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Fantasia for Solo Piano - Explanation/Score

Started this discussion. Last reply by Saul Gefen on Monday. 2 Replies

Hi,This is my latest composition for solo piano. For those of you that were following a discussion between Dane Aubrun and myself he made several comments about my compositional style and I answered…Continue

Work In F sharp minor

Started Oct 8 0 Replies

Performing my latest work.Very simple in concept, spent more time on the score then usual, it reflects my performance.Work In F Sharp Minor for Solo PianoRegards,…Continue

Fantasy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Saul Gefen Oct 11. 9 Replies

Performing my latest work for pianoFantasySaulSaul Gefen ·…Continue

Scherzo In E major No. 1 for Solo Piano

Started Oct 5 0 Replies

Hi,This is one of my piano works titled:Scherzo In E major No. 1 - PrestissimoScore is attached,Best Wishes,SaulContinue

 

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Saul Gefen replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Fantasia for Solo Piano - Explanation/Score
"Glad you liked it Dane, though this is not my performance rather its a computer generated performance through Logic Pro  Regards"
Monday
Dane Aubrun replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Fantasia for Solo Piano - Explanation/Score
"A nice performance, Saul. Not exactly my sort of music but I can imagine it played on a harpsichord. One thing I like about it is the way you interleave the cantus firmus with the species 3 elaboration. It seems to be truly polyphonic for the most…"
Monday
Saul Gefen posted a discussion

Fantasia for Solo Piano - Explanation/Score

Hi,This is my latest composition for solo piano. For those of you that were following a discussion between Dane Aubrun and myself he made several comments about my compositional style and I answered him that my compositional style and method has progressed and developed from a traditional old fashion style which means purely classical music writing each note manually into a more liberal approach to composition from sound exploration, DAW, recording and editing and using midi for score…See More
Oct 17
Saul Gefen replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed contest: “Colors”
"I'm joining this colorful enterprise "
Oct 14
Saul Gefen replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Piece for Orchestra. (4'30")
"Thank you Dane for your explanation. Best Wishes"
Oct 12
Saul Gefen replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Fantasy
"Thank you, I appreciate that. Best Wishes"
Oct 11
8Rivers replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Fantasy
"Hello Saul, Very nostalgic and oddly sad, it reminded me of the memories of my pet cockatiel before it got lost and didn't find his way back. it was really from your soul ,and that's the best a music can ever be ... be from it's…"
Oct 10
Ingo Lee replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Fantasy
"Your composition technique is very interesting Saul, thank you for discussing that.  You do very well with improvisation. The great masters of the past supposedly improvised extensively but it doesn't seem to be emphasized so much any more…"
Oct 8
Saul Gefen posted a discussion

Work In F sharp minor

Performing my latest work.Very simple in concept, spent more time on the score then usual, it reflects my performance.Work In F Sharp Minor for Solo PianoRegards,Saul Gefen · Work In F Sharp MinorSaulSee More
Oct 8
Saul Gefen replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Fantasy
"Hi Dane, Well I would put my compositions into these following categories: *Traditional composition - creating a melody building on it, writing each note manually in a score. This reflects my early work which also was the most difficult and hard…"
Oct 8
Dane Aubrun replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Fantasy
"I can't find out how to break up a quote here, Saul, without learning HTML so I'll quote the relevant passages. "Many of these compositions of mine are one-sit-down compositions where I just play what I feel at that moment and then…"
Oct 8
Saul Gefen replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Fantasy
"Thank you Joost, glad you liked it!"
Oct 7
Joost Visser replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Fantasy
"Hello Saul, Very well done Saul! Beautifully composed and well executed!It almost has a Debussy-like mysterious atmosphere. The harmonies are original and well chosen. It makes me feel pleasantly uncomfortable because there is a threat in the air…"
Oct 7
Saul Gefen replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Piece for Orchestra. (4'30")
"Dane, If I may I would like to take the liberty to speak plainly about these several pieces of music that you have posted here in the last couple of weeks. Though they are written with skill what I find in your music after listening to many of your…"
Oct 7
Saul Gefen replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Fantasy
"Thank you Dane, I deleted the score because I think that there has to be more work to be done with it.  Yes, you're right about the lack of dynamics and also the lack of how to play it, because I wanted to leave that to the interpreter. I…"
Oct 7
Dane Aubrun replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Fantasy
"Another accomplished, moody and expressive piece, Saul. Performance to match. Lovely harmonies - translucent, pastel. I particularly liked the clever way you adjusted the tempo with triplet figures. A variation on your style as far as I know…"
Oct 7

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Web, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Songs, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
fantasy film soundtrack classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
New York City
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.
Hi my name is Saul Gefen I'm a composer and a pianist from New York City. I have been composing since a young age. I first began with piano lessons and then that developed into an interest in composition. I have composed over 60 Works ranging from classical piano works to more modern and soundtrack film related music particularly in the fantasy genre which I really love and enjoy.

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Saul Gefen
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https://www.saulgefen.com

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At 5:39pm on December 5, 2019, Gav Brown said…

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