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Hello guys, long time no see. I have been quite busy and I struggled a lot with this composition, but it is finally over and I came here to share it with all you. ^^ I hope you don't mind me copying the video descrition, I'm to tired to do a custom descrition here.

This piece took so long to compose, around 45 hours. The main reason for that was that I got a mental block with it and I couldn't tie two sections of the work. I'm thankful to Carlos Barbé for enlightening me and making realize a couple of key things that I needed to sort out in order to do some progress.  

This is the last composition I will do for my "Dream Fantasies" set. After some consideration I decided to let the performer decide in what order to play the 3 pieces. I wanted to offer some freedom and let different musicians decide how they understood the whole thing. The piece is filled with lots of references to Nostalgia and A Sleepy Apology, so it can work as a nexus or a summary.  

This piece in particular is quite abstract, but its main theme is time. What it really means...  

Unfortunately I couldn't get a better performance because I finished this piece yesterday (31/01/2022-08/04/2022) and the most technically challenging fragment was the last thing I did. So I had vitually no time to properly practice the thing and also the piano where I played is super unbalanced (sometimes you play a key and it doesn't make a sound and in other instances it sounds too loud). But I think at least I got the right mood I had in mind (even though I calculated the piece should have a duriation of around 5' 40", so I played the slow section way too slow, sorry about that haha). Hopefully I will be able to record in my own piano in the near future. Oh, and I played this while having some kind of injury in my feft hand index finger, so yeah haha. And my hand hurted a bit after the loud section with 4ths, I don't know what I'm doing wrong to get injuries so easily.  

Thank you to everyone who supported me and showed interest. See you soon. 🙂 Also if anyone wants the score send me an email to ivanmusic1886@gmail.com . Although I'm still doing some modifications and even this recording has a detail that I changed in the score (not a big deal tho).

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A most pleasant piece to listen to, Ivan...contemplative and definitely dreamlike, tranquil but with stirrings here and there. Whatever you think the tempo should be it worked well as it is, a degree of rubato. I have nothing to comment on musically. Only that let's hope you get to a piano with a stereo pair of mikes and the bass a little more clarified. The recording itself seemed to attenuate the deepest notes a little. However, the message was clear enough.

All good.

Stay well, and hope your injury heals as soon as possible.

Bests,

Quinn. 

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Really really beautiful. I'll definitely come back to this for repeated listens

also I see you've also discovered that one minor 11 voicing (ex. Eb Bb F Gb Db Ab) it's a great chord, isn't it 

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4 hours ago, Quinn said:

A most pleasant piece to listen to, Ivan...contemplative and definitely dreamlike, tranquil but with stirrings here and there. Whatever you think the tempo should be it worked well as it is, a degree of rubato. I have nothing to comment on musically. Only that let's hope you get to a piano with a stereo pair of mikes and the bass a little more clarified. The recording itself seemed to attenuate the deepest notes a little. However, the message was clear enough.

All good.

Stay well, and hope your injury heals as soon as possible.

Bests,

Quinn. 

 

Thank you dude. And you are right, I didn't really notice that detail, but I recorded that with my mic closer to the higher register. I did it to portray a brighter color but I think the bass does need more strength. 

I will do a recording of all the 3 pieces when I have the chance, but I don't know if I will be lucky enough to get a stereo recording on a good grand piano.

What did the piece make you feel? Or what message does it convey to you?

2 hours ago, jejrekmek said:

Really really beautiful. I'll definitely come back to this for repeated listens

also I see you've also discovered that one minor 11 voicing (ex. Eb Bb F Gb Db Ab) it's a great chord, isn't it 

 

Aw, thank you so much! I really appreciate that. And indeed, I have been enjoying that chord voicing for 2 years already. I know it has a name in the jazz world but I completely forgot. 😕 I think it started with "K", if you know it or anyone who reads this thread and knows it let us know. 

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19 hours ago, Ivan1791 said:

Thank you dude. And you are right, I didn't really notice that detail, but I recorded that with my mic closer to the higher register. I did it to portray a brighter color but I think the bass does need more strength. 

I will do a recording of all the 3 pieces when I have the chance, but I don't know if I will be lucky enough to get a stereo recording on a good grand piano.

What did the piece make you feel? Or what message does it convey to you?

Aw, thank you so much! I really appreciate that. And indeed, I have been enjoying that chord voicing for 2 years already. I know it has a name in the jazz world but I completely forgot. 😕 I think it started with "K", if you know it or anyone who reads this thread and knows it let us know. 

 

apparently it's called a Kenny Barron voicing 

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On 4/11/2022 at 12:19 AM, jejrekmek said:

apparently it's called a Kenny Barron voicing 

 

By the way, how did you find out the name of the chord? Just asking because lately I have been trying to find its earliest use and I have no idea where to start. If you know anything or know someone who might know let me know. ^^

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6 hours ago, Ivan1791 said:

By the way, how did you find out the name of the chord? Just asking because lately I have been trying to find its earliest use and I have no idea where to start. If you know anything or know someone who might know let me know. ^^

 

Literally just looked up "minor 11 chord voicing" and saw it in one of the images, and the name was on the title of the  webpage which the image was from 

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On 4/30/2022 at 7:09 AM, jejrekmek said:

Literally just looked up "minor 11 chord voicing" and saw it in one of the images, and the name was on the title of the  webpage which the image was from 

 

Oh, I never thought about that... That's a lucky finding anyways haha. I guess next time I have doubts with the name of a chord I will see if someone already gave a name to a specific voicing. 

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