Tag Archives: Creativity

What works for me

may not always be right for someone else.  The theory is often the same but when it is put into practice there are many ways of achieving similar results using different methods or products.  How do you choose the most … Continue reading

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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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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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Notes, numbers and nuances

I experimented with a system of composition this week. The basis for the work was a series of pentatonic melodies that I had strung together, very much influenced by the sound of a peal of bells. Reading through Dove’s Guide … Continue reading

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Six months of ideas

Since March I have been keeping a notebook of musical inspiration for the new work Deranged Drums on Digital Vistas, whenever I had an idea for some composition I jotted it down in the book.  The first month (March 2013) … Continue reading

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Recognising opportunities…

and acting on them. How do you spot a need or an opportunity and then make it into a business?  This is enterprise, and sometimes entrepreneurial behaviour, fundamentally it is about recognising what is missing in the market and doing … Continue reading

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A Step Too Far

During the past few months I have been experimenting, considering and reflecting upon processes of composition that could inspire the new work Deranged Drums On Digital Vistas.  As you can tell from the recent blogs, it has not been going … Continue reading

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