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About luderart

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    Aspiring Amateur composer

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    Male
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    Lebanon
  • Occupation
    Psychologist
  • Interests
    Chess, Scrabble,
  • Favorite Composers
    Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Cherubini, Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, Dvorak, Franck, Khachaturian, Part, Mansurian
  • My Compositional Styles
    Short aphoristic pieces for various instruments (mainly solo)
  • Notation Software/Sequencers
    Sibelius 6
  • Instruments Played
    Cello

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  1. luderart

    Polonaise "Rebirth"

    Fine piece! Congratulations on the 2nd prize.
  2. luderart

    Soliloquy for Harp No. 5

    This is my 5th soliloquy for harp. I had previously posted my 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, but they all got erased due to the renovation of the website in early May 2016. I might post one or more of them in the future as part of my repostings of older, deleted pieces. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy this one.
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    Soliloquy for Accordion No. 2

    This is my "Soliloquy for Accordion No. 2". It is, as its subtitle declares "In Memory of a Martyr for Freedom of Expression in the Arab World: Jamal Khashoggi". I am sure you have heard about the disappearance and death of the journalist all over the news for the past 20 days or so. It has preoccupied the news media of late. And increasingly it has appeared that he was brutally killed. His last article in the Washington post had an apt title: "What the Arab world needs most is free expression" (I provide the link below for those interested in reading it). As such - and as a citizen of the same "Arab world" that Khashoggi comes from, this is perhaps my first piece which can be described as a kind of "musical commentary" on current events. May his soul rest in peace. And may the Arab world - and the world at large - come to enjoy the free expression that he dreamed of. As such, this piece can also be considered as a step in the path or process of championing the right to freedom of expression and achieving the end of all oppression. Link to Jamal Khashoggi's last article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/jamal-khashoggi-what-the-arab-world-needs-most-is-free-expression/2018/10/17/adfc8c44-d21d-11e8-8c22-fa2ef74bd6d6_story.html?utm_term=.de0ae3ff2d95 Link to my "Soliloquy for Accordion No. 1": https://www.youngcomposers.com/t34266/soliloquy-for-accordion-no-1/
  4. This is my "Two Sententiae for Piano, Op. 315". It is one of those sets of sententiae that are composed of only two sententiae. Sometimes a third or further sententiae are simply not within my inspiration. And I believe that those twin-sententiae-sets are perhaps the more powerful, pure, and "precious" for their "rarity" or scarcity. Here is the link to my previous set of sententiae for piano, posted on August 8, 2018: https://www.youngcomposers.com/t36881/three-sententiae-for-piano-op-312/
  5. luderart

    SUMMER 2018 Competition: Results

    It's not the end of the world .
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    Soliloquy for Violin No. 31

    This is my Soliloquy for Violin No. 31. Here is the link to my previous soliloquy for violin: https://www.youngcomposers.com/t35725/soliloquy-for-violin-no-30/
  7. This is my 3rd soliloquy for bass clarinet. Here is the link to the second that I had posted almost 1.5 years ago: https://www.youngcomposers.com/t34896/soliloquy-for-bass-clarinet-no-2/
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    Three Sententiae for Piano, Op. 312

    Thanks Luis Hernandez for your review and your feedback.
  9. These are my "Three Piano Sententiae Op. 312". They are my 8th set of sententiae for piano. Here is the link to the previous set: https://www.youngcomposers.com/t34332/three-sententiae-for-piano-op-284/
  10. Thanks a lot Ampnoe. It's great to hear your feedback!
  11. This is the second installment of my pieces that were previously published here on Young Composers forum but got deleted during the renovation of the website in late April - early May 2016 and that I am choosing to publish again. As the pieces number 181, I am being cautious at to what I publish this second time. Concerning this set of sententiae, what distinguishes them is that they are the first set of sententiae I ever composed. Therein lies their importance. I think that of the six sets of sententiae for string quartet that I have composed, this is still the best set. Here's how I introduced the pieces back on April 10, 2013 when I first posted theme here: 'Sententia' (plural: 'sententiae') is the Latin for the word 'sentence'. I am naming these pieces 'sentences' since they are pieces that do not manifest any trace of development, nor do they aim to do so. All they do is utter a statement, a sentence - which the Oxford dictionary defines as "A series of words complete in itself as the expression of a thought ... conveying a statement, question, exclamation, or command." a definition which perfectly applies to these pieces. I chose the Latin word 'sententia' to name them because its meaning is broader than its English translation of 'sentence', defined as it is as "meaning, sentence, maxim, epigram" - the other three definitions also applying to some degree to the kind of piece that I have in mind, a piece that is more substantial than a simple, straightforward (and often inconsequential) sentence. Of these three sententiae, my favourite is the second one, which is also the one that I think the most completely embodies my idea of a 'sententia' (the first one still somewhat utilizing the formulas of my soliloquies and bagatelles with its repeat and clear ending, while the third one shows a hint of development). I am posting them as a group since I believe that sententiae, being short and devoid of any development, are best presented in a group. Yet each sententia is complete in itself and in the musical idea/feeling/thought that it seeks to convey. Here's the link to the first old deleted piece that I shared: https://www.youngcomposers.com/t36633/three-fugatos-for-harpsichord-op-222-old-deleted-piece-1181/
  12. This is my 6th set of sententiae* for string quartet. I had posted the previous ones here, but they were deleted during the renovation of the website in May 2016. Maybe I will post one or more of the previous four sets sometime in the future. *The 'sententia' is a musical form I originated in 2013. The word 'sententia' (plural: 'sententiae') is the Latin for the word 'sentence'. The Oxford dictionary defines 'sententia' as "A pithy or memorable saying, a maxim, an aphorism, an epigram; a thought, a reflection." For me a 'sententia' is a musical utterance of a thought that is complete in itself, like a sentence. It is also an utterance that finds no need for any elaboration or development. Hence my sententiae are short pieces that come in sets and are often related to each other in some way. Just like between the movements of a multi-movement piece, I would expect that performers observe a short pause between one sententia and the next. And I would expect that there be no clapping from audiences.
  13. luderart

    Challenge: Composing, Deaf

    I think it would be OK to use a reference note if you find it necessary. However, in my case, I did not use one. If you read the challenge carefully, you are not even allowed to sing the notes aloud. However, as I have mentioned, beyond the first 5 bars, I went back to my normal process of composition, using a composition software and of course listening to the playback. Good luck with the challenge. And of course, post the piece in the forums. I had done so but it got deleted once the site was renovated 2 years ago. Maybe I'll post it once again.
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