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    Need Your Help!

    I composed a very little piece that I will present in the next month and theatre director tell me to wrote a contextualization of my piece (say what are influences from other composers...). I think all people can say this except me because I will comment with my own emotions (and other things) that are not scientific.
    My piece is in the next link (sound midi unhappily): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSJsRoSpVI4
    Thanks!
    Fernando Couto

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    I'm typing this before I listened, wanting to comment on the instructions of your theatre director.
    Asking someone to write out a list of their musical influences is a mental exercise, for sure,
    but I'd feel insulted to find this reception, after composing my own "little piece".
    Is the theatre director looking for content to use in a program or advertisement?
    Those are the only business reasons, positive reasons, I can think of for using what is almost biographical material.
    How can you list a musical influence if it was simply hearing the sound of a new instrument that interested you,
    leading you into finding music with this sound?
    As a mental exercise, this ties you down, trying to remember the first time for almost everything musical,
    and nailing it to one specific time or performer, when our minds are always cogitating and referencing all input.

    For me, what's the greatest musical influence here?
    The sound of Beethoven's music, a lot of it listened to over the years,
    or the memories of that piano during a Bugs Bunny cartoon,
    where they were building skyscrapers to classical music?

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    Yeah! I'm glad I got that out of the way, so I can comment on the "little piece".
    It does have distinct compositional features, so distinct I thought of a movie,
    an old Fred Astaire movie, with an art deco influence, New York jazzy.
    Very classy stuff.

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    Gives me the influence of Grieg and Gershwin.. can almost hear part of the" A minor concerto" and "Raphosdy in Blue". I did enjoy the performance. Good Luck with that driector I would say.
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
    - Jean Langlais

    I wish you the Best for each day, now and always.

    Bill

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