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Maarten Bauer

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About Maarten Bauer

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    Advanced Composer
  • Birthday 05/02/2000

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  • Biography
    Sine musica nulla vita; without music no life. I have been composing since one and a half year and I try to develop myself as fast as possible to find my own 'voice.' Never have I had any composition classes, so one may say that I am an autodidact composer that learned from the internet, by studying books, but above all by listening to all kinds of music. Next school year I have my final exams and I am going to follow the pre-study of composition at the conservatorium ArtEZ (Zwolle, NL). I am very enthousiastic and I cannot wait!
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    The Netherlands
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  • Interests
    Music, architecture, painting, drawing, language, poetry, literature, philosophy
  • Favorite Composers
    Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Ravel, Wagner, Debussy, Glass, Bruckner
  • My Compositional Styles
    Experimental, avant-garde, classical, minimal music
  • Notation Software/Sequencers
    MuseScore, Noteflight
  • Instruments Played
    Piano, soprano saxophone and alto saxophone

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  1. Cannot see MP3 or PDF

  2. Hello, I don't know if this happens to other members as well, but I cannot see the MP3 and PDF feature in topics. To be more clear: I cannot see the attached files of the audio and scores that are normally shown in a sort of box. How can I solve this problem? Thanks, Maarten
  3. Hello everybody, It sounds very interesting to me when we have a collaboration project in the form of Theme and Variations. For the ones who don't know what this form is: you compose one or more variations on a stated theme. A clear example is Mozart's Dodici variazioni su 'Ah, vous dirai-je Maman': How does it work? You can compose as many variations on the given theme as you want. There are a few rules / points: Only write for the string quartet (1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, violoncello). Not all variations have to contain all instruments, so you can also compose a variation for string trio (violin, viola, violoncello) or a solo passage. Make sure that the theme is recognizable or at least fragments of it. Every style is accepted: contemporary, classical, Pop, Jazz, minimal etc. Variations may not be longer than 2 minutes. When you have finished a variation, please post it in this topic with the following files. This namely saves a lot time for me to edit the final version. PDF file of the score and; Midi file and; MP3 file. You can be as creative as you want! Theme ''Oh! Kom maar eens kijken!'' Oh! Kom maar eens kijken!.pdf Oh! Kom maar eens kijken!.mp3 Oh! Kom maar eens kijken!.mid If you are interested and want to compose a variation, please sign in for this project by answering yes in the poll above. Good luck! Participants: ----------------------
  4. A level Composition

    Could you please attach the score of your piece?
  5. Game of Thrones trailer music

    Do you have a score? This makes it alot easier to review.
  6. Five Flashes

    All five pieces are really beautiful. The harmonies are nice and the rhythms are interesting, although a quarter quintuplet against normal eighth notes seem pretty difficult to play correctly. But, when it is played as it is written, it gives a nice 'lost' atmosphere. What do you mean with the rests in the first and second bar of the first piece? Do you mean with ''idea'' that each piece has a different subject? If so, what are the pieces about or what did you want to express with each work? Or more like other thematic material? Very nice!
  7. [CELLO] Double stops

    Thank you! Which one(s) would be awkward when played in a fast tempo?
  8. Valse de Cirque

    After having listened to your Waltz for seven times, I actually like it very much! This music becomes better every time you listen to it and you discover new things each time. That indicates that this piece is really good.
  9. [CELLO] Double stops

    Hello, I am writing a composition including Cello and I would like to know if the double stops below are playable. Please help me! Regards, Maarten
  10. [EARLY PIECE) Saxophone Quartet No. 1

    Do you mean that there are awkward harmonies everywhere or just on certain spots?

    Here is an orchestral piece including one alto saxophone. Note that most classical saxophone composers from years ago were French. The most logical reason for this is that the saxophone was invented by a French / Wallonian instrument builder and therefore the instrument was earlier used in France than in England and Germany. The saxophone is a very French instrument. #3 Georges Bizet - Suite No. 1 from the drama l'Arlésienne. NOTE: The saxophone solo at 3:14 is horrible. . . The vibrato, intonation and way of playing is terrible, whereas in the rest of the piece this saxophonist does play like a classical saxophonist should play. Honestly, I hate to hear this solo this way, so I suggest you click on the link below to hear a decent version of this solo. Unfortunately, I could not find any other score video for this piece. The solo can be heard at 3:26.
  12. The Mountain

    Lovely. The way how you play with dissonance and tension is remarkable. The mood of the music is dark, but it also let me feel like I am lost in the fog in the mountains. Maybe a sort of climax would make the music more insteresting to listen to, but I think this works fine as film music in a scene. Very well done. I enjoyed it.
  13. 2 Questions

    This is very true. Rehearsal markings are often underestimated... These numbers or letters save much time and therewithal money. Furthermore I write bar numbers of the interval of one or two bars, depending on the lay-out, so that the performers can also refer to these.
  14. I pretty like this. All parts are really beautiful and I enjoyed listening to it. The orchestration and choice for instruments is excellent. The sound of the music is nice. Note that I use the word sound. In my opinion, the description (the part with all numbers) is far-fetched to be honest. I like how you want to create a piece with all symbols you mention in the description, but I think one can go too far. I namely feel like you want to drown the audience in an ocean of facts and numbers. Furthermore, I feel some elitairism, which is not my taste. Please correct me when I am wrong. Honestly, I hate Maths, so this does not help to appreciate these time signatures and other things. I do not understand why one would do difficult, when one could do easy. The confusing time signatures only cause confusion and the performers will not appreciate that. For me music is on the first place and how it is created is not as important as how it sounds. Just to state clearly, I really like your work and it sounds amazing. However, in practice it can be very hard to play and all these numbers and facts seem to have gotten more priority than the actual music. If this is the way you compose, do not let me stop you from doing it this way. Well done.
  15. Collaborative String Quartet

    Hello Ilv, Thank you very much for the explanation of double stops. I have just begun studying violin orchestration, but I find the whole principle of strings and positions very hard. It is very different from wind instrument writing. I am thinking about learning the violin, viola or cello to understand the string family, because this is really important genre classical composition. The reason why I have doubled the second violin and viola is a matter of power. I do not want to lose this passage due to the passage of the violin and first violin, which are more prominent. Therefore I doubled the passage in the second violin and viola to give the given passage more resistence against the other two lines. Maybe, I am too concerned in this case. I have added a PDF file in my previous post. This shows the complete score with indications and repetition bars.