Composers' Forum

Music Composers Unite!

Gav Brown Online Now
Share on Facebook
Share

Gav Brown's Friends

  • James White
  • 8Rivers
  • Jayakumar Ramalingam
  • Bongo John
  • Salar Telo
  • jacob ticli
  • Vinicius Bandeira
  • Jos Wylin
  • Robert Gilmore
  • Stefan
  • Saul Gefen
  • Jérôme Chassagnard
  • Ali Riza SARAL
  • Jan-Frederik Carl
  • DAVID AZALU

Gav Brown's Discussions

Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Sep 10. 35 Replies

Hello colleagues,As you know, membership in Composers’ Forum is free. The site is not free to keep going however. It costs $599 a year, which is paid to Ning, the company that provides the technology…Continue

Open discussion - Why do you compose in the style you do?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liz Atems Aug 1. 29 Replies

Hello colleagues, We have a variety of composers on this site who write music in many different styles, from neoclassical (music in the style of a period of history), modern classical, jazz, ragtime,…Continue

Building the Stage, for viola, cello, and double bass

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Jul 12. 4 Replies

Hello colleagues,This is one of a series of pieces written as interstitial music for an upcoming concert of the Baltimore Composers Forum. The concert is all dance pieces, and the BCF needed some…Continue

A Poor Child Christmas Wish for Alto and piano

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown Jul 4. 5 Replies

Hello Colleagues,A project I am currently working on is to get a professional recording made of a cycle of Christmas songs I wrote for Alto and piano, along with poet Miesha Lowery, who wrote the…Continue

Music

Paused...
  • 1.
    Fanfare_2013_b
  • 2.
    Mournful_Estrangement
  • 3.
    Sunshiny_Day
 

Gav Brown's Page

Latest Activity

Gav Brown replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Online Score Sales for Self-Published Composer
"An interesting article, thanks Jon! Surprised they do not mention Score Exchange. That seems to be used by a lot of people I know, but perhaps it's not as big as I thought."
20 hours ago
Gav Brown replied to Samuel Joyce's discussion Piano Preludes
"Hi Samuel, Please post only a single link to a single composition per post. It's not fair to ask the members to go exploring your page, most of us work for living and have only limited time to review even a single post. It helps also if you can…"
Tuesday
Gav Brown replied to Tony Lowther's discussion Tolo - "Dreamchaser"
"Hi Tony, It's a pretty power-pop tune, well produced. The only critique I would offer is that it sounds similar to other things I have heard in this genre. Thanks for sharing! Gav"
Sep 10
Gav Brown replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Prelude. (More light music) about 1'40"
"Hi Dane, I prefer the second one. It only took me a few seconds of listening to the first one to say this - too heavy, but more importantly, some essential quality in the second one did not feel present in the first one. A nice, light airy pop tune…"
Sep 10
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?
"Thanks Gregorio, I got it!"
Sep 10
gregorio X replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?
"Hey, Gav.  Just donated. Thanks for your work here!  Cheers!"
Sep 10
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?
"Yes it's live"
Sep 7
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?
"It's at the top centre of "Main"."
Sep 4
Jon Corelis replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?
"So is the September fund drive effective now?  I haven't seen it announced with a specific posting.  Maybe there should be one."
Sep 4
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?
"A bit of a shame that members seem reluctant to donate. Terrible if the site were to go. Interesting that a few names seem to have disappeared from the scene once the issue of fund raising cropped up. I hope the target can be met by the end date."
Sep 4
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?
"Thanks Liz, and glad to hear you got past it -"
Sep 1
Liz Atems replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?
"Sorry, I should have tried again. Now I did, and this time it did not force me to "sign up for PayPal" and the donation went through without a hitch. The only difference was that the first time I got to the forum by clicking on a link in a…"
Sep 1
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?
"Hi Liz, Thanks for your comment. It is not necessary to have a PayPal account in order to donate. See PM from me -  Gav"
Sep 1
Liz Atems replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?
"I just TRIED (unsuccessfully) to donate. I tried to donate using a credit card. When I clicked Donate, I was informed that I had to "sign up" for PayPal even though I already had a PayPal account associated with the e-mail address I used…"
Sep 1
Gav Brown replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?
"Thanks!"
Aug 31
Dane Aubrun replied to Gav Brown's discussion Should Composers’ Forum Continue in 2020/21?
"Yes, my browser does seem a bit wonky at times but it usually behaves itself. I'm reluctant to use Fire...whatever, that mozarella program and IE is probably worse than this one, far too slow. I'll have to live with it, I suppose. Just…"
Aug 31

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Web
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Modern
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Maryland
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've been composing music since I was 19. My main influences include Ragtime, Jazz, and Progressive Rock.
Website:
www.lulu.com/spotlight/gavbrown01

Gav Brown's Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Gav Brown's Blog

A delightful piano composition - Peacherine Rag

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 12:47am 0 Comments

I started composing because of the music in the movie "The Sting" - the ragtime of Scott Joplin. His music is not only great sounding, but a fun fit fit for the fingers - physically enjoyable to play. Here's a piece which was not in The Sting, but which is a delightful example of his work - about 3 minutes long -

http://youtu.be/Z8c8eFXNolg

Shatner of the Mount

Posted on November 22, 2014 at 7:35pm 0 Comments

I think it's hilarious, perhaps you will enjoy it too

http://youtu.be/HU2ftCitvyQ

Some Water Music

Posted on November 6, 2014 at 1:10am 0 Comments

Another composer has posted recently on the forum about a piece he wrote inspired by French music which is about fountains. I won’t post this on his thread, which is about his composition, but thought you might enjoy it - ragtime composers liked to compose on this theme too, and one of my favorites in this genre is a piece written by a guy named Robert Hampton called “Cataract Rag.” (Cataract is a synonym for Waterfall). The middle section (starting at about 1:50) particularly is delightful…

Continue

The Laser Farm Dialogues

Posted on August 17, 2014 at 5:14pm 0 Comments

Hi all,

Joe Wall is a Baltimore composer who does interesting things. I once got to see a multimedia presentation of this piece by him, about how, as a small child, he mused on the satellite program. I've never forgotten it. I find it meditative and hypnotic. I've been looking for it for years online and finally found it. The last few words spoken I particularly find affecting. Hope you like it.…

Continue

Comment Wall (154 comments)

You need to be a member of Composers' Forum to add comments!

Join Composers' Forum

At 3:57pm on August 29, 2020, James White said…

Thank you for the welcome. Looking forward to  getting know you and the other members and sharing wonderful music and ideas.

At 7:57pm on August 22, 2020, 8Rivers said…

Thanks man

At 11:44pm on August 17, 2020, Harmonius said…

Thank you!

At 12:51am on July 23, 2020, Gary Hetherington said…

Thank you so much Gav, Nice to be here

At 9:10am on July 7, 2020, Douglas Locke said…

Thank you.  Hope to make some new friends and learn.  One of the reasons I joined was hearing all the music and the different styles.  Very interesting. 

At 11:07am on June 15, 2020, Tony Lowther said…

Thank you Gav! Pleasure to be here...

At 2:56pm on June 10, 2020, Bruce Irving said…

Thank you! I can't believe I didn't know about this forum before. It looks like a pretty supportive learning environment. I will try to contribute once I learn the ropes. 

At 12:57pm on May 26, 2020, Jayakumar Ramalingam said…

Thank u, sir! I

At 2:38pm on May 23, 2020, Jessica Metaneira said…

Thanks!!

At 9:46pm on May 6, 2020, Daniel Tan said…

Thank you Gav!

 
 
 

Sign up info

Read before you sign up to find out what the requirements are!

Store

© 2020   Created by Gav Brown.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service