Tag Archives: Composition Process

Thank you for the messages and why I will not stream

I compose music and have now created over 1,000 works but I cannot afford to produce disposable, buy for next to nothing, throw away music. Continue reading

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I like to compose standing up

During the past month I have been working on a couple of commissions for percussion ensemble. One brief was for five players using a limited number of instruments with an idea of the performance experience of each percussionist specified. I … Continue reading

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The troubles and life of technology

Using technology and the consequences of the use of technology from Martin Jones. Continue reading

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First and last – recognising the ISMN

Cartoon by Andy Pitchforth  Around 20 years ago I invested in the International Standard Music Numbers or ISMN (for full details please see http://www.ismn-international.org/ ). The ISMN is similar to an ISBN for a books but specifically designed for notated … Continue reading

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Nervous Nineties

Time to discover
To think and recover Continue reading

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A change of…

anything can help with creativity, for me travelling, visiting and experiencing different situations inspires many ideas. Intermittent blogs at the moment as I am visiting different parts of England and only a short hello today as there is so much … Continue reading

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Completed, finished and done

The score to Deranged Drums on Digital Vistas is ready for the rehearsal and performance stage of the composition process.  Finalised? not quite.  There will be proof-reading to do to make sure I have been consistent throughout and the preparation … Continue reading

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Drummers, the Joneses and other influences

The composition Deranged Drums on Digital Vistas is nearly ready to be put together, I have over 50 ideas, that have been filling a notebook over the past few months, to work with plus a selection of soundscape interludes to … Continue reading

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