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« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2016, 01:17:48 AM »
I listened to 7 seconds of the string quartet piece and turned it off. sorrynotsorry

Depends if Beethoven's Grosso appeals to you or not, because it was purposefully modelled after that as a small study...
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« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2016, 01:20:27 AM »
Depends if Beethoven's Grosso appeals to you or not, because it was purposefully modelled after that as a small study...
I do love Beethoven's Grosse Fuge

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« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2016, 01:24:01 AM »
I do love Beethoven's Grosse Fuge

It's basically a variation of a major theme (which the actual piano variation is available in those soundcloud uploads), which has then been heavily chromatically harmonised in the style of the jumpy rhythm from early in the Grosso, that's what it is..
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« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2016, 01:25:52 AM »
It's basically a variation of a major theme (which the actual piano variation is available in those soundcloud uploads), which has then been heavily chromatically harmonised in the style of the jumpy rhythm from early in the Grosso, that's what it is..

To be completely blunt, it sounds like it was composed as an exercise rather than with the creative energy and enthusiasm for music that exists in the first electronic work I listened to of yours.

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« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2016, 01:28:27 AM »
To be completely blunt, it sounds like it was composed as an exercise rather than with the creative energy and enthusiasm for music that exists in the first electronic work I listened to of yours.

Fair enough statement. What do you think of the other pieces?  :)
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« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2016, 01:29:41 AM »
Oh, if it's MIDI, it won't flatter a piece for string quartet.
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« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2016, 01:29:47 AM »
Fair enough statement. What do you think of the other pieces?  :)

I haven't listened to all of them yet. I have to get some of my weekly listenings done for some of my subjects..........japanese music omg :')

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« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2016, 01:30:45 AM »
Oh, if it's MIDI, it won't flatter a piece for string quartet.
Agreed
Midi unfortuantely has the incredible talent of making absolutely anything sound lifeless and dull.

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« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2016, 01:36:18 AM »
Oh, if it's MIDI, it won't flatter a piece for string quartet.

Even Beethoven and Bach sound terrible in midi!

I just haven't gotten to the fortune stage yet in the classical world of having other humans perform my music yet, yet!

I have had the pleasure with my rock music in the past few years but rock music isn't my goal in life, more of a side thing.
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« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2016, 01:37:32 AM »
Even Beethoven and Bach sound terrible in midi!

I just haven't gotten to the fortune stage yet in the classical world of having other humans perform my music yet, yet!

I have had the pleasure with my rock music in the past few years but rock music isn't my goal in life, more of a side thing.
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« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2016, 01:49:19 AM »
Are you more of an armature [sic] rocker?

I've been in a few bands in the past of varying success, but I see myself as a person who will focus highly on producing a decently big body of musical work in the classical world (whether all of it gets performed after publication is another matter though, but I will be in your shoes so to speak next year), then in between larger works I hope to commercially release ambient albums, jazz, rock/metal, even folk albums. As a multi-instrumentalist, the latter in contrast to my classical world is within reaching distance even as we speak.
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« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2016, 01:54:02 AM »
I've been in a few bands in the past of varying success, but I see myself as a person who will focus highly on producing a decently big body of musical work in the classical world (whether all of it gets performed after publication is another matter though, but I will be in your shoes so to speak next year), then in between larger works I hope to commercially release ambient albums, jazz, rock/metal, even folk albums. As a multi-instrumentalist, the latter in contrast to my classical world is within reaching distance even as we speak.

It is always a wonderful thing to have a grand plan! I have not got so much of my work performed but at a conservatory there will always be students willing to perform your music. Record them playing your compositions!!!!!!!! 8)

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« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2016, 09:03:52 PM »
It is always a wonderful thing to have a grand plan! I have not got so much of my work performed but at a conservatory there will always be students willing to perform your music. Record them playing your compositions!!!!!!!! 8)

Yes, something I am greatly looking forward to!

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« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2016, 10:22:20 PM »
Depends if Beethoven's Grosso appeals to you or not, because it was purposefully modelled after that as a small study...

Modeled after one of two of Luigi's most enshrined, and truly ugly sounding, epic fails (Klaviersonate Nr. 29 [Hammerklavier Sonate], Große Fuge), while really great artist's failures are usually far more interesting than many a lesser artist's successes.

I checked them all out.  I'll P.M. you.  Nothing to fear -- don't lose any sleep over the waiting, which may be more than a minute, an hour, or a few days, even.


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« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2016, 10:24:50 PM »
Are you more of an armature [sic] rocker?

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« Reply #35 on: August 16, 2016, 10:29:23 PM »
It's basically a variation of a major theme (which the actual piano variation is available in those soundcloud uploads), which has then been heavily chromatically harmonised in the style of the jumpy rhythm from early in the Grosso, that's what it is..

You do get that Große Fuge is an epic life and death schizophrenic struggle between Horizontal-Contrapuntal Ludwig and his more innate Luigi the Vertical-Harmonist selves?  I think considered great because of this struggle, neither sides taking any hostages, and from the outside, the verdict is out as to which side predominated.  Like any all-out battlefield littered with the wounded, dying and dead, it ain't pretty, and it is more than a little ugly :-)
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« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2016, 10:33:25 PM »
The last two posts here by M. Croche are simply perfect. Thank you for being an active member here.

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« Reply #37 on: August 16, 2016, 11:40:34 PM »
The last two posts here by M. Croche are simply perfect. Thank you for being an active member here.

Aw, gawrsh. I'm going to bask in that for a few moments before I remind myself of this...
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Really, I  thank you.  I hope you also realize too, just how valuable an asset you are to GMG as well.


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« Reply #38 on: August 16, 2016, 11:43:53 PM »
You do get that Große Fuge is an epic life and death schizophrenic struggle between Horizontal-Contrapuntal Ludwig and his more innate Ludwig the Vertical-Harmonist selves? I think considered great because of this struggle, neither sides taking any hostages, and from the outside, the verdict is out as to which side predominated. Like any all-out battlefield littered with the wounded, dying and dead, it ain't pretty, and it is more than a little ugly :-)

Right, I see. I hope you like the other stuff then  ;D
Though you can hate it with a passion if you so wish  :laugh:
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« Reply #39 on: August 19, 2016, 06:50:20 PM »
I listened to Parsecs No.1.

What I heard is, more or less, a rigid succession of mono-textured panels.

There are many issues, I think. First, you should work on making more interesting transitions. This process will include a more elaborate transformation of the original textures, i.e., not just the mere presentation of the texture.

Second, polyphony, i.e., more than one sound at a time. This also will make the textures more interesting and not simple and monochromatic as the ones in the piece. The elaboration of this polyphony also will help to make the transitions and the general shape of the piece.

So, in general, use all the resources we have from western music in combination with the new possibilities offered by this new electronic medium.

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