OT Composing (was My homepage is back... some of it anyway
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 18, 2003, 6:23|
Danny Wier wrote:
> wrote (including an attempt at a piano piece in 13/8 time) -- all of which
> were written in 1997.
>I listened to those pieces, and am utterly amazed. If that was actually you
playing, I am in awe. But if, as I suspect, it was all done on the
computer, then I'm in awe of the program. Were those done with the
"Noteworthy Composer" you mentioned the other day? I checked out their
website, and although it looks quite complex to me, it seems to be what I
(and possibly Sally Caves) might be looking for, since it seems to allow one
to notate directly on the screen.
I'm curious about a number of things that I didn't see at the website:
Is one restricted to the piano? or does the program allow for other
instruments? A full orchestra sound?
Is it possible to write for more than one instrument (say, violin on one
staff, piano on another?
Could one add a vocal track or tracks? (obviously with a mike).....
Judging from your pieces, it seems that dynamics and tempo are quite easily
played with. But I noticed that the sound in "13" and "Runaway Piano" was
much more realistic than in "C"-- was that done with different settings
(perhaps more reverb? or simply because the piece has a thinner texture?)
Finally, I was pleasantly surprised that your pieces came on and played
almost immediately-- Teoh's took quite a while to download. Why? (My
computer illiteracy is probably showing).