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Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Lauber Jul 3, 2014. 3 Replies

Following a random conversation on a train yesterday where there was a discussion about 21st century ideas of musical dissemination, authenticity, reception, remix, interactivity etc, the issue of…Continue


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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Music is music, it shouldn't be pigeon-holed
Is music your main income source?
Where do you live?
Yorkshire, England
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
Composer, High School Music Teacher, Multi-instrumentalist.

Generally, I compose for solo, duo or small ensemble, with a particular interest in works for amatuer musicians, pitched and non pitched percussion incorporating live use of technology and sampling wherever possible. I also like to blur the lines of authorship...

Interests and influences include John Cage, the music of West Africa, Minimalism, Musique Concrete, Graphic Vocal Score and more recently Ambient Electronica.

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Posted on June 10, 2018 at 4:27am 1 Comment

Following a conversation with my students this week about how they see themselves as composers, we discussed who their perfect combination of three composers would be. As this is very personal and subjective, I would be intrigued to know what you think so I could possibly add this to our discussion this week. You may have a more balanced view than myself or students.


Mine would be: John Cage for appreciation of sound for sounds sake, Beethoven for…


The first of four, maybe with some help from you...

Posted on February 22, 2015 at 2:00am 0 Comments

I am currently working on a series of four compositions dealing with issues of authorship, oral story telling and the place and manipulation of the media in the 21st century. The original idea was to create a contemporary variation of music similar to that of the Griots of West Africa.

This was performed/composed/created as an interactive improvisation where people could turn up with their instruments and jam along with the Kora (21 string West African harp). The kora,…


Something to listen to - feel free to comment

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 1:16am 8 Comments

Hi all,

I have a couple of bits here for you all to have a listen to. The majority of my work is written down but little is recorded, with the exception of pieces created on sibelius, but I hate midi sibelius sounds, and music for film, scored on logic but the files are too large for upload to here. I like to blur the lines of composer, performer and listener but these are the closest I have to something I have written and recorded.…


Translation - Suggestions

Posted on June 26, 2014 at 4:38pm 1 Comment

I have been working on a choral piece for a while now but I am wanting to translate the text into Latin. I love the flow of the lanuage, pieces such as O Jesu me a Vita are really inspiring, but I am stuggling to find either a good online translation programme or person to translate it well and offer the phonetic breakdown of words. Can anyone offer suggestions?

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At 11:23pm on June 25, 2014, Gav Brown said…

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