samelnicomposer, you should meet prokovensky too. He and I met casually through tumblr, and a few months later were both in the Australian String Quartet’s National Composers’ Forum 2013. A small world for tumblrites indeed (AND WE’RE ALL QUEER <3) :)
Queer composers of Australia represent.
*insert climax of any Arvo Part piece here*
Those mixed feelings you get when your barely play at all in a piece
Because John Mackey is a fucking terrible orchestrator who doesn’t really understand how to write for band?
His compositions sound great to the audience, or to him when he’s playing them back on the computer, but when actually playing them…
Fucking hate this guy.
john mackey also plays the saxophone, which i think explains a lot about his awful writing
John Mackey doesn’t play any instruments. He actually brags about this. Which explains much more about his writing. (unless he learned saxophone in the last year, at which point it is still true up to whatever point in the last year he learned it.
I don’t think he’s formally studied it but I believe he ‘kinda sorta’ plays it. either way, yikes. in my school’s band we’ve had to play lots of pieces by him and i have yet to even slightly enjoy any of them.
Holy Cow, we played this piece my sophomore year of high school and it was awful. I wanted to stop as soon as we got it.
We played a piece by him last semester in SWE and I’m 90% sure he does not realize how horn players work.
Oh, the love.
I see a group of Vaughn Williams fans gathered on this post.
Poochyenas ready for contests !! ＼（＾▽＾）／
thanks for 300+ followers !!
I JUST REALIZED
THESE ARE COOL, BEAUTY, TOUGH, SMART, AND CUTE COSTUMES.
Sometimes it’s nice to remind people that it’s okay to feel week or incapable every now and then. It’s also good to then remind people that tomorrow is a new day and that they have the ability to make it better.
Pioneer at the 2014 Southeastern Regional.