Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Live Happily Ever After

Here you can find the scores used in my wedding. Feel free to use them for your own special day. Music and Words by Fauzie Wiriadisastra & Sundea otherwise noted. All Rights Reserved.

#1. Selamat Datang di Negeri Bahagia
Score Recording

#2. Allah Sumber Sukacita
Score Recording

#3. Vena Amoris
Score Recording

#4. Bapa Kami

#5. Ave Maria (Schubert, you can find the score pretty much anywhere)

#6. Satu Tubuh
Score Recording


The music used in Marky Jahja Ali's short play Drupadi, based on F. Widayanto's latest ceramic series "Drupadi".

#1. The Birth of Drupadi

#2. Romance of Drupadi

#3. The Unraveling of Drupadi

#4. The Burning of Drupadi

Monday, June 2, 2014

The Miracle

Here you can find the scores as well as MIDI mp3's (I still haven't received the live recording yet) from a musical that I worked back in 2012 with the Laurentius Symphony Orchestra, Gita Bahana Choir, St. Peter Choir, Vincentius Choir, and Allegra Children Choir in Sasana Budaya Ganesha, Bandung.

#1. Overture
Music by Fauzie Wiriadisastra
Score  MIDI

#2 Hiduplah Sang Raja
Words and Music by Fauzie Wiriadisastra
Score MIDI

#3 Doa Untuk Ayah
Words and Music by Fauzie Wiriadisastra
Score MIDI

#4 Arabeth
Words by Katarina Ningrum, Music by Fauzie Wiriadisastra
Score MIDI

#5 Mors Tua Vita Mea
Words and Music by Fauzie Wiriadisastra
Score MIDI

#6 Tempat Bermain
Words and Music by Fauzie Wiriadisastra
Score MIDI
Recording performed by Allegra Children Choir, Guitar by Royke Ng.

#7 Tuhan Hanyalah Legenda
Words by Sundea, Music by Fauzie Wiriadisastra
Score MIDI

#8 Kematian Hari
Words by Sundea, Music by Fauzie Wiriadisastra
Score MIDI

#9 Kini Kita Bersatu Kembali
Words by Sundea, Music by Fauzie Wiriadisastra
Score MIDI

Monday, November 12, 2012

St. Laurentius Chamber Orchestra, 7 years of service

We started this group as a small chamber orchestra on August 2005. Over time, more and more people joined this orchestra, and the title "Chamber Orchestra" does not longer fit for its size.

Last August, 35 members of the Orchestra showcased an evening concert, performing all-time favourites from the classical music: Bach's Gavotte, Beethoven's Minuet in G, Schubert's Serenade, and similar compositions.

All of the  works performed, were rearranged for a more complete instrumentation provided by the orchestra (many of the pieces were written for much simpler groups or even solo performance).

The program used solo performers accompanied by the orchestra, showing the character of individual instruments. Other than the obvious choice of using violin, cello, flute, and clarinet as soloists, the concert also performed some unusual solo instruments: the violin's cousin viola, and the double bass (showed in the picture, performing Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Two movie soundtracks

It has been a while since the last update of this blog. I have been extremely busy lately, but here is some of my latest work, two short tunes I made for films. The first one was written for a short movie "Strangers", and used as the ending credit. It features a Ferry Matias at the cello. The film is directed by Marky Jahja Ali as a promotional video for a book by Farida Susanty.


The second one was written for a video art, a project by Andy Dewantoro. It is also directed by Marky. It is a simple piano tune used as the background music for the video. It is talking about the loneliness of old, abandoned buildings.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

ABRSM High Scorer Concert

The last time I checked, it is supposed to take approximately 2 weeks in UK to get the ABRSM exam result. Well, not here in Indonesia. I took the 5th grade theory exam, and I have to wait for almost eternity for the result. When it finally arrived, I had only 2 weeks left to register for the Grade 8 practical (the 5th grade theory is a prerequisite). Well, the deadline is just getting shorter.

After the Grade 8 practical, I have to wait another 3 months for the result, which is presented in just the examiner's comment sheet. Another 2 months passed, and I finally received the Grade 8 diploma. After still another 2 months (7 months from the exam), I received an invitation to join the high scorer concert. Registration deadline? 1 day. Great job!

In the High Scorer Concert, I'm supposed to play one of the exam piece that receives the highest score. Which one? Well, they told me which one to play, 3 days before the concert. So, they really do a marvelous job here. When they have to send something to the candidate, it takes forever. But when the candidate has to send something to them, they give a very short deadline.

Anyway, I'm going to perform JS Bach BWV 1035 for flute in Grand Serela, Bandung, this Saturday, 9 May 2009. My accompanist, Andrew Sudjana, has not recieved the score yet by the time of this writing. Classical music concert does not get any better than this.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Man vs Machine

I created a MIDI file to analyze a 1972 performance of Dave Brubeck Quartet. The song is the world-famous "Take Five", the tune that I took as a model for my irregular music. The spirit is simple, a complex rhythm does not have to sound difficult or even bizarre. It can sound astonishingly simple and pleasing. The result really is a timeless masterpiece.

Creating a MIDI file to mimic a real performance is definitely not possible with today's technology. Even the same human performer cannot repeat the performance exactly. It shows that music is more than just melody, rhythm, and harmony, all of which can be repeated or copied with almost surgical precision.

The precision, in fact, is one thing that separate us from machines. The subtlety of human-made imperfection in the intonation, rhythmic, or non-ideal timbre, is the thing that created the charm of a live music performance. Software synthesizers came up with solutions that basically try to put random imperfections at the MIDI output. However, the result is still unsatisfactory. There is something more than mere random imperfection.

The MIDI-generated music, with random dynamics variation and "swing" feel:

Take Five Synth.mp3

And the real performance by Dave Brubeck Quartet, for comparison

Take Five 72.mp3