Monthly Archives: August 2013

Notes, numbers and nuances

I experimented with a system of composition this week. The basis for the work was a series of pentatonic melodies that I had strung together, very much influenced by the sound of a peal of bells. Reading through Dove’s Guide … Continue reading

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Listen and learn

I have been working my way through the iTunes radio stations during the past year, from Adult Contemporary (320 streams) to 90’s Hits (83 streams) with a large amount of listening to the International/World section (904 streams) along the way. … Continue reading

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Six months of ideas

Since March I have been keeping a notebook of musical inspiration for the new work Deranged Drums on Digital Vistas, whenever I had an idea for some composition I jotted it down in the book.  The first month (March 2013) … Continue reading

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From Start to Finish

This week has been one with many changes.  One of the main influences on mood and spirits, the weather, has become less settled and the part-time doctorate is reaching the final straight.  It has taken four years to get to … Continue reading

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