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I submitted the NotePerformer playback of Takeoff for crowd reviews and the results are in: dropbox.com/sh/yea079m5bqyr15s/AAAp51OSVazccHITLgpxQGtIa The NotePerformer playback scored 7.7 and earned a featured spot. Not bad for computer playback! It will be interesting to see how the mockup does in comparison - when it is ready. (You may notice, if you look at the report, there are a few reviews where "vocals" and "singer" were mentioned - these are reviewers who simply wanted the money without doing the job. Unfortunately, this sort of thing happens with market research. I contacted ReverbNation about it and they said "We do our best to quality control however sometimes these things happen. These particular listeners have been removed from our system and we appreciate you bringing them to our attention. As you may notice, we typically provide additional reviews per report to offset any reviews that may be weighted less due to lesser constructive feedback or fra
It is February 2021. I am doing well with my music. I released my debut single,   Serenade , back in the summer - and I have a new single,   Takeoff , under production. I have been in contact with a local music school,  Bel Canto Strings Academy , and the director wants to submit a  virtual performance video  of  Serenade  for an arts show on a local TV channel in Kitchener. She also wants to play my string quartet,   Bliss , with her students. I sent her the sheet music and they started rehearsal last month. I always loved classical music. It was all I would listen to growing up, and I was the only one in my family who did. In 2007, when I was 20, I started composing for the very first time and discovered my raw talent. I grew more passionate than ever before. I envisioned myself as a classical artist. I wanted to release singles and albums just like any other music artist. I wanted to hear my music played on Classical 96.3 FM. I wanted to tour the world with a personal orchestra and
My plan for 2021 is to keep composing and uploading score videos of my work. This year has been a little slow for me. My main accomplishment in 2020 was the release of my debut single, Serenade: https://theaviv.ca https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/1523500041 https://music.apple.com/us/album/serenade-single/1523501834 https://youtu.be/yn8V1MeoRI8 I spent a lot of time on the source package for the music video: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5d44z6iv4phfwsu/AACNtX4jmM1WtaG31-KKzCn5a https://youtu.be/sqyqgwm2shc I learned how to use my new iMac and notation software, Sibelius: https://youtu.be/pJN1Hc_T3rk https://youtu.be/QdCrOju2SyI As an exercise, I had typeset my favourite classical piece, Palladio by Karl Jenkins: https://youtu.be/LIYx_weCIls I am proud to have finished my first string quartet, Bliss, just in time for Christmas: https://youtu.be/01RDhJK3RFs I intend to work intensely in 2021, composing every day and condensing ten years worth of progress into one! https://youtube.com/the
Reviews of my Serenade: "I think that this artist can hang around with the best of them in this classical genre, so I hope they keep pushing their work forward." - male, 31, rated it 8/10 "I really like the artist name. The track title is nice, simple, and understated. The music is so strong, awesome, movie quality. Great listening." - female, 29, rated it 10/10 "This song is quite the masterpiece that sounds like it needs to be part of a movie soundtrack! This has such intense emotion to it! A song of motivation!" - male, 31, rated it 8/10 "I love the sound of this music! It reminds me of Lord of the Rings. I would definitely buy this album. Great sound and very enjoyable." - female, 40, rated it 10/10 "This song is simply beautiful! I love everything about it. It's lovely to listen to, exciting yet peaceful at the same time. Amazing!!!" - female, 41, rated it 10/10 "I enjoyed everything about this son
I recategorized myself as an artist on social media. I previously categorized myself as a comic, following my resolution at age 30. I felt like I had to commit to a chosen artform. I now see myself as a multidisciplinary artist. artist: (noun) a person who practices any of the various creative arts, such as a sculptor, novelist, poet, or filmmaker. "An artist is a person engaged in an activity related to creating art, practicing the arts, or demonstrating an art." I like to think of an artist as a professional who creates specialized works of information, food for the soul.
I always loved classical music. It was all I would listen to growing up, and I was the only one in my family who did. When I was 20, I started composing for the very first time and discovered my talent. I grew more passionate than ever before. I envisioned myself as a classical artist. I wanted to release singles and albums just like any other music artist. I wanted to hear my music played on Classical 96.3 FM. I wanted to make classical popular again. I believed I could do it. It was more than a decade ago. Life got in the way and I didn't compose much since. I am now making full circle - doing what I set out to do back when I first moved to Hamilton in 2009 - brand myself as a classical artist and bring back to life the great old genre!