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  May 2nd 2017 7:46pm
So I did my usual orchestral track this year but this time it's slightly different.

In anticipation for my move to Scotland for my masters in composition in a few months, I wanted to get as much composition experience as I could before then. The conductor of the UNSW wind symphony, who I've known and played under for about six years, has been hinting for a while that he wanted me to write a piece for them, and finally I decided to just do it because what the hell, you're only young once.

Many thanks to the UNSW Wind Symphony for premiering my work at our concert a few weeks ago. It's not a perfect recording by any means but it was a hard piece, and not quite what we were used to! For a no-auditions ensemble made up of a mix of music and non music students, I think we did alright. (I say 'we' because as much as I would've liked to just sit in the audience and watch, we didn't have enough percussionists so I had to jump in and play! You can hear me, for example, playing the vibraphone after the 4 minute mark which turned out a lot louder than I'd intended...)

You can find the full score here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4gm20-64GniakNKSmk1SnF1ZHc

I also currently have a work for wind quintet in progress, written for a quintet made up of members of the UNSW orchestra, but a recording of that will still be a month or two away!

This also happens to be my 100th entry on BOTB, which seems fitting as it's my most ambitious and large-scale one yet by far.
Also, just a reminder that you can contribute to my masters degree if you'd like :)
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post #83358 :: 2017.05.02 7:54pm
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post #83360 :: 2017.05.02 8:34pm
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WOW! Just wow! This is incredible.
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post #83361 :: 2017.05.02 9:26pm
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jokes aside, i'm more than astonished. i'll actually have to find a new word to express the magnitude of my astonishment

please keep doing things, it's amazing what happens when you do
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post #83364 :: 2017.05.02 11:48pm :: edit 2017.05.02 11:48pm
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100th entry on BotB, and probably the most unique entry too! don't think many people will ever be able to say they got to have their piece performed by a full symphonic ensemble and submitted it to an internet compo haha
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post #83365 :: 2017.05.02 11:54pm :: edit 2017.05.02 11:56pm
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University of New South Wales orchestra?

Jelly :(

It's really good!
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post #83367 :: 2017.05.03 12:29am
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hahah, cool!!! i wonder if more botbrs will raise the stakes like this
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post #83374 :: 2017.05.03 6:17am
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This is fucking cool, not what I expected to be hearing when I joined the site last week haha :)

Great job man!
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post #83379 :: 2017.05.03 11:13am
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Well fuckidydoda
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post #83383 :: 2017.05.03 4:43pm
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Congratulations! There's nothing I can dare to say...
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post #83424 :: 2017.05.04 2:27pm
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Dang man, this is nuts :). I couldn't help but imagine this as the score for an imaginary "BOTB The Movie" and the grin on my face that came about because of that mental image was epic. In other words, this deserves all the love and praise it is getting. Here's another like <3.
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post #84041 :: 2017.05.16 7:19pm
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Aaaaaaacckk stewbie this is so flippin good!!! I love it so much!
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post #84319 :: 2017.05.21 1:57pm :: edit 2017.05.21 1:58pm
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good luck on ur masters mate

oh and have my 7s

all of them
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post #84412 :: 2017.05.21 6:37pm
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This is actually just the pure incarnation of "fucking cool".

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