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Offline klavieronin

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New works by klavieronin
on: May 01, 2023, 09:21:55 AM
I'm looking to change direction in my career and so I've decided to make all my music freely available on my site instead of trying to sell it (which if I'm being honest wasn't a huge success to begin with). Anyway I thought I'd post here a few of my latest works as well as a link to my website where you can download everything. https://klavieronin.com

First here is a set of 12 short etudes in Jazz style. There is a version for piano solo as well as trio (piano, bass, drums). I'll just post the trio version.



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Re: New works by klavieronin
Reply #1 on: May 02, 2023, 08:29:14 AM
Here is a collection of Haiku for piano. Just like the poem, these are all very very short, following the 5-7-5 rule. PDF is available here; https://klavieronin.com/music/36-haiku-for-piano-solo/

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Re: New works by klavieronin
Reply #2 on: May 06, 2023, 03:10:03 PM
These are nice pieces. I know it can often be hard to get attention for self-composed materials but keep at it: in the end they are their own reward.
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Re: New works by klavieronin
Reply #3 on: May 06, 2023, 11:27:41 PM
Thanks, I appreciate that. Yes, I've noticed even in myself a certain reluctance to listen to other's self composed music (though I always try to make an effort to listen to at least a little bit when someone posts their own work) so I never expect an overwhelming response. Still, it's nice to have a little compliment here and there and, like you said, composing is its own reward.

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Re: New works by klavieronin
Reply #4 on: May 12, 2023, 02:36:26 AM
I've posted a few from this set here before but here is the whole set of 12 with the score. Again, the PDF score is available on my website (totally free, no need to sign up or anything like that). https://klavieronin.com/music/sanpo-melodies/

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Re: New works by klavieronin
Reply #5 on: May 12, 2023, 11:46:55 AM
This is good stuff klavieronin, I particularly loved the Sanpo Melodies. You create a really wonderful atmosphere in these.

Sorry to hear your music wasn't selling well. I don't you necessarily have to give up selling it, I think the Sanpo melodies plus something else in a similar mood would make an excellent CD, for example. Partly I think it's an issue of succesfully getting exposure and eyes and ears on what you do. It's always a small percentage of people who actually buy stuff, but a small percentage of 500 people vs 10 000 people is quite a difference.

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Re: New works by klavieronin
Reply #6 on: May 13, 2023, 03:27:31 AM
This is good stuff klavieronin, I particularly loved the Sanpo Melodies. You create a really wonderful atmosphere in these.

Sorry to hear your music wasn't selling well. I don't you necessarily have to give up selling it, I think the Sanpo melodies plus something else in a similar mood would make an excellent CD, for example. Partly I think it's an issue of succesfully getting exposure and eyes and ears on what you do. It's always a small percentage of people who actually buy stuff, but a small percentage of 500 people vs 10 000 people is quite a difference.

Thanks lelle. I appreciate the kind words. Part of the reason I decided to stop selling my music was because I wanted to stop having to think about what other people wanted and just focus on the kinds of things I wanted to create for myself. When I was selling the music I felt a real pressure to try to appeal to the market and to provide excellent customer service. In the end though, it just took the fun and meaning out of what I was doing. I'm also preparing to return to university. I want to keep music as a personal endeavour and do something else for a career. Plus, I figured if I give everything away for free then maybe that would help with exposure. Then in the future, if there is enough demand, I might reconsider my position. For now though, I'm just happy to have people listening to (and hopefully playing) my works.

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Re: New works by klavieronin
Reply #7 on: June 07, 2023, 03:21:08 AM
These materials are excellent. Im a fan.

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Re: New works by klavieronin
Reply #8 on: June 07, 2023, 12:40:46 PM
Thanks lelle. I appreciate the kind words. Part of the reason I decided to stop selling my music was because I wanted to stop having to think about what other people wanted and just focus on the kinds of things I wanted to create for myself. When I was selling the music I felt a real pressure to try to appeal to the market and to provide excellent customer service. In the end though, it just took the fun and meaning out of what I was doing. I'm also preparing to return to university. I want to keep music as a personal endeavour and do something else for a career. Plus, I figured if I give everything away for free then maybe that would help with exposure. Then in the future, if there is enough demand, I might reconsider my position. For now though, I'm just happy to have people listening to (and hopefully playing) my works.

Totally get these feelings. I did a master's in music but since about a year I have been exploring keeping my playing and composition a strictly personal endeavour. It is pretty liberating.

I also think focusing on what you want to create for yourself and that creation appealing to an audience do not have to be mutually exclusive. How do you know there isn't a crowd out there who would enjoy compositions you have created strictly according to what appeals to your personal tastes?

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Re: New works by klavieronin
Reply #9 on: June 07, 2023, 11:33:27 PM
How do you know there isn't a crowd out there who would enjoy compositions you have created strictly according to what appeals to your personal tastes?

I'm sure there are a few out their who enjoy what I do and I have heard from plenty of people who have said just that, but I feel like it's probably a small crowd and not enough to rely on as a source of income - despite how much as I wish it were :'(

Anyway, here is another one;

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Re: New works by klavieronin
Reply #10 on: June 08, 2023, 10:51:09 PM
I'm sure there are a few out their who enjoy what I do and I have heard from plenty of people who have said just that, but I feel like it's probably a small crowd and not enough to rely on as a source of income - despite how much as I wish it were :'(

Anyway, here is another one;



Thoroughly enjoyed that, thanks for sharing! Very relaxing and peaceful. I find myself gravitating more and more towards music like this as I'm entering my 30's.

I understand the difficulty of relying on it as an income. I guess I'm basically trying to say that in my eyes step 1 is making art for yourself, 2 is letting the right audience finding it (if you want to) and letting things evolve from there. But that does require you to do something else for steady income unless your stuff grows big enough to be self sustaining economically. But I don't think that's the goal in itself for our most personal art.

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Re: New works by klavieronin
Reply #11 on: June 09, 2023, 12:30:50 AM
I guess I'm basically trying to say that in my eyes step 1 is making art for yourself, 2 is letting the right audience finding it (if you want to) and letting things evolve from there. But that does require you to do something else for steady income unless your stuff grows big enough to be self sustaining economically. But I don't think that's the goal in itself for our most personal art.

That's basically what I'm thinking too.

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Re: New works by klavieronin
Reply #12 on: June 09, 2023, 01:42:36 PM
Do keep at it, but you have to arrive at an acceptance that the likelihood of it becoming self-supporting it is exceedingly tenuous, especially nowadays when people have become accustomed to being able to stream music essentially for free. Imo it's best to take a big picture view of it, and realise that ten years into the future you are going to have a greater corpus of composed works and greater development of your own musical language. A little bit of recognition is always nice, but to get that the music has to be noticed in the first place and that's another issue altogether.
My website - www.andrewwrightpianist.com
Info and samples from my first commercial album - https://youtu.be/IlRtSyPAVNU
My SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/andrew-wright-35

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Re: New works by klavieronin
Reply #13 on: June 10, 2023, 03:56:30 AM
Do keep at it, but you have to arrive at an acceptance that the likelihood of it becoming self-supporting it is exceedingly tenuous, especially nowadays when people have become accustomed to being able to stream music essentially for free. Imo it's best to take a big picture view of it, and realise that ten years into the future you are going to have a greater corpus of composed works and greater development of your own musical language. A little bit of recognition is always nice, but to get that the music has to be noticed in the first place and that's another issue altogether.

Thanks. Yes, that seem like pretty sensible advice and I'll definitely keep it in mind.

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Re: New works by klavieronin
Reply #14 on: September 01, 2023, 06:39:39 AM
Here is a new piece, just completed last week. No prizes for guessing which 1913 Ravel Prelude it was modelled on ;D

 

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