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Music - short to write and long to listen to....or the other way round

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dane Aubrun Sep 24. 3 Replies

I recently had a brief discussion with someone who suggested, that music, that takes longer to be listened to than it took to write it (e.g. various pieces by LaMonte Young, Morton Feldman or John…Continue

Your composing life

Started this discussion. Last reply by H. S. Teoh Aug 26. 4 Replies

This is a collection of questions, which may be somewhat basic (and could even appear naive - but they are not), to stimulate thoughts on the process of how we are growing (or have grown) into…Continue

Hymn-Etude

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kjell Prytz Mar 6. 8 Replies

Hi,in response to Gavin's delightful short Celebration piece, I was reminded of a real miniature "fanfare", that I put together more than 30 years ago (it is much more simplistic than his!).Actually,…Continue

Carl Orff competition

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tillerich Mar 16. 2 Replies

Hello,I hope it is okay to post this here (I just accidentally found it, I am not associated with them):…Continue

 

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Tillerich replied to Gav Brown's discussion Proposed contest: “Colors”
"Hi, I'd like to take part as well, please - with the aim not to come last again!! Only one colour, yes? It would have been tempting to do three (e.g. black, red and gold...for a flag, or such...!). No, it's okay, one colour will do. Thank…"
Oct 12
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…"
Sep 24
Michael Lofting replied to Tillerich's discussion Music - short to write and long to listen to....or the other way round
"When I read your comments it reminded me of the time I played second fiddle in a production of Showboat. I had whole pages of vamp with copious use of the bar repeat sign ‘/.  We did ten evening performances in 35c+ heat with no…"
Sep 23
gregorio X replied to Tillerich's discussion Music - short to write and long to listen to....or the other way round
"Ha!  Reminds me of a quote from Oscar Wilde: “I spent all morning putting in a comma and all afternoon taking it out.”"
Sep 23
Tillerich posted a discussion

Music - short to write and long to listen to....or the other way round

I recently had a brief discussion with someone who suggested, that music, that takes longer to be listened to than it took to write it (e.g. various pieces by LaMonte Young, Morton Feldman or John Cage - but also, even, Erik Satie) kind of abuses the term "composition" and also abuses the attention of the listeners. I am not sure, if this is a fair claim.On the other hand, it could be regarded as equally wasteful spending a whole day's work on little more than one musical bar, that is over in a…See More
Sep 23
Tillerich replied to Timothy Smith's discussion Useless Drivel
"Oh, sorry, I shall leave jail and move directly to "GO" Humor"
Sep 23
Tillerich replied to Timothy Smith's discussion Useless Drivel
"I recently had a brief discussion with someone who suggested, that music, that takes longer to be listened to than it took to write it (e.g. various pieces by LaMonte Young, Morton Feldman or John Cage - but also, even, Erik Satie) kind of abuses…"
Sep 23
Tillerich replied to Gav Brown's discussion The Dance Begins for Viola, Cello, and Double Bass
"Thank you very much...I am relieved, actually :-)"
Sep 23
Tillerich replied to Gav Brown's discussion The Dance Begins for Viola, Cello, and Double Bass
"A fun piece, that would have really fitted well the original purpose, but also works well on its own! This is a completely personal comment (and an indicator of my relative lack of musicianship in parts): does it really, really, make practical sense…"
Sep 23
Tillerich replied to Saul Gefen's discussion Bagatelle
"Schindler's List comes to mind"
Sep 8
Tillerich replied to Michael Lofting's discussion Five by Five
"This is like a benign (and very short) version of Satie's "Vexations". It's nice. What will the purpose / application for it be, if it was a kind of commission?"
Sep 8
Tillerich replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Minuet 1'45"
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTeTaXJruhU Schnittke may have nicked this from somewhere else."
Aug 28
Tillerich replied to gregorio X's discussion The Long Good-bye for piano. (2'35")
"To me this is jazz, without particularly distinct classical aspects. Have I missed something? It's a pleasant piece, even though I would not be able to tell if it was carefully scored or improvised."
Aug 27
H. S. Teoh replied to Tillerich's discussion Your composing life
"1) These days, almost none. :-(  COVID-19 has thrown my schedule off-balance, plus I have too many other hobbies besides composing soaking up what scant free time I have, so these days very little progress has been made in music. 2) On an…"
Aug 26
Dane Aubrun replied to Tillerich's discussion Your composing life
"Music has been in me as long as I can remember. Perhaps that's why I never considered it a career. The numbers of who earn a living exclusively from composing are probably very few. I can't consider them "professional" because…"
Aug 26
Gav Brown replied to Tillerich's discussion Your composing life
"1) How much in a waking day are you keeping yourself actively busy with music (e.g. playing, listening, analysing, immersing, discussing...)? >>>>An hour a day minimum, up to the whole day on weekends How much of that is sketching,…"
Aug 25

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Small Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Old fashioned Minimalism
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
York, UK
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 am not a professional, but have attempted to write pieces of music since my late teens. Currently I am still looking for ways how to identify the most important learning needs to convert some old and new musical ideas efficiently into works that work. That is why I am here: to increase my confidence, to commit myself more publicly, and to learn from peers.
I am a little nervous but excited and hope, that I can contribute something actively for others and not just remain the eternal student who is mainly dependent on others.

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At 7:31pm on May 8, 2018, Gav Brown said…

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