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Hello composers!

First of all, sorry for my bad English :)

I am a Hungarian young composer, and contemporary music performer (cello/piano). I made several competitions for you, to write a pieces for me/us, and I/we perform the winner piece. Now it's not a competition, it's a continous connection between you and us, so that's why I made the topic here. I hope you will like my idea. So here it is:

There is an ensemble called Cluster Music Factory. Actually, it's not a real ensemble, because we don't play all together on concerts, but we work on many pieces in different parts, and if something gets ready, we perform it - that is the reason of our name. :) We played Philip Glass' String Quartet, Steve Reich's Different Trains, some works from some of you, Ornstein's Cello Sonata, John Adams' Hallelujah Junction, Ligeti, Penderecki, Lutosławski, etc... We are not professional musicians but we try to make our things in a very high level, and we are interested only in XX. century and contemporary music. I am the main organizer of this thing, and I am the music director too, as I have the most experience in contemporary art.

We started to make a Concert Series of Contemporary Music this year. Till 2013 summer, I would like to make 4-6 concerts. On each concert, we would like to play 3-4 shorter, or 1-2 longer chamber pieces from amateur young composers. Of course, we don't have time to perform everything, so for the first time everybody can suggest max. 2 pieces, choose wisely! Very important: we would like to make concerts with solo, or smaller chamber pieces, so the maximum number of performers is 5! The duration of the piece can be max. 20 minutes. (We have to give time for other pieces too :).

And now, the available instruments: Soprano voice (0-1x), flute (3x), clarinet (0-1x), violin (3x), viola (0-2x), violoncello (2x), piano (2x), trumpet (0-1x), horn (0-1x). We have other instruments too, but they are so busy nowadays. Maybe in a few month, they can do things too, I will wrote about that later. Where I wrote 0, it's a bit harder to organize, beause of their timetable. So the main instruments are flute(s), violin(s), violoncello(s), piano(s).

Mainly I play the cello and the piano pieces, but my piano knowledge is limited. Please check my youtube profile, I play piano there, if your piece is not much harder than those, I can perform it easily: http://www.youtube.com/user/Gollam12?feature=mhee . Of course with enough practice, everything is possible :)

The style is free, we can accept tonal, and atonal works too. But if you ask me, I vote for atonal works :)

And one last, but very important thing: we really like to make world premiers :) So unperformed pieces have advantage.

If we dicide, that on the next concert, we perform your piece, we start to discuss things with you. Of course we are in Hungary and it's not possible for us to go to an other country, so we make it online.

I will always try to manage the video recording of the concert, it has around 95% chance. But if I'm not successful, we can make a normal recording too, but not in a studio, that's very expensive here in Hungary...

So, if you're interested, please write a comment here with your ideas and pieces.

If you have something to send, please send it to my e-mail address: gollam12@gmail.com

So that's all! Go for it! :)

For those, who wrote entries for my solo cello / cello+electronics competition: I didn't forget your works :) For those, who I said, that their piece will be performed by we, will be. In December/January, I will make a contemporary solo cello or cello+piano concert, I will write a mail about it in around November.

Take care!

Marcell Magyari

Cluster Music Factory

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For those, who wrote entries for my solo cello / cello+electronics competition: I didn't forget your works :) For those, who I said, that their piece will be performed by we, will be. In December/January, I will make a contemporary solo cello or cello+piano concert, I will write a mail about it in around November.

I'm currently making a few tweaks in the piece I wrote for that competition ;), according to received feedback. I hope those tweaks might get the piece to sound more 'modern', and of course, to have them done by November.

As for your new opportunity, I'm also interested in writing something for your ensemble, but I don't foresee myself to suddenly become able to write atonally :unsure: ...

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If you're interested in solo pieces I have this piece for piano that is atonal and unperformed: http://www.youngcomposers.com/music/3157/sonatina/

Though I would also be interested in writing a work for a quartet of flute, piano, violin and cello. I have some good ideas for it. Thank you for the opportunity, I think this is a great idea!

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I really like these works! Unfortunately our viola player is very busy, so the string quartet is quite difficult to organize, but I will see, what can I do. If he can do it, we try. :)

Your piano work is quite hard for me :) But I will try to learn some parts of it, I really like the first movement. Or if I can get a very good pianist... :)

As for your new opportunity, I'm also interested in writing something for your ensemble, but I don't foresee myself to suddenly become able to write atonally :unsure: ...

We can perform tonal things too :) Don't force the style, just write something good. For example a flute+violin+cello trio? Or a duo for flute and cello? :) What do you think?

And one idea: okay, don't write atonal. But you can play with tunings, for example! The cello sounds very nice with the C string tuned to A or even G! In the end of Nomos Alpha by Iannis Xenakis the C string should be tuned to a one octave lower C! :) Think about that!

Though I would also be interested in writing a work for a quartet of flute, piano, violin and cello. I have some good ideas for it. Thank you for the opportunity, I think this is a great idea!

We are more interested in chamber music, so go for your quartet! :) If you write cello in it, please be careful with the piano part! I don't have a random Hamelin in my sleeve :)

To everybody:

Naturally, duos and trios are quite easy to organize, there can be difficult parts too (and extended techniques for the cello or the flute). Quartets and quintets are a bit more difficult to organize, but if the piece is not a virtuoso concerto for every member, we can do it with lesser rehearsals, and they would play it with more pleasure. Unfortunately I don't have the string quartet now, which had constantly 1 rehearsal per week.. With that, everything was possible.

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I'll be watching the cello-piano call for scores. I have two works which might be good for you.

One of them is Fantasia-poem, an early composition (written in 1999) but has had many performances so far. I personally played the piano part at the premiere and I am not really a skilled pianist so I do believe it would suit you. The cello part can be played by a standard student of cello at the university grade. The duration of the piece is about 6 minutes.

The other one is called Hot chilli peppers. It is a set of three miniatures in a malicious and grotesque harmonic and melodic language, similar to Prokofiev or Shostakovich. This one is also approximately 6 minutes in duration. It hasn't been performed yet so I believe you would rather have this.

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Great idea! I have a few pieces here, maybe I'll write one new to you. I have here in YC a miniature for string quartet in my channel I composed for by a teacher demanding, if you like to hear, it has 2 min only (was the time limit imposed): http://www.youngcomposers.com/music/2649/miniature-i/

I have also a solo piano piece in style of Philip Glass, never played. But I didn't uploaded it here yet.

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Thank you guys!

I will collect every ideas this month, and check all the works next month with my pianist friend. After it, I will answer all the suggestions and questions :)

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I'm working on a piece for piano and Clarinet right now, would the Clarinetist be a problem since you said they may not always be available?, or would you prefer I transcribe it for flute (which would be easy to do for this piece)? And thank you so much for doing this! I'll see what I can do to finish this piece ASAP so I can give it to you :)

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Hello.

I can offer one unperformed piece for violin and piano. I don't know if you will like it, it is extremely simple and tonal:

http://www.orchestralmusic.net/compositions/chamber-instruments/

You mention tunings. I have created my own called Pure Tuning and it would be ideal if my works are played in it, because I like it so much. However, I have no recipe how to tune it by ear, so far. I have my upright tuned to it using digital tuning fork. Here are links, if you are interested:

http://pure-tuning.net/

http://www.orchestralmusic.net/tuning/

By the way, I live nearby, in Czech Republic and sometimes in Slovakia.

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Hello guys,

Sorry, I wasn't here for some days. Thank you for your works! I saved everything.

In this month, I try to make a solo cello and cello+piano concert, because I have many pieces for that!

After that, the concerts are still flexible.

We keep in touch!

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In this month, I try to make a solo cello and cello+piano concert, because I have many pieces for that!

I've just revised my solo cello piece and made a few small tweaks on it. I've posted the updated score here, but if you'd want me to send it to you, let me know.

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Hello guys,

Please excuse me for not replying for a while, I had some health problems, but now I'm okay.

I have a cello concert next week, I chose a work from Trevor Holden, a user of youngcomposers to play on it.

After it, we make a Philip Glass concert, around February. After it, we try to make a contemporary piano concert, as I could see, that you wrote many pieces for piano solo. So if you have ideas for solo piano, four-handed piano or two pianos, go for it now! :)

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Wonderful! Thank you very much, guys!

Please, keep uploading, I'm still waiting! :)

And if you have works for two pianos, please send them too!

Also you can write new works too, we are not in a rush. Just please take care of the difficulty :)

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Here are some pieces of mine for solo piano that aren't very difficult to perform:

 


Prelude 1.pdfPrelude 2.pdfPrelude 3.pdfPrelude 4.pdfPrelude 5.pdfContemplation amidst the golden spheres of the universe.pdfIlluminated Meadows.pdfOn the Verge of Extinction.pdfMemories of a Dying Man.pdf

 

I was planning to compose something for a piano duet so I might get back to you when I have something...

 

 

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I see this thread was posted several months ago.. if you're still on season with these concerts, I do have a piece for piano trio that I'm trying to get performed, and I think it would fit in nicely with the repertoire you've mentioned above.

 

If you guys are still available, I would be more than happy to email you  PDF files of the score and parts!

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