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Sojar Voglar

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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 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. ;)
  2. 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!
  3. 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 ;)
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. Here is another choral piece, performed by the mixed choir of our Conservatoire for music and ballet Ljubljana while touring Sweden. Although this piece was already composed in 2013 it remained unperformed until now. I send it to Jihlava composition competition in 2014 and finished in good 7th place (out of app. 80 compositions) but only the winner was performed. But this season it is featured in the programme of here presented choir. The music is faster than most of my choral pieces and I believe I should have done this more often. The choirs do enjoy virtuoso music as well, not just lyrical and delicate. :)
  7. I was expecting at least one "arf" in the piece. :)
  8. This composition is my third (and up to date, still the last) of "Jeuxes" I composed for wind instruments (1st for flute and piano, 2nd for clarinet and piano). When composing this one I finally "discovered" bassoon as an exciting instrument. The use of accordion instead of piano is because of the commission and I believe this combination sounds perfectly. The piece demonstates my preoccupation with contrasts between simplicity and complexitiy, tonality vs atonality, consonance vs dissonance. Therefore this Jeux is significantly different than its predacessors. Although the piece was completed back in 2008 and received premiere perfomances in 2009 I did not have a proper recording to post here until I discovered the radio broadcast of this piece in autumn 2016, performed by ultra-talented bassonist Janez Pincolic with equally skilled accordeonist Nejc Grm. :)
  9. The beginning is Beethoven-like but then the piano solo is like a romantic motion picture-like. And these changes between (too) static orchestration and piano part are not very convincing. You certainly need more active use of orchestral groups and more extended harmonies - too many tonic-dominant relations and lack of modulations. BTW- where is "a minor"? The piano part is promising at 0:35 but you don't make it brilliant or more active. You should prolong this section with effective counterpoints in orchestra and use richer harmonies. Good luck!
  10. It is not hard to have opus 292 with short solo or chamber pieces only.
  11. This is so called "harmonic scale". Although there is no chromatic use at all, it is completely OK as it is. Maybe because the duration is perfect. A longer movement would strive for contrasts but here there is no need for that. Good job. :)
  12. Good piece with extended, modern impressionism-like harmonies and rich, colourful orchestration. I am missing more contrasting use of orchestra at times but generally I was impressed by the music. Good job! :)
  13. This is one of my recent choral pieces. It is gentle, easy-going piece in simple tonal language with some extended harmonies. Not much else to say about this music. Just listen and comment if you have time. Thanks!
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