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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #80 on: December 03, 2017, 10:42:39 AM »
Ron, I don’t know much about your music nor your compositional history, but who would you say are some of your main influences?
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« Reply #81 on: December 05, 2017, 01:48:46 PM »
Ron, I don’t know much about your music nor your compositional history, but who would you say are some of your main influences?

Thanks for asking. My father was a jazz musician and later did TV and film composing (1960s-80s) so his was the first direct influence. I studied with Peter Racine Fricker as an undergrad, and did grad work with some talented east-coasters who were serially inclined. To answer you question, I'd say Copland, Sessions, Hindemith and Rautavaara are the first composers that come to mind. Of course there are so many...

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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #82 on: December 06, 2017, 11:42:58 AM »
Today, I composed two more of my short works for clarinet and piano as well as altering the Symphonic Ode. I have enjoyed touching up the Ode because it is inspired by two past teachers; George Tremblay, who taught me how to write a looser form of serialism that pops up in this work, and Peter Racine Fricker, whose "invisible ostinato" technique I make frequent use of.

Here's the latest:
https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/sets/ode


I'll post the five clarinet pieces tonight.

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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #83 on: December 06, 2017, 07:17:58 PM »
As promised, here are the 5 short pieces for clar. and pno. They were fun to write (except the 5th).

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/sets/five-brief-works-for-clarinet

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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #84 on: December 06, 2017, 09:24:56 PM »
I love the quirky nature of this music but my favourite is the slightly more serious fourth piece. They all certainly sound like fun for the clarinet. Are there any performances planned?

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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #85 on: December 07, 2017, 05:08:31 AM »
As promised, here are the 5 short pieces for clar. and pno. They were fun to write (except the 5th).

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/sets/five-brief-works-for-clarinet

It may be Sunday evening before I can give these the attention they deserve  :)
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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #86 on: December 07, 2017, 05:50:06 AM »
Last week, I put the 8th chamber symphony on soundcloud (I'm editing it now) and to my bafflement, the third mov. (7 minutes) was played dozens of times per hour for around 24 hours...then nothing (mostly in China).  I'm a realist, so I feel pretty certain that it became some kind of attachment or was part of some crazy ap. that ran up the total plays. But I'd like to think that some listener heard it and saw the light!, mailing it everywhere music can go ;) and that now I have a Chinese fan club, but nah....not too likely. Anyway, here's the latest version of the 8th; it has a concertante violin and piano and is all strings.

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/sets/sinfonia-8-for-strings-and

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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #87 on: December 14, 2017, 04:31:02 AM »
In the process of composing my 5th string quartet. Here are the first two movements as of now. While wild at times, it is tonally derived. The 2nd movement is lyrical while the 1st is a rapid romp.

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/sets/string-quartet-5

Also, here is a revised version of sinfonia 8 (with solo violin and piano).

https://soundcloud.com/ronald-roumanis/asinfonia-10?in=ronald-roumanis/sets/sinfonia-8-for-strings-and
« Last Edit: December 14, 2017, 04:46:51 AM by Rons_talking »

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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #88 on: December 14, 2017, 04:36:50 AM »
Carry on! After this weekend's concerts, I should be able to catch up . . . .
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Re: Ron's Talking's Compositions
« Reply #89 on: December 14, 2017, 04:57:17 AM »
I love the quirky nature of this music but my favourite is the slightly more serious fourth piece. They all certainly sound like fun for the clarinet. Are there any performances planned?

Good question. Right now, I don't live near any of the performers I know (I'm temporarily living in a remote town in Ontario), but will be settling in Toronto soon and will seek performances then. Thanks for listening ;D.

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