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Walden Mists



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Morning mist is still in the air as you walk along a pond's shoreline.
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Uploaded: Oct 07, 2006 - 01:59:08 PM
Last Updated: Oct 07, 2006 - 01:59:08 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 10:38:27 PM
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BranDaMan said 4636 days ago (October 7th, 2006)
Very beautiful sound. It's songs like this that allow me to reflect on
things. very nicely done. Especially good work with the flutes and the
accompany of strings.
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Bowman said 4634 days ago (October 10th, 2006)
Thanks Brandon
That's really nice to hear and very kind of you Brandon. Many Thanks.
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Feter said 4636 days ago (October 8th, 2006)
Very white and green !!
you wrote a very nice poem here
I liked the way you used the bass
line to move into a new line ...
very wide ...as the flute and strings
put spaces to screen the picture
you wanted to paint with them .. well done !!
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Bowman said 4634 days ago (October 10th, 2006)
Thanks Feter
Your passion and talent for music is clear to see. I'm happy that you found
things to like in Walden Mists. Gracias.
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composerclark said 4636 days ago (October 8th, 2006)
Light and Dark
Another beautifully-painted musical picture. One thought I have is that it might be interesting to change the orchestration a bit when you go from the opening section to the next one (the music becomes darker, so the orchestration could follow suit). I particularly like this darker section; it seems somewhat experimental, but I like stuff like that. This may be the longest piece I've heard, and I like the fact that you've worked your musical ideas out more, creating a longer work. The ending, however, kind of caught me by surprise. I think I was expecting that it would be the end of a section, followed by a return to the opening material, or something like that.

I always enjoy hearing your music.
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Bowman said 4634 days ago (October 10th, 2006)
Thanks Clark
I'm been working on longer pieces hopefully with some success. Like
everything I do it's touch and go. I like harmonic beauty but I'm also drawn to
dissonance and experimenting at least in sections of a piece. Usually it's a
reflection of my changing moods. You're right about orchestration. I want to
flesh out some pieces but I'm often too cautious and when I like something
tend not to mess with it but at the same time I'm fascinated by what can be
done with orchestration. I love Rhymsky-Korsakov’s music and his
imaginative and skillful orchestrations. - One more thing to work on.
Also Clark I noticed you've taken some time away from MJ.
It’s good to take a break and change things up a bit but it’s really good to
have you back. Looking forward to hearing new music from you again.
Take Care

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vbluesky said 4634 days ago (October 10th, 2006)
I feel
like am walking in the mist. Brings images of those SF mornings were clouds/fog would roll in and create a mystical setting. Beautiful playing and sounds....I would like that you want to bang on cymbals etc..etc...currently I've just closed up my house up north CA and am back in southern CA for the cooler seasons and am working towards opening a Raw resturant and trying to create a few videos. Nice song and pic
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Bowman said 4633 days ago (October 10th, 2006)
Videos on the internet.
Thanks for the nice comments about Walden Mists Vincent I do appreciate
them and I'll keep practicing on my cymbals.

Your mentioning videos reminded me that I never answered your question
about where some of my films are on the net.

I’m pretty lame when it comes to posting stuff but I did check out YouTube
and I’m gonna get some films uploaded – someday.
I actually do have a couple of my films on Triggerstreet.com but I you have to
register to view them. One called “Derungs: 21st century Renaissance Man” is
on this site:
at the bottom of the artist’s page. It’s a short film but the artist liked it
enough to put on his site. If you get a chance check it out.
Take Care Man

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Schello said 4633 days ago (October 10th, 2006)
im dreaming!
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Bowman said 4631 days ago (October 12th, 2006)
Pleasant Dreams
But I hope not sleeping. Thanks!
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VicDiesel said 4631 days ago (October 12th, 2006)
Cool composition.
Let me state that first. This is a lovely piece of music. However, if I may
say something about the production: if you try to make it sound like this
was played by a real orchestra, then there is something you need to work
on. The flute is much too loud to be realistic. (Get a copy of l'Apres-Midi
d'une Faune by Debussy to hear what it sounds like IRL.) Also, are you
using built-in effects on the instruments? The reverb on the flute sounds
entirely different from that on the strings. If you can tinker with that a bit,
you'll have a perfect composition, and a perfect production. -- Victor.
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Bowman said 4630 days ago (October 13th, 2006)
Real Orchestra?
Thanks for the nice words Vic and the thoughtful critique. It's an interesting
question you ask - did I intend this to sound like a real orchestra? But what
orchestra? The Cleveland under Szell, The Berlin under Karajan? What hall?
Sitting where? Of course you're right this is a fantasy audio world I've created
here. Orchestra and flute are not balanced in a real way and would never
sound like this in "life". But even before Macs, Garageband and all the
resources we have to play with, engineers were playing games in choosing
how to mike instruments and how to mix them for recordings. So much that
when I did go to concert halls I was stunned at the different quality of the
sounds I was hearing.
I do start out trying to mimic what I think it would sound played by a fine
orchestra but somewhere along the way I become seduced by what I can do
and often go for it. Not always with happy results but sometimes with
pleasent surprises.
Anyway it's a good question and food for thought. That's for the input Vic.
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Parichayaka said 4621 days ago (October 23rd, 2006)
Kept staring at the painting!
The music is painted with the same brush, so to speak, conveying the mood of your description perfectly. I like how you didn't resort to any major chord changes as the atmosphere is so much more tangible in your open soundbed, allowing the developing imagery to expand nicely. I could imagine a theme melody to frame the composition, but I really enjoyed listening to this.
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Bowman said 4618 days ago (October 26th, 2006)
Thank you.
As always your comments are thoughtful and encouraging. I'm very happy that you enjoyed this piece - it’s a somewhat new direction for me. I always value your comments and I'm thrilled that you're sharing your terrific music again here with us.
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paul f. page said 4611 days ago (November 1st, 2006)
Ditto many of the other comments. My one addition is to say that you've written a very honest composition that doesn't try to be anything more than itself: just a delightful, simple, contemplative song-without-words. I am particularly drawn to the counterpoint especially when it is not particularly harmonic. It gives your piece just enough of an "edge" to keep it interesting from beginning to end....Keep working on the shading and mix of your instruments as you go. It's a tough thing to balance everything but you sure have plenty of material to make the effort worthwhile. Thanks for sharing this tune.
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Bowman said 4610 days ago (November 2nd, 2006)
Thanks Paul
It's a pleasure to read your comments. I appreciate the time you took to listen and your insightful analysis of Walden Mists.
You’re right, the counterpoint isn't always harmonic which may not be to everyone's liking but like you I ultimately go with what appeals to me. It may not always be well informed but I usually find I'm happier when I just go with what sounds right to me.
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Char said 4210 days ago (December 7th, 2007)
Walden Mists
From the first, I found this a very lovely piece.
Soulful, overall, peaceful. Thank you.
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Bowman said 4200 days ago (December 18th, 2007)
Thank You Char...
Every so often I return to this piece when I'm stressing and it takes me to another, calmer place. I so happy it took you there as well.
Take Care Char,
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