Jesse Gorter - Piano Thread

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KVRian
876 posts since 30 Nov, 2004

Post Tue May 04, 2021 6:27 am

Hi all,

I hope to showcase some of my work here.
There is a piano album coming up, release date is 5 june.
I will showcase the work here, and hope to get some feedback.

The Wings of time is the first one:
https://open.spotify.com/album/2UslNy8oy1VxHTMCIaVstT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6RfdAdI3Es

I wrote this first, and had to discover how to even write for piano.
The ending is quite an adventure, and composition wise, it should not even be in there. The work would be stronger without the 6/8 time. But, it was so much fun, so I kept it in.

Here is Air Dance,

https://open.spotify.com/track/6z58t8MC ... c47ccf40d8

Wrote this one originally in 2006 as an etude for myself, but i never actually played it myself yet. Strange how that goes :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ_pmnF ... ktfxAmQG8c

Red Leaves is the next one, I always got amelie vibes from it
https://open.spotify.com/track/3K669WS5 ... ca59984c96

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-VmRoI ... 3w3oaFKOkk

and...here is rain waltz!
https://open.spotify.com/album/0Jw86wkO ... epJgbAnm7A
wrote this one for my son Rein.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk1Fi0Q ... maPuDiP7aw
Last edited by Jesse Gorter on Sun May 09, 2021 1:02 am, edited 1 time in total.

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KVRian
1063 posts since 23 Nov, 2018 from Birmingham, UK

Post Tue May 04, 2021 8:29 am

Enjoyed it, but....I'm sure I've heard this one before on KVR?

Anyway, it'll be interesting to see if I say the same things this time if it is a revamp!!! :)

Melodic content is very strong indeed - catchy, well shaped phrases that stick!

Personally I wanted the left hand accompaniment patterns to change at some point...just a bit of variation in the ongoing texture, but it works as it stands.

Ending - yeah, the change of time signature could be a little bit more fluid, but it works as a sudden lift to end on!

Good listen!
Mark Taylor, Chameleon Music - Professional composition and sound design for all media since 1994.

https://www.chameleonmusic.co.uk/

KVRist
262 posts since 14 Feb, 2013

Post Tue May 04, 2021 11:17 am

I like this piece, both the composition and performance. Way better than my piano piano pieces :)

I don't agree with ChameleonMusic on the left hand pattern, in all honesty I can't see how you can play anything better than the pattern right now, except if you want some counterpoint.

KVRian

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876 posts since 30 Nov, 2004

Post Tue May 04, 2021 11:33 am

ChameleonMusic wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 8:29 am
Enjoyed it, but....I'm sure I've heard this one before on KVR?

Anyway, it'll be interesting to see if I say the same things this time if it is a revamp!!! :)

Melodic content is very strong indeed - catchy, well shaped phrases that stick!

Personally I wanted the left hand accompaniment patterns to change at some point...just a bit of variation in the ongoing texture, but it works as it stands.

Ending - yeah, the change of time signature could be a little bit more fluid, but it works as a sudden lift to end on!

Good listen!
the left hand actually changes quite a bit, just not in the rhythm of it.
It is true! but I would have to look up your original comment :D

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KVRian
1063 posts since 23 Nov, 2018 from Birmingham, UK

Post Tue May 04, 2021 11:48 am

Jesse Gorter wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 11:33 am
ChameleonMusic wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 8:29 am
Enjoyed it, but....I'm sure I've heard this one before on KVR?

Anyway, it'll be interesting to see if I say the same things this time if it is a revamp!!! :)

Melodic content is very strong indeed - catchy, well shaped phrases that stick!

Personally I wanted the left hand accompaniment patterns to change at some point...just a bit of variation in the ongoing texture, but it works as it stands.

Ending - yeah, the change of time signature could be a little bit more fluid, but it works as a sudden lift to end on!

Good listen!
the left hand actually changes quite a bit, just not in the rhythm of it.
It is true! but I would have to look up your original comment :D
Yeah, it does change in terms of the notes..linked to the underlying chords etc and it stretches and contracts a little bit here and there...I agree 100%, but...

It's just unusual to have the same basic rhythmic pattern just about all the way through a 4 minute piece of this mainstream melodic style. If it was a more minimalist, hypnotic style...fair enough!

I enjoyed the piece as it stands without a doubt, but listening again... still feel that it could've 'grown' even more towards that interesting end section with just a little bit more variation below the excellent melodies.

Is it a 'one shot' live recording by the way...sounds like a natural 'performance' as such rather than something with lots of editing and drawing in of notes etc?
Last edited by ChameleonMusic on Tue May 04, 2021 11:54 am, edited 1 time in total.
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https://www.chameleonmusic.co.uk/

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KVRAF
20384 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Tue May 04, 2021 11:50 am

Nice and relaxing, which is just what I needed right now. This was an absolute joy to listen to.

KVRian

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876 posts since 30 Nov, 2004

Post Wed May 05, 2021 12:17 am

ChameleonMusic wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 11:48 am
Jesse Gorter wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 11:33 am
ChameleonMusic wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 8:29 am
Enjoyed it, but....I'm sure I've heard this one before on KVR?

Anyway, it'll be interesting to see if I say the same things this time if it is a revamp!!! :)

Melodic content is very strong indeed - catchy, well shaped phrases that stick!

Personally I wanted the left hand accompaniment patterns to change at some point...just a bit of variation in the ongoing texture, but it works as it stands.

Ending - yeah, the change of time signature could be a little bit more fluid, but it works as a sudden lift to end on!

Good listen!
the left hand actually changes quite a bit, just not in the rhythm of it.
It is true! but I would have to look up your original comment :D
Yeah, it does change in terms of the notes..linked to the underlying chords etc and it stretches and contracts a little bit here and there...I agree 100%, but...

It's just unusual to have the same basic rhythmic pattern just about all the way through a 4 minute piece of this mainstream melodic style. If it was a more minimalist, hypnotic style...fair enough!

I enjoyed the piece as it stands without a doubt, but listening again... still feel that it could've 'grown' even more towards that interesting end section with just a little bit more variation below the excellent melodies.

Is it a 'one shot' live recording by the way...sounds like a natural 'performance' as such rather than something with lots of editing and drawing in of notes etc?
I see what you mean, but I think for this one it is fine to have it keep going like that. The harmony and melody are not very 'out there', or very adventurous, but I do think other pieces will explore that a bit more. For this one, it would disturb the dreamy feeling

thanks for the feedback :)

KVRian

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876 posts since 30 Nov, 2004

Post Wed May 05, 2021 12:19 am

Here is Air Dance,

https://open.spotify.com/track/6z58t8MC ... c47ccf40d8

Wrote this one originally in 2006 as an etude for myself, but i never actually played it myself yet. Strange how that goes :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJ_pmnF ... ktfxAmQG8c

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KVRAF
10118 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Post Wed May 05, 2021 4:32 pm

"The Wings of Time"

I recognised this one from a couple of years ago, but it was so pleasant, I listened to it twice more :)

It was nicely played and the change from 4/4 to 6/8 worked quite well, but I think it might work better if you went straight from one to the other, but this may not be an option as it was recorded live.

Good work :)

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KVRist
82 posts since 4 Feb, 2012 from residant in ksa/jeddah

Post Wed May 05, 2021 4:48 pm

very nice, i like hearing such music, is there a midi recording for it? i'd like to hear it with my vst plugin :)

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KVRian
1057 posts since 28 Oct, 2005 from Finland

Post Thu May 06, 2021 12:40 am

The wings of time: beautiful piano music … restful ambiance with the strong end

Air dance: good soundtrack for cloud video. Airy and light atmosphere. good job.

KVRian

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876 posts since 30 Nov, 2004

Post Thu May 06, 2021 11:55 am

wagtunes wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 11:50 am
Nice and relaxing, which is just what I needed right now. This was an absolute joy to listen to.
Thanks Wags!

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KVRAF
1937 posts since 12 Jan, 2019

Post Thu May 06, 2021 2:21 pm

Beautiful, flowing, tasteful.
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KVRian
1063 posts since 23 Nov, 2018 from Birmingham, UK

Post Fri May 07, 2021 1:52 am

Wings of Time - obviously a live performance unless I'm seriously losing it?

Air Dance / Red Leaves - I'm guessing that they've been programmed / drawn in at least to some extent?
Mark Taylor, Chameleon Music - Professional composition and sound design for all media since 1994.

https://www.chameleonmusic.co.uk/

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