Monthly Archives: May 2013

A Future for Music

This week I have had many conversations with music colleagues from throughout the country about the approach that music education could take to enable it to grow to become part of a national cultural revitalisation.  The discussions ranged between: the … Continue reading

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Compose, record, distribute

April 28th 2003 was the launch date of a new legal service to access digital music.  iTunes was available in the United States of America and the cost per track was just less than a dollar (still the same 10 … Continue reading

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Compose, Perform, Publish

Thirty-two years ago I manufactured and published (when I look at the state of what I produced I’m not sure I would use that description now) my first books: Little Suite and Ten Xylophone Solos for solo percussion with piano … Continue reading

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The strength of community

It has been a difficult few weeks in my part of Yorkshire as two recent events have provoked intense reactions from many in the community.  One was the funeral of Margaret Thatcher that provoked memories and sentiments in the majority … Continue reading

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