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About Ravels Radical Rivalry

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    Samuel Barber's Groupie
  • Birthday 09/15/1987

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    I was born and raised in Kansas around the Kansas City area. I was publicly schooled until my Sophomore year in high school. I was homeschooled Sophomore-Senior year. I have attended an ACF accredited culinary school. I play the piano as my main instrument. I can sing, but don't perform. I accompany musical productions as apart of the orchestra pit. I also bake cakes whenever someone asks. My biggest accomplishment to date is my sisters wedding cake (ask me for pictures). My favorite two things to do are to attend symphony concerts and to eat out as kick ass restaurants.
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    Cooking, baking, composing, piano, video games, golf, beautiful moving music
  • Favorite Composers
    Edward Grieg, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Samuel Barber, Camille-Saint Saens, Alexander Scriabin, Sergei Prokofiev, John Adams, Adam Schoenberg, Christopher Theofanidis, Aaron Copland, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Jennifer Higdon
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    Piano, Voice

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  1. Oh My God! Thomas Newman is brilliant. I have always wanted to hear someone talk about Thomas Newman's harmonic language. It is such a unique sound and feeling. I could never pinpoint exactly what was being done to make that atmosphere. I had never heard of this guy before this video either. Thank you for posting this.
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    In Case You Had Any Doubts...

    Agree. There is more to Sibelius then the general classical world's consensus would have you believe. He ought to be performed more frequently.
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    Somebody please tell me I'm not insane

    I hear the derivation that you speak of ... if I am thinking of the same part of the Stravinsky that you speak of. That is an interesting observation that I had never been aware of.
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    Every Day A Little Death

    I am a huge Sondheim fan! My favorite composer of broadway stuff. Everything about this clip says Sondheim. I adore Send In the Clowns, but I love all the regulars like Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Anything Can Whistle, Sunday in the Park with George, Follies and Company and all those great musicals. I think he is the greatest that genre has ever seen.
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    Hiromi's Sonicbloom: Time Out

    Why are you worried about whether your tastes are good or bad. Your tastes are your tastes. I happen to think they are awesome musicians. I really love the style and the harmonics they have going on. It is groovy and I could listen for a long time before getting tired if ever. That's my opinion.
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    Penderecki - Cello Concerto

    Huh ... I don't really get it.
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    Adam Neely's cover/orchestration of Clarity by Zedd

    Ok, you have had me all over Adam Neeley's youtube page all day long. His black midi of jessie j's domino is insane and so much work. I love all of it.
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    Adam Neely's cover/orchestration of Clarity by Zedd

    I am a fan of a ton of different styles of music. I have gone through a Zedd phase. The one called Find You is perfect in my opinion. I love it even though it isn't very "sophisticated" or "proper music. I also really love progressive indie jazz. I love the bizarre indie electronic stuff too. So, this being a combination of all of that is pretty cool.
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    Orchard in Fog Violin Concerto

    That’s fine. It is a matter of opinion. I love his style of composition. I think it is wonderful that he is composing classical music to be performed in the concert hall venue that is lyrical, tonal, melodic, and beautiful in the traditional understandjng of the word and all at the same time it is contemporary. It isn’t Copland or Rachmaninov. It isn’t film score music. It is a conglomeration of the ideas of Steve Reich, Coldplay, Radiohead, Thomas Newman, Copland, Corigliano, etc. It fits within a new school of composing with other composers like Jennifer Higdon, Michael Gandolfi, Christopher Theofanidis, Johnathan Leshnoff, Michael Daugherty, etc. however it has a very distinctive voice of those people in that group. It happens to be something I really, really like and appreciate.
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    Orchard in Fog Violin Concerto

    San Diego Tribune's article on the piece and the composer: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/classical-music/sd-et-classical-adam-20180205-story.html Photo the article references: https://adamlaipson.photoshelter.com/image/I0000B4uLIiKC1Ro
  11. So, you all should know Adam is my favorite living composer. He has written a new violin concerto specifically for Anne Akiko Meyers to premier. It premiered in San Diego early this month. There is a recorded live stream of the entire concert on facebook that I am going to link to. I think it is a next step in his maturing as a composer. He has thrown some new ideas and sounds into this piece that you wouldn't typically hear from him. He still stays true to his style, but he is branching out. I think it is a more free piece with more development. It is gorgeous and lovely and exciting and cool. Take a listen. I think you will love it - I hope you love it as much as I do. The concerto starts around minute 22.
  12. I REALLY like this. Never had a clue about the movie or the scores or anything. Love the open airiness and the old classic sophisticated feel this sound has. It is gorgeous. I do hear the seed of how this is John Williams. However, it is a stretch out somewhere else with Williams to write this way (don't mean it is hard for him rather that it is just a little different and not typical). It is even more beautiful then a lot of his other more commonly known stuff. Very interesting. Thanks for the share.
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    Zimmer: Gladiator - ''Now We Are Free''

    This score is a classic. Probably my favorite part is the stuff in the last portion of the track called "Barbarian Horde". Hans Zimmer is a master at this. He seriously knows how to create music that moves a visual along and milks out every emotion that is represented, but in doing so he also writes some really legit music that holds its own in a concert setting. His idea for Inception was brilliant. His recent score to Dunkirk is not as well suited for concert as it isn't really music in the sense of melody and development, but man it sure is effective. It is one of the most intensely incredible uses of scoring music I have heard. REALLY glues all the insanity of the switching back and forth of the three different aspects of that storyline together in a way really never done before. Of course, Driving Miss Daisy, Lion King, DaVinci Code, Batman/Dark Knight trilogy, Crimson Tide, Thin Red Line, Black Hawk Down, Interstellar, and you kind of have to also include Pirates, etc. are all classics. Gladiator is close up there to the top.
  14. Obviously not all the instruments heard are actually represented in the video visually. I am assuming this is a mix of live recording and electronic orchestral library patches and such fed through software notation program? I love it. Love the piano part. You aren't finding legit piano writing for this type of incidental music too often. Great job. My sister was huge into this game and she would love this as well.
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    Competition Poll

    I put down that i didn't feel qualified. I don't. You all are leagues ahead of me. If, however, I did feel qualified, I would also probably feel that i didn't have enough time to get done what I want to in the allotted timespan. I write slowly. I work constantly. I would only slap something together if I actually had entered.