Civilization – Epitaph of Seikilos (Fourth Movement) From Cycle of the Earth A Ballet for Symphony Orchestra by Steven Lebetkin

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Civilization – Epitaph of Seikilos (Fourth Movement)

From Cycle of the Earth
A Ballet for Symphony Orchestra by Steven Lebetkin

“While you live, shine
have no grief at all
life exists only for a short while
and time demands its toll.”

Wikipedia Quote:

The Seikilos epitaph is the oldest surviving complete musical composition, including musical notation, from anywhere in the world. The epitaph has been dated variously from around 200 BC to around AD 100, but the first century AD is the most probable guess. The song, the melody of which is recorded, alongside its lyrics, in the ancient Greek musical notation, was found engraved on a tombstone, a stele, near Aydın, Turkey (not far from Ephesus). It is a Hellenistic Ionic song in either the Phrygian octave species or Iastian tonos. While older music with notation exists (for example the Hurrian songs), all of it is in fragments; the Seikilos epitaph is unique in that it is a complete, though short, composition.

Master Class at Cukurova State University in Mersin, Turkey

Students meet with renowned composer Steven Lebetkin CUDA Conservatory students [Translated from Turkish]

Cukurova University


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Cukurova University (CU) State Conservatory, [attend master class with] winning composer Steven Lebetkin with students.

Previously it brings together many famous names Cukurova University State Conservatory Students Recognized worldwide management, in keeping traditions, talented name of the song and the notation bestelicig and also welcomes, also known Steven Lebetkin as a composition genius.

Lebetkin the famous composer, it was the First Time Share with last Bester O Students …

Famous composer Steven lebetina of students from each capable told Zhou State Conservatory and at the same time the artists nominated for the experience of the future and how to compose. Insights into the event after famous composers, offering students a mini concert consisting of composing, he shared his latest composition for the first time Cukurova college students. At the end of the program read from the composer’s eyes lebetina happiness, “to be with you and I will be happy to give a small contribution to music in your life, though.” He thanked the organizers and all the artists who participated.

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Thought leadership on selecting a composer for your next film

A Precursor To A New SVA Course On How To Listen to Music And Select Film Composers

Matthew Vaughn said “Music is half the film.”  So why are music budgets at 5% or less? And why are scores written after a film is shot? They never used to be. Would you ask a composer to write music for a play after it is staged and ready to open? Never. So why films?

Film composers these days are selected the way that loan officers approved subprime home mortgages. Decisions without review of true underlying value. Now in film, substandard film scores permeate the marketplace. Composers are chosen based upon criteria such as how many credits, who do they know and are represented by, if they have a nifty library of samples for fake instruments, or have written music that “sounds like s0-and-so,” can we all get along, etc.

But what does this have to do with the most essential factor – what is the level of compositional capability?

I always heard that the smartest person in the room is the one that says “I don’t know, but would like to learn!” And learning in this instance is about tools for non-musicians to determine compositional capability. How can you tell the difference between one composer and another in a hands on manner? DIY – do it yourself. Make better decisions.