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My music corner
« on: August 09, 2016, 07:18:05 PM »
I'll leave this space empty for now but I may post some of my works here (depending on my impressions of the forum), don't mind me!  ;)
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2016, 04:27:14 AM »
Welcome!
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Re: Thatfabulousalien's corner!
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2016, 01:30:04 PM »
Welcome.

While some of us are now in a slight state of anticipation...

"The road to hell is paved with [good] intentions."

In this section, I much prefer posts where there is actual music, a recorded file or score, to contemplate.

Since the music you compose is yours and not music by anyone else, you might want to re-think that 'wait and see how it goes,' dealie -- as it will yield nothing until you post a piece and see how it goes, lol.


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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2016, 06:15:33 PM »
Welcome.

While some of us are now in a slight state of anticipation...

"The road to hell is paved with [good] intentions."

In this section, I much prefer posts where there is actual music, a recorded file or score, to contemplate.

Since the music you compose is yours and not music by anyone else, you might want to re-think that 'wait and see how it goes,' dealie -- as it will yield nothing until you post a piece and see how it goes, lol.


Best regards.

It's only that some forums wear of their welcome after a while and don't give good feedback, I'm dipping my toes in (so to speak) at the moment.
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Re: Thatfabulousalien's corner!
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2016, 02:59:24 AM »
Well, we hope you like it here.
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2016, 06:58:07 PM »
Well, we hope you like it here.

Seconding that.
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2016, 02:49:23 PM »
Seconding that.

I know that I like it here!  Going on c. 10 years or more, I do believe!  ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2016, 02:52:12 PM »
Post something?

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Re: Thatfabulousalien's corner!
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2016, 03:57:37 PM »
Post something?

I'm working at that now. Though I am self-aware of first impressions.
I'm really trying to focus on my Xenakis influenced (like it's something I can avoid?  :laugh:)  music at the moment, specifically ensemble and Piano music.
But then on the other end, I'm writing a lot of short piano pieces influenced by Bartok (also unavoidable for me) and Liszt.
But then there are these Scriabin, Rautavaara and Messiaen influenced pieces.

It's a bit of a headache to be honest  :-\
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2016, 05:11:46 AM »
I'm working at that now. Though I am self-aware of first impressions.
I'm really trying to focus on my Xenakis influenced (like it's something I can avoid?  :laugh:)  music at the moment, specifically ensemble and Piano music.
But then on the other end, I'm writing a lot of short piano pieces influenced by Bartok (also unavoidable for me) and Liszt.
But then there are these Scriabin, Rautavaara and Messiaen influenced pieces.

It's a bit of a headache to be honest  :-\

To be about as frank / blunt as it gets, and I'm keeping well in mind that especially at or around a time where it is near inevitable that what you write sounds "InfluenceD" ~ your best foot forward, and the most generally interesting and most welcomed and most telling piece would be the one that sounds the least like any of those influences you mentioned.

Maybe that will relieve some of your headache ;-)


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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2016, 11:33:23 AM »
He's right, finding your own voice is where it is at. Regarding influence, be inspired by their work ethic, don't 'bind yourself' too closely to the actual work .. you may lose your own identity.
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Re: Thatfabulousalien's corner!
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2016, 02:47:46 PM »
We won't know what any of your music sounds like unless you post something. Also, what you perceive to find in the music might not be what someone else actually hears.
"I haven't understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it." - Igor Stravinsky

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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2016, 05:04:15 PM »
We won't know what any of your music sounds like unless you post something. Also, what you perceive to find in the music might not be what someone else actually hears.

Still working at getting a good selection to Soundcloud, I created one yesterday.
And what you said is what I thought to the previous comments. Though I will add, influence and inspiration are important, it is usually elements of those said influences' music make an impact on me, and therefore make there way into my music. Eg. Stockhausen was influenced by Schoenberg but his music is completely new and original for the time, like how Xenakis was influenced by Varese and Messiaen etc.

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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2016, 05:37:42 PM »
Does midi bother you? I have yet to contact some pianists for the piano pieces, so midi will have to do for the time being

Here's the page, I've chosen a variety of things, all of which are unfinished though for now.
https://soundcloud.com/thatfabulousalien
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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2016, 12:00:07 AM »
Midi unfortuantely has the incredible talent of making absolutely anything sound lifeless and dull. I will check out your compositions soon! Looking forward to hearing your music!

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« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2016, 12:04:20 AM »
Midi unfortuantely has the incredible talent of making absolutely anything sound lifeless and dull. I will check out your compositions soon! Looking forward to hearing your music!

I've uploaded a variety of things.
There's the four main classical pieces (ones only the opening of a large orchestral work), two musique concrete pieces and a progressive rock song (instrumental currently) under development.
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« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2016, 12:06:11 AM »
I've uploaded a variety of things.
There's the main classical pieces, two musique concrete pieces and a progressive rock song (instrumental currently) under development.
Posting a score is always very good as well :)

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« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2016, 12:07:34 AM »
Posting a score is always very good as well :)

I'll be getting around to that shortly, I may do on my youtube page (which is very desolate at the moment   :laugh: )
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« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2016, 12:50:20 AM »
oooooooooo Parsecs no. 1 sounds better than the electronic drivel I come up with :laugh: I like the variety and pacing of it. One thing that irks me a little is the very very loud bits between each section. Maybe it's just the way you transition between sections that could be smoothed out a little? I do love what you've done with using other genres for your own means. So cool! 8)

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« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2016, 12:51:16 AM »
I listened to 7 seconds of the string quartet piece and turned it off. sorrynotsorry

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