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Offline Overtones

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Re: Mahlerian's Marquee
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2017, 08:50:01 AM »
Flutter is to be performed (and a recording produced) this March by a friend at her recital.  Now I just have to write a program note...
Congratulations!

I like that piece the most out of the ones I've heard from you

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Re: Mahlerian's Marquee
« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2017, 12:33:20 PM »
How Not to Compose

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/QJiTc1jFoDw" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/QJiTc1jFoDw</a>

Go to Youtube to read the annotations and get the full experience.

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Re: Mahlerian's Marquee
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2017, 06:11:51 PM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/x025Jli-rbA" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/x025Jli-rbA</a>

Special thanks to Jenny for her excellent performance of my piece.

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Re: Mahlerian's Marquee
« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2017, 06:33:54 PM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/x025Jli-rbA" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/x025Jli-rbA</a>

Special thanks to Jenny for her excellent performance of my piece.

Very nice piece! Cool to see that Huil premiered it. It's been a while since I heard the midi version, but I think it is a very effective and beautiful little solo flute piece. Congratulations Ben!  8)


Anything else in the works?  ;)

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Re: Mahlerian's Marquee
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2017, 06:38:01 PM »
Very nice piece! Cool to see that Huil premiered it. It's been a while since I heard the midi version, but I think it is a very effective and beautiful little solo flute piece. Congratulations Ben!  8)


Anything else in the works?  ;)

There are a few pieces I've started working on, but nothing else in line for performance quite yet.  Got to get on it!

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Re: Mahlerian's Marquee
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2017, 08:42:04 PM »
Really nuanced performance of a neat piece, I can dig it. Congratulations to both of you.

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Re: Mahlerian's Marquee
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2017, 07:05:46 AM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/x025Jli-rbA" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/x025Jli-rbA</a>

Special thanks to Jenny for her excellent performance of my piece.

Very nice work indeed. I can definitely hear traces of Debussy and Takemitsu in there.
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Re: Mahlerian's Marquee
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2017, 01:41:07 PM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/x025Jli-rbA" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/x025Jli-rbA</a>

Special thanks to Jenny for her excellent performance of my piece.

A fine piece, beautifully performed.  Congratulations!
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Re: Mahlerian's Marquee
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2017, 10:07:00 PM »
How Not to Compose

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/QJiTc1jFoDw" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/QJiTc1jFoDw</a>

Go to Youtube to read the annotations and get the full experience.

The longest 4'33'' there ever was!

Seriously funny, this.  I would recommend one other touch to the score:
When the four note vertical chords reappear in the Vioila, I would add the directive
Still not playable as written - perhaps in parentheses.

It was wonderfully appalling.  Congratulations ;-)
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Re: Mahlerian's Marquee
« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2017, 10:52:56 AM »
Finished a suite for guitar, only have to polish it for performance-readiness.

Working on a wind quintet.  No name yet, and only a group of unstructured fragments so far...

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Re: Mahlerian's Marquee
« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2017, 10:58:22 AM »
Finished a suite for guitar, only have to polish it for performance-readiness.

Nice. Do you play? An old friend of mine is working on a piece for guitar, and he has found it an engaging challenge . . . .
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Re: Mahlerian's Marquee
« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2017, 10:59:34 AM »
Nice. Do you play? An old friend of mine is working on a piece for guitar, and he has found it an engaging challenge . . . .

Nope, unfortunately.  This has been an issue in making the piece even remotely idiomatic.  I've been told by multiple players that it has awkward spots, in addition to some very tricky cross-rhythms.

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Re: Mahlerian's Marquee
« Reply #32 on: August 31, 2017, 11:02:21 AM »
Well, I admire your plunging right into the challenge!
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Re: Mahlerian's Marquee
« Reply #33 on: August 31, 2017, 03:06:52 PM »
Nope, unfortunately.  This has been an issue in making the piece even remotely idiomatic.  I've been told by multiple players that it has awkward spots, in addition to some very tricky cross-rhythms.


I've had my own reluctance myself (despite playing guitar myself), I've been trying to write Jessop a piece for a year now but still haven't figured out what I want to write even  :laugh:

Writing idiomaticallllly and still keeping it sonically, timbrally, polyphonically and harmonically vast is quite a challenge tbh   ???

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