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    ocelot got a reaction from Ryancoolround in Them!!!!   
    Holly Crap!!!!!
    I hate those things!!!!!!!!!! They are huge!!!!! Ugh!
    I have no problems with snakes or spiders, I've looked after Big cats and even had a serval living with me for a year. My ex boyfriend had bearded dragons and chameleons which I looked after with him. But cockroaches, cicadas, grasshopers..... I don't know, I have problems with them. They freak me out!
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    ocelot got a reaction from Ryancoolround in My first 100 posts on the new message board   
    How on earth do you post so much in one day????????????????????
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    ocelot got a reaction from Ryancoolround in E.T. Will Have An Isolated Score   
    I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!
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    ocelot reacted to karelm in The Composer's Thread   
    Love it!  That's so awesome!  It has a bit of Alexandre Desplat (The Shape of Water) in it because it's a waltz,  I visited a buddy at Remote Control not too long ago and he showed me an ondes martenot in their studio which I thought was so fun.  Was it entirely ondes or mixed with synth ondes?  If you want any constructive criticism, there were some moments where you are literally doubling the melody on the ondes and I think it would have been more effective as a counterpoint.  Think something like piano has a separate melodic line during that sequence or the ondes depending on the dramatic need.  It was in the second movement but I don't have a good way to capture the time code I was referring to.  You basically don't want to have a unique instrument do what others are already doing.  You want them to do their thing and support it (get out of their way). Think of it like this.  You have Deniro in your movie and a secondary actor repeating "so he's saying this".  Not needed.  Ultimately, that's the point of orchestration...everyone does the thing they're best at doing musically.  To me musically, I hear a totally different ondes line there which is extremely hard to verbalize but I hope the point is clear.  You don't want bass trombone and tuba to double their lines.  You want them to do what they do best.  Sometimes that means they double and reinforce each other but sometimes they are in contrast.  That applies to every instrumental group even if it is just a duo.  Contrasting moments are very important.  Someone is the speaker and the other is accompanying.  If both are the speakers the message is confusing.  If it's a dialog, both are speaking at different times.  Yes, there are tutti moments but then you make it clear this is the big moment and not make it quiet for example.  All other voices reinforce the point.  That is a very big part of orchestration.  A great example of this, remember in the opening chord of Close Encounters, the tonality is very ambiguous.  As far as I know, there wasn't a benevolent alien movie (well, with the possible exception of Day the Earth Stood Still) and this film used that to subvert audience expectation.  Very bad things were going to happen because of an invasion.  But that very clear C major tonality was based only on one trumpet playing the E establishing clear c major tonality but loudly since it's a trumpet.  The tonality is heard very clearly and understood.  Instantly JW shows us confusion to clarity without a single word of dialog indicating this transition from dark to light.  Composers seek that same level of clarity in their work.
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    ocelot reacted to Naïve Old Fart in The Birthday Thread   
    Many happy returns to you, @ocelot.
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    ocelot reacted to Incanus in The Birthday Thread   
    Happy Birthday @ocelot!
     
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    ocelot reacted to Loert in The Composer's Thread   
    Here's my latest composition:
     
     
    The first few seconds have been floating around inside my head for the best part of a year, so I finally decided to make something out of it!
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    ocelot got a reaction from The Illustrious Jerry in The Composer's Thread   
    OK so here's the same clip slightly extended with the next bit.
     
    I should probably explain this is Prince Igor having got to Baba Yaga's "lair" or "forest" starts thinking about his Warrior bride that has been kidnapped by Koschei. That's the big theme, then the next bit is him plucking up his resolve to face Baba Yaga in order to pass her tests for her to then agree to help him defeat Koschei. The section right after this is us hearing her call pulling him closer and closer to her and  making him face her. 
     
     
    Baba_Yaga_Love_theme_and_Resolve_clip.mp4
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    ocelot got a reaction from Fabulin in Luka Sulic plays Schindler's List Theme   
    Not sure if anyone has posted this before, if so, sorry for the repost but I thought he played it beautifully on the Cello.
     
     
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    ocelot got a reaction from Bellosh in Luka Sulic plays Schindler's List Theme   
    Not sure if anyone has posted this before, if so, sorry for the repost but I thought he played it beautifully on the Cello.
     
     
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    ocelot got a reaction from KK in The Composer's Thread   
    OK so here goes....
     
    Here's a one minute's slow section of an 11 minute piece I just wrote, orchestrated and recorded in Nov. The world premiere is supposed to happen later this year but I think it's OK if I post a minutes worth of it!? At least I think it is.....
    Allan Wilson conducting the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra for this recording at the Katara Opera House in Doha.
    Edit: there is a slightly longer version a few posts down 
     
    Baba Yaga Love theme clip.mp4
     
     
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    ocelot reacted to Cerebral Cortex in New Project: John Williams Potter Scoring   
    Mr. Bellamy has entered the chat. 
     
     
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    ocelot got a reaction from Miguel Andrade in Best Williams Orchestrator   
    Well, I would say Williams, however since he isn't up there I put Herbert Spencer, because in the early days he taught Williams a lot of what he uses nowadays. Pope and Neufeld don't add much of anything but pretty much follow his orders.
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    ocelot got a reaction from Luka in The Composer's Thread   
    OK so here's the same clip slightly extended with the next bit.
     
    I should probably explain this is Prince Igor having got to Baba Yaga's "lair" or "forest" starts thinking about his Warrior bride that has been kidnapped by Koschei. That's the big theme, then the next bit is him plucking up his resolve to face Baba Yaga in order to pass her tests for her to then agree to help him defeat Koschei. The section right after this is us hearing her call pulling him closer and closer to her and  making him face her. 
     
     
    Baba_Yaga_Love_theme_and_Resolve_clip.mp4
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    ocelot got a reaction from ChrisAfonso in The Composer's Thread   
    OK so here's the same clip slightly extended with the next bit.
     
    I should probably explain this is Prince Igor having got to Baba Yaga's "lair" or "forest" starts thinking about his Warrior bride that has been kidnapped by Koschei. That's the big theme, then the next bit is him plucking up his resolve to face Baba Yaga in order to pass her tests for her to then agree to help him defeat Koschei. The section right after this is us hearing her call pulling him closer and closer to her and  making him face her. 
     
     
    Baba_Yaga_Love_theme_and_Resolve_clip.mp4
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    ocelot got a reaction from SteveMc in The Composer's Thread   
    OK so here goes....
     
    Here's a one minute's slow section of an 11 minute piece I just wrote, orchestrated and recorded in Nov. The world premiere is supposed to happen later this year but I think it's OK if I post a minutes worth of it!? At least I think it is.....
    Allan Wilson conducting the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra for this recording at the Katara Opera House in Doha.
    Edit: there is a slightly longer version a few posts down 
     
    Baba Yaga Love theme clip.mp4
     
     
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    ocelot got a reaction from SteveMc in The Composer's Thread   
    OK so here's the same clip slightly extended with the next bit.
     
    I should probably explain this is Prince Igor having got to Baba Yaga's "lair" or "forest" starts thinking about his Warrior bride that has been kidnapped by Koschei. That's the big theme, then the next bit is him plucking up his resolve to face Baba Yaga in order to pass her tests for her to then agree to help him defeat Koschei. The section right after this is us hearing her call pulling him closer and closer to her and  making him face her. 
     
     
    Baba_Yaga_Love_theme_and_Resolve_clip.mp4
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    ocelot reacted to Lord Zimmer in The Composer's Thread   
    Of course not. You really think I will do that?
     
    I have people to do that for me. 
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    ocelot reacted to gkgyver in The Composer's Thread   
    Sounds pretty awesome. 
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    ocelot reacted to Loert in The Composer's Thread   
    Very nice! 0:36 to 0:49 gave me goosebumps.
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    ocelot got a reaction from Loert in The Composer's Thread   
    OK so here goes....
     
    Here's a one minute's slow section of an 11 minute piece I just wrote, orchestrated and recorded in Nov. The world premiere is supposed to happen later this year but I think it's OK if I post a minutes worth of it!? At least I think it is.....
    Allan Wilson conducting the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra for this recording at the Katara Opera House in Doha.
    Edit: there is a slightly longer version a few posts down 
     
    Baba Yaga Love theme clip.mp4
     
     
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    ocelot got a reaction from Muad'Dib in The Composer's Thread   
    OK so here goes....
     
    Here's a one minute's slow section of an 11 minute piece I just wrote, orchestrated and recorded in Nov. The world premiere is supposed to happen later this year but I think it's OK if I post a minutes worth of it!? At least I think it is.....
    Allan Wilson conducting the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra for this recording at the Katara Opera House in Doha.
    Edit: there is a slightly longer version a few posts down 
     
    Baba Yaga Love theme clip.mp4
     
     
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    ocelot got a reaction from The Illustrious Jerry in The Composer's Thread   
    OK so here goes....
     
    Here's a one minute's slow section of an 11 minute piece I just wrote, orchestrated and recorded in Nov. The world premiere is supposed to happen later this year but I think it's OK if I post a minutes worth of it!? At least I think it is.....
    Allan Wilson conducting the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra for this recording at the Katara Opera House in Doha.
    Edit: there is a slightly longer version a few posts down 
     
    Baba Yaga Love theme clip.mp4
     
     
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    ocelot got a reaction from gkgyver in The Composer's Thread   
    OK so here goes....
     
    Here's a one minute's slow section of an 11 minute piece I just wrote, orchestrated and recorded in Nov. The world premiere is supposed to happen later this year but I think it's OK if I post a minutes worth of it!? At least I think it is.....
    Allan Wilson conducting the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra for this recording at the Katara Opera House in Doha.
    Edit: there is a slightly longer version a few posts down 
     
    Baba Yaga Love theme clip.mp4
     
     
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    ocelot got a reaction from Lord Zimmer in The Composer's Thread   
    OK so here goes....
     
    Here's a one minute's slow section of an 11 minute piece I just wrote, orchestrated and recorded in Nov. The world premiere is supposed to happen later this year but I think it's OK if I post a minutes worth of it!? At least I think it is.....
    Allan Wilson conducting the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra for this recording at the Katara Opera House in Doha.
    Edit: there is a slightly longer version a few posts down 
     
    Baba Yaga Love theme clip.mp4
     
     
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