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June 11, 2007 at 7:57 pm in reply to: Pablo Neruda Poems set to Music #35201
Boulez is really good. That is true. I don’t know, that really is a hard question. I personally like melody and harmony, and today’s composers seem to disagree with my feelings haha It’s hard for me to listen to a lot of music that’s coming out today and enjoy it as much as a great melody. I really like Gorecki, from Poland. I haven’t heard as much stuff from him as I’d like, but what I have heard I’ve really enjoyed.June 11, 2007 at 3:06 pm in reply to: Pablo Neruda Poems set to Music #35199
Who do you think is the greatest living composer- in any genre?June 9, 2007 at 3:17 pm in reply to: Pablo Neruda Poems set to Music #35197
Early music is really pretty amazing. I like Palestrina a lot. It’s harder for me to get into the Serialists or the Twelve Tone guys, but I’m working on it. hahaJune 9, 2007 at 3:16 pm in reply to: Composers in the NYC area? #35221
Yeah, as soon as I graduate down here in the Spring of ’08, I’ll be moving to Jersey so I can commute into the city to work. I’m just trying to see if I’ll possibly know anybody else up there.June 8, 2007 at 4:37 pm in reply to: Pablo Neruda Poems set to Music #35195
The piece is going alright. Unfornately I’m having to work on it while taking classes this summer, so it’s not going as great as it could be. I really enjoy the Romantic/Late Romantic composers the most. Mahler, Richard Strauss and actually Leonard Bernstein are probably my top 3 favorites. Yourself?June 8, 2007 at 9:34 am in reply to: Experimental Scene in Norway, anyone? #35215
I hear ya. Sometimes it’s nice to put Mahler down and listen to a little Hendrix or something hahaJune 8, 2007 at 9:32 am in reply to: Pablo Neruda Poems set to Music #35193
I think it definitely would. People are always looking for more ways to get their music out there.June 7, 2007 at 2:01 pm in reply to: Experimental Scene in Norway, anyone? #35213
I actually just found them while I was browsing around ON Myspace haha My favorite band ever is The Frames (they’re the biggest band in Ireland right now), so I was searching for some other great bands in Europe and I guess I stumbled upon all these groups. Most of them are friends with each other, which is pretty interesting. What about you? Any favorite groups or anything?June 7, 2007 at 1:58 pm in reply to: Pablo Neruda Poems set to Music #35191
That would be awesome to have a way to share our projects. Maybe they can figure out a way to do so?June 5, 2007 at 10:52 pm in reply to: Experimental Scene in Norway, anyone? #35211
1) Wibutee- (pronounced wee-booty) They blend Electronica and Jazz pretty well. They also use some interesting instrumentation (they use Melodica a lot)
2) Kobert- these guys are very jazz influenced but I can’t even explain their style. It’s just really cool, check it out.
3) Fattigfolket – they’re from all kinds of different places including Norway. They stick to a mostly jazzy style, but again; it’s all about atmosphere, mood and tension and release. Very cool sax playing.
4) Damp – they are mostly experimental, but it does have a healthy jazz element as well.
My favorites are definitely In the Country and Kobert. Hope you enjoy!June 5, 2007 at 10:41 pm in reply to: Pablo Neruda Poems set to Music #35189
So far I’ve only begun work on setting "Slow Lament". It’s really got some interesting text, and within the text I find there are a lot of natural rhythms and cadences. It should be a lot of fun! I’m not sure what I’m going to do for the 2nd poem of the 3-poem set, but I know for a fact I will close the piece with Number 17 from the collection "Morning". It’s incredible work.June 5, 2007 at 4:35 pm in reply to: Remebering Michael Brecker #35154
I haven’t listened to him a WHOLE lot, but from what I have listened to it’s been easy to understand how he influenced a whole generation of players. You can definitely hear his influence on everybody from Chris Potter to Kenny Garrett and everyone in between. From what I’ve heard, he was also a great guy; the total package. The jazz community will definitely miss him.