Started by krummholz, May 31, 2022, 06:16:27 PM
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Quote from: vandermolen on June 01, 2022, 01:20:18 AMI enjoyed it. It reminded me at times of Mahler and Bruckner but in a modern tonal idiom. Peter Sculthorpe's 'Memento Mori' also came to mind.
Quote from: krummholz on June 01, 2022, 02:53:49 AMThanks! Yes, there are a couple of Mahlerian angry snarls on the muted trumpet, a tip of the hat to Gustav as it were. I guess the solemnity does recall Bruckner to some extent. I do not know the Sculthorpe though and will have to check it out.
Quote from: vandermolen on June 01, 2022, 03:00:22 AMIt's here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxKBwtz27fA
Quote from: relm1 on June 01, 2022, 05:27:59 AMIt sounded great, congratulations!
Quote from: krummholz on September 03, 2022, 12:39:47 PMRecently I had my first really bad rejection of my work by a professional, a conductor in a nearby city, a social acquaintance of a friend of mine. He had some nice things to say about this piece to soften the blow, but the gist of his criticism was that it sounded like "undirected musing" and lacked a "compelling trajectory". Said the big moments are "well-voiced but just happen". I shouldn't be too surprised, as more than one composer on another forum took several hearings to get into the piece, so I shouldn't have expected a busy conductor to give it more than a single listen. He might be right about some things too, certainly about the lack of real contrast in the tempi and lack of rhythmic variety, that others have commented on also. Ah well. I made some changes to invisible things in the score like "hidden" (in Sibelius) tempi, ritards and the lengths of fermatas, and I sped up Interludio I and slowed down the beginning of the Evoluzione to increase the contrast in tempi there. I think the result is a bit more convincing (posted at the top of the thread), but no need to listen again unless you've been following my work on this and are curious.
Quote from: relm1 on September 03, 2022, 04:39:34 PMI would like to hear the revision. Some words of wisdom a colleague gave me. He was winning all commissions and all awards and since we were classmates, I asked him how does he keep winning? What's the secret? He said - I just keep applying. I win some and lose lots. That was very surprising to me because I saw him as always winning and me always losing. In reality, a big part of the process is to put your stuff out there. You'll get rejected a lot! That's par for the course and happens to the best of us. But the ones who keep winning are probably the ones who put ALOT more out there so they lost so much more too! Take the feedback and incorporate whatever is positive but ignore the negative. This is an industry like the tortoise and the haire but the tortoise persists and incorporates feedback. It's not a bad thing. Keep going!
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