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  1. This is very upsetting news. I have tickets for the Saturday night concert. Like some of the other local folks posting here, I have seen him in concert several times, and met him afterward when he came out to meet fans -- but I still look forward to the concert every time. For those coming from abroad, I can't imagine...

  2. Here is my latest work, for the National Park Travelers Club 2014 convention preview:

    (the first minute features music from from the previous two previews -- you can find those on Youtube as well, and then there's new music until the end... and my fiance provides vocals from 2:19 through 2:47)

  3. Yes, this was done with Edirol, thanks :)

    Here is my latest work. I created the preview video slideshow, including an original soundtrack, for next year's National Park Travelers Club convention.

    Thanks for listening!

    Do use edirol? The french horns sound like it. Good piece!

  4. I agree -- he used to meet with us indoors, near the interior stage door. I don't think he's done that since 2006, but given these people this year, hopefully he'll start that up again next year. It's also much more conducive for taking photos to be indoors.

    I really think the BPO needs to either create a place inside for Williams to sign where only ticket-holders can get to, or perhaps create some kind of formal line outside where you must show a ticket stub in order to get in line, and ask people to only get one item signed. SOMETHING needs to change. The experience outside was the only mark against an otherwise fabulous night!

  5. Yes, sure!

    Well, he did come out about 45 minutes after the concert ended. Sadly, there were several people who didn't even go to the concert (wearing old t-shirts and ratty pants) with literally dozens of CD's bombarding Williams, who are then probably going to just sell them on eBay. He did sign many of them, and the security told them to leave, but they just went to a place Williams hadn't been yet... when he got there, he saw them again, got upset, and got into the BSO1 car and left. So no picture with him this year. Just the attached photo while he was signing autographs.

    Greetings. I can use the picture on my blog?.

    Andres Valverde

    (John Williams Composer Blog)

    JWC BLOG

  6. Well, he did come out about 45 minutes after the concert ended. Sadly, there were several people who didn't even go to the concert (wearing old t-shirts and ratty pants) with literally dozens of CD's bombarding Williams, who are then probably going to just sell them on eBay. He did sign many of them, and the security told them to leave, but they just went to a place Williams hadn't been yet... when he got there, he saw them again, got upset, and got into the BSO1 car and left. So no picture with him this year. Just the attached photo while he was signing autographs.

    post-1271-0-82451000-1306385066_thumb.jp

  7. Hi all,

    Here is my most recent uploaded composition, just under 5 minutes long:

    It wasn't written for any particular purpose. The final version was created with the Edirol Orchestral Synth.

    Comments, constructive critiques, compliments, etc, are welcome!

    Thanks,

    -Scott

  8. There were about 15 of us who waited around after tonight's Pops concert.

    He came out the stage door about 45 minutes after the concert ended, talked with fans, signed things, and took photos.

    I had him sign the picture with him and me (my avatar), and he also signed over my shirt. He said "We look great in that picture" as he signed it!

    -Scott

  9. I hope this is appropriate to post here:

    This Saturday night, March 17, at 8pm in MIT's Kresge Auditorium (77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge), I will be conducting the world premiere of a 9 minute movie soundtrack that I wrote, "Suite from an Imaginary Movie", performed by the MIT Wind Ensemble.

    Also on the program is the world premiere of Concerto for Tuba (by Kenneth Amis of the world famous Empire Brass... he is among the top tuba players in the

    world... and there will be a special encore of him performing a piece on tuba that is even difficult to play on piano!), and Concerto for Flute. There will be a reception with (free) food after the concert, which will be around 9:30.

    You can get free tickets for the concert if you let me know you are coming. I will put them in an envelope at the place where you would normally buy tickets.

    I hope some of my fellow film music fans can make it!

    -Scott

    You may be able to watch this online at: http://www.banddirector.com/article/video_...t_live_schedule

  10. I haven't decided which day(s) I going to the concert(s) yet. But I'll probably go twice again.

    He is usually in a hurry on the way in, so the best bet is to wait around after the concert (an hour or more) for him to appear. He comes to the northeastern door on the inside of the hall. Most days he is too tired to take pictures / sign things. Some days he does though. If you are really lucky, and there aren't many people waiting, he will take you up to his changing room / office!

    -Scott

  11. When the winners are announced, the Oscar Orchestra starts to play the theme of the winner nearly immediately. Since I doubt they have every theme memorized, how can they do this?

    Possibly they don't have real sheet music, but instead a computerized screen which shows the theme they need to play? But in the few shots they showed of the orchestra I didn't see that. (Also, how would they have done that before computers were around?)

    Ideas? Does anyone have a definitive answer?

    Thanks,

    Scott

  12. For people in the Boston area:

    I will be conducting the premiere of my "Suite from an Imaginary Movie" with the MIT Wind Ensemble on March 17 at 8pm. There are three cues from a non-existent movie. "Main Titles", "Love Theme", and "End Credits". My piece is about 8.5 minutes in total.

    Also on the concert is a world premiere of Kenneth Amis' (Empire Brass) new tuba concerto (he will be performing it with the Ensemble), a Mower flute concerto, the Mendelssohn Overture, and possibly Copland's Outdoor Overture.

    Tickets are $5, but I can get you free tickets if you let me know you are coming.

    Concert Information

  13. At least the chord right before the Gondor theme in "The White Tree" is the chord from the CD version, not from the movie version. I still don't understand how that minor chord made it into the film, while the CD has such a beautiful, more satisfying major chord.

    Okay.  Thanks for the help, guys!  I'll definitely enjoy it!  :)   But the Bridge cue doesn't resolve into the Fellowship theme?  :cool:
  14. I couldn't agree more! I saw it with Shore conducting in Atlanta, back in 2004, and when the Bridge cue built and built, but did not resolve to the Fellowship Theme (as it does in track 13 at 3:37), I was quite upset!

    Other than that, it was a great experience, and I even got to meet Shore briefly afterwards, so that made it even better.

    The edit in Bridge Of Khazad Dum is very painfull though.

  15. You can try the "REC" button and/or the "Sync" button (near the play button). If you don't do it this way, each note you press will become a quarter note or something. Make sure you have the tempo set properly (you can turn on the metronome to help you out). You can also control the "sensitivity", so if you play slightly out of time, it will fix it for you automatically. If you want a chord, just play it on the keyboard that way, or hold down shift and click on the staff to enter the notes manually.

    Then you can add new "Tracks." (Track Menu - Create - Instrument Track). You can pick the instrument you want to play each track. Then you can mute individual or multiple tracks as you wish. When you save the file as a MIDI, all of the parts will be there.

    The best bet would be to spend a few minutes experimenting with the program before you start using it for your piece. If you like this type of a program, you might want to purchase a fancier program, such as Finale, and you might consider a software synthesizer which will make your piece sound more realistic.

    I just downloaded the Anvil Studio program but I don't know how to use it. I play the music on the keyboard but it doesn't play it at the speed I want it to. Could you help me out on this, could you tell me how to arrange everything and such? You say you don't have to lay the tracks on top of each other, are you saying that you can write parts individually without making a MIDI file where all the parts are played at the same time?
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