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#1148154 - 12/18/05 10:40 AM What's better than a composition for one piano???
Fiesta Figaro Offline
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Registered: 12/17/05
Posts: 17
Loc: Elizabeth, NJ
A composition for two pianos!!! Greetings everyone! My name's Dan and I'm a new member to these forums. I've seen and heard lots of great things about this place so I decided to join. My main interests lie in composition and my intention is to grow and help others grow as composers so if any of you have questions on composition feel free to shoot them my way. I'm also quite the avid "classical" music listener and look forward to engaging in good-natured, enthralling convos on the subject. ;\)

Here's a link to a composition of mine for two pianos entitled

Experiments II

It's minimalist in nature and my main objective in writing this piece was to create evocative, rolling rhythms and chord progresions. I'd love to hear what you think and if you have any questions feel free to ask!

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#1148155 - 12/18/05 03:46 PM Re: What's better than a composition for one piano???
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I'm fairly new here myself. Welcome! I guess no one is around today. Your piece was very interesting. I mean that in a good way. I became interested in the concept of minimalism in college and composed a piece in the style. It was pretty fun. Can you play this piece yourself at this speed? Would be interesting to get one of the pianists in the Pianist Corner to learn it and play it for everyone.

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#1148156 - 12/18/05 04:28 PM Re: What's better than a composition for one piano???
Fiesta Figaro Offline
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Loc: Elizabeth, NJ
Thanks for the compliment sarabande! I am in fact a violinist/violist and would need to put a bit of practice time in on the piano to learn one of these parts. It is very interesting listening to this piece played live...I had it done at my college a while back. The individual parts aren't that difficult but getting the parts synched up and together is the tough part.

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#1148157 - 12/18/05 11:56 PM Re: What's better than a composition for one piano???
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Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 8483
Loc: Ohio, USA
i like most of this composition, but it got tiresome to listen to after a while because of relentless LH rhythm and lack of new development/material or something, imo.

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#1148158 - 12/19/05 12:37 AM Re: What's better than a composition for one piano???
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It's not bad. I like the chords, but I think the midi file destroyed the piece. I think there would've been a lot more there, had we heard a human interpretation in duet fashion, like it's supposed to be. The midi file, I'll agree (with signa), was a bit tiresome...but again, that could just be the midi. ;\)
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#1148159 - 12/19/05 02:04 PM Re: What's better than a composition for one piano???
Fiesta Figaro Offline
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Registered: 12/17/05
Posts: 17
Loc: Elizabeth, NJ
Thanks guys, I really appreciate your feedback. You're right the rhythms do tend to get a bit tedious, but such is the nature of minimalist music, and I also agree that a live recording might make it a more enjoyable listen. For something live and less minimalist check out:

Iberia-Desconhecido

I'd love to hear what you think!

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#1148160 - 12/20/05 04:06 PM Re: What's better than a composition for one piano???
Stravinsky-Lover Offline
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Registered: 12/17/05
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Loc: Heteren
WOH I liked it very much,

I'M impressed!!!

Keep up the good work

BUT STRAVINSKY STAYS THE BEST
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#1148161 - 12/21/05 08:36 AM Re: What's better than a composition for one piano???
Fiesta Figaro Offline
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Registered: 12/17/05
Posts: 17
Loc: Elizabeth, NJ
Thanks a bunch stravinsky-lover, I appreciate the comment! \:D

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#1148162 - 12/22/05 01:19 AM Re: What's better than a composition for one piano???
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Loc: Ohio, USA
Fiesta, i like this 'Iberia-Desconhecido' much better. its opening theme sounds so lyrical and romantic, while 2nd part is little less impressive to me though and i was wondering if the end would return to the 1st theme, apparently it didn't.

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#1148163 - 12/22/05 08:33 AM Re: What's better than a composition for one piano???
Fiesta Figaro Offline
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Registered: 12/17/05
Posts: 17
Loc: Elizabeth, NJ
Hey signa, thanks for the feedback! The end actually did return to the first theme, only it was in a major key instead of a minor key. Check it out again and see if you can catch it.

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#1148164 - 12/22/05 09:08 PM Re: What's better than a composition for one piano???
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you're right, and i did miss it. it's pretty much a professional's work, and i wish i could compose something like that!

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#1148165 - 01/24/06 02:49 PM Re: What's better than a composition for one piano???
Johnny-Boy Offline
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Registered: 01/21/06
Posts: 661
Loc: PA
I tried to listen Fiesta but get this message: "File ID is not valid".

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#1148166 - 01/24/06 05:47 PM Re: What's better than a composition for one piano???
Kam Offline
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Registered: 01/13/06
Posts: 184
Loc: Canada
it must've been deleted by the site
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#1148167 - 01/24/06 06:21 PM Re: What's better than a composition for one piano???
sarabande Offline
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Registered: 11/18/05
Posts: 1597
Loc: Mo.
Feista F. hasn't been on the forum for a while. Just thought I'd let you know in case you wonder if he doesn't reply to why it's not working.

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#1148168 - 01/25/06 10:46 AM Re: What's better than a composition for one piano???
Johnny-Boy Offline
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Registered: 01/21/06
Posts: 661
Loc: PA
 Quote:
Originally posted by sarabande:
Feista F. hasn't been on the forum for a while. Just thought I'd let you know in case you wonder if he doesn't reply to why it's not working. [/b]
Thanks Sara.

John
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