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I'm looking for some feedback on Act I, Scene I of the opera I am writing. Here is the scrolling score video.
Hi All, I took a couple days off from posting here to begin work on my newest project. I'm writing an opera, and so I anticipate that it will be taking a lot of time that I usually devote to this blog. No worries, though--I will still be active here! The composing bug has bitten …
Here is a visual rundown of the lead guitar channel strip in my latest work "My Marriage Was Illegal in 1967".
If we can reach the 1,000 donor goal and unlock the $75,000.00, it would make student study at the University even more vibrant.
Here are some screenshots of my latest work "My marriage was illegal in 1967".
Anti-miscegenation laws perpetuating ideals of racial purity were still on the books in some states in 1967, but the landmark ruling Loving v. Virginia overturned their legality.
My latest project has its backing track completed! Take a listen. In addition, the lead electric guitar part/riff is posted here.
Upcoming posts and news on Composer's Toolbox for February 2018.
This work is an exploration of a Zoroastrian text from The Zend Avesta, Part I, translated by James Darmesteter in1880.
Here is my latest composition; the score was created, edited, formatted, and otherwise made completely in Dorico. The piece also uses a Max Patch.
Here is one of my current projects. I have used Dorico to create the "score", and have created a Max/MSP patch to facilitate live performance. The only additional component I need to create is a backing track audio file in Logic, for use with the performance.
I am excited to announce the release of the ebook "Composer Cat". It features more than 20 of the most popular articles on Composer's Toolbox, and includes extra content. Pop on over and give it a read, and be sure to let me know what you think!
Marco Polo, from Album "Exercise Music"
I make it a rule to not upgrade operating systems, but it seems that when I needed to do so, I quickly learned why I generally avoid it.
Here are the results of my first week with Dorico (crossgrade from Finale).
It's happening!!! #Dorico #download #newsoftware #notation #composerdreams #moretocome #staytuned
I was approached by the makers of Beat Painter to take a look into their web application. Beat Painter is an intriguing take on the old concept of a music visualizer. Borrowing from various visual artists, and coupling this with an innovative and modern way of realizing and operating (eg. using your computer's microphone, and …
There are 428 seats in The Hartt School's main performance space, Millard Auditorium. As part of an initiative to make much-needed (and long-overdue) renovations to the venue, The Hartt School is holding a 2-day initiative on 4/27 and 4/28, called "428 Buck$ N' Seats". The main goal is to get 428 donations, of any size--$1.00, …
Hi All, I am currently at the University of Nebraska at Kearney New Music Festival, along with composers such as Matthew Kennedy, and my piece "Bleak Friday" for marimba and fixed media is going to be performed at 7:30pm CST (8:30pm EST) tonight. Here is the live stream link, if you want to view the …