Musical Mind Map

Greetings. I am in my early stages as a composer. I consider my musical influences to be Bach, Messiaen, Monteverdi (early music in general,) Schoenberg, Hindemith, Stravinsky, Mozart, Glass and the like. I'm currently studying music performance with Mathias Tacke of the Vermeer Quartet along with compositional studies.

28 Αυγούστου 2006


" If one voice moves, keep the other
quiet...avoid over weighing of upbeats..."

Paul Hindemith 1895-1963

19 Αυγούστου 2006

Yes. More Data.

Thucydides. 'History of the War' [Peloponnesian] b 460-455, d 400. OCD
Aristotle: Alexander the Great's tutor. Born in Stagira in Chalcidice. 384-322.

Things that exist.
Probstucke- CPE Bach
Handel's exercises for Queen Anne

17 Αυγούστου 2006

Interpretive Community

  1. The Mentor had dark-tressed hair.
  2. They moored at the sight of shore making haste to the halyards, pulling on them with great vigor.
  3. The bed sheets were furled and centered on the mattress.
  4. Is the sail square? It must be the leech.
  5. Ipdid was known for his importunes, especially about incoming mail, whether or not Lipsy had written him, but no one said anything to the poor waif, who appeared not to be aware that he was in an alley not at the dormitory in Yorkshire.
  6. Mildred was subborned to commit perjury to the tune of $400,000!
  7. You knave! The tube of chapstick was but sixty cents!
  8. You bring with you a greivous augury which cannot be underestimated.
  9. The dotard had no fear of perdition, he stared at Heark Grovven with his peircing blue eyes,
  10. I think Willaert to trow in my favor. My soup dish will assure him indeed!
  11. The panacae was simple: three drops of prune juice brought peace to Gooperton.
  12. Idle makes of time addle stench!

Dithyrambs: sung to Dionysus, the god of wine, but more so emotion. OCD
melos: music as performing art
Strabo: Geographica
Pythic nomos written by Timosthenes, admiral of Ptolemy II. OCD
angkrousis- prelude
ampiera- initial onslought
katakeleusmos-the contest itself
iamboi (insults,hymns) and daktyloi-victory song
syringes- death of monster (contest between Apollos and monster)
melic: poem to be sung

Paul Hindemith 1895-1963

15 Αυγούστου 2006


I am currently working on a 10-12 minute work for a competition involving a small chamber orchestra. Besides, this, my other works are Brass Quintet. A one movement peice for clarinet and piano entitled, "Reverie," which was performed in a graduate recital last spring. I have also had my Brass quintet performed by a gradute brass quintet.

Although these represent my ovuere, I have many short compostions suitable for commercial use. I have access to performers, and will have midi recordings available soon (previews).

Feedback is greatly appreciated!

13 Αυγούστου 2006


  • Pierre Rode 1774-1830, French Violinist and Composer
  • Ingemar During. "Greek Music: Its Fundamental Features and its Significance." Journal of World History 3(1956)302-329
  • Curt, Sachs. The Rise of Music in the Ancient World.
  • Solon Michaolides. The Music of Ancient Greece: An Encyclopedia.
  • Giovanni Comotti.Music in Greek and Roman Culture.


A doleful harangue indeed!

I was invited to the masque, yet in attending, my indolence for the whole ordeal will manifest itself at the bar.

"Minucius Felix? In May?" The lemuralia of the best man caused his him to howl in terror.

Hinc prima mali labes (?)

To give a student nothing but etudes is to stultify the art latent within.

To be a gnostic of the violin, is to know grace.

The judge order him out of the room, excathedra, as I took my eyes of my brother of sorrows, his lawyer, in prosession as a heirophant, secretly signed me, "It is going as planned, all is well."

The white-eyed prytane gave the beseecher his request.

12 Αυγούστου 2006

Data: Questions and Petitions

Acangelo Correlli (1653-1713)
Antonio Vivaldi (1675-1713)
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Demodocus: minstrel of Alcinous; was blind; sings of Ares and Aphrodite (OCD)
Bela Bartok (1881-1945)
If, as a reader, you have info relating to the content of my "data" section, I would be very pleased indeed! All other commentary will be taken with grains of salt...something my body needs anyway!
If you have sources relating to any subject which arises on this blog, please let my know. (For example: Hans T. David and Arthur Mendel. rev. Christoph Wolf. The New Bach Reader: A life of Johann Sebastian Bach in Letters and Documents. (New York, W.W. Norton & Company: 1998)

11 Αυγούστου 2006

Factual Data: Quote: Word Salad: Harangue

  1. Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) Italian
  2. Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707) German
  3. Pierre Gavines (1728-1800) French
  4. Oliver Messiaen (1908-1992) French, taught Pierre Boulez, taught by Paul Dukas
  5. Aeschylus (525-426bc)
  6. Pierre Bayle (1647-1706) Enlightenment Thinker
  7. Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti (1660-1725) educated at Arcadian Acadamy along withPasquine and Corelli-father of Guiseppe Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) (same birth year as J.S. Bach)

"Rhythmicize your harmonies!" - Paul Dukas

Fretting over us pencil-gnostics renews round-a-bout-ways of clinging to sugar cane.

To whom it may concern, be cautioned in spending money on things with the term "practical" on them. They are a waste of time. They should be entitled "Fustian insights into factitious presumption."

ex. Fustian Insights into Factitious Formal Analysis