Author Archives: derangeddrums

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.

Life and Creative Life

Just 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 … Continue reading

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The Long and Winding (and Enjoyable) Creative Road

This first part of the process was interesting and enjoyable, creating new music and revisiting compositions from the nearly forgotten past, Continue reading

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The Power of Three

The experience of teaching percussion in junior schools has made me aware of a new Power of Three to add to… Continue reading

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Pioneer – the Rotherham musical. Ambition and reality from a composer’s perspective.

The plan was simple, stage the performance of the musical in March 2017 starting from reading the script the previous September. Continue reading

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Enjoyed it because I could play it.

Happy listening to the 175+ musicians, all in very low-fi. Continue reading

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My March Music

A musical, mini symphony and a percussion soundscape. Continue reading

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The composing of Rotherham’s Pioneers the musical

I am encouraged by the amount of composition that was created during the visits and would like to continue with the concept in other areas of the country Continue reading

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