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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #160 on: June 03, 2018, 04:55:58 AM »
Such evocative music, it's very beautiful.  I'm quite jealous of people who have this apparent ease and confident train of thought.

You know what I think would be helpful from some of you more experienced composers is to have a thread explaining your process.  How do you approach a blank page?  Where do the melodies and harmonies come from?  Do you employ a theoretical approach or do you just follow the music?

I'm not usually a fan of much contemporary music, but with you there always seems to be something hook the listener, it's like a painting in sound.

I have to say I think your recordings would be much improved with a better sound set, but that is incidental to the music itself.

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Mark

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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #161 on: June 03, 2018, 04:52:17 PM »
Such evocative music, it's very beautiful.  I'm quite jealous of people who have this apparent ease and confident train of thought.

You know what I think would be helpful from some of you more experienced composers is to have a thread explaining your process.  How do you approach a blank page?  Where do the melodies and harmonies come from?  Do you employ a theoretical approach or do you just follow the music?

I'm not usually a fan of much contemporary music, but with you there always seems to be something hook the listener, it's like a painting in sound.

I have to say I think your recordings would be much improved with a better sound set, but that is incidental to the music itself.

Kind regards
Mark

Thanks very much, Mark. You made my day! While my blog is neglected, I do post scores there and if you have a specific work in mind, I'm happy to say what I can about its origin.

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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #162 on: June 07, 2018, 12:26:47 PM »
I'm composing some short sketches for piano (very short). Here are the first three...and the fourth  :o

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/sets/summer-sketches-for-piano-opus
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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #163 on: June 09, 2018, 06:12:09 AM »
I'm composing some short sketches for piano (very short). Here are the first three...and the fourth  :o

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/sets/summer-sketches-for-piano-opus

Beauties!
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« Reply #164 on: June 12, 2018, 05:37:01 PM »
Beauties!

Thanks Karl!

Here are three more, fresh off the press. The third sketch is a homage to Roy Harris.


https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/sets/new-sketches

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« Reply #165 on: June 13, 2018, 12:14:41 AM »
Good work.  How extended a set are you planning?
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« Reply #166 on: June 13, 2018, 05:49:23 AM »
Good work.  How extended a set are you planning?

Thanks,

This is it! Seven in total. I've got so many piano collections, it's hard to keep them straight.  I'll need to go over these a bit, of course. I'm still living in a remote town in Ontario, so there's no one to perform anything...What was supposed to be a short time up here has turned into a full year. Long story.

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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #167 on: June 13, 2018, 05:57:45 AM »
The day I first arrived in St Petersburg, there were plywood walls and wooden pallet flooring running between Warsaw Station and the bus depot, while construction was, I don’t say in progress, but anticipated.  My now-wife wrily observed that day that “There’s nothing so permanent as what you were told is ‘temporary.’”
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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #168 on: June 13, 2018, 06:34:06 AM »
The day I first arrived in St Petersburg, there were plywood walls and wooden pallet flooring running between Warsaw Station and the bus depot, while construction was, I don’t say in progress, but anticipated.  My now-wife wrily observed that day that “There’s nothing so permanent as what you were told is ‘temporary.’”

So true!

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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #169 on: June 17, 2018, 11:47:34 AM »
I've got two movements drafted of my next opus, a quartet for winds and piano (my third).

Now I have three...

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/sets/piano-quintet-3-opus-141
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