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Title: Hello, I'm a 20 years old student from South Korea
Post by: extra_tacet on September 09, 2018, 10:34:52 AM
Hello, everyone.

 I'm a 20 years old student from South Korea, currently living in Paris. Mainly interested in various contemporary music, most representatively:

GĂ©rard Grisey
Pierre Boulez
Fausto Romitelli
Bernard Parmegiani
Harrison Birtwistle
Iannis Xenakis
Luigi Nono

...and so forth. I was suggested by my dear friend to join here, and it seems so far like a great community to discuss on contemporary music.

Whilst sharing my experiences and opinions on music, I wonder whether it is suited, or even allowed, to express my thoughts and difficulties on my future related to music - for I wish to become a composer, whereas it is confusing since I am only starting to learn music theory in this relatively old age? I do not intend to use this website as some kind of a counseling system, and yet I do need certain help in terms of direction, hence would like to ask this question.

Thank you very much.
Title: Re: Hello, I'm a 20 years old student from South Korea
Post by: petrarch on September 09, 2018, 02:52:56 PM
Welcome, Yido!
Title: Re: Hello, I'm a 20 years old student from South Korea
Post by: Brewski on September 09, 2018, 03:16:10 PM
Welcome!  And that is quite a list of composers; Grisey, Romitelli, and Xenakis are some of my favorites, too. Actually, all on your list are faves, except Parmegiani, whom I do not know.

--Bruce
Title: Re: Hello, I'm a 20 years old student from South Korea
Post by: mc ukrneal on September 09, 2018, 03:51:40 PM
Welcome!
Title: Re: Hello, I'm a 20 years old student from South Korea
Post by: amw on September 09, 2018, 03:54:37 PM
I know there are a few musicians on here who might be able to answer music theory questions, or practical career advice questions, etc. But even if you don't get an answer I don't think anyone will mind you asking.
Title: Re: Hello, I'm a 20 years old student from South Korea
Post by: EddieRUKiddingVarese on September 09, 2018, 05:02:33 PM
Nice selection of composers
Title: Re: Hello, I'm a 20 years old student from South Korea
Post by: extra_tacet on September 09, 2018, 09:50:00 PM

Thank you all for your kind welcoming.
Title: Re: Hello, I'm a 20 years old student from South Korea
Post by: vandermolen on September 09, 2018, 10:22:14 PM
Welcome from me too.
Title: Re: Hello, I'm a 20 years old student from South Korea
Post by: extra_tacet on September 10, 2018, 08:26:07 AM
I know there are a few musicians on here who might be able to answer music theory questions, or practical career advice questions, etc. But even if you don't get an answer I don't think anyone will mind you asking.

Is there a thread I can post such questions?

Thank you.
Title: Re: Hello, I'm a 20 years old student from South Korea
Post by: 2dogs on September 12, 2018, 05:31:25 AM
Hello, I'm new on here too and don't recognise most of these composers but enjoy Xenakis' electro-acoustic works and a couple of things by Parmegiani. I'm still working my way through The Avant Garde Project (http://dream.cs.bath.ac.uk/AvantGardeProject/archive.html) but can see there's more Parmegiani and some Birtwistle on there so I'll download them and have a listen 8).
Title: Re: Hello, I'm a 20 years old student from South Korea
Post by: 2dogs on September 12, 2018, 06:48:57 AM
Ooh, Parmegiani's De Natura Sonorum is just the thing I was looking for, a wonderful collection of absorbing sounds 8).
Title: Re: Hello, I'm a 20 years old student from South Korea
Post by: aligreto on September 12, 2018, 08:17:40 AM
Hello and you are very welcome  :)
Title: Re: Hello, I'm a 20 years old student from South Korea
Post by: 2dogs on September 14, 2018, 04:24:11 AM
I like Birtwistle's Nomos and Imaginary Landscape too. As a child I used to catch the odd minute or so of mysterious music like this on the radio - before my father could make it across the room to turn it off :(. I enjoy letting the sounds wash over me, just listening to the instruments without remembering any tune they've already played or anticipating what might be coming next 8).