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 Post subject: Hidden Motive
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:00 pm 
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I am pleased to offer the community another pianosociety collaboration (and just when you all thought it was over :twisted: )

Jonathan Yeo has played a piece I wrote called Hidden Motive, a miniature featuring chromaticism and a whole lot of minor 6th intervals in various keys. Comments are welcome.

Tucker - Hidden Motive (1:08)

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 Post subject: Re: Hidden Motive
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:48 pm 
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Another great little piece, expertly played !

For some reason we've not been adding your compositions to the site lately. We should take care to collect them all on one page.

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 Post subject: Re: Hidden Motive
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:30 pm 
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Hi Riley,
I don't normally comment in this forum, but I like that this is a PS collaboration, so I listened. This piece has an interesting sound! I like it too.

Chris - :idea: if you make the link for this piece and also Riley's "Twilight" piece, I can update the main site while I'm at work. :idea:

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 Post subject: Re: Hidden Motive
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 3:32 pm 
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Monica and Chris,

Thanks for the comments. I think Jonathan did a fine job here, bringing out the best in this piece. I realize creating extra various page may be a hassle. At the same time it would be nice to put these up to reach a greater audience. I think as a composer getting first place awards or commissions is a big thing, which I haven't gotten. At the same time, what is so cool about PS is that I can say I have had my pieces performed in over five different countries! On the world's biggest stage... well... not this one... The Internet!

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 Post subject: Re: Hidden Motive
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:29 pm 
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pianolady wrote:
Chris - :idea: if you make the link for this piece and also Riley's "Twilight" piece, I can update the main site while I'm at work. :idea:
Ok, uploaded these two and posted the links.

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 Post subject: Re: Hidden Motive
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Ok, these two are now on The World's Biggest Stage! :) Please check the links.

This is a little OT - but that James Bond guy...is his last name pronounced like the vegetable (which I love)?

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 Post subject: Re: Hidden Motive
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:43 pm 
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Thanks Chris and Monica for putting the Hidden Motive and Twilight up.

To answer your question Monica, I'm not sure which James Bond you mean? Do you mean character? I'm trying to think of a vegetable that rhymes with Craig :? :?:

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 Post subject: Re: Hidden Motive
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:30 pm 
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pianoman342 wrote:
To answer your question Monica, I'm not sure which James Bond you mean? Do you mean character? I'm trying to think of a vegetable that rhymes with Craig :? :?:


To NOT answer your question.... :lol:
Instead, I will play a little game with you. The answer to your question is found in the link you provided. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Hidden Motive
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:16 pm 
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I'm happy to joined Riley's growing list of 'commissioned' performers. :)

The thing that caught my eye was the sudden inclusion of a one-and-a-half bar long phrase when there only had bar-long phrases before. Leads to a subtle displacement played with in various ways. For shaping and rubato I guess I took the more obvious route, highlighting the few but important points of interest. I think the part before the F-major end sounded a bit automatic though; Riley says he expected a bit more rubato so perhaps I could have added a bit there.

Also, technically, I guess it requires strict discipline; there are some points where my right hand goes uneven! Other than that, it was a real pleasure to play such a worthy piece, and I look forward to more to come.


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