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 Post subject: Sarro - Nocturne
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:44 am 
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Hi!

This piece is not supposed to go up. I just wanted to share a composition of mine.

I've recently made up with tonal music, that's why I'm publishing this video now. If this hadn't happened, it would have remained "unpublished" for ever. :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_YFPcoEEco

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 Post subject: Re: Sarro - Nocturne
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:04 am 
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Those are some wild shorts you've got on there.... :P

That's a pretty piece, Luis! I like it!!

Do you know that the audio is out of sync on a couple of the camera angles? I notice things like that because I'm working on syncing up a video I recorded yesterday in which I used two cameras. The syncing up issues are a b*tch!

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 Post subject: Re: Sarro - Nocturne
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:12 am 
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hahaha

yes, syncing sucks. :roll:
there is also some YouTube problems: YouTube seems to unsync some passages at will. but I've been facing less problems with OpenShot (on Ubuntu/Linux) than i did in the past with Windows Movie Makes.

you already knew this piece. I sent you a very old recording sometime ago...

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 Post subject: Re: Sarro - Nocturne
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:50 pm 
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Do you mean that because you are using a different video-editing program, your videos on Youtube have less syncing problems? I'm using a very good editing program, but if things get out of sync on Youtube, then it's like you did all that work for nothing. :x I probably shouldn't be so picky though....

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 Post subject: Re: Sarro - Nocturne
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:02 pm 
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I very much enjoyed listening to this piece. Very "nocturne-like".

That's all - just thought you deserved some feedback for good work done.

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 Post subject: Re: Sarro - Nocturne
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:22 pm 
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Very well written and well-played; both make the climax at the middle has a real sort of magic to it, as well as the figures that appear from voice to voice. Nice... theatrical touch as well. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Sarro - Nocturne
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:52 pm 
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pianolady wrote:
Do you mean that because you are using a different video-editing program, your videos on Youtube have less syncing problems? I'm using a very good editing program, but if things get out of sync on Youtube, then it's like you did all that work for nothing. :x I probably shouldn't be so picky though....

yes. I used to have more YouTube unsyncing problems after using Windows Movie Maker than after using this OpenShot Video Editor. I don't mean that my syncing was perfect... but after posting to the YouTube it became worse.

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I very much enjoyed listening to this piece. Very "nocturne-like".

That's all - just thought you deserved some feedback for good work done.

thanks, Stu!
I wrote this in 2004, when I was 19 years old. I wanted a nocturne that would "sound" nocturnal, I mean: in the night.

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Very well written and well-played; both make the climax at the middle has a real sort of magic to it, as well as the figures that appear from voice to voice. Nice... theatrical touch as well. :)

haha
It's not supposed to be theatrical. They're just some spams I usually have while playing anything. hehe

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Harmonically quite interesting, with the use of an apparent floating tonality in places, and the open intervals. Perhaps a certain element of rustic impressionism in it. I'm glad you didn't keep it "unpublished", nice work!


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 Post subject: Re: Sarro - Nocturne
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:43 pm 
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thanks, Andrew!

I wrote this piece before I started studying analysis, composition and harmony. At that time, I couldn't explain harmonically this piece, however I still don't know how to explain it today! :lol:

it's very tonal, but its tonic is an ambiguous Gm which sometimes sounds as Dm. at , there is the superposition of a Gm chord in the left hand with a Am in the right hand. Gm is the tonic of Gm, but it doesn't explain the Am in relation to the Dm (Am would be a "minor dominant"). or maybe the best explanation would be that the notes C, E and A work as dissonances added to the tonic chord (a 9th, 11th and major 13th).

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 Post subject: Re: Sarro - Nocturne
PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:33 pm 
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luissarro wrote:
It's not supposed to be theatrical. They're just some spams I usually have while playing anything. hehe

Hehe... you got internet on your piano then ? :P

Interesting piece, some good ideas. But I'm not sure sure how well it all hangs together. Maybe it does but I just can't hear it.

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 Post subject: Re: Sarro - Nocturne
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techneut wrote:
luissarro wrote:
It's not supposed to be theatrical. They're just some spams I usually have while playing anything. hehe

Hehe... you got internet on your piano then ? :P

right! and too much spams give me spasms. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Sarro - Nocturne
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What a beautiful piece, Louis!
It was a bit funny to me, that you watched the score so cautiously during the performance, as if it was not your own composition :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Sarro - Nocturne
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hyenal wrote:
What a beautiful piece, Louis!

thank you, Hye Jin!

hyenal wrote:
It was a bit funny to me, that you watched the score so cautiously during the performance, as if it was not your own composition :lol:

oh, I wrote it 9 years ago! I haven't played it for years! and there is one difficult passage that needs all my attention! hehe

it was luck that I had a printed copy of it, since I lost ALL MY FILES after I replaced my Windows with Ubuntu. :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Sarro - Nocturne
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luissarro wrote:
it was luck that I had a printed copy of it, since I lost ALL MY FILES after I replaced my Windows with Ubuntu. :cry:

That will teach you ! HERETIC !!! :P

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 Post subject: Re: Sarro - Nocturne
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a friend of mine said: how come you, a system analyst, do something like that?

well... it was not a computational problem. it was a problem of Portuguese comprehension and, most of all, of NAÏVE TRUST!

15 years ago, we should create all the partitons ourselves, before installing Linux. things have changed, and I have thought: well, if it does automatically for me, why not use it?

I had two partitions. one with Winblows 8, the other with my files. Ubuntu asked me: want you to replace the Winblows and all its files?
I trusted him. I really thought he would take on the Winblows partition, and not my FULL HARD DISK!

Minutes later, I was running Photorec in order to recover 318 thousand files... :roll:

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Ha, a WTF moment. We al have them from time to time.

Once I had written a shell script to go through all my files, show some details, and ask me whether to delete the file. I was testing
this script on a well-filled directory, and answering NO to the question each time. When the script finished, all the files were gone... because I had the crucial "if" statement (testing the answer) coded the wrong way around. And of course on Unix, no Recycle Bin. That was fun :D

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 Post subject: Re: Sarro - Nocturne
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:27 pm 
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Hi Luis,

Very creative and "nocturnish". I enjoyed listening. There were moments that reminded me a bit of Faure's late style. Keep on composing!

David

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 Post subject: Re: Sarro - Nocturne
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Thanks for listening, David!

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