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Do You Have A Style As A Composer?

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17 hours ago, SSC said:

Yeah, dunno dude but your "common-sense, consensus view" (whatever that may be) means absolutely jack to me. But hey, you do you.

 

What's a "dunno dude" ?

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2 hours ago, Quinn said:

What's a "dunno dude" ?

"I do not know, sir."

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I can not unequivocally answer this question. When inspiration comes, you want to create for days on end. Recently, I felt very empty in the shower and decided to make myself a little trip. I really love the Renaissance epoch. According to this, in February I went to Rome to plunge into this atmosphere. Architectural, statues, paintings. It is something unimaginable. But I want to say that Rome is very similar to Disneyland. Since there are crammed with a lot of architecture from different eras. I did not feel a holistic picture of the Renaissance. I do not want to say that it is bad, I just did not like it very much. After I came back, I was asked to write a short essay about my trip. I could not choose a topic for a long time, and decided to go to https://edubirdie.com/essay-topic-generator/ so that the mechanism could do it instead of me. It offered me "Roman Holiday" and "Did the Renaissance Die in Rome?", I chose the second option. Pictures of the guts of the cathedral of St. Peter can be found in the attached.

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Yes, very much so.  As a listener, I have a strong preference for the music of the 19th century, and as I believe firmly that we should write what we ourselves want to hear, my works would fit very comfortably in that period.  This wasn't something I decided to do - it's what I'm naturally inclined to do.

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On 5/31/2019 at 10:47 PM, pianist_1981 said:

Yes, very much so.  As a listener, I have a strong preference for the music of the 19th century, and as I believe firmly that we should write what we ourselves want to hear, my works would fit very comfortably in that period.  This wasn't something I decided to do - it's what I'm naturally inclined to do.

 

I absolutely adhere to the "write what you want to hear" mantra. In my opinion, the beauty of musical composition is its diversity; each of us borrows and blends from the genres we like best to produce stunningly different—but uniquely beautiful—expressions of our own soul and experiences!

I suppose my own style is a gross mixture of Bach and Sibelius, with a sprinkling of Debussy, since these are the composers I've listened to most over the years. I'm not sure what musical epoch my style fits into, though... maybe romantic impressionism?

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On 11/25/2018 at 5:26 AM, Ken320 said:

Sure. I should have given the question a little more thought. But I'm not sure there is a way to ask it without sounding vague or naive. I wanted to know if you think you have a style that is particularly unique within your genre. Such that when people hear it they know it's yours. Or if not, is it a goal worth working towards - if that is even possible. Composers with very circumscribed styles can be very successful, if only because they are recognizable. Minimalism comes to mind. Having a schtick helps in the commercial sense because your product is dependable and proven, like anything else for sale. Make sense?

Now I was thinking about Hans Zimmer, who people have commented on right here. People seem to think that he has a style, a 'sound'. The Hans Zimmer sound. When film composers get hired the director might say, "I'd like to get that Hans Zimmer sound." But does he really have a sound? He did a couple of films like Inception and Batman and suddenly he's got a sound? But if you heard his score for "A League of Their Own" You'd say, that doesn't sound like Hans Zimmer at all. Now, when Hans himself gets hired for a film and plays his cues for the director, he might look disappointed and say, tactfully,  "This is quite good Hans ... but what I'd really like to get from you is that Hans Zimmer sound." Now he must parody himself! (We should be so lucky to have his problems, right?)

I am just wondering if people find the idea of being a totally ac market original composer all important. Thoughts?

 

I like your explanation Ken.

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