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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #60 on: June 19, 2017, 02:33:31 AM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/tnc-bsLB5lc" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/tnc-bsLB5lc</a>


Nicely done.
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« Reply #61 on: June 19, 2017, 09:57:57 AM »
And another one, made on request following the composition of the previous one.

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« Reply #62 on: June 26, 2017, 01:45:36 AM »
Good news: Four hours of music completed in the past 12 months, following the best part of a year of forced compositional inactivity.

Bad news: Computer is failing POST and I will probably have to shell out for replacement RAM if not something more expensive...

Of course this would happen when I'm busier than ever!

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« Reply #63 on: June 26, 2017, 01:47:30 AM »


Good news: Four hours of music completed in the past 12 months, following the best part of a year of forced compositional inactivity.

Good job!

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« Reply #64 on: June 29, 2017, 08:34:36 AM »
Bad news: Computer is failing POST and I will probably have to shell out for replacement RAM if not something more expensive...

Turns out it was just me being a goofball and misaligning the CMOS breaker. Good job I kept coming back to the hardware and tinkering with it. Now I'm back in business, baby!

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #65 on: June 29, 2017, 09:27:23 AM »
Very good!
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« Reply #66 on: July 18, 2017, 08:17:59 AM »
My piece Pints of Brine has been submitted to the British Composer Awards 2017. I'm not expecting anything, but it's worth trying out.

Alas(! o woe is me, and all that jazz), the piece has not been performed or played on the radio, and has been rejected on those grounds. I was aware of the requirement for a "premiere", but it seemed to indicate that any public appearance would suffice. Too bad, I guess, but I didn't have high hopes for it in the first place.

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #67 on: July 19, 2017, 06:29:43 AM »
Better luck next time!
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« Reply #68 on: August 17, 2017, 06:29:41 AM »
Owing to financial difficulties which my boss is currently trying to sort out, I am free from soundtrack duty for however long. I'll try to complete some new pieces in that time.

In the meantime, if you ever wanted to hear what it sounds like when I try my hand at quasi late romantic pastiche, here's some soundtrack work that didn't make the cut. Watch out for Mahler references, there are a couple of not-so-subtle ones in there.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/hu5zz9BPOJ4" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/hu5zz9BPOJ4</a>

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #69 on: August 17, 2017, 07:13:41 AM »
Owing to financial difficulties which my boss is currently trying to sort out, I am free from soundtrack duty for however long. I'll try to complete some new pieces in that time.

In the meantime, if you ever wanted to hear what it sounds like when I try my hand at quasi late romantic pastiche, here's some soundtrack work that didn't make the cut. Watch out for Mahler references, there are a couple of not-so-subtle ones in there.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/hu5zz9BPOJ4" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/hu5zz9BPOJ4</a>

I can hear several Mahler references, but believe it or not, I hear your voice most strongly, even though the borrowed language.  Pretty enjoyable!
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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #70 on: August 17, 2017, 10:29:01 AM »
I can hear several Mahler references, but believe it or not, I hear your voice most strongly, even though the borrowed language.  Pretty enjoyable!

Thanks! I'm glad you think I still sound like myself here. It's difficult for me to gauge that sort of thing anyway, but in this case I was just happy that it sounded decent to my ears.

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #71 on: August 18, 2017, 07:18:33 AM »
I was hoping to have more of these out by now, but I severely underestimated how time consuming soundtrack work was going to be. In any case, here's another littl'un.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/RE1g2kJcJDA" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/RE1g2kJcJDA</a>

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #72 on: August 18, 2017, 08:22:17 AM »
Good to see you at work!

Will check this out a little later . . . .
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« Reply #73 on: August 28, 2017, 07:42:39 AM »
Just about completed a rough draft of what I think will be one of a "book" or "cycle" of short to medium length ensemble pieces. I'm not really sure yet.

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #74 on: August 28, 2017, 12:33:54 PM »
Just to let you know, I have always gotten the Cazazza reference in your monicker. I remember a photo of him on Valentine's Day.

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #75 on: August 28, 2017, 09:31:57 PM »
Just to let you know, I have always gotten the Cazazza reference in your monicker. I remember a photo of him on Valentine's Day.
A friend suggested it as a joke back in 2007. For whatever reason it stuck. I'm actually not that familiar with Monte Cazazza, but the connection amuses me nonetheless.

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #76 on: August 29, 2017, 07:10:40 AM »
I notice that you are a fan of Zappa. How do you feel about rhythm? Do you like your music to be 'free' or within the grid of some rhythmic scheme? Most of it sounds very free rhythmically. I would think that in a computer environment, that adhering to some sort of rhythmic underpinning or grid would be always available for exploitation. What is your most 'rhythmic' work?

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« Reply #77 on: August 29, 2017, 08:25:27 AM »
I notice that you are a fan of Zappa. How do you feel about rhythm? Do you like your music to be 'free' or within the grid of some rhythmic scheme? Most of it sounds very free rhythmically. I would think that in a computer environment, that adhering to some sort of rhythmic underpinning or grid would be always available for exploitation. What is your most 'rhythmic' work?

It's really on a case by case basis. When I start composing a piece, I am looking for a "seed" idea, something that can generate material and fuel development of that material sufficient to create something substantial. Composition is done with reference and deference to that seed, I am always seeking out what is appropriate to it. Some ideas produce floating gestures that seem to exist independently of any overall sense of meter, while others may give rise to metric schemes and encourage or demand adherence to them.

If I'm understanding what you mean by "rhythmic", I think Frozen Bob's Estranged Wife is what you're looking for. It is very dance-oriented, and meter is generally quite strictly observed, probably because I tend to think more in terms of a beat when I use percussion (but not always). You may find Problem Zero relevant for similar reasons. They function quite well as companion pieces.

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« Reply #78 on: September 06, 2017, 06:59:36 AM »
Here's one I made earlier. It was originally going to be a movement of something bigger but I capped it off and let it sit on its own. There is something big(ger) coming in the next month or two which is related to both this and the previous doodle, at least in instrumentation. As for this 'un, I was so proud of it that I gave it a really unique and memorable title.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/UE-Q18Pz_tQ" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/UE-Q18Pz_tQ</a>

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #79 on: September 12, 2017, 05:47:27 PM »
I just listened to AEnglishman's Partyta and the work that follows (piano) on Bandcamp (I've never used it before), and the works are great! You have a strong sense of musical balance and micro-structure. The works are wild and intuitive. Keep on!