Life and Creative Life

IMG_5173Just noticed that fruit is far more plentiful at the moment and it is over two months since I posted anything although to me it seems like last week. Apologies to any followers, you have probably now found a more productive blogger, and I will try to keep going in this new phase post PhD, post musical and post post.

I have been getting to the end of the academic year with exams, reports and celebrations of musical progress. After Pioneer the Rotherham Musical, with the musical direction and performances, it was difficult to return to my usual life of only composing, teaching, performing and assessing. Now I am back and hope to tell many people about the whole process of putting the musical together at the music and drama education expo in Manchester on the 4th of October, website is

As well as this the Dozens of Duets series is growing with the Dozens of Duets for Brass Book 1 priced in £.

Dozens of Duets for Keyboard Percussion Book 3 in £ or in $.

Solo publications are Seven Sounds for percussion soloist (3 timpani, tom tom and suspended cymbals) in £ or in $ and four arrangements with piano accompaniment for keyboard percussion instruments Solos for percussion in £ or in $.

I will try and be more regular with my posts, I have saved many articles to read and hopefully discuss in future blogs, although sometimes life just gets in the way.  Need to tell you about the new body percussion compositions I have been trying out with 300+ students, the Kenton band I have been performing with or the composers collective that has been rehearsing…

© P.R.Birkby 2017


About derangeddrums

Composer, percussionist, musical director, teacher and educator. My music has been written for audiences in palaces and in the street. Music is my vocation and my passion and I hope you enjoy it too.
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