Category: music

Category: music

I love listening, playing and composing music.

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My interests in music are broad, ranging from classical, jazz, contemporary to modern. My favourite composer of all time is probably Johann Sebastian Bach, but I also like many of the other classical composers. I listen to mostly Puccini and Wagner operas. In terms of jazz, I love Pat Metheny and Keith Jarrett. I also love electronic music, particularly Vangelis, Tangerine Dream and Jean Michel Jarre. My favourite minimalist composers are Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Steve Reich and John Adams. I listen to range of modern artists including Mike Oldfield, Pet Shop Boys, Madonna, Phil Collins. I also like playing the piano and guitar, and composing music, which I do in my own studio complete with mixing and monitoring consoles, digital audio workstation, and various instruments including a stage piano. I am also obsessed with synthesizers ever since I heard the music of Vangelis on the Cosmos TV series. I currently own a Kawai stage piano, several MIDI controllers (NI Komplete Kontrol A25 and S88MkII) and Maschine 3. I also own various virtual instruments (NI Komplete Ultimate, EastWest, SonicCouture, Sonokinetic, Korg, Roland, UVI). My favourite notation software are Notion and Finale, and I use Logic Pro X as my DAW.

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La Boheme (Karajan) LP set

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Long sought after recording, found in Newtown

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Cleaning LPs

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Bought a stack of LPs from Newtown

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La Boheme

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Opera Australia production at the refurbished Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Opera House.

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Technics SL1200 Mk 7

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50th anniversary limited edition version of this iconic turntable

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Another Turandot

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Original US RCA Living Stereo release of Turandot

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Best recording of Turandot (Decca)

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Chicago 18

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Found a Direct Metal Mastering (DMM) pressing

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Musical dream

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Listening to Spandau Ballet's Parade

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Classic 1980s album, plus I saw them on tour!

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Classic Carpenters self titled album

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Musical dream

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Cinema Paradiso (string Orchestra)

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In memory of Ennio Morricone, a string orchestra arrangement of Cinema Paradiso, transcribed by me into Finale.

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Adagio from Concerto for solo keyboard No. 3 in D minor

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This is the second movement from J S Bach's arrangement of Alessandro Marcello's Oboe Concerto BWV 974 (BC L194).

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Winter Music (electronic 115bpm)

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My first project in Maschine 3 - a dance arrangement of Roger Eno's track from Between Tides album.

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A Twin Peaks dream

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Inspired by watching Twin Peaks The Return, here is a short electronic track, done in Logic Pro X and Native Instruments Komplete 11.

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Olhos De Gato (orchestral arrangement)

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I have arranged Olhos de Gato, by Carla Bley (one of the pieces studied in class) for orchestra.

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500 Miles High

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This is my arrangement of Chick Corea's beautiful song for string quartet.

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Memories of Tomorrow

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This my attempt at jazz arrangement and improvisation, inspired by an assignment from Gary Burton's Jazz Improvisation course at Coursera.

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Ave Maria (Vavilov) – Finale/GPO4

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This is my attempt at transcribing and arranging one of the most beautiful melodies I have heard.

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Ave Maria (Vavilov)

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Rearranged for woodwinds, strings and harp, voiced using the EWQL Symphonic Orchestra.

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Winter Music

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Transcribed and orchestrated using Notion and EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Gold.

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Babylon 5 opening theme

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Original MIDI file downloaded from Chris Franke web site, reorchestrated using EWQL Gold and Logic Pro X.