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The suite's finally up! A lot of movements have been posted here already, but it is a different experience all the way through (if I do say so myself 馃檪). Movements 3 and 5 have not been uploaded here before if you want to skip to those, though. Enjoy!

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Just listened to the entire suite. I must say I am very impressed with how unobtrusive it is. And I love聽the melancholic sonorities of the work! I think the 4th movement (the flower) is my favorite, although the last one (the moon) is also really good.

When can we expect a score?

One criticism I have is that all the movements sound largely the same. In fact, I had to go back to the video (I was working on something else) to see if I was listening to a different movement. This is probably owing to the deliberate unreserved nature of these movements and not necessarily to a lack of compositional depth, but it is an observation I had.

Overall, fantastic job!

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I'm glad you didn't post the score. It lets me focus on the music. It works very well hearing all the movements. Sometimes that makes a big difference, because the transitions are important too. Very idiomatic for the piano as I would expect, showcasing all registers, timbres and textures, both sustained and percussive. It shows a certain equanimity and evennees of emotion, or lack of it sometimes. I think the open fifths contributed to that. But there were welcome emotional parts as well that I liked. Some reminded me of Meredith Monk a little. It is a well balanced work with the proper pace for its length. Very enjoyable.

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On 10/22/2019 at 7:46 AM, T贸nsk谩ld said:

When can we expect a score?

Might take a bit to get properly published and everything. We'll see; it's not that impressive haha.

On 10/22/2019 at 7:46 AM, T贸nsk谩ld said:

One criticism I have is that all the movements sound largely the same. In fact, I had to go back to the video (I was working on something else) to see if I was listening to a different movement. This is probably owing to the deliberate unreserved nature of these movements and not necessarily to a lack of compositional depth, but it is an observation I had.

That was half of my intent, but I do understand how that could be a little bit flat. My main idea was trying to signal each movement with a change in tonality, as opposed to just volume/rhythm, but I definitely see what you mean.

On 10/23/2019 at 12:14 PM, Ken320 said:

It is a well balanced work with the proper pace for its length. Very enjoyable.

Thank you!

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Hello Monarcheon! 馃檪

I like your piece, and maybe it sounds a little weird, but I get almost the same effect from your music here that I get from listening minimalist music,
although your music here doesn't have that typical hardcore minimalist repetitiveness (for ex. many of Philip Glass stuff is very repetitive to me (and I guess objectively also really repetitive)), and actually I like repetitiveness in music.
I am an organist with a bachelor diploma teaching piano and everything,
but I grew up on techno and trance music :D,
and believe it or not, I still enjoy techno about the same as classical music,
although at the moment I'm not really interested in making techno tracks 馃檪

Anyways, what I want to say is that repetitiveness puts me in some kind of focused state,
almost meditative state (although I don't know how to mediate),
it puts me into flow state I guess that's a better term for that,
usually only very well balanced or very repetitive music can do that to me,
and your music here is not particularly repetitive,
but as others previously said about balance
I can also clearly sense some kind of birds-eye-view balance,
which I think is one of the hardest thing to achieve (to me at least),
so hats off to you! 馃檪

(PS. I've found your Caf茅 music on Youtube, it's lovely!)

Edited by Lotsy piano
(I forgot 1 word)

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Not my style, but I can hear that this music is well built and has complex structure or at least I feel like.

What I don't like it's that it's a bit repetitive for a long piece, but not in a bad way (im not a fan of minimalistic/ostinatos). I think you could variate it a bit more, and make it see even more fantastic than it already is. I would love to see any of your composition in romantic/classical/baroque style, that are the one I'm in love with, I bet you can do great in those too!


My favorite part is 5:00 (and 7:00). It really reminds me of Rachmaninoff's music and yet I can see your essence there. I'm a fan of him.

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6 hours ago, Lotsy piano said:

and actually I like repetitiveness in music.

Haha, thanks, I guess?? This whole suite is supposed to be pretty low-key; I certainly don't criticize Webern for not using many notes.

6 hours ago, Lotsy piano said:

(PS. I've found your Caf茅 music on Youtube, it's lovely!)

Yikes. They were compilations from a Sketches project I did a few years ago, writing a piece a day for most of a year. Those just so happened to be the jazzy ones. Glad you like them, though.

4 minutes ago, J.Santos said:

(im not a fan of minimalistic/ostinatos).

Haha that's kind of what this piece comes down to. Lots of atmospheric聽stuff; I write pretty maximalistically normally, so coming down and writing with just a few notes/patterns was a challenge.

6 minutes ago, J.Santos said:

I would love to see any of your composition in romantic/classical/baroque style

I have a few of each on the forum, but most of them are bad. The 2 harpsichord fugues I've written are the only good baroque pieces on here by me. Most of my compositional style is either musical theater related, or neotonal/modern.

Thanks, again!

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To my taste, it's perfect. I like "the econmy of notes", it gives the suite a clear and "pure" sonority. I didn't realized about repetitiveness...

Love the mood it brings to me. Also, the titles are good! Great job. Congrats to the artworkers....

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I really like this a lot !!! Its a long piece and I've just heard it once, and have a feeling that multiple hearings will make me like it even more. I guess the influence of Ravel and Debussy is probably obvious , but I also sense some inspiration from early Messiaen ( preludes) ,聽聽Mompou and Takashi Yoshimatsu. Could be wrong about these latter composers, but its what comes to my mind.聽 A lof of this is very mysterious ( and I'm a sucker for mysterious music ..).聽There are indeed some places of astonishing beauty , like from 3:15 onwards or from 5:30聽onwards till next couple of minutes or so,聽 the entire "Snowflakes fall like humans do" and more .聽聽I'll be listening to this again for sure and will probably get more into it .聽聽Thanks for sharing this !

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