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    Albuquerque

    This is a little different from my usual, being very tonal with little dissonance.

    To compose this, I sat down and thought about flying. This is however a special kind of flying, as those from Albuquerque know.

    The piece uses GPO and EWQL and was composed and rendered in Sonar 8 Pro.

    I guess I should add that this one is meant to be cinematic.

    Here it is
    http://www.box.net/shared/xnzib0pyyt

    Ron
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    Well done Ron.


    The mix is very good.
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    Re: Albuquerque

    Hi Ron, I found this a bit smoother ride than some of your work, but still very recognizable as a Rolifer piece. Great sound, recording and mixing and an enjoyable few minutes imagining the topography of New Mexico. I have spent some time down around Pagosa Springs and the San Juans but never made it to Albuquerque. You made it sound like it must be very nice down there, John

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    Nice job, Mr. Ron.

    I could "see" the ground below dropping beneath me as I ascended into the clouds. That's good flying music! You painted a descriptive musical picture.

    I don't know what "Albuquerque flying" means. Are you talking about hot-air ballooning?

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    Ron,

    Nice piece, and great work with the brass - the balance, the attacks, and the timing of their entrances (the artistic choices) were all superb.

    Have no idea what the Albuquerque title means, or even the flying. It's a compliment that the piece works for me without understanding the title!
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    I liked it a lot Ron, very pleasant, with an elegant orchestration. You made use of a well thought instruments combination and contrastive motifs, with a lot of emotions: calm, pacific or intriguing. Besides, the dialogs, the voices are very well managed too. Well done!.

    Regards,

    Victor

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    Thanks Aram
    John

    This was kind of a project for school. I judt waned to show my professor that I could do a simple theme and then vary it without straying into dissonance.

    Mr Larry

    Albuquerque has a Hot air balloopn festival every year so yes it is about that.

    Ron

    You are right about that. A piece should work no matter my intended desire. See above about the festival

    Victor

    Thank you very much


    Thanks again guys

    Ron
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    Re: Albuquerque

    Outstanding work, Ron! I love it! It is a perfect rendition of gracefully flying above. Although i love the more dissonant, I think I like this the best, when it is used carefully without going too far outside. I think this is more for frequent listening, while i love the more abstract i have to be in a certain mood for it.

    David

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    David

    I agree about the more dissonace. I like pieces that really stand out and I think that is achieved using dissonace.

    I just had to convince myself that I could do a more mainstream piece.

    Thanks

    Ron
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    Re: Albuquerque

    Ron,

    Of course I had to respond to this one since I live only 15 miles from Albuquerque. And you even spelled it correctly. Congratulations! Not only great at composition, math, and astronomy, but also at spelling. Both of your halves of your brain, perhaps all three halves, are working overtime. lol

    I had to comment on the dissonance thingie. Yes! it does make a piece standout more, but that is not what I notice in your music when I listen to it. I like your music very much because you really have your own unique harmonic style about you. That is what I notice in every piece I hear of yours and is what makes your music special and hence, gives you your personal signature. As Stravinsky's pandiatonicism, or Debussy's whole tone scales and 9th/11th chords or Berstein's jazz harmonics etc., you have a chromatic style in your melody and harmonies that is , as I said , really unique to you.

    Anyway, I love this piece and your orchestration skills just keep getting better and better. (I'm kind of jealous really, that I'm being left in the dust.....of Albuquerque that is.)

    Cass

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