Tag Archives: Creative process

Anniversary music – A Lot of Light Music

This month is the second anniversary of Urban Skyline on Bandcamp and I hope to release an album of Light Music on the label in the coming weeks Continue reading

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The artists’ dilemma

Now the artist is an enterprise

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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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Introductions and links

In recent weeks I have made more connections around the world through various channels and for those new acquaintances, as well as for the benefit of more established colleagues, hello and this is what I’m up to. If you read … Continue reading

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The cash comparison

All the elements of the world premiere of Deranged Drums on Digital Vistas were paid for by the audience that attended the concert or will use the recorded music. The contributions were processed through Indiegogo which is a crowd funding … 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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The Drum – history and promotion

  In 1995 I was commissioned to write music for percussion ensemble with narrator for the Rotherham Schools Percussion Ensemble. The ensemble had four up and coming performers who were destined to become professionals supported by other enthusiastic students. The … Continue reading

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Significant Birthdays?

How the mind changes over the years, couldn’t wait to be 21, worried about being 30 or 40 but there were very few apparent transformations at these milestones.  50 was very different, I started to look at what I had … Continue reading

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