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The works of contemporary composer Grahame Gordon Innes
« on: February 20, 2017, 07:00:59 AM »
With 18 symphonies and 4 concertos, a string serenade, 2 string quartets, a piano quintet it is about time orchestras started playing this undervalued composer. Soundcloud / mp3s available, if it possible to upload them here. Style is harmonic modern, non-repetitive, symphonic, melodic/thematic, concordant, with special leanings towards Sibelius.

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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2017, 03:27:13 PM »
Welcome to GMG!

If that is your good self, the correct place for this topic is this subforum.
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Re: The works of contemporary composer Grahame Gordon Innes
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2017, 11:43:28 PM »
With 18 symphonies and 4 concertos, a string serenade, 2 string quartets, a piano quintet it is about time orchestras started playing this undervalued composer. Soundcloud / mp3s available, if it possible to upload them here. Style is harmonic modern, non-repetitive, symphonic, melodic/thematic, concordant, with special leanings towards Sibelius.

I checked some Finnish saga inspired 'symphonic' epic, all rendered in the horrid / tinny-cheesy timbres of the Garriten sound library that comes along with Sibelius notation software, and think that estimation of "undervalued" is more than a titch highly overvalued.   

Midi-marvel comps in a somewhat retro style which, though original, are basically a rehash of Sibelius infused with a combined sensibility of the more current yet highly derivative video game and film composer(s) are, I think, primarily entertaining to their composers and just about no one else.
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Re: The works of contemporary composer Grahame Gordon Innes
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2017, 01:24:06 AM »
Well, his Piano Quintet and Viola Concerto computer-generated muzak on YT don't inspire much hope of the public picking up on his stuff.
I found it uninspired. 

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Re: The works of contemporary composer Grahame Gordon Innes
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2017, 01:34:37 AM »
Sorry, but the fact that you joined the forum just to start a thread on yourself, written in third-person to try and fool us into thinking it's not you, is not a good way to start. And you'll probably never show up again. And I'll probably see this exact same thread and post on other music fora.

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Re: The works of contemporary composer Grahame Gordon Innes
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2017, 06:26:29 AM »
Well, his Piano Quintet and Viola Concerto computer-generated muzak on YT don't inspire much hope of the public picking up on his stuff.
I found it uninspired. 



Also needs a better Thread Title >:D... Innes's Bed & Breakfast... Innes's Outie.... Innes So Far As I Know...


aye... these Modern Composers ::)... 'Variations on Tiny Tim'...
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Re: The works of contemporary composer Grahame Gordon Innes
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2017, 06:34:32 AM »
One of the main reasons I couldn't become a Famous Composer is because of my last name... let's say- McDonald, or Smith,...that just doesn't have that ring to it... Philip Glass is already pushing it... whatever happened to Niccolo Castiglioni, or Stravinsky... proper Composer names...

If you go on Amazon, and type in your Composer's name, but something other than your stuff comes up first, well then, you have failed at your ComposerName...

Prokofiev?... never a problem... Curtis Curtis-Smith, not so much...

Even Pettersson is clear... but please not Hampton, or Bushmill, or Tillman,...


NO, you MUST have a good Italian name to be a Composer. Period.


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Pedro Sanchez?? NO!!


Tyrone???  NO, no Tyrones allowed...


Hank??? Maybe if Charles Ives were a Hank, but, no, the time for "Hank" has long passed.



It's not all about the notes anymore, fellas!! ;)
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Re: The works of contemporary composer Grahame Gordon Innes
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2017, 06:37:02 AM »
One of the main reasons I couldn't become a Famous Composer is because of my last name... let's say- McDonald, or Smith,...that just doesn't have that ring to it... Philip Glass is already pushing it... whatever happened to Niccolo Castiglioni, or Stravinsky... proper Composer names...

If you go on Amazon, and type in your Composer's name, but something other than your stuff comes up first, well then, you have failed at your ComposerName...

Prokofiev?... never a problem... Curtis Curtis-Smith, not so much...

Even Pettersson is clear... but please not Hampton, or Bushmill, or Tillman,...


NO, you MUST have a good Italian name to be a Composer. Period.


Grammalto Giordano Innetzticka :laugh:



Pedro Sanchez?? NO!!


Tyrone???  NO, no Tyrones allowed...


Hank??? Maybe if Charles Ives were a Hank, but, no, the time for "Hank" has long passed.



It's not all about the notes anymore, fellas!! ;)

Actually, our friend did the right thing: when you have a boring, non-Composer name, you ALWAYS have to use all three names, so, GGI gets points there. Charles Metcalf Henderson III (even though, that's about as lame as it gets)
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Re: The works of contemporary composer Grahame Gordon Innes
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2017, 07:00:16 AM »
Also needs a better Thread Title >:D... Innes's Bed & Breakfast... Innes's Outie.... Innes So Far As I Know...

Innes for a Pound
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Re: The works of contemporary composer Grahame Gordon Innes
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2017, 07:00:46 AM »
Charles Metcalf Henderson III (even though, that's about as lame as it gets)

A fiction?
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Re: The works of contemporary composer Grahame Gordon Innes
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2017, 09:42:21 AM »
Sorry, but the fact that you joined the forum just to start a thread on yourself, written in third-person to try and fool us into thinking it's not you, is not a good way to start.

He has also spammed his work on Wikipedia.

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Re: The works of contemporary composer Grahame Gordon Innes
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2017, 01:21:52 PM »
He has also spammed his work on Wikipedia.

zOMF'nG! 

Hah, haaah haaaaaaah....

Well, maybe not here, but in real life that little nugget of above info signals that gloves off is now fair game.

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Re: The works of contemporary composer Grahame Gordon Innes
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2017, 01:25:19 PM »
Innes for a Pound

If it was instead Grahame Innes Gordon, he would have been given at least one gig....
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Re: The works of contemporary composer Grahame Gordon Innes
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2017, 01:41:38 PM »
He has also spammed his work on Wikipedia.
I'll say. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kullervo
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The story of Kullervo differs from all other folktales in that it describes the effects of child abuse. In the end of the poem the character Väinämöinen especially warns all parents about abusing their children. The theme was used by Filip von Schantz, Robert Kajanus, Jean Sibelius, Grahame Gordon Innes, Armas Launis and Leevi Madetoja in the Finnish culture for poems, music and in literature.
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« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2017, 05:56:37 PM »
I am a judge of contemporary composers and I listened to your music.  I think your music is worthy of being heard however your mock up is not very good.  In short, I thought your viola concerto was interesting and would sound quite good if performed by a live ensemble.  In short, your music desperately needs a live performance. 

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Re: The works of contemporary composer Grahame Gordon Innes
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2017, 08:35:27 PM »
I am a judge of contemporary composers . . .

?  You sit on some panel for this?
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« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2017, 11:53:03 PM »
I am a judge of contemporary composers and I listened to your music.

?  You sit on some panel for this?

Omw. Whoa!  When I said 'gloves off' I meant only engagement with the OP, which is safe enough in that it is more than a near certainty the OP has fled with tail between legs and is now monitoring the other umpteen free sites where he has posted his works looking for praise, and takers.

But yeah, funny.  A door panel?  Who knows.
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Re: The works of contemporary composer Grahame Gordon Innes
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2017, 06:31:17 AM »
Highly presumptuous, innit? There is a certain kind of composer who has tricked themselves into believing their work is unquestionably fine, and isn't it extraordinarily generous that they would gift the common folk with the fruits of their genius. I would suggesting posting in "Composing and Performing" like the rest of us, but then what need is there for interaction with other composers when you're already so good!


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Re: The works of contemporary composer Grahame Gordon Innes
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2017, 06:36:13 AM »
It’s just about time orchestras started playing this undervalued composer!
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Re: The works of contemporary composer Grahame Gordon Innes
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2017, 06:37:46 AM »
Highly presumptuous, innit? There is a certain kind of composer who has tricked themselves into believing their work is unquestionably fine, and isn't it extraordinarily generous that they would gift the common folk with the fruits of their genius. I would suggesting posting in "Composing and Performing" like the rest of us, but then what need is there for interaction with other composers when you're already so good!



18 Symphonies to give Pettersson a run for his money ;)

I can only imagine what these WorkStationSymphonies must sound like...

It’s just about time orchestras started playing this undervalued composer!

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