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SethT888

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is this seat taken?
« on: October 02, 2016, 04:25:56 PM »
Hi all,

I've been writing music off and on for about 30 years with time limited by years as a bartender then computer programmer.
I got a BA in music at Macalester College, Minn. (U.S.) back in '81. Then moved to NYC for 23 years. Now I'm finally retired and living in Connecticut

The music that I'm most interested in and try to write is multi-tonal with fairly quick and often distant movement between 'keys', multiple scales, modes etc., mixed meter or free meter.

I'm looking forward to sampling your music and finding some new influences.

Thanks,
Seth
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Re: is this seat taken?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2016, 04:31:50 PM »
Welcome Seth.

Very interesting that you are interested in multi-tonal work.

my own music uses a principle similar, where I construct poly-harmony (layered triads). I don't treat my music as different harmonic zones, but rather give myself a slightly wider harmonic zone from which to work.

I'm looking forward to hearing your take on the topic.
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Re: is this seat taken?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2016, 10:54:18 PM »
Welcome to the forum Seth, looking forward to your contributions!:)
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Re: is this seat taken?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2016, 05:26:53 AM »
Welcome, I look forward to hearing your music.
Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is THE BEST.
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Re: is this seat taken?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2016, 06:15:37 AM »
Welcome, Seth. Jump right in!

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Re: is this seat taken?
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2016, 06:17:37 AM »
Is the seat taken? No, and I welcome having someone sitting next to me in here in CT. Sometimes us small-state guys get lonely...  Welcome!
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Re: is this seat taken?
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2016, 06:43:29 AM »
Welcome :)

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Re: is this seat taken?
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2016, 08:02:56 AM »
Welcome (from the no longer newest member to the new newest member) :-)


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Re: is this seat taken?
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2016, 11:44:07 AM »
Welcome Seth. Looking forward to your contributions.

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The perceived object...is not a sum of elements to be distinguished from each other and analyzed discretely, but a pattern, that is to say a form, a structure: the element's existence does not precede the existence of the whole, it comes neither before nor after it, for the parts do not determine the pattern, but the pattern determines the parts: knowledge of the pattern and of its laws, of the set and its structure, could not possibly be derived from discrete knowledge of the elements that compose it.

That means that you can look at a piece of a puzzle for three whole days, you can believe that you know all there is to know about its colouring and its shape, and be no further ahead than when you started. The only thing that counts is the ability to link this piece to other pieces...

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Re: is this seat taken?
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2016, 06:53:44 PM »
thanks everyone, I appreciate your saying hello, and looking forward to discussing our music
S.
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Re: is this seat taken?
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2016, 07:11:53 AM »
Welcome Seth, and greetings from the Panamanian Highlands. 
Hold gently the hearts of those you love. For once they are gone, you will shed a thousand tears for each one you caused and the memory of each callous moment will be your companion.   Saltamontes