Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#2258812 - 04/08/14 07:21 PM Programmatic Improvisation
FSO Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/03/12
Posts: 854
Loc: UK, Brighton
I give you Poe's Eldorado: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60febEio7hE Oh yes, I'm far from done laugh Um...okay, so I pondered criticisms from previous displays (slow harmonic progression, pointless, meandering, just plain rubbish, boooo etc.) and wondered if perhaps a large portion of my indecisive discrepancy and alienation from, to and/or with such comments was due to the fact that I've struggled to make clear my intent. I mean, um, *I* have a clear idea as to why the same chord may play 243 times but with what reason could I expect that of anyone else? My question is this: does presenting what I'm doing in this manner justify the very arguable inadequacies in my musicality? I mean...the music's the same...but the point has to be clearer, surely? I only ask as, frankly, being techtarded, making videos with animations takes me so *very* long...and I don't know of an easy way to make even such a basic video...and there's a watermark, and..and...*eh* laugh Um...anywho, *any* comments would be greatly appreciated, thank you *very* much for reading all the way down here! laugh
Xxx
_________________________
Sometimes, we all just need to be shown a little kindness <3

Top
#2258817 - 04/08/14 07:32 PM Re: Programmatic Improvisation [Re: FSO]
Polyphonist Offline
7000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/03/13
Posts: 7648
Loc: New York City
A huge leap. It seems the program forces you into concision. laugh
_________________________
Regards,

Polyphonist

Top
#2258839 - 04/08/14 08:30 PM Re: Programmatic Improvisation [Re: FSO]
Tim Adrianson Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/07/10
Posts: 1071
I agree with Polyphonist -- it's a more enjoyable experience for me than an open-ended (open-endless?) improvisation. For me, it had the charming effect of silent movie music accompaniment, but poetry instead of a movie. I look forward to your next poetry..uh..reading. Thanks for sharing!

Top
#2258844 - 04/08/14 08:38 PM Re: Programmatic Improvisation [Re: FSO]
Polyphonist Offline
7000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/03/13
Posts: 7648
Loc: New York City
By the way, is that cumulative improvisation project still going on?
_________________________
Regards,

Polyphonist

Top
#2258854 - 04/08/14 09:14 PM Re: Programmatic Improvisation [Re: FSO]
FSO Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/03/12
Posts: 854
Loc: UK, Brighton
Well...TBH some of them vignetted a tad... frown "Open-endless"...I *really* like that laugh Personally I like vaguity and an entirely personal, unanchoredness in most things; um...I'm not one to bemoan a television programme when it gets cancelled, for example, as the freedom to imagine the reality in an unfettered manner is all the more apparent...anyway! I can live with doing things like this from time to time smile Poly dear, it *is* rather and thank you for reminding me; I've waited a decent time for the next person to get back to me so I should probably move it along...ta very muchly!
Xxx
_________________________
Sometimes, we all just need to be shown a little kindness <3

Top
#2258866 - 04/08/14 09:32 PM Re: Programmatic Improvisation [Re: FSO]
Polyphonist Offline
7000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/03/13
Posts: 7648
Loc: New York City
What are the R+Rs regarding it?
_________________________
Regards,

Polyphonist

Top
#2258878 - 04/08/14 09:50 PM Re: Programmatic Improvisation [Re: FSO]
FSO Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/03/12
Posts: 854
Loc: UK, Brighton
The...oh dear, um, the read...response...one of them's *got* to be response, right?
_________________________
Sometimes, we all just need to be shown a little kindness <3

Top
#2258893 - 04/08/14 11:16 PM Re: Programmatic Improvisation [Re: FSO]
Polyphonist Offline
7000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/03/13
Posts: 7648
Loc: New York City
Rules + Regulations.
_________________________
Regards,

Polyphonist

Top
#2259022 - 04/09/14 08:04 AM Re: Programmatic Improvisation [Re: FSO]
FSO Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/03/12
Posts: 854
Loc: UK, Brighton
Ah, I see...um...none? laugh
_________________________
Sometimes, we all just need to be shown a little kindness <3

Top
#2259079 - 04/09/14 11:14 AM Re: Programmatic Improvisation [Re: FSO]
Polyphonist Offline
7000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/03/13
Posts: 7648
Loc: New York City
There are no guidelines for the manner in which the recordings are submitted or selected? No length requirements? Nothing regarding style or form?
_________________________
Regards,

Polyphonist

Top
#2259238 - 04/09/14 05:14 PM Re: Programmatic Improvisation [Re: FSO]
FSO Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/03/12
Posts: 854
Loc: UK, Brighton
Um...no, not really; there's an order (the order in which people claimed their interest in participating) and I send the stitched together file with respect to that order. I trust that each person will improvise upon hearing and then, well, that's about it...um...my original starting length was about 12 minutes, but I was advised by the first participant to shorten it, so I did...flexibility is inherent in the spirit of free art; um...if I were to put restrictions on it of any kind *improvisation* would become limited, stilted, tainted. I mean, if I were to say "improvise about a tree" one could not improvise about a sandcastle without bastardising the objective. Any limitation at all would be to state what one can't do, which would lessen what one *could*; taken to its extremity, putting limitations on form, structure, style, key, harmonics, progressions, modality, length and instrument (I never stated it has to be piano that people submit, though given the forum the implication would likely curtail any other choice) would leave, remembering this is the extremity, um, only *one* possible piece, that is to say, not an improvisation at all but a composition dictated by negation. Therefore, *any* type of requirement or restriction will compromise the nature of the improvisation. I'm not a fool, um, I know the "extreme" to which I allude is ridiculous, but the nature and presence of that corruption, that compromise, is very real; imperceptible, perhaps, but I don't care about what can be perceived, I only care about what *is* (with respect to this at least)...so...um...no, no restrictions sparing that it *is* improvisation smile Of course, what that means to each person is different and to regulate that too would be in and of itself a corruption again...how I imagined it would go is *not* how it would go; even from the first participant it's entirely different. I expected a seamless (as much as it could be, at least) transition from person to person, but that is not as it is. Hopefully it'll be good, but that's not what's important (to me, at least laugh ); improvisation is an incredible thing...it's so impossibly fragile...anyway! laugh
Xxx
_________________________
Sometimes, we all just need to be shown a little kindness <3

Top
#2259242 - 04/09/14 05:29 PM Re: Programmatic Improvisation [Re: FSO]
Polyphonist Offline
7000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/03/13
Posts: 7648
Loc: New York City
Might as well send it along to me then.
_________________________
Regards,

Polyphonist

Top
#2259259 - 04/09/14 06:13 PM Re: Programmatic Improvisation [Re: FSO]
FSO Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/03/12
Posts: 854
Loc: UK, Brighton
Well wonderful! When it gets along to you (I'll pop you on the end, if you don't mind) I hope you'll be free to record...yay! laugh
Xxx
_________________________
Sometimes, we all just need to be shown a little kindness <3

Top
#2293834 - 06/23/14 11:18 AM Re: Programmatic Improvisation [Re: FSO]
Michael Sayers Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/15/13
Posts: 1160
Loc: Stockholms län, Sverige
Hi FSO, I found this quite enjoyable and liked the range of colour.

The discussion in the thread reminds me of something attributed to Debussy. He said that because he could compose in fugue form he did not have to do so.

So after this particular improvisatory opus maybe you should feel somewhat vindicated over your well-intentioned critics and now feel free to do as you please!

I look forward to hearing your continued uploads if the procession continues.

Top

Moderator:  Kreisler 
What's Hot!!
8 Live Ragtime Piano Players on the Cape!
-------------------
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Casinitaly... No use...
by alfredo capurso
10/24/14 05:49 PM
What Piece Is This?
by Works1
10/24/14 03:43 PM
Suites Georg Böhm
by Johan B
10/24/14 03:40 PM
Which brand has the best key action under 1,000 USD?
by login
10/24/14 03:18 PM
Recording the results of Pianoteq
by Roger Ransom
10/24/14 01:35 PM
Who's Online
126 registered (accordeur, 36251, alfredo capurso, anamnesis, 38 invisible), 1302 Guests and 16 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76643 Members
42 Forums
158475 Topics
2327349 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission