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Francisco Martins

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Francisco Martins last won the day on May 5 2012

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About Francisco Martins

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    Composer
  • Birthday 09/01/1994

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Portugal
  • Favorite Composers
    Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock
  • My Compositional Styles
    Jazz Fusion
  • Notation Software/Sequencers
    Sibelius
  • Instruments Played
    Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Voice
  1. Well, forgive me for being an ignorant, but I think music should be less about the sounds and ideas in it, and more about the actual MUSIC. The best example I can think of is baroque music, although it can be highly complex, it is pretty basic stuff compared to other styles. There is no in-depth timbral or philosophical exploitation, and the rules are simple and intuitive. You can even improvise multiple voice baroque music in real time! STILL, - for me - it is one of the best sounding music genres there is, probably the best sounding one! Nothing works for me like listening to the St. Matthew Passion. And now the important part: I can play baroque music with rock or jazz instruments, and it still sounds great! Why? Because the actual MUSIC is great. I can also play baroque music for a homeless guy or a construction worker and he will love it! The challenge in making modern music is to make something that is new and original, but sounds just as good as old music. Renaissance music was great, Baroque was great, Classical was great, Romantic was great, Late Romantic, Impressionist, Expressionist, all great. We should write music that is beyond philosophy and sound, instead of writing music that sucks but has a very intellectual academic reason to suck.
  2. College portfolio sent, wish me luck.

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    2. Francisco Martins

      Francisco Martins

      Thanks Austenite!

    3. Plutokat

      Plutokat

      Good Luck

    4. Francisco Martins

      Francisco Martins

      Plutokat couldn't have done it in time without your help. Seriously.

  3. Call me old-fashioned, but I like harmony and melody.
  4. I assume he meant you. Listening to gagaku is definitely not mainstream.
  5. So... I just wrote "gagaku" on youtube. That was awful. Torture. Anoying as hell. I guess we just like opposite things, it's not worth debating.
  6. You have really unusual sound preferences, what do you like then?
  7. Again, spot-on! But I was looking for the mainstream opinion, as I said before all I did was google "best composers", can't get more mainstream than that. And yes, learning is the most important thing there is for me, especially as a composer and musician. I can be pretty arrogant because of my high self-esteem, but I sure know when to shut up and listen. Silence is underrated. It works when you agree, it works when you don't, and you always get some intel.
  8. Then it was a successful troll, because I totally fell for it.
  9. I know it sounded ignorant. I was just arguing against the "best composers are trombonists" statement. All I did was google "best composers".
  10. Well that was a bit harsh, don't you think? I know I'm just a 17 year old, but I'm a student concert pianist, I've been studying music since I was in kindergarten. I just mentioned the "best composers" topic because it was mentioned to me, so I stated what the worldwide widespread agreement was, not mine. I agree, it's a stupid topic. Everything else you said was spot-on.
  11. Applying for college.

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    2. Francisco Martins

      Francisco Martins

      I don't know where you picked up the french part but whatever lol

    3. phython

      phython

      Oh.. then it was spanish? Either one of those.. It sounded either that.. or or.. italian. and gl! :D

    4. Francisco Martins

      Francisco Martins

      When in Portugal, you speak Portuguese, which is also spoken in Asia, Africa and America, because we used to own literally half of the world during Renaissance. We conquered countries like Brazil, Macau, Angola, Mozambique, and many others.

  12. Pianists can hear music in their heads just as good as you can, they don't have to rely on the piano. What I was trying to say was that you can easily learn new harmony from playing piano repertoire.
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