"Most of those composers wrote essentially tonal music, all be it an expansion of classical theory. I'm coming to the conclusion that 12 tone music is really just another expression of tonality and I'm not sure even the radical…"
Hi CF,So far we've had two extremely successful Composers' Forum get-togethers (or Composiums are they becoming known).We're planning a 3rd for the evening of Saturday 16th October. This is a great weekend to be a composer in London because David Arnold's Concert for Care has events on the Sunday and Monday The basic agenda is that we get together for drinks in the South Bank Centre and then around 9pm we wander over to a restaurant…See More
"For me the whole-tone scale, or the chord, or sequence (C, Ees, Fis, A, C) are as natural (although I agree the corresponding frequencies contain less common harmonics). They are simply based on another natural phenomenon, namely the uniform…"
"I'm not sure it's about maturity as such (not in my case any way). It's a about the association of a harmonic language to particular emotions. Most of the emotions generated by the serialist works I've listened to, tend to be…"
"I expect composers will be having discussions like this for centuries to come. I’ve always thought the argument that tonality is based on natural phenomena to be fairly sound. I’ve always had problems with purely atonal music as from my…"
"This Q&A session gives a real insight into how “Systems out of Chance” came about and how it was put together. The discussion was as result of Tom’s research into “music visualisation…. looking at Generative…"
http://www.runningonair.com/SooC.html “The Systems out of Chance project was the result of a series of dialogues: a dialogue between image maker Craig Burstonand composer Joe Evans working in collaboration; a dialogue between the subjective and the objective; a dialogue betweenchance and structure; a three-way dialogue between text, image and sound.” Sam Gathercole, art writer, March 2010-A collaboration between composer Joe Evans and image…See More
"On another forum they ran a CD/DL give away. Everyone that had something to offer donated and then three people got an amazing amount of music for free. That site only had 100 members at the time. There must be loads of label owners here that would…"
What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Multimedia, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
About Me (MUST be more than 10 words to be approved):
Runningonair (Joe Evans) has been writing music since the early „80s. The driving force for much of his music has been technology; at first created on reel to reel, progressing through to 4 track cassette, then midi studio and now produced on computer based DAW. The connection extends beyond production into the themes within the music. Found sounds, often technological in nature, are employed to enhance the soundscape. The results are often open to multiple interpretations.
The earliest work demonstrates a drive to experiment. Unexpected harmonies and sounds are produced on the most basic equipment. At the same time, the compositional learning curve is clearly seen with a rapid development of style.
In the late „80s Joe decided to pursue a career in classical composition. This led to Joe entering the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama from ‟91 – ‟95. Studying with John Maxwell-Geddes and James Macmillan, he used the time to learn composition as a craft and develop the techniques used by professionals. This was a period of rapid change and was a period where only acoustic music was produced.
Towards the end of ‟94 technology came back into view. Midi studios were now common place and digital mastering was easily affordable. After four years of classical and Jazz composition, a change of pace and a renewed interest in electronic music resulted in a slew of Down beat and techno tracks and led in turn to the track “City Morning” being featured in the September ‟95 issue of “Future Music”. This was followed in ‟96 by the release of the ambient/soundtrack piece “Second Thoughts” on the “Dream Machine” label.
The late „90s and early „00s saw a number of song collaborations first with Clare Sully and then Anne Jenkins. By ‟04 the first tracks were completed for what would become the debut album “Out of Process”, which was released on 18/09/2009. This was praised highly by reviewers. “The Musician” described it as a"...stunning series of instrumentals... ".
A chance encounter in the same year resulted in a collaboration with Craig Burston on the Gallery Installation “Systems out of Chance”. This was exhibited in the Parfitt Gallery in March 2010. The Music and Imagery were released on CD and DVD and the initial limited edition release quickly sold out.
In June 2010 the emblematic track “Click Continue” was re-released in expanded form. The EP includes 4 remixes, the original track and a video. Two of the remixes are by “Dan lo-fi” and “Chocolate Girl”.
A number of other possible projects are now either underway or under consideration. These may well include the release of re-mastered material from the „90s (a Runningonair prequel), A systems based ambient work and a collection of tracks created from recycled „80s recordings.