The final of my variations on Mompou's Paisajes

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KVRAF
1986 posts since 24 Nov, 2012

Post Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:05 pm

Finishing with piano and stripped down to the simplest of fragments.
Same process as before and ... it is really three piano sounds NI Un Corda, Soniccouture EP73 and Production Voices Death Piano. Not sure how soundcloud will handle this but I will make a bandcamp version in the next few days unless I decide to revisit and redo. But that will have to wait as I have a lot of writing work that I have been neglecting. Publisher deadlines and all !

https://soundcloud.com/greghooper/varia ... paisajes-3

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stanlea
KVRAF
4668 posts since 11 Feb, 2005 from Bordeaux France

Re: The final of my variations on Mompou's Paisajes

Post Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:36 pm

Ah ! Un connaisseur !
You can't always get what you waaaant...

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KVRAF
1986 posts since 24 Nov, 2012

Re: The final of my variations on Mompou's Paisajes

Post Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:22 pm

stanlea wrote:Ah ! Un connaisseur !

thanks stanlea - I'll take that compliment :)


All three variations are now available on Bandcamp

https://greghooper2.bandcamp.com/album/ ... us-paisaje

ChamMusic
KVRian
893 posts since 12 Jun, 2006

Re: The final of my variations on Mompou's Paisajes

Post Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:34 am

You've definitely succeeded in capturing the spirit / essence of that 3rd landscape, but in a more gentle soothing way than the original which I've always found to be the harshest of the 3...deliberately so, considering their subtitles.

Federico Mompou is one of those all too forgotten 20th Century composers...he was a brilliant miniaturist. I suppose his brief, low key support of Franco dampened his public persona to some extent and he simply faded away into relative obscurity.

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KVRAF
1986 posts since 24 Nov, 2012

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Post Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:10 pm

ChamMusic wrote:You've definitely succeeded in capturing the spirit / essence of that 3rd landscape, but in a more gentle soothing way than the original which I've always found to be the harshest of the 3...deliberately so, considering their subtitles.

Federico Mompou is one of those all too forgotten 20th Century composers...he was a brilliant miniaturist. I suppose his brief, low key support of Franco dampened his public persona to some extent and he simply faded away into relative obscurity.
thanks Mark, interesting notes on Mompou too. Strangely enough with the harsh aspect of the original I was going to have fast chaotic slabs in the lower register come in about half way to contrast with the gentler material (which would continue) but did not pursue that idea in the end. Perhaps a future variation on my variation :)

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Allomerus
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2073 posts since 28 Aug, 2012 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: The final of my variations on Mompou's Paisajes

Post Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:16 am

Hi Greg,
Haven't heard any of Federico Mompou's compositions before. However, after listening to your variations I am intrigued. Enjoyable listen!
:)
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KVRAF
1986 posts since 24 Nov, 2012

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Post Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:54 am

Allomerus wrote:Hi Greg,
Haven't heard any of Federico Mompou's compositions before. However, after listening to your variations I am intrigued. Enjoyable listen!
:)
Thanks John - so are you gearing up for the finals or dreading them (I am a bit of a footy tragic, but living in Brisbane tempers it somewhat)

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Allomerus
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2073 posts since 28 Aug, 2012 from Melbourne, Australia

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Post Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:14 pm

Strangely, I am the opposite. I like football, and played it for a while with a local team in my 20s, but I have been losing interest lately...
I will probably watch some of the GF though on the TV.
Hope you enjoy it though...
:)
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KVRAF
1986 posts since 24 Nov, 2012

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Post Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:40 pm

Allomerus wrote:Strangely, I am the opposite. I like football, and played it for a while with a local team in my 20s, but I have been losing interest lately...
I will probably watch some of the GF though on the TV.
Hope you enjoy it though...
:)
I lost interest in my 20s and 30s but started following again in the 90s, just before Brisbane had some success. Brisbane was a great place to go to a game back then and until recently as people were not at all one-eyed and would clap and cheer the opposing team if they did great things. That's what I am like - I have my teams (Brisbane and Gold Coast) and others I prefer etc etc, but I also just like a good game

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KVRAF
2073 posts since 28 Aug, 2012 from Melbourne, Australia

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Post Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:17 am

I think the crowds can be as interesting as the game.... ;)
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KVRAF
1986 posts since 24 Nov, 2012

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Post Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:19 am

I was next to some appalling homophobes at the last game - just shocking. They were pissed off when I had a go at them about it

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KVRAF
2073 posts since 28 Aug, 2012 from Melbourne, Australia

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Post Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:24 am

woggle wrote:I was next to some appalling homophobes at the last game - just shocking. They were pissed off when I had a go at them about it
Brings out the worst in people. I once had a boss who yelled disgusting things about the umpires!

He barracks for Collingwood (Say no more....)
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KVRAF
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Post Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:01 am


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