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Posted on Sat, Nov 14 2020 19:31
by Guy Bacos
Joined on Sun, Jan 16 2005, Quebec, Canada, Posts 1995

Over 5 years ago I had written a piece describing a tennis match, however was never really happy with it.

This piece is completely new: A symphonic impression of a tennis match. Hope you enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F3jIaHqusY&feature=emb_logo

 

All done with VSL

Posted on Sat, Nov 14 2020 23:02
by MMKA
Joined on Tue, May 22 2012, Posts 453

I remember the piece five years ago. I enjoyed it then.

I enjoyed this new piece also very much. Music, performance, the sound of the instruments, so pure, lively, the story, the climax. Thanks for sharing!

Posted on Mon, Nov 16 2020 04:56
by agitato
Joined on Mon, Jun 22 2015, Posts 406

I just stopped by the forum after a very long time and was pleasantly surprised to see a new demo from Guy. (Well this  is a new demo at least to me since I haven't heard the previous version.) 

What can I say, being an ignoramus...? this is masterfully done in composition, orchestration and production...I suppose those are bongos in the beginning bars for the ball hitting the racket? I think I hear Stravinsky's firebird influence, those piano attacks especially, but surely this is in a different context and is innovative in its own way.

Thank you for sharing!

Best

Anand

The forum seemed to have died out a few months ago but things seem to have picked up and its nice to see  many new demos.

Anand Kumar
Posted on Mon, Nov 16 2020 11:24
by PaoloT
Joined on Tue, Dec 27 2016, Posts 1187

This masterful piece is different than the other pieces we could hear from Guy Bacos. While the demos are focusing on a particular techniques, skillfully choosing the most coherent music style – this one is totally free, with no duty moving the music thinking. It is a very complex and rich piece, with a lot of life and energy. And very new, from a stylistic point of view.

Paolo

Posted on Tue, Nov 24 2020 10:33
by Jos Wylin
Joined on Mon, Dec 03 2012, Belgium, Posts 667

I really agree with Paolo. A different Guy Bacos, free from any duty here.

To me it's rather strange to depict a tennis game with music. But again, the outstanding result of this composition shows that anything is possible, as long as you have enough skills, talents and technique to do so.

A very pleasant surprise! Thanks for sharing.

Jos


 
 
Posted on Tue, Nov 24 2020 18:00
by PaoloT
Joined on Tue, Dec 27 2016, Posts 1187

Originally Posted by: Jos Wylin Go to Quoted Post

To me it's rather strange to depict a tennis game with music. 

I think the only antecedent was, in fact, in Debussy (Jeux), and more recently Kagel (Match). Oh, and then there are the sports (and divertissements) in Satie. Honegger did it for the rugby. Ives for football. But sports are indeed very rare in classical music!

Paolo

Posted on Tue, Nov 24 2020 21:49
by Guy Bacos
Joined on Sun, Jan 16 2005, Quebec, Canada, Posts 1995

Thank you for the great feedback! 

Interesting feedback, perhaps I'm more open to a style like this, however it would be described. Certainly influence from composers such as Stravinsky as well as many others and jazz harmony influence. Someone on another forum described the piece as a ballet, I thought that was flattering, it was kind of that idea I had although the term ballet never entered my mind. It's true the idea of making a kind of symphonic poem around a tennis match may sound strange, but that was the challenge, and I must admit if I didn't play the sport, it wouldn't be the same, the passion I have for the sport was the main driving force in the creation process. I'm only a club player though and my backhand is not as impressive as what we hear in the piece. :) I think it might be a fun piece for orchestra to perform, despite the massive percussion section. 

ps I will also be doing a screencast.

Posted on Tue, Dec 15 2020 20:20
by Guy Bacos
Joined on Sun, Jan 16 2005, Quebec, Canada, Posts 1995
Posted on Sat, Jan 02 2021 17:32
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5640
Another excellent piece by Guy Bacos who seems to be able to write music about anything. Paolo I like that list of sports in music!
Posted on Mon, Jan 04 2021 19:34
by Guy Bacos
Joined on Sun, Jan 16 2005, Quebec, Canada, Posts 1995

Originally Posted by: William Go to Quoted Post
Another excellent piece by Guy Bacos who seems to be able to write music about anything. Paolo I like that list of sports in music!

 

Thanks so much William! Starting to write the score, wish me luck! 

Posted on Tue, Jan 05 2021 02:51
by William
Joined on Sun, Nov 24 2002, USA, Posts 5640

Good luck though having seen some of your previous great scores I don't think you need any luck!     

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