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Sojar Voglar

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Sojar Voglar last won the day on January 26 2017

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About Sojar Voglar

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    Seasoned Composer
  • Birthday 09/26/1976

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Slovenia, Europe
  • Occupation
    Composer, music theory lecturer
  • Interests
    Table tennis, Tarock, Road cycling
  • Favorite Composers
    Scandinavian and Baltic contemporary composers
  • My Compositional Styles
    Impressionism, Neoclassicism, various modern techniques
  • Notation Software/Sequencers
    Sibelius
  • Instruments Played
    Piano, guitar, double bass (rarely)

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  1. I hope you spotted the final viola tone too low... It is very coherent in sound compared to the first movement, in post romantic style. Still I would put the subtitle "Romantica" away though...
  2. It brought my attention from the very beginning since the beginning of the first movement is fabulous. The use of string orchestra in the first movement is awesome. In general, the concerto has good ideas but there are way too many of them for a single three-movement work (you could have probably written five concertos out of all these ideas) and these frequent "respites" interrupt the fast flowing of the music too much and too often.
  3. It is generally nice piece with effective and rich melodic and harmonic development, I find it a bit too repetitive in terms of varieties of motifs.
  4. I doubt the title "Romantica" is proper. Sure, there are emotionally tinted momentums such as "string chorale" throughout second minute but it is more varied in use of elements. The music itself is surprisingly original, I cannot pick out all these influences. They are well hidden, which is good job. Perhaps the closest comparison might be with "Arioso for strings" by Finnish composer Paavo Heininen. I really like these dissonant clushes between strings and winds. 🙂
  5. I probably cannot express it properly but I believe the use of traditional forms is recently quite "strict" in terms of following 18th or 19th century sonata form (more likely 18th century since my sonatas don't last 30 minutes or more). The musical language itself of course does not follow 18th century tonality relations between different subjects but it is used freshly, with all available sources. 🙂
  6. I consider this choral composition as my best since 2015. I was really lucky to find the right momentum to use the text which is frequently more suitable for lyrical and quiet expression. I instead used it as a symbol of joy and eternal happiness. I am not attaching the score since it is used in the video I wish you pleasant listening and feel welcome to comment. Thank you!
  7. It is nice to listen to, but I would expect some more polyphony and creativity in orchestration, just as John Joe Townley pointed out.
  8. Not bad, but the orchestration and harmony quickly stall. More counterpoint writing and more varied harmonies would make it much better. The tonalities change very slow and when they do, they remain intact for several minutes. Also the punching rhythm in piano part does not have enough contrasts and it generally lacks more exciting virtouso passages. It makes the music more ambiental than probably wanted. I have to admit: after about half of duration I really wanted this composition to already end although I mostly enjoyed the section from 12:00 to approximately 13:45.
  9. Quite nice to listen to. It reminds me of British music of early 20th century (Waugn Williams, Holst) due to modern use of old modes and rich orchestration with some film-like flavor.
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJOmQn3zXzI This is one of my most recent works for violin and piano. Every now and then I enjoy putting myself into the world of (neo)classical forms and I try to compose something fresh within this quite strict approach. I hope you will find this composition interesting and I encourage you to write some reviews. Thank you!
  11. I am not a conductor so I don't dream to conduct music at all. But it might be 8th Symphony by Mahler because it must be awesome to conduct a large orchestra and large choral groups. ;)
  12. I have presented my Kleine Bledmusik for the same ensemble before and here is my second (actually, first) composition for the same cast. It is completely different piece - I am constantly changing the traditional range of the instruments and putting violin in the bottom and double bass to the very top. There are plently of grotesque, mocking moments and some serious moments as well but in general it is spicy ;) I wish you pleasant listening!
  13. 1) FInish my fourth symphony 2) Improve my table tennis skills 3) Taking care of my weight - not go above 85 kilos 4) Climbing the highest mountain in Kamniske alpe (Grintovec, 2558 m above sea level) 5) Watch my three beautiful kids growing up all the time :) 6) Win a composition competition or two ;)
  14. Every now and then I enjoy venturing into the brink of avantgarde music. This piece contains quite a lot of aleatoric tonal sparkles, microtones but sometimes even major and minor chords appear in mostly dense and dissonant music world. Comments fully appreciated. Thanks!
  15. Not bad overall but some less "copy-paste" would make it even better. Example: why are bars 1-2 and 3-4 completely the same? Bars 3-4 might be better with added tones in tenor or with divisi female chords, keeping the interval progress intact. I was also expecting more active voice leading from bar 31 onwards. It is becoming too static.
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