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jana last won the day on September 11 2018

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About jana

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    I write art music and songs. In all of my art music, including all the music posted here, I use sacred geometry, meaning I arrive at the notes using mathematical calculations and geometry. You can hear more music on my Patreon page at www.patreon.com/newpianomusic and I can be contacted by email: mypianopartner  A T gmail.com or Skype: janacoleusa

    I'm originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. I grew up playing classical piano and learned jazz in college. I earned a bachelor's in film music from Berklee and a master's in composition and piano performance from NYU, as well as a level 10 certificate in piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada.
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    Pacifica, California
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    Musician and composer
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    Music, programming, jogging, French language
  • Favorite Composers
    Bartok, Prokofiev, Ravel, Bach, Palestrina, Beethoven, Chick Corea, Duke Ellington, Cannonball Adderly
  • My Compositional Styles
    21st Century Piano, 21st Century Popular Song,
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  • Instruments Played
    Piano, harpichord, recorder, violin, ukulele, chimes

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  1. First of all, this is a great title. Captures the sound perfectly. And your work at the top of the keyboard is captivating. It held my attention throughout.
  2. That's beautiful how you combined two seemingly incompatible textures, 1) the fast run, and 2) the fourths, sometimes playing the fourths alone as chords, while alternating with the runs and and sometimes playing both textures at the same time. I liked the "fanale" at the end, with the triumphant chordal 4ths, decorated by the runs. Thank you for not playing it forte with lots of accents. Your more subdued presentation was nice.
  3. What a unique approach to figuration. I haven't heard anything like it before, and I find it refreshing. Then, I like how you really establish this approach you have, by transitioning, right around 43 seconds, to the B section, which "doubles down" on your interesting figuration. I also liked those deep, rich harmonies that happen right before you transition back to the A section.
  4. Hi Monarcheon, thanks so much for your brief analysis. I really want to know how people perceive my music. I'm not really using 12's or even thinking horizontally or vertically in the traditional sense, but I know there's going to be overlap between my method and other methods. Schoenberg was not my favorite composer, but I can understand how you would hear his approach in this piece.
  5. I enjoyed listening to this one. Free fugues (not strictly following traditional rules) are so pleasurable to listen to.
  6. I like it! Structured, but with some freedom.... interesting! I actually like the unorthodox ending.
  7. This stuff is so beautiful. The noteperformer performance is actually pretty good!
  8. This is the first time in a while that I've written something in swing rhythm specifically, but it seemed to call for it. It turned out to be a combo of contemporary/classical/jazz — I don't think there's a good label for it. I did use sacred geometry in this piece, which I'm doing all the time now, and seems to be working our pretty well. I'm open to any feedback or thoughts you have.
  9. I've been writing all my pieces using sacred geometry, and on this one, I tried something new. I'm still using the sacred geometry calculations, but instead of writing a melody, I just wanted to create a texture. I think it turned out well, although if I were to record it again, I would make the accents louder. It's the accents that shape the phrases. At any rate, I would love to hear any comments, feedback, constructive criticism on this piece.
  10. I generally don't mind dissonance, but in this piece, I don't hear the dissonance playing "through" any motif. If it is, I'm missing it. If I heard the dissonance flowing through a motif, it would have more meaning and be easier to accept. But overall, I like the piece.
  11. I've always enjoyed expressive two-part writing, so I loved that change in texture. A great effect, alternating between the two-part writing and the more choral-style writing. I like this piece very much.
  12. It sounds good. These days it's fine to have some dissonance and some unexpected sounds. Maybe we even expect to hear something unexpected, for variety if for no other reason.
  13. Regarding "the rules," my composition teacher told me the rules were written after these guys wrote the pieces. So, I always used that as my excuse to break them!
  14. This is lovely! Can you tell me what your software/video setup is? How did you produce this video? With regard to the harmonies, I thought they were fine, since this is a waltz, and so, in my opinion, it's the overall feeling and effect that's the most important - and the melody, which was pretty.
  15. Delghtful ! Thanks so much, I enjoyed listening.
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