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« Reply #240 on: November 06, 2017, 10:36:41 PM »
Solo drum kit?  ???
Is this like a rock/jazz drum kit or a more classical assortment of percussion?
Choir piece too!  :o
Guitar/String Quartet too?

I'm shocked, really looking forward to hearing these man  8)


Yes, a rock/jazz kit. He was very specific with the kit, nothing too fancy really.
As for the women's choir piece, I am getting a text written for it very soon..........hopefully today but it could be later in the week.

I have started on fluctus;discursus for guitar and string quartet already. Part of the brief is to write a piece inspired by some paintings of a storm over the sea (the 'fluctus' part of the title (waves, and that is a long u in fluctuuuus to make it plural)), but I am also taking some material from the guitar part of the bagatelles and elaborating upon it throughout the piece. 'Discursus' has a double meaning here; it draws on the English usage of the word when referring to logic and also the Latin meaning. The composition presents a musical 'argumentation' of each phrase from the source material, whilst also 'running about' with motific fragments.
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« Reply #241 on: November 06, 2017, 10:59:45 PM »
The piece so far.............for some reason the score is always two beats behind the audio. Very annoying.

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

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« Reply #242 on: November 07, 2017, 04:05:12 AM »
Sounds good. Particularly the working of the short glissandos.

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« Reply #243 on: November 15, 2017, 03:37:10 AM »
Been working on a piece for a women's choir. The text seems to be inspired by some kind of internal pressure on tension that someone feels when very restricted, and possible harmful consequences. So far, I haven't explored a lot of the text. Beginning quite slowly and letting the text unfold and become more important as the piece progresses.

To be completely honest, I have no experience writing for a choir and I haven't thought much about anything structural for the piece........so it is a bit of a mess so far in terms of ideas.

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« Reply #244 on: November 15, 2017, 03:46:05 AM »
Oh I have also just found a solo clarinet piece I wrote earlier this year, for which a live recording actually does exist............I just need to get it off the computer it is stored on.......................

Mind you, the very first multiphonic was notated completely wrong!!!!!!

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« Reply #245 on: December 05, 2017, 02:38:51 AM »
Bergträume for guitar duo will receive its world premiere at the Melbourne Recital Centre on the 26th of February 2018; be there or be square! I will be around for a chat with the musos after the concert.

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« Reply #246 on: December 06, 2017, 07:25:53 PM »
Bergträume for guitar duo will receive its world premiere at the Melbourne Recital Centre on the 26th of February 2018; be there or be square! I will be around for a chat with the musos after the concert.

Congrats on the forthcoming performance. Your work is always interesting and thoughtful. I'm sure it will go well!

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« Reply #247 on: December 07, 2017, 08:06:24 AM »
I have been checking out your thread.  As a veteran of another forum your departure is there loss.  Keep up the good work  ;)

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« Reply #248 on: December 14, 2017, 05:29:59 AM »
The piece so far.............for some reason the score is always two beats behind the audio. Very annoying.

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

This is very interesting.
Is there any further progress?

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« Reply #249 on: January 12, 2018, 09:08:08 PM »
This is very interesting.
Is there any further progress?

Hm yeah there should be more soon I think. I am currently trying to see how I can create a more unified harmonic language with some more Boulezian 'pitch multiplication' and other tools and techniques that can help give this work some more coherency. At the moment, it's just that excerpt which I deleted the video for and some more sketches on paper.

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« Reply #250 on: January 12, 2018, 09:14:21 PM »
And oooh I found out the programme order for the concert https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2018/australian-impressions/

Phillip Houghton
Wave Radiance

Richard Charlton
Refractions
Romanza
Spiral Eclipse

Phillip Houghton (Performed by Miles)
Stélé movement 1

Phillip Houghton (Performed by Ziggy)
God of the Northern Forest

Jessop Maticevski-Shumack
Bergträume

Nigel Westlake
Songs from the Forest

The programme was actually changed slightly due to the very unfortunate early passing of wonderful composer Phillip Houghton, whose music has shaped and influenced the classical guitar world in Australia more than anybody else's and whom I had hoped to meet at the concert as well. Even though I never did get to meet him, I played a lot of his works and his way of composing for guitar certainly influenced the way I thought about the resonance of the instrument when composing.

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« Reply #251 on: January 13, 2018, 08:05:51 AM »
Congratulations!
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« Reply #252 on: January 13, 2018, 09:23:46 AM »
Awesome!...Have I heard the piece?

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« Reply #253 on: January 13, 2018, 04:22:19 PM »
Awesome!...Have I heard the piece?
Nope :)

The guitarists are recording the whole concert and once I receive a recording I will post it here.

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« Reply #254 on: January 15, 2018, 08:26:05 AM »
Very good.
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