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Noah Brode

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Noah Brode last won the day on September 27

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About Noah Brode

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Harrison City, Pennsylvania
  • Occupation
    Stay-at-Home Dad, Radio Host
  • My Compositional Styles
    Classical, Romantic, Impressionist
  • Notation Software/Sequencers
    MuseScore, Reason, Noteflight (when necessary)
  • Instruments Played
    Piano, Classical Guitar

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  1. LOGO & FAVICON COMPETITION

    It was very close between 1 and 4, but I had to go with the last one! Well done, everyone. EDIT: Oh no, I meant to vote for #3! I’m sorry for messing it up! I hope we can edit the results somehow ... :/
  2. Metal Soundtrack for Game

    Thanks for the feedback, @LostSamurai and @ilv! I guess I could've gone with another full run-through on 'Boss.' These would've been looped in the gameplay, so they were just for sharing with the game design team.
  3. I wrote this handful of rock/metal songs as the soundtrack for a computer game my friends and I were creating. Unfortunately, we weren't able to finish the game due to everybody having pressing responsibilities elsewhere, but here are the songs I 'finished.' Not my usual scene, but I think they're fun. No scores available, sorry.
  4. SUMMER 2017 COMPETITION - RESULTS

    @Monarcheon @punintentional @Luis Hernández @Gustav Johnson @luderart @Maarten Bauer
  5. SUMMER 2017 COMPETITION - RESULTS

    Noah Brode's full commentary:
  6. SUMMER 2017 COMPETITION - RESULTS

    Maarten Bauer's full commentary:
  7. Hello everyone, Thank you to all the entrants for your hard work in completing the Summer 2017 Competition! The judges -- Maarten Bauer and myself -- have also worked very hard since the submission deadline to provide you with helpful critiques and commentary. Detailed commentary will be posted below. Everyone should be proud of themselves for their good work. Without further ado, here are the final scores for the Summer 2017 Competition: - Monarcheon: (TIED FOR FIRST PLACE) Maarten Bauer: 40 / 50 Noah Brode: 44 / 50 TOTAL: 84 / 100 - Punintentional: (TIED FOR FIRST PLACE) Maarten Bauer: 40 / 50 Noah Brode: 44 / 50 TOTAL: 84 / 100 - Luis Hernandez: (THIRD PLACE) Maarten Bauer: 37 / 50 Noah Brode: 42 / 50 TOTAL: 79 / 100 - Gustav Johnson: (FOURTH PLACE) Maarten Bauer: 35 / 50 Noah Brode: 40 / 50 TOTAL: 75 / 100 - luderart: (FIFTH PLACE) Maarten Bauer: 32 / 50 Noah Brode: 35 / 50 TOTAL: 67 / 100
  8. Mondaufgang am Meer

    @Monarcheon - True, your time constraints are pretty challenging. Judging by how quickly you produced that waltz, though, I bet you could pull it off. @Maarten Bauer - Thank you, Maarten. I wish I could've kept writing. I realize it's kind of a 'First World problem' because composing is just a hobby for me, but it has been too emotionally draining to sit down and come up with nothing, night after night. On a lighter note, my house has been really clean lately.
  9. Mondaufgang am Meer

    Thanks, @Monarcheon. Really good analysis as usual. I was a little worried about the overuse of the raised fourth, but I figured it would be okay when it was balanced by other feelings in other movements (obviously that didn't happen). I wrote the little codetta in F last, and I was wondering if I shouldn't try to go back and use some of the stepwise lines in the bassoons there in the earlier passages as well to provide some more melodic material, but I thought it might interfere with the ostinato. I have a couple other little fragments and ideas that I thought were worth keeping, so I may revisit this piece someday. Friedrich really is one of my favorites. His works depict nature in this really mystical, spiritual way that I love.
  10. I have dropped out of the summer competition due to some serious writer's block. Even now, nothing I write seems to be up to par. It's really gotten me into a bit of a funk. Anyway, here is the single, very short movement of my entry that I have actually completed. It's based on the 1822 Caspar David Friedrich painting 'Mondaufgang am Meer' (Moonrise over the Sea) -- one of my favorite works by my one of my favorite visual artists. He also painted a work of the same name in 1821, but I much prefer the 1822 version. Here it is if you'd like to take a peek: http://www.smb-digital.de/eMuseumPlus?service=ExternalInterface&module=collection&objectId=959550&viewType=detailView The score may not be perfect; I haven't really given it a full dressing-down. Thoughts and comments would be very welcome. Thanks for listening!
  11. Collaborative String Quartet

    I cannot view the file at the moment, but I can say that I'm interested in this idea. Would each person be writing a movement, or a section of a movement, or some other arrangement?
  12. Three pieces from childhood

    Hey, when I was 14, I was still writing weird rock songs on the 'Guitar Pro' program. It makes me cringe to think of how proud I was to show them off to my friends. Good for you for sharing. I liked the 'March of Eagles' best.
  13. Capriccio for Viola and Piano

    Thanks for the suggestions, @Maarten Bauer! It's nice to get such a detailed review. I'm glad you liked it! The initial modulations were honestly just an experiment for me, and I ended up keeping them. You're also absolutely right about the ottava line in the right hand -- it should be a bass clef. The mysterious/dreamy part you mentioned was achieved by using Messiaen's modes of limited transposition, thanks to our friend @Luis Hernández. The E Major chord you mentioned (just beforehand) with the G-natural and B-flat in the right hand was my attempt at a chord with a split-third and a split-fifth... I felt that I needed a 'bridge' from the more classical passage beforehand to the more contemporary passage afterward. I don't know how successful it ended up being. Thanks for listening!
  14. Valse de Cirque

    Hm, yeah, I suppose that chord was just a bit too jarring for my tastes. I don't want that to be all that you take away from my earlier comment, though -- it really was a very well-written, polished waltz throughout. After listening again this morning, your main theme is in my head again.
  15. Capriccio for Viola and Piano

    Thanks, @Luis Hernández! This sort of style is new territory for me, but I'm kind of relieved to hear that someone enjoyed it. I would like to write in a more modern way eventually, and I think I'm getting there (slowly!). It was originally conceived as the first movement of a viola sonata, but it didn't fit with the other two movements I'd already written, so I just made it a standalone piece. So you're right that the piano takes the backseat to the viola; I should probably address that.
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