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« Reply #160 on: March 22, 2017, 03:52:03 AM »
I'll get a recording of Evolve up here once I get the thumbs up from Stefan The Pianist et al.

Looking forward to it!
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« Reply #162 on: April 10, 2017, 02:59:31 AM »
Great!  As soon as I get home, I'll listen (the office network nanny blocks SoundCloud).  Highly pleased for you!
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« Reply #163 on: April 10, 2017, 09:33:34 AM »
Hope you saw the positive responses to that on the Current Listening thread, Jessop.

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« Reply #164 on: April 10, 2017, 01:12:50 PM »
Hope you saw the positive responses to that on the Current Listening thread, Jessop.

I did! Thank you all for your kind words. :)

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« Reply #165 on: April 10, 2017, 01:14:05 PM »
Currently having a bit of trouble with regards to the form of my piano voice electronics piece.....it seems to be sort of strophic? But it meanders around a bit without really going anywhere. I'll ask for some feedback in my lesson today.......

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« Reply #166 on: April 11, 2017, 12:32:09 AM »
https://soundcloud.com/jessop-maticevski-shumack/evolve


Excellent piece (as I remarked earlier on seeing the score 8) ) and an excellent performance. Bravo!
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« Reply #167 on: April 11, 2017, 08:51:47 AM »
Excellent piece (as I remarked earlier on seeing the score 8) ) and an excellent performance. Bravo!

Agreed, the performance and the structure of the work were both excellent.

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« Reply #168 on: April 11, 2017, 02:09:01 PM »
Thanks Karl and Cato! I'll have a listen to that piece. :)

Development with a composition for piano, voice and electronics: i have too many ideas for what I wanted to be a 3 minute song, so now it's developed into a much longer 3 or 4 movement miniature 'song cycle' or suite of some kind. Probably 9 to 12 minutes in length......hopefully I'll get the first song performed on the 16th of May once I manage to actually finish it ha ha ha

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« Reply #169 on: April 26, 2017, 04:15:40 AM »
Currently working on the final performance scores for A Shaped Wildness and the first song of Insects. Organising time and place to rehearse the latter as well........getting rather quite nervous about whether the performance will go well because this is the first time I've ever tried to use a combination of electroacoustic music with live acoustic instruments.

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« Reply #170 on: April 29, 2017, 05:35:23 PM »
First rehearsal of the first song from Insects is tomorrow! First rehearsals are always interesting.............................

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« Reply #171 on: April 30, 2017, 01:41:42 AM »
Good luck!
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« Reply #172 on: April 30, 2017, 02:04:22 AM »
Thank you! I'll probably record parts of the rehearsal on my phone so I can listen back to it and listen to what needs more work and stuff like that.

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« Reply #173 on: May 02, 2017, 09:46:46 AM »
https://soundcloud.com/jessop-maticevski-shumack/evolve

Just heard it! Awesome piece of music. It'll be on my playlists often.

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« Reply #174 on: May 02, 2017, 04:54:25 PM »
Just heard it! Awesome piece of music. It'll be on my playlists often.
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

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« Reply #175 on: May 11, 2017, 11:52:14 PM »
:o

Why didn't I know about this?

How did it go? How long where you composing these? Did you get recordings too?  ;)
The performance is on the 16th of May. Yes I will get recordings. I spent less time than I would have liked composing them! Two to three weeks each.

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« Reply #176 on: May 12, 2017, 12:21:02 AM »
Damn!  :o
That's a short time than when I even rush study pieces (disregarding my horrendously bad concerto I wrote in two days, lol)  :P

Are you happy with them? I'm really interested to hear your song cycle especially!   :)

Coincidentally, I've recently started planning a song cycle myself after recently going to a concert of songs and Lieder  8)
If only composed one song of the cycle so far. I'm not as happy with these pieces as I have been with....I did try to make sure these pieces have fewer notes than something like 'Evolve' which took about a month to write.

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« Reply #177 on: May 12, 2017, 05:12:00 AM »
(disregarding my horrendously bad concerto I wrote in two days, lol)  :P

That may have been of some use as an exercise.

Personally, though:  If I were to write a concerto in two days, it must sound like a concerto I only took two days to write  0:)
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« Reply #178 on: May 17, 2017, 10:17:08 PM »
So the concert a few days ago went very well. Rocking Horse Fly was a surprise hit! Although personally I was utterly blown away by the performance of A Shaped Wildness for solo clarinet. Now that I've heard a performance of it, I'm actually feeling quite proud of it. :laugh:

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« Reply #179 on: May 18, 2017, 12:11:13 AM »
Cool!
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