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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8340 on: June 01, 2021, 07:29:35 PM »
Assembling a text from both The Dharma Bums and Mexico City Blues, John.

8) Sounds like this will a fascinating work. Good luck!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8341 on: June 03, 2021, 05:05:54 PM »
Well, here is something mildly amusing I did this evening: today I learnt of a call for orchestral scores. As the call said they would consider pieces for string orchestra as well, I felt that I wanted to submit the string choir version of Misapprehension. Why not, right?  The call specifies that the piece should be 6 - 12 minutes in length.  The mp3 of Misapprehension runs 5:58.  Not wanting to submit the piece such that it was just possible they'd disqualify a piece whose MIDI realization falls just shy of 6' (which would be stupid, right? Because any actual performance would "breathe" and run longer— I inserted three mm. in the middle, so that the new running time of the mp3 is 6:06.

Curious? Here's the result.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8342 on: June 03, 2021, 06:55:28 PM »
Well, here is something mildly amusing I did this evening: today I learnt of a call for orchestral scores. As the call said they would consider pieces for string orchestra as well, I felt that I wanted to submit the string choir version of Misapprehension. Why not, right?  The call specifies that the piece should be 6 - 12 minutes in length.  The mp3 of Misapprehension runs 5:58.  Not wanting to submit the piece such that it was just possible they'd disqualify a piece whose MIDI realization falls just shy of 6' (which would be stupid, right? Because any actual performance would "breathe" and run longer— I inserted three mm. in the middle, so that the new running time of the mp3 is 6:06.

Curious? Here's the result.

Bravo, Karl, sounds great! And I would love to hear that performed by a live string ensemble, I know you'll keep us all informed. 

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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8343 on: June 04, 2021, 09:48:48 AM »
Cheers, Greg!
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8344 on: June 04, 2021, 05:57:38 PM »
I think I have finished The Heart (the PDF of the score is too large a file to attach.

At last, I've made a start on The Lungs ... albeit only the 15-second percussion intro.
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8345 on: June 06, 2021, 02:51:03 PM »
The score today
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Re: Henning's Headquarters
« Reply #8346 on: Today at 11:48:01 AM »
Finally back to work on The Lungs. I've reached the one-minute mark.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
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Boston MA
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[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot