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Prelude. (More light music) about 1'40"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Sep 12. 19 Replies

Dilemma. Some years back I wrote a prelude for a local movie club. The midi files were scrapped with the Xp computer and the score is lost.Recently I tried recreating it using Reaper and up-to-date…Continue

Minuet 1'45"

Started this discussion. Last reply by H. S. Teoh Sep 1. 23 Replies

An exercise. I don't want to let go of standard diatonic harmony (even if this doesn't obey all the CPP rules). A classical-styled thing has to have harmonic clarity, limited chromatics.So I ran this…Continue

Concerto for High Trumpet (Light music)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Sep 2. 19 Replies

I've found that continuously writing atonal music is a bit wearying. So I turned to something light. Sort of in the Leroy Anderson vein.I was starting to lose touch with diatonic harmony which I'd…Continue

Music for Orchestra with Coloratura.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Aug 23. 12 Replies

The second piece for this combination. The coloratura should be accepted as another ensemble instrument. Written about 8 months ago and touched up a couple of weeks back.It's through composed, relies…Continue

 

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Dane Aubrun replied to Jaume Gelada Saez's discussion Does anyone know any place to find shorts with NO MUSIC?
"I forgot to add that some years ago I associated myself with a local amateur movie-maker group that led to a couple of "commissions". One member belonged to a larger group who invited some work from me. Unfortunately their project failed…"
4 hours ago
Dane Aubrun replied to Jaume Gelada Saez's discussion Does anyone know any place to find shorts with NO MUSIC?
"Have you tried making one or more yourself, if you have a phone? Maybe a brief doc about your town or a subject like "autumn". Most cameras and phones can make movies these days limited by battery. There's a topic here about someone…"
6 hours ago
Dane Aubrun replied to Tillerich's discussion Music - short to write and long to listen to....or the other way round
"We all have our individual definitions of music and what's craftsmanship and not. I believe there's still room for craftsmanship though the current trend in Lego composing and "big bang orchestration" give lie to that. You can…"
yesterday
Dane Aubrun replied to Timothy Smith's discussion Should I throw This In The Bin?
"I still believe extracting the violin line and maybe moving it down an octave may yield some suggestions. I respect it'll be a problem because if you later wanted to add a few bars intro that may create a new problem. Also see if other chords…"
yesterday
Dane Aubrun replied to Timothy Smith's discussion Should I throw This In The Bin?
"Not at all for the bin! There's a lot of material there for development. But hoping you'll excuse me saying so, the underlying harmony needs variation. (But then you know me, anything that holds a key for more than half a bar gets…"
yesterday
Dane Aubrun replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Autumn
"I need hardly comment and I hope 8Rivers will excuse me disagreeing about the performance which so formed part of the mood. Playing quietly needs a lot of control that has to come unobtrusively and once again you seem in complete command of your…"
Wednesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?
"Hi Liz, The running total is under the "announcements" heading in the middle of the MAIN page. My contribution wasn't huge, Liz, but I reckoned maybe 15 or so would match it and the bill would be paid. Didn't seem a big ask. I…"
Tuesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Timothy Smith's discussion Should I throw This In The Bin?
"Yeah, Sorry to say, Timothy, google wants me to sign in or create an account. I'm unable to accept it's T&C or perhaps better, it won't accept mine! No  chance of bunging it on soundcloud or as an mp3 here? ."
Tuesday
Dane Aubrun replied to 8Rivers's discussion Art Rock/Electronic Song ( Urban Conundrum )
"Very nice. A quiet mood that insidiously gets you, I mean me, that I'd shuffle around to late at night suitably doped up with someone I seem dissolving into! I really wish the section up to 1'31" went on a lot longer. As you tagged it…"
Tuesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?
"We've both contributed, Liz, but it's dismaying. It isn't fair, Gav having to pay the last $200 to let a bunch of people happy to ride on others' backs and get the benefits of being able to post, seek help, critique and that. Ok,…"
Tuesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?
"Doesn't look like it's going to make it this time. I contributed so I'll try to post one more piece before it closes. I can't understand the stinginess. I have to pay £40 pa to the London forum to be allowed to do anything.…"
Tuesday
Dane Aubrun replied to James Richardson's discussion Good (and free) Organ VST
"I'm unlikely to go for it because I haven't got kontakt and hardly any room for another player. What I can tell you is the audio demo does this wonderful instrument no justice at all! I've heard it some while ago while it was still 3…"
Monday
Dane Aubrun replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Elves Passing Through The Forest
"Yes, I do remember. It started so quietly I thought it could have been interference but on the second stroke it was clearly intended. I was perfectly happy with it almost as if it marked passages of time in the long trek through the…"
Sep 15
Dane Aubrun replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Elves Passing Through The Forest
"Good day, Saul, I followed through from the first version you posted and while this is different, the mood is still the same. I also spotted your earlier note on this particular post. Another example of your mastery - and long enough this time to…"
Sep 14
Dane Aubrun replied to Joost Visser's discussion Chorale
"Hi, Joost, Very easy to feel the atmosphere. It has solemnity and ceremony. Nimrod?! It has that atmosphere but......... It would seem a modern instrument. Please excuse that I have catarrh in one ear at the moment so my hearing is somewhat…"
Sep 12
Dane Aubrun replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Prelude. (More light music) about 1'40"
"Thank you, Gavin. I've been persuaded now. No doubt I could make something more appropriate of the VSL samples - the player allows such things, but it also shows that (having put in the work) even those very old samples came up with the goods.…"
Sep 12

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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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