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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #100 on: December 18, 2017, 08:38:25 AM »
Tangentially, on the theme of the concert hall conveying any kind of legitimacy:  I find John Williams’s music for the screen superior to any of the “concert music” he has written.  My personal working hypothesis there is, that in the case of his movie soundtracks, he had others to whom his work needed to answer.

Without making any comparison in terms of quality, I think the case of Wagner may also be instructive in that his "absolute music" is, almost exclusively, lackluster compared to the dramatic projects that inspired him.
"l do not consider my music as atonal, but rather as non-tonal. I feel the unity of all keys. Atonal music by modern composers admits of no key at all, no feeling of any definite center." - Arnold Schoenberg

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #101 on: December 18, 2017, 10:23:18 AM »
Without making any comparison in terms of quality, I think the case of Wagner may also be instructive in that his "absolute music" is, almost exclusively, lackluster compared to the dramatic projects that inspired him.

Aye, that thought crossed my mind, I do admit.
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« Reply #102 on: February 17, 2018, 09:15:59 AM »
I have not had much in the way of musical ideas lately, since the big one last year it's been a bit of a drought, on top of that I just haven't had much time or energy to devote to it. This is the first thing I've been able to complete since, not counting some extremely simple soundtrack work.

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« Reply #103 on: February 17, 2018, 09:20:31 AM »
I have not had much in the way of musical ideas lately, since the big one last year it's been a bit of a drought, on top of that I just haven't had much time or energy to devote to it. This is the first thing I've been able to complete since, not counting some extremely simple soundtrack work.

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« Reply #104 on: February 18, 2018, 09:25:57 PM »
Here's s'more.

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« Reply #105 on: March 30, 2018, 09:24:38 PM »
I finally got something done! It's pretty good!

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« Reply #106 on: March 31, 2018, 04:06:19 AM »
I finally got something done! It's pretty good!

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« Reply #107 on: April 08, 2018, 08:36:22 AM »
Thing I started as a doodle could possibly be first section of large weird ensemble thing? All this (and more!) in the next however long it's going to take for me to figure it out.

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« Reply #108 on: April 09, 2018, 02:37:08 AM »
Conquer!
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« Reply #110 on: April 17, 2018, 10:36:57 PM »
As some of you will be aware, a while ago I was working as a writer and composer for a game studio, but was forced to leave when the project I was working on started to have major issues with investors. The work I did for the game ended up coming back to me, so I decided that, rather than let it go to waste, I would write a bunch of articles about it and try to provide as much context as possible. The series has gone on for some 14 weeks, and today I have published the final article, this one about the music I composed for the game. I thought I would make a post about it here since the work occupied so much of my composing time last year. There is a link to a YouTube playlist with substantial selections (some rougher than others) from the prototype soundtrack at the end of the article.

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Re: Crudblud's Craptacular C(r)ompositions
« Reply #111 on: May 26, 2018, 03:10:12 AM »
Somethin'.

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« Reply #112 on: May 26, 2018, 03:14:56 AM »
Somethin'.

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I've dropped everything to listen.  It's a beauty!
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