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About Camilla

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    Advanced Composer
  • Birthday 03/14/1991

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  1. To notate music. That'd be the first step, I think!
  2. I've actually never used an instrument to compose initially... But I'm the same as robin, I write everything out on paper without an instrument or anything, and then use an instrument to fine tune.
  3. Pathetique. Which is French.. and translates to either "pathetic" OR "moving"/"touching"... So... which do you think Beethoven meant..?
  4. Haha. PRETTY sure it's not "Pathetic Sonata" :D Also, "The Swan" from Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals and Arvo Prt's "Fur Alina" and "Spiegel im Spiegel" are some of my favourites that haven't been mentioned.
  5. Well the very opening sounds like "Joy To The World"..! Maybe I'm just hearing the carols constantly going around in my head these days in everything I listen to.. Sorry, don't know what that one is! And I can't remember the name of the software, either!
  6. Hmm.. it'd still be pretty difficult. I think you'd be better off going for the left hand pizz. See what other people have to say. I can try playing it that way tomorrow if you'd like and I can get back to you. I just won't be home before then.
  7. First excerpt: That switch in the second bar is pretty impossible, I would keep it all arco or pizz (probably arco for clarity), you could have the second beat pizz but you just can't really change between pizz and arco when using semiquavers. The chord on the first beat, if you chose to do it arco, I would write the G and C as a grace note before the A. Unless you really want it played differently, it'd just be easier that way because the player will feel they can use open strings. If you would like me to explain that further.. I will.. The second excerpt, there's no time for snap pizz there, you could use normal pizz because it's an open string so the player can use their left hand. But otherwise you can't fit a snap pizz in that time. If you choose to do normal pizz just write "L.H" above it, or I think there may be a symbol.. not sure.. The player would likely do that without it being indicated, anyway. For the third one, the pizz in the second bar is not possible, I don't think. Again, not enough time. If it was an open string or something, left hand pizz would work there again. Fourth one is fine. As is the fifth. Although all of them will indeed need very high standard players for everything to be clear and accurate! Hope this was helpful. Camilla
  8. Thirdeded..ed.ed..ed.... I.. agree
  9. YouTube - Vegemite (Australian ad) 1960s
  10. Camilla


    ...This guy is insane... I find phasing really interesting because there are often more sounds heard than seem to actually be played.
  11. I've never seen "mute on" or "mute off", either. They don't use "mettere il sordino" or "alzate il sordino" because it's quicker to just say "con sordino" or "senza sordino".. which is what is most commonly used.
  12. I really don't think you need to worry about giving specific directions about when to put mutes on earlier than when it's actually played with mutes on... the players can think for themselves. If they notice that the mutes disturb a pause bar and there's a way around that they will likely change where they put it on. If they have bars rest before coming in with the mutes on, most would put the mute on as early as they can, anyway. So don't worry about giving them really specific direction. If anything I'd feel a little patronised if someone had made sure I was putting my mute on before the end of my 50 bars rest...
  13. Well, my dad asked me if I wanted to play an instrument when I was about five, and since there was a good 'cello teacher in town that's what I started with. I always enjoyed it and when I got into the higher grades where you get gorgeous pieces of composers like Faure, Elgar, Saint-Saens etc. I came to absolutely love it. My teacher's been a great inspiration but I guess above all for performance it's really the enjoyment from the quality of the music you're playing that really inspired me to keep going and such. As for composition, I started at a much later age (15), wrote my first piece for school and had to enter it into an eisteddfod, ended up getting first place, in my comments the adjudicator added a note with his email saying I could send him anything else I wrote if I wanted some comments. So I did when I wrote my next piece and he was the person who inspired my interest in composing outside of school tasks just through how encouraging he was, we've kept in contact since. Another inspiring thing for composition was hearing one of my works played by a professional ensemble, it's really incredible to have a piece performed and suddenly recall the fact that it's your music. Anyway, that's how it is for me, there was no particular piece, and it's not like I was inspired once and that was it and I was hooked forever, I'm still being inspired and hopefully I'll never cease to be.
  14. Damn it... *shuffles around unwillingly and attaches the file properly*
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