Monthly Archives: December 2012

Eric and I, Similarities and Changes.

 As well as catching up with relatives and friends, this year’s Christmas break has allowed me some time for reading.  Thanks to some effective detective work, Amazon Marketplace and the Oxfam shop in Cambridge, I have been reading the Eric … Continue reading

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Arranging – Constants and Choices

Preparing the “Scarborough Fair” arrangement for SoundCloud during the past week triggered some reflections about how I approach another composer’s music, and how the final work has a mixture of musical signatures, the givens and the options.  This week’s post … Continue reading

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The Time Trap

During my career as a composer and arranger there has rarely been adequate time to complete a work with the certainty it was ideal.  Deadlines and other commitments have meant that many works were completed on intuition (or collated experiences) … Continue reading

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Turn that racket off!

A familiar phrase in many households, but is it people with clashing sets of musical experiences?  Is it that music coming from another room or through the joists of a building is annoyingly incomplete?  Are our musical experiences fixed at … Continue reading

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A Composer’s Lot Is Not ………….

The day after the last blog I got some news, changes are happening. I like change.  The composing has been shelved during the last seven days, as there has been no time to play or experiment.  As John Lennon said … Continue reading

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