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  1. I present the first five Symphonic Sonatas - beginning in reverse chronologic order. Symphonic Sonata No. 5 in Bb
  2. Hi all, I’m looking for composers to contribute graphic scores for a score exchange project. Participants will upload graphic scores and there will be an open invitation for musicians to respond with an audio recording of their own personal interpretation of the score. Submissions should be for open instrumentation only (for any number of instruments), and not for specific instrumentation. You are encouraged to consider shape, colour, size, placement, words etc. Responses may be wide ranging - from digital art, to abstract painting, and video score/animation. Graphic notation can give a voice to musicians who find traditional notation limiting yet have the desire to express themselves through composition. Submission is open to anyone who is interested, not just professional composers. This online space will present opportunities for musicians and amateurs to interact and collaborate virtually. A driving motive behind the project is to bring people together in the time of social isolation. If you feel you need some inspiration, this article is a great place to start: https://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2013/oct/04/graphic-music-scores-in-pictures Alternatively, some examples of text scores if this is more your thing: Yoko Ono’s Grapefruit, George Brecht’s Water Yam Pauline Oliveros’ ‘Sonic Meditations Here is a link to the Google Form: https://forms.gle/eVyAo1e6UP1XQqmcA Thanks! Eliza 😊
  3. 13th PIANO COMPOSITION COMPETITION FIDELIO 2022 VIA THE INTERNET (Divided into musical styles) NEW THIS YEAR: The organization has decided this year for the first time the following change in the voting system: The results of the first, second and third round will be decided by the participants, on the other hand the results of the semifinal and final rounds will be decided by the participants and also by an external jury of renowned composers. Entering this competition is very simple, all you have to do is to record your own piano solo composition and send the audio file to one of the following email addresses: concursofidelio@gmail.com You don't need to submit the score, just the audio file. In this competition you are both a competitor and judge, choosing the winner by voting at home for the best work. All the voting results are sent to you via email so that you can check both, the votes given and received by everyone.. During the voting process the contestants also receive comments on their works. Very important: The composition submitted cannot last more than four minutes. Only the entrants vote to choose the winners. Prizes: 3600 euros and more divided into four categories. Entry fee: 20 euros per one composition submitted. (maximum allowed per category: 5 compositions) 15 euros each submission for two or more compositions If you have participated previously, this year you can take advantage of the following: Paying one work you can submit two works Paying two works you can submit three works Paying three works you can submit four or five works. You can participate with your name or pseudonym. You must be the author of the composition submitted. The competition is divided into four styles or categories so that you compete against works of similar style: Tonal, Classical, Romantic Jazz, Impressionist, Ragtime Minimalist, Experimental, New Age Atonal, Contemporary (Some Tonal parts are allowed) No matter how far you are. This Competition is via the Internet. Pianists from more than 30 countries join this competition every year. You participate from your house. ENTRIES DEADLINE BEFORE STARTING TO VOTE: June the 25th 2022 Click on the following link to register in case you are interested. You can also listen to the past year's winning works: https://concursodecomposicionparapianofidelio.com/# With best wishes Antonio Ruiz Asumendi (organizer) Taller de Músicos y Artes Plásticas, Centro Integral de Música y Artes S.L de Madrid Fidelio edit.
  4. INTERNATIONAL CONTEST OF COMPOSITION FOR BAND “HYMN OF VALCAMONICA” https://innovallecamonica.wordpress.com/ AWARDS 1° Prize - 3000 € - Official merit plate - Public performance during Liceo Golgi Band Contest 2022 2° Prize - 1000 € - Official merit plate - Public performance during Liceo Golgi Band Contest 2022 3° Prize - 500 € - Official merit plate - Public performance during Liceo Golgi Band Contest 2022 JURY: M° Fulvio Creux (IT) - PRESIDENT of the JURY - Composer, Conductor, former Director of the Guardia di Finanza Band, and of the Italian Army Band). M° Franco Cesarini (CH) - Composer, Conductor and Professor at the Italian Switzerland Conservatory) M° Marco Pütz (LU) - Composer, Conductor and Professor at the Luxembourg Conservatory) M° Ferren Ferran (ES) - Composer, Conductor and Professor at the Valencia Conservatory) M° Cosimo Daniele Bombardieri (IT) - Composer, Conductor and Professor at the Darfo Music High School. The composition must be written considering the following musical instruments: Piccolo; Flute 1-2; Oboe 1; Clarinet 1-2-3; Alto Clarinet (opt.); Bass Clarinet; Bassoon; Alto Saxophone 1-2; Tenor Saxophone; Baritone Saxophone; Trumpet 1-2, (3rd opt.); Horn 1-2; Trombone 1-2; Euphonium (Bass Clef); Tuba; Percussion: Mallets (Glockenspiel/Xylophone); Timpani; Snare/Bass Drum, Cymbals, Auxiliary Instruments – max 2 players Ethnic instruments can be used, provided they can be replaced with traditional instruments.
  5. I've practiced composition since I was about 13 years old on my computer, but I only just took up playing an instrument seriously a few months ago. I've decided that I wanted to be a career musician and sound designer, but most of the composition programs I've seen require an audition of an instrument during admissions. I'm nearly 24 years old right now and I'm attending a community college with hopes to later transfer to a music college on a composition major. Have I just missed the boat here? I was never too interested in performing but I always made time to write. Is it impossible to be a career composer if composing is in fact the only thing you know how to do?
  6. It's a simple question, yet it could be a nice debate topic: In your opinion, who are the 5 most underrated and the 5 most overrated composers? You may answer through a plain old list, but this can work better if you'd want to explain why do you consider this or that particular composer as underrated / overrated. Of course this will be controversial - that's exactly the very point of it. For instance, this would be my (short) answer. Top 5 underrated composers: 1) Tchaikovsky: come on, everyone knows at least one tune by him, yet he's not as much of a household name as, for example, Bach. Also, I've read a lot of critics attempting to explain away his popularity as some sort of a fluke, rather than sheer talent and craftmanship. Never mind the Nutcracker or 1812 - he wrote superb operas (The Maid of Orleans) and orchestral works such as the Danish Anthem Overture Op. 15, or the Elegy for Strings. 2) Haydn: he created the sonata form almost from scratch, wrote more symphonies than Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Bruckner, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich combined, and yet he's always confused with / overshadowed by Mozart. 3) Frederick Delius: listen to something by him and you'll know why I'm listing him. 4) Mendelssohn: he'd be regarded as a clean-cut top tier composer if not for Wagner using racial bias to berate him. Also, he has a Mozart-like biography but no Oscar-winning biopic. 5) John Williams: everyone is quick to accuse him of ripping off Wagner, Holst or Tchaikovsky - but hey, try to imagine Star Wars, Jaws or Indiana Jones with another music. Also, he has many other worthy pieces. Honorable mentions: Shostakovich, Mahler, Kalinnikov, Berlioz, Sibelius, Rachmaninov, Elgar, Holst, Alban Berg, Karl Orff, Camille Saint-Saëns. Top 5 overrated composers: 1) Richard Strauss: in my view, little more than a Wagner clone writing tone poems rather than operas. And the oh-so-overplayed fanfare from Also Sprach Zarathustra... 2) Anton Bruckner: almost always placed side-by-side with Mahler with no apparent reason other than writing 9 (or 11?) large symphonies. Personally, though, I find most of Bruckner's to be long, stately borefests. 3) Hans Zimmer: Mr. D-minor Rhythmic Pattern. And that's it. 4) Mozart: yes, he's actually regarded as the Chosen One. And yes, I love a lot of his works. Yet I find this assessment to be somewhat exaggerated - Haydn could match him rather easily, not to mention Beethoven. 5) Wagner: granted, his influence is almost unescapable - but I can't recall any other composer actively campaigning to be influential and berating his competitors, except maybe Boulez. No one else can claim to have overrated himself so much. Dishonorable mentions: John Cage (seriously, silence?), Bartok (no match for Stravinsky, despite how hard he tried), Boulez (as stated above, although I do respect him as a conductor), Vivaldi (he wrote the Four Seasons, then rewrote them about 600 more times), most of the 20th century bunch. Done. Let the piefest begin...
  7. My music portfolio: https://soundcloud.com/hiwes/sets/my-best-music-and-my-portfolio Twitter: HIWES433 Email: Niko433aclo@gmail.com I will make you a Theme song for your Video Game or anything else that you need music for. Be specific about what kind of style the music needs to be: Rock, Synth, Chill, happy, sad, or whatever you want it to be. The right music can make an emotional moment that much more emotional, a tense moment that much more tense.
  8. Academic Music A server for analyzing and sharing compositions of others or your own, discussing music theory or instrument/voice technique, and asking questions about classical music. We provide a hub of ideas and discussion with the hopes of providing sophisticated feedback to make skillful and confident musicians. Please share this server to any fellow musicians you know! Features -A community of over 1400 musically inclined people and professional musicians -Free classroom-style lectures on topics in music theory -Channels for each instrument category, and vocalists -Channels for posting your or others' pieces for analysis and feedback -Active music theory education and experimentation -Discussion about the history and cultural context of classical music from the Middle Ages to now https://discord.gg/sjpwcjv
  9. Looking to find someone who would like their work featured in a short film that will be sent to major film festivals next year. The short is about 6 minutes long and needs a few instrumental songs. This is not a commercial project and there is no budget. However, you will be given full credits on the screen. If you are interested feel free to PM me on here, thanks 🙂 Teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9j6rryeR7w
  10. Tune Bud gives you the tools to start your own music library and license your music direct to clients worldwide. And what's more, you keep 100% of the revenue! Create your own bespoke, branded e-commerce website complete with full search functionality, integrated payment gateway and content management system. Tune Bud provides a perfect addition to the way you currently monetize your music. If you already write for production music libraries, or mainly work on originally commissions music, Tune Bud can open up a new and complimentary revenue stream for you in a really simple and cost effective way. Get set up completely free today and upload up to 100 tracks without paying a single penny. Visit the website at http://tunebud.com/ to see music library example, a full list of features and to get started in an instant! http://tunebud.com/
  11. Come critique me! This 10-minute piece is my 4th complete piece over the past year (ever) and is in 3 movements, which are shown in-video. Inspired by the mountains of the world, this piece is a way to express my love for nature and my desire to explore the world around me. Video :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GcnyomDeMk&feature=youtu.be Score: https://www.dropbox.com/s/h1zs3c4acoxht17/Mountains_Suite.pdf?dl=0 Thanks to anybody who provides constructive feedback! (This was copy and pasted from a reddit post on r/composer, so excuse the fact that it links to a dropbox. If this is against the rules or it needs verification (it's a pdf file), please let me know in the comments.)
  12. Gisela Paterno shares these four techniques for continuing with your musical stream of thought after a thematic statement. https://www.piano-composer-teacher-london.co.uk/post/the-four-options-of-continuation-in-musical-composition I believe this article can be of great use for a young composer seeking to oranise o structure his or her pieces. The aricle is assertive on explaining these four methods to enable the development of a basic theme. We are looking forward to hear what you think 🙂
  13. Hello musician friends ! I'm all new on that forum, and I decided to share with you this little composition of mine which is orchestral with a bit of metal. I'm not very experienced as a composer since I started composing orchestral music 1year ago, only by ear and without any musical theory. ...And I started composing on Fl Studio 5 months ago. I hope you will like it, and do not hesitate to tell me what is good and what is not in my music ! I wish you all a nice day !
  14. Hello everybody, My name is Selma and I’m 16. I’m a french singer and I’m looking for someone who can produce for free a melody with lyrics already written. I would like a pop music enough fresh for a teen. Thanks for taking time to read this announce and maybe see you soon !
  15. Hello! We are running a 5 day residential workshop in the French Pyrenees with composer GAVIN BRYARS. This is a unique opportunity for a very small group of people to live, work and play with a world renowned modern composer in an inspiring mountain setting. There is only a handful of spaces left, so sign up quick - https://www.campfr.com/course/25/modern-composition-with-gavin-bryars Find out more about this course and others that we run on our website, www.campfr.com Hopefully see some of you in the Pyrenees soon!
  16. Hi, i want to share our competition with you. It´s my first posting so please help me if i did something wrong 🙂 Write the Super hit! Inspire the audience with your music and win prize money totaling 11.000€ with your composition – take part in the Progressive Classical Music Award 2019! Compose new music for two violins that goes under the skin and sweeps audiences off their feet. There is no limit to your imagination. Using virtuosity or simply great emotionality– always remember that the audience has to be touched or carried away! The style does not matter. Playing technique should be challenging, unconventional, with new effects, nice melodies, extreme sounds or hot rhythms – let your imagination run wild! Orchestration: 2 violins. Form: about 5 minute music. Info: The work has to be composed for this competition. Adaption or arrangements are not permitted. Multiple submissions are allowed. Closing date for entries: 5. July 2019, 23:59 CET Finale with LiveStream: September 28, 2019, 20:00 CET, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen D5, 68159 Mannheim UNESCO City of Music, Germany Prizes 1. Prize: 5.000€, sponsored by Spiegel Institut Mannheim 2. Prize: 3.000€, attribution pending 3. Prize: 1.000€, sponsored by Ingenieurbüro Bräuer + Späh 4. Prize: 800€, sponsored by Dr. Hans-Oskar Koch 5. Prize: 600€, sponsored by GMS CNC-Technik 6. Prize: 600€, sponsored by GMS CNC-Technik Additionally, the prizewinner works will be recorded by The Twiolins and added to their concert repertoire. Course After a thorough examination by the jury, six works will be selected from all submissions. These will be premiered in the prize winner concert by The Twiolins. Following the concert, the audience will vote on the awards. Additionally the prizewinner works will be recorded professionally on a CD. For details see terms and conditions. Registration Please read the terms and conditions. Please use the registration form to submit your composition. FAQ & more information Please visit the website at https://www.pcm-award.com/en/award-2019/announcement-2019/
  17. Hello Everyone, Here's a piece I wrote recently that is on Spotify, a full 8-track album is to follow. I will up load the score to view soon. For now, let me know what you think. Thanks!
  18. I think this is a (proper) Fugue, but I would like confirmation, etc, fugue2?.mid
  19. This is a Link on this website to Shelia's post about a competition, thought I would share in this sub-forum: @pateceramics
  20. Use the Random Numbers Generator provided and come up with 12 numbers (change the maximum to 10, being the 10th note of the scale), re-arrange those numbers however you want, you can delete UP TO 5 numbers. Translate the numbers into letters of the musical scale, this can either translate into the steps like twelve-tone or just the notes of a scale. Create a melody out at least some of the notes and you MUST use those notes TWICE in your peice (the melody does not count). No time limit. You get to choose the specific instrument or instruments but the MONTH you were born will determine your section (you have to stay in that section, see exceptions in bold). Percussion (Piano NOT included) : December and November Piano: February and April Strings (Harp included) : March and May Woodwind (clarinet, bassoon, Piccolo, flutes, oboe, saxophone, English horn) : June and July Brass (trumpet, trombone, French horn, et cetera) : August and September Electronic (synths , et cetera) : October and January A special rule for people born on February 29th: You can choose TWO instruments from another section or sections IF YOU WERE BORN ON ANY HOLIDAYS (widely celebrated |=| CHRISTMAS, HANUKKAH, Arbor Day, Boxing Day, CINCO DE MAYO, ET CETRA) : You can choose ONE instrument from another section (Post when done!)
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