in intensity so the excitement wears thin after a few minutes. I couldn't relate it to the lyrics (on Soundcloud). If you intend is to adapt it in, say, smaller chunks…"
Monday
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String Quartet 1 - 1st movement. Allegretto vivace

An attempt to compose a formal 3 movement work, this being the first. Composed February/ March this year. It was another attempt to broaden out from more familiar impressionist territory, aiming to develop motifs in a more formal and coherent way.Although the quartet is complete I’m offering up just the first movement at this point.Any comment good or bad would be truly appreciated and thank you for listening. Such feedback would be most valuable in approaching a second quartet or perhaps…See More
Monday
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion New Feature - Composers Talk
"Stephen, what a fascinating and interesting career. It comes as no surprise though given your accomplishments. Your work, Perdition, has inspired me to a) have a try at brass writing – something I’ve tended to avoid – and b) a…"
Sunday
Dane Aubrun replied to Doug Lauber's discussion Choose Your Best Samples
"That Vienna key comes with a helluvan overhead. If you lose it or break it during the guarantee period you have to buy your licenses again at 20 Euros per license. It's only guaranteed against failure. To avoid re-buying the licenses, Vienna…"
Friday
Dane Aubrun replied to Doug Lauber's discussion Choose Your Best Samples
"I've wondered what the difference is between "cinematic" and symphonic sample libraries - though I suppose "cinematic" has a better selling pitch. There must be lots of wannabe cinema composers out there. Well, they aspire…"
Thursday
Kjell Prytz replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Concerto for String Orchestra. 1st movement. 2'50"
"You are a clever composer, Dane. This is a generous work, it gives me joy and experience and I am grateful. To me, this is the kind of modern music that I appreciate and bridges the gap between tonal and atonal music, so much needed for me. The…"
Thursday
Dane Aubrun replied to Islam Y.Omari's discussion "Modesty" an original piano piece
"As it happens I did replay it late last night. The only thing that grated was the occasional octave vibrato but that's a matter or style that others may be ok with. The rest was soothing. "
May 15
Dane Aubrun replied to Doug Lauber's discussion Choose Your Best Samples
"I was thinking about publishing software and it seems to have the things I look for (provisionally) but it must be pretty damned expensive. I waded through masses of hype but....nowhere the price mentioned.  I'm not really interested in…"
May 14
Dane Aubrun replied to Islam Y.Omari's discussion "Modesty" an original piano piece
"I found it pleasant if perhaps a little long.  In this I agree with Gav. If my intention were to sit and listen intently - say, if it was performed at a salon-type session, I think my attention would wander - but as incidental music, if I were…"
May 14
Dane Aubrun replied to Jon Corelis's discussion An exercise in atonality
"This verges more on psychoacoustics I'd guess. I'm no theorist (what is a musical theorist?) but it seems to me that the melody implies the harmony. I understand what "cadence" is. We need these terms so we can talk about it! In…"
May 14
Dane Aubrun replied to Jon Corelis's discussion An exercise in atonality
"It works in your terms, certainly. I just listened without looking at the score; putting me closer to Mr Average listener. (It’s almost impossible to get scores of contemporary works anyway.) I got no sense of what the more musical person…"
May 13

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
impressionist
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Southern England
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.
As an amateur violist I've used membership of local ensembles and orchestras as a way of getting pieces performed. I tend to an impressionistic style but never write off the chance to break away and do something "contemporary" or light or even 'pop'. My music education put me off serial techniques well and truly and probably did more harm than good. As for composing I still sketch on paper - no notation software is fast enough nor allows me to spread different tries on the table to edit. I then do mock-ups on Reaper relying heavily on its midi editor. I hope to comment and bring some pieces to the site if things work out. I tend to limit my things to around 5 minutes as I've found people are often happy to afford that time or less - and it's easier to get them played: local groups seem more willing to fill in spare moments of their gigs with the work of local composers. That's me!

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At 8:56am on January 4, 2019, Gav Brown said…

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