Monthly Archives: September 2013

The ups and downs of…

Freshers’ week welcome meetings, Experience Barnsley Engagement Trust Board, Bishop’s breakfast, cultural festival proposal writing, an official opening event and a visit to an art studio were some of the entries in my diary for this last week.  What came … Continue reading

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When do you stop creating and start orchestrating? (or putting it together)

When do the dreams become reality?  In previous blogs I have discussed the creative cycle (see From Start to Finish on the 4th August 2013) but knowing where you are in the cycle is sometimes difficult to judge.  The deadline, … Continue reading

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Artist’s Extra

It is all happening in Barnsley this month, Experience Barnsley http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g528795-d4460188-Reviews-Experience_Barnsley_Museum_and_Discovery_Centre-Barnsley_South_Yorkshire_England.html has welcomed the 40,000 visitor since it opened at the end of June this year.  Barnsley College has taken over the management of the University Campus in Barnsley with the … Continue reading

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Time

I have had an on-off relationship with time over the years.  When I started playing drums the main role that was expected was to be able to ‘play time’. That could mean play in time (metronomic) or accompany musicians with … Continue reading

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With constraint comes freedom

Creating any artistic work normally starts with a blank piece of paper, canvas or empty screen.  Having some sort of loose idea of what the final work will be, a framework, template or structure to work in can help creativity.  … Continue reading

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It’s a steal

This week I have been thinking about how a composer (or any creative person) is inspired to produce a new work and where the ideas come from?  Are the ideas stolen or assimilated and refined or do I consider how … Continue reading

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