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July 2012 Blog Posts (4)

30 Second Symphony

I wrote this 20 years ago for a young composer named Allan, who was having trouble figuring out how to develop a style. I joked with him that "any piece can be in any style" and so wrote this work which changes style multiple times in a piece lasting less than a minute.




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Added by Gav Brown on July 30, 2012 at 9:21pm — 4 Comments

The value of 67 cents

I just sold a piece! I have pay-for sheetmusic sites at Lulu (American) and MusicaNeo (Swedish, I think). Someone just bought a piece at MusicaNeo of which my share is 67 cents. That's nothing of course, but it's an effing great feeling that someone was willing to pay for my music.

Added by Gav Brown on July 30, 2012 at 4:56am — No Comments

Episode 25 Heroes Are Built Not Saved, or Real Men Do Not Use Go To

Episode 25

Heroes Are Built Not Saved, or Real Men Do Not Use Go To

Sherwood Forrest pulled up to the Robin Hood. Inside, he demanded the phone. The barman already on the office phone pointed to a tattered payphone in a far corner, next to the jukebox. The bar was gloomy to a fault, the area around the phone seemed, comparatively, a beacon of light. Something soupy, something ‑ country, played from the juke. It was only mid‑afternoon, early for the carriage…


Added by F Gordon Kennedy on July 28, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Caffeinated Piano #8

Hi folks.  I haven't been on this forum for more than a year, but I've been composing.  Here's yet another paean to that marvelous morning brew that I hear will actually prolong your life by up to 14%!


Added by Emily Bond on July 28, 2012 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

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