<b>Chamber Music stemming from the Classical traditions that has been WRITTEN post 1965.</b>
<i>You have an idea, you think of an ensemble, you WRITE it down, give a score and parts to performers, rehearse it, perform it (record it)...
and here is the result.
<b>Music specifically written to be performed in an "attentive setting", where the audience is not distracted and focuses on your work.</b>
When one thinks about it- its a huge long drawn-out process. Its not for the whimpy, and certainly not for those thinking they will get rich off of it. Those folks who do this (or have done it), do it out of either insanity, love of the art, or both...</i>
<b> Preferably, for MORE than ONE instrument...</b>
Electro-acoustic chamber music, music for live performers and tape, amplified acoustic instruments, live acoustic instruments that are processed, interactive compositions for performers and computer programs, etc. But what distinguishes the men/women from the boys/girls is that its WRITTEN, REHEARSED, and PERFORMED.
<b>There is a musical SCORE involved.</b>
<i>Better yet: INCLUDE a link as to where folks can either see a part of the written score, or even buy/download it. Now THAT is cool...</i>
NO old classical music pre-1965, covers, game/film-score remakes, remixes, mash-ups, pop songs, danceteria crap, etc UNLESS is it treated with some sort of classical compositional aesthetic. NO bits of MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS, or sections of SOUNDTRACKS. NO "SAMPLERS", "SOUND-LIBRARIES", "EXCERPTS", "MIXTAPES", "MASHUPS", ETC... If its a full piece of music using real instruments, by all means post it. If you are unsure, submit, and write to me about it explaining what you think. I'll give it a listen for sure. If it doesn't work in this particular group, there are other groups I may point you to for more shared SoundCloud goodness!
Why 1965? Because that's the year of my birth, and I think music has made a strange sweep of change since then- once the Modernist and Fluxus influences waned a bit- there was a strange and nostalgic return to harmonic music, minimalism began to flourish, and the audience slowly started to return to the concert-hall. Was it due to financial reasons, or artistic? One can debate until red in the face (you are welcome to in the discussions. Be polite, is all I ask).
I am making a MAJOR change to the group- I am no longer going to have MIDI/Sampler versions of works up there since its really about performed live or recorded chamber music. I am going through it and removing many tracks, and asking the composers to resubmit to another group I've created just for that so that composers can workshop their works and shop it out. So please submit your wonderful MIDI'd versions to:
In the final stage, its an interpretation of what is Chamber Music since 1965, and what is background music. Some of it has to do with stylistic choices...(no Yanni crap, etc). I reserve the right to change my mind, and delete songs if they are not "vibing" with the group, etc. Alternately, I may reach out and ask you to submit something to the group. If your submission doesn't make it here, please do NOT write me complaining, stalk me, or stupidly resubmit over and over. This = MUTE/block forever.
Also- submit ONE work at a time (yes it can be multiple movements of a work).
No SAMPLERS, portions of pieces, excerpts, mix tapes, mash-ups (unless they are written down and performed), pop-medley barfage, broadway arrangements, etc.
Now, LETS GET TO IT!!!!!
IMPORTANT NOTE AS OF May 2014
Hi Folks- SoundCloud has informed us that they are no longer going to use "Classic" in the near future.
This poses a serious problem for us who like and use the GROUPS on SC.
As a moderator, it is hard to actually find the group and moderate it without having to do a search, and it seems that the options are limited.
I have very little faith that SC will do the right thing- as they have repeatedly demonstrated in the past. They just DON'T LISTEN to their user base.
So, I am hoping that I can return to moderating the groups as soon as SoundCloud gets their shit together.
The responses I've gotten from them sound like its all form-responses written by 20 year olds...so...meh.
If you can submit, keep doing so, and as soon as the bugs are worked out in the dopey newer version,
I will be back to moderating and interacting with this wonderful vibrant group of musicians.
You folks amaze me. Keep at it.
-Istvan Peter B'Racz