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June-Bug-Dan
11-01-2008, 10:50 AM
Hey everyone!!

I havent had time to post anything recently but im here now:p

If you dont know i am a high-school student. When i was at school a few months ago i had a music lesson(naturaly this being my fav lesson:p) it was a theory lesson based around minimalism. I soon became wrapped in the simplicity and structures of this style.
As soon as i got home i booted my computer and started to compose.
Although this piece isnt a minimalist piece it does feature some of the qualities.

I cant remember the instrumentation exactly but i think it is as follows:
Glockenspeil
Tub. bells
3 xylophone's (1 GPO and 2 from C&MB)
Vibraphone (GPO)
2 Marimba' (1 GPO 1 C&MB)

Its aprox. 2 minutes long.


Tell me what you think and what comes to your mind when listening to this piece.

Dan.;)

'A Day Behind The Rest' (http://www.box.net/shared/tg5zgbikn0) <- THIS IS NOW IN Mp3 FORMAT;)

Rhap2
11-01-2008, 11:34 AM
Dan:

A very nice piece, indeed. Very well thought out for
a percussion composition and the instrumentation was
perfect for your creative purpose.

A word about music files...........20.X is a BIG file,
in my opinion,for a listening download. If this were an Mp3,
it would probably approximate less than 3 MB. For some,
that have faster machines, no problem, but a lot of prospective
listeners do not have those. So, if you want to reach everyone
with your good music, you might search for a site to upload in
Mp3 status.

Great job on this, Dan

Jack

June-Bug-Dan
11-01-2008, 12:10 PM
Dan:

A very nice piece, indeed. Very well thought out for
a percussion composition and the instrumentation was
perfect for your creative purpose.

A word about music files...........20.X is a BIG file,
in my opinion,for a listening download. If this were an Mp3,
it would probably approximate less than 3 MB. For some,
that have faster machines, no problem, but a lot of prospective
listeners do not have those. So, if you want to reach everyone
with your good music, you might search for a site to upload in
Mp3 status.

Great job on this, Dan

Jack

Thanks for your comments jack!
I didnt realise it was that big :oI have converted the file and now replaced the link. Sorry for the incovenience.

Thanks again

Dan.

rolifer
11-01-2008, 08:22 PM
Dan

Very nice use of percussion.

What comes to mind is sitting in a train station, watching the clock.

Not being overly concerned or trepiditious about the time, just knowing that I have to wait.

Well done

Ron

June-Bug-Dan
11-02-2008, 08:08 AM
Dan

Very nice use of percussion.

What comes to mind is sitting in a train station, watching the clock.

Not being overly concerned or trepiditious about the time, just knowing that I have to wait.

Well done

Ron

Hi Ron.

Thanks for listening.;) I'm glad that came to mind.

Dan.

RichR
11-02-2008, 08:42 AM
This piece does have a feeling of being about time. The repetitious pattern keeps the piece moving along. I almost get the sense of having to solve a puzzle of great importance and before time runs out. And the chimes at the end have indicated that time has indeed run out! :)
Very nicely done and let's hear some more! )(~

June-Bug-Dan
11-02-2008, 10:30 AM
This piece does have a feeling of being about time. The repetitious pattern keeps the piece moving along. I almost get the sense of having to solve a puzzle of great importance and before time runs out. And the chimes at the end have indicated that time has indeed run out! :)
Very nicely done and let's hear some more! )(~

Thank you very much for your kind comments!! And thank you for taking the time to stop by and listen.;)

Dan

wrayer
11-02-2008, 10:44 AM
Thanks for posting. This is a pleasant sounding exercise, and I agree it does not truly fit the definition of minimalism. You write well for the melodic percussion. It makes a great "mood piece" i.e. time passing, movment from place to place, watching the world move by through a train window, etc.

Thanks for sharing and the best of luck in your studies.

Bill

June-Bug-Dan
11-02-2008, 10:46 AM
Thanks for posting. This is a pleasant sounding exercise, and I agree it does not truly fit the definition of minimalism. You write well for the melodic percussion. It makes a great "mood piece" i.e. time passing, movment from place to place, watching the world move by through a train window, etc.

Thanks for sharing and the best of luck in your studies.

Bill

Hi Bill,

Thanks for your kind words. And thank you for listening.
With my GCSE exams coming up im going to need that luck!:p

Dan.

fastlane
11-02-2008, 07:06 PM
I really liked it. You might come back to it later and develop it with more instrumentation and take it further.



Phil

June-Bug-Dan
11-03-2008, 11:04 AM
I really liked it. You might come back to it later and develop it with more instrumentation and take it further.



Phil

Hi Phil.

Thanks for listening. Im glad you liked it;)

Dan.

etLux
12-04-2008, 03:18 PM
This is excellent work, Dan -- tightly written,
great momentum, and an outright pleasure to
the ear in its sonorities and colors.

Loved it! Do more!

My best,



David