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Offline Mahlerian

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #120 on: September 04, 2018, 05:33:59 AM »
At last!

You may also download it if you wish, presently available in your choice of mp3 and FLAC, as always. I'm thinking about ditching FLAC because it's one more thing to upload and I stopped believing I could tell the difference some time ago, but for now it stays!

Great work, as always.  There are some fresh elements to it, for sure, but it sounds fully like your work.

The entry of the farfisa organ reminded me of Takemitsu's Valeria.  Do you know it?

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« Reply #121 on: September 04, 2018, 09:11:53 AM »
Good too see your still hard at work Crud  ;)
Thanks Eddie. It has been longer than I'd like since my last "major" piece but I'm happy to be past my block now.

Great work, as always.  There are some fresh elements to it, for sure, but it sounds fully like your work.

The entry of the farfisa organ reminded me of Takemitsu's Valeria.  Do you know it?
Thank you. As you know, I was struggling for some time with concerns about becoming redundant in my style. This might have led me to reject or give up on some ideas that could have been fruitful if I'd pursued them, I don't know. They might also have been much easier to realise than this one, so perhaps I was looking for a particular kind of challenge. Having to handle and balance the different classes of sound and in such numbers as they appear in this piece probably forced me to think differently than I have in previous pieces.

Thank you also for introducing me to that Takemitsu piece. I had not even heard of it before. It's quite a mysterious thing, I will definitely be listening to it some more in the near future.

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« Reply #122 on: September 04, 2018, 01:20:12 PM »
Very nice work.

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #123 on: September 04, 2018, 11:27:40 PM »
Thanks Eddie. It has been longer than I'd like since my last "major" piece but I'm happy to be past my block now.

Thank you. As you know, I was struggling for some time with concerns about becoming redundant in my style. This might have led me to reject or give up on some ideas that could have been fruitful if I'd pursued them, I don't know. They might also have been much easier to realise than this one, so perhaps I was looking for a particular kind of challenge. Having to handle and balance the different classes of sound and in such numbers as they appear in this piece probably forced me to think differently than I have in previous pieces.

Conquer!
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His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #125 on: October 11, 2018, 10:42:12 AM »
Couple of new ditties available.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/nOtrBrs8zwk" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/nOtrBrs8zwk</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/C9da6Tijosw" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/C9da6Tijosw</a>

Download 'em in one sleek package (if you should so require) in mp3 or FLAC.

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #126 on: October 13, 2018, 05:28:35 AM »
Just about the perfect way to start out the Saturday morning's listening, thanks!
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #127 on: October 13, 2018, 06:25:08 PM »
L-79 is a nice ditty. Sounds like an advertising jingle for toilet cleaner in an alternate universe.

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #128 on: October 14, 2018, 03:27:20 AM »
Just about the perfect way to start out the Saturday morning's listening, thanks!
Happy to be of service! And thank you!

L-79 is a nice ditty. Sounds like an advertising jingle for toilet cleaner in an alternate universe.
I'll take it.

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« Reply #129 on: October 15, 2018, 08:51:58 PM »
Couple of new ditties available.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/nOtrBrs8zwk" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/nOtrBrs8zwk</a>

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/C9da6Tijosw" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/C9da6Tijosw</a>

Download 'em in one sleek package (if you should so require) in mp3 or FLAC.

Your music sounds really cool

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #130 on: October 16, 2018, 01:02:57 AM »
Your music sounds really cool
Thanks for listening! I'm glad you like it.

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #131 on: February 21, 2019, 12:32:47 PM »
Well, well, friends, it has been entirely too long but I finally got something done. This here is Henningssonate, five movements for clarinet and piano. From the name you might be able to guess that it is dedicated to composer, clarinetist, and GMG veteran Karl Henning. Since I was unable to contribute to his recuperation fund, I decided instead to send a little musical moral support. Karl has most charitably accepted the dedication, so it's now my great pleasure to present it to the public. Hope you all "dig" it, as the kids say.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/si9aZiUPdp8" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/si9aZiUPdp8</a>

As usual, downloads in good old mp3 and FLAC are available.

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #132 on: February 21, 2019, 12:44:57 PM »
Well, well, friends, it has been entirely too long but I finally got something done. This here is Henningssonate, five movements for clarinet and piano. From the name you might be able to guess that it is dedicated to composer, clarinetist, and GMG veteran Karl Henning. Since I was unable to contribute to his recuperation fund, I decided instead to send a little musical moral support. Karl has most charitably accepted the dedication, so it's now my great pleasure to present it to the public. Hope you all "dig" it, as the kids say.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/si9aZiUPdp8" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/si9aZiUPdp8</a>

As usual, downloads in good old mp3 and FLAC are available.

I certainly "dig" it and look forward to Karl's performing it and posting the whole thing on YT.

A fine work and a moving tribute to one of the most respected, likeable and friendly GMGers. Bravo!
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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #133 on: February 22, 2019, 02:05:33 PM »
Well, thank you very much Florestan! As I said to Karl, there are a couple of issues re: performance, but they could be quite easily solved.

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #134 on: February 22, 2019, 03:49:41 PM »
Many thanks, again, Dan!

My mom-in-law likes the piece, too!
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
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[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
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His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

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« Reply #135 on: February 23, 2019, 01:15:08 AM »
Many thanks, again, Dan!
The pleasure is all mine!

My mom-in-law likes the piece, too!
That's so nice to hear! Please thank her for me.

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #136 on: March 10, 2019, 11:18:06 AM »
New work for modified/expanded Pierrot ensemble is now under way.

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #137 on: March 10, 2019, 12:39:08 PM »
Splendid!
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
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[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
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His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

 

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