Music Composers Unite!
I have recently had the above composition reviewed by Paul Smith, Bob Porter and Per-Erik Rosqvist. They have made some very pertinent comments which I have taken on board with this latest…Continue
Added by Stephen Lines on February 26, 2015 at 10:12am — No Comments
Added by Socrates Arvanitakis on February 25, 2015 at 3:04am — No 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,…Continue
Added by Paul Buckby on February 22, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments
Here's a link to a relatively new trio for flute, viola and contrebass. Why these instruments? Well, the work was written in response to a call for scores. Thoughts?
How can I say this, gently ... I am so frustrated that there are insufficient avenues for the amateur composer to have their works read/played. And worse, it seems that many believe that only folks under thirty can be called new composers. What is someone, like me, started seriously composing late in life, after dealing a non-musical career? Are we to be penalized because we're "old"?
Subject: Thoroughvoice notation
Title: The Adhering I
"What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried."