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String Quartet 3rd movement.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ingo Lee yesterday. 10 Replies

A while ago I posted the 1st and 2nd movements of a string quartet – quite forgot about the 3rd so here it is. Semi-formal, it uses motifs derived from the opening bars and goes:Energico – tranquillo…Continue

Clouds - impressionist piece for small orchestra.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Nov 2. 18 Replies

Written 18 months ago. In the time since I’ve attempted to convert it to VSL – without success. Samples here are ancient but I can’t get the effect I want with VSL. Why? I don’t know. So I’d leave it…Continue

Suite for Strings mvt 2 Andante sostenuto

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Oct 4. 2 Replies

This was meant to be the 2nd movement of a suite but it isn’t going to work too well against the first. It may have to be stand-alone - an elegy or something. The string orchestra is muted, the five…Continue

Symphony for strings (working title only) 1st or last movement.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Oct 11. 13 Replies

6 mins approx.A recent effort, having taken note of comments on my more extended stuff. I'm no symphonist and it’ll probably end up the first or last movement of a Suite.Andante - poco mosso -…Continue

 

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Dane Aubrun replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion Sculptilia Lacrimae (for Percussion Ensemble)
"Enjoyed. Easy to listen to. In the absence of a score / introduction (apart from your few words in your replies to the earlier cello work) I noticed how you increased the variety of instruments as you went along, waiting a while until pitched…"
5 hours ago
Ingo Lee replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion String Quartet 3rd movement.
"Dane I'm sure you're aware of MuseScore which is free and happily used by many. Apparently it will break out parts and export to PDF as well as MIDI to use in your DAW.  To download and play with it could be a diversion while you…"
yesterday
Dane Aubrun replied to Colin Dougall's discussion Vienna Ensemble Pro 7 & Kontakt Player
"Thank you for your reply, Michael. Most cautionary. I think I can dld the manual without buying it. Well, this isn't the place to discuss VSL software as a subject alone except I can't help say the VEpro must be quite something. Over the…"
yesterday
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion String Quartet 3rd movement.
"Thank you, Ingo for your kind comment. Glad it seemed to hold together. In fact, writing and bashing it into shape has sent me on a slightly different compositional course. I don't know how permanently but.... I use the DAW score as the basis…"
yesterday
Dane Aubrun replied to Colin Dougall's discussion Vienna Ensemble Pro 7 & Kontakt Player
"Michael....hi I don't want to divert the thread but I'm particularly interested in this. I'm more of a musician than a tech guy so I'm reluctant to get tied up in jargon which would be the case if I queried this on VSL's…"
Thursday
Ingo Lee replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion String Quartet 3rd movement.
"I like the way that the sections fit together and give this an overall arc. So semi-formal works for me I guess. Thanks for putting together a score, it's always useful for us I think.  Scoring software is a pain I know, but then when…"
Tuesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion At the Edge - Computer generated music for solo Cello
"Thanks for your detailed reply, Ali. You bring up some interesting points. Perhaps in time some of these will be discussed elsewhere in the forum. As a topic it's interesting. I experimented some years ago with automatic poetry working…"
Monday
Dane Aubrun replied to Andrey Zubets's discussion Suite for cello, orchestra and live electronics
"VERY accomplished work led by a brilliant cellist on a superb instrument. I’m a great fan of the cello so had to have a listen – and how good it is too – production values and video as much as the music itself. I had half an hour…"
Dec 7
Dane Aubrun replied to Jostein Kauserud's discussion Organ music
"No introduction? It sounded like a loop which puts it in the minimalist genre for me anyway. Cheers, Dane"
Dec 7
Dane Aubrun replied to Ali Riza SARAL's discussion At the Edge - Computer generated music for solo Cello
"I’m not sure how to comment on this. I’m in no way averse to technology in music but when it comes to the creative spark of composition, I can’t accept that a computer can do better or worse than a human, given a human had to…"
Dec 7
Dane Aubrun replied to Saul Gefen's discussion The Planets
"As someone interested in modern "classical" music I tended to think Holst. Your piece came over as muddy orchestration, saved by its simplistic line and harmony, more akin to Vangelis in the original Blade Runner. It's probably…"
Dec 6
Jan-Frederik Carl replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion String Quartet 3rd movement.
"Hi Dane, it is good effort. I can "feel" the structural ideas now much better. You seem on a good way towards trying to be a more formal."
Dec 2
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion FB Composer Groups
"Many thanks for this info, Gav. It doesn't look too conducive to musical discussion and critique, just showcasing one's work on the offchance someone will listen. As the days pass I find less and less reason to create a facebook account.…"
Nov 28
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion String Quartet 3rd movement.
"Many thanks for listening to the second movement. It started me on a trend to write for solo (non-keyboard) instruments and smaller ensembles with the hope of performance. I may try a simpler quartet for the same reason. A couple of advanced string…"
Nov 27
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion String Quartet 3rd movement.
"Hi, Jan-Frederick Many thanks for listening and your encouraging comments. Much appreciated. The structure is fairly loose, based on motifs drawn from the thematic fragment started in bar 8 by the violin and repeated in the cello straight…"
Nov 27
Dane Aubrun replied to Jan-Frederik Carl's discussion Agnus Dei
"Certainly some interesting contrapuntal harmony there, difficult for an amateur choir so hopefully you have a fully trained one to hand!  It definitely has a liturgical feel about it - slow with solemnity.  Congratulations on the…"
Nov 27

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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 2:59pm on May 23, 2019, Stephen Lines said…

Incidentally, I see you live in southern England (why I thought you were American I really don't know). I live in Hampshire, where do you live if you don't mind me asking?

You are very encouraging with your comments about others' work (including mine) - I wish I had the same facility as sometimes I think I come across as somewhat unsympathetically critical.

Best regards,

Stephen 

At 2:52pm on May 23, 2019, Stephen Lines said…

Hi Dane,

I see from one of the threads that you compose on paper and don't know how to produce PDFs. If it helps, my printer has the facility to copy and save as a PDF - the printer itself wasn't expensive (around $100) but the ink refills admittedly cost a small fortune. You might consider shopping around and buying something similar.

All the best,

Stephen

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

Welcome Dane!

 
 
 

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