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Influence and style (input required)

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…


Added by Paul Buckby on June 10, 2018 at 4:27am — 1 Comment

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

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,…


Added by Paul Buckby on February 22, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

Something to listen to - feel free to comment

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.…


Added by Paul Buckby on June 27, 2014 at 1:16am — 8 Comments

Translation - Suggestions

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?

Added by Paul Buckby on June 26, 2014 at 4:38pm — 1 Comment

The awkward first post - Defining music

As the title suggests, I find it awkward in situations such as these where it is not about gaining peoples approval but that of putting yourself out there and seeing what can be created by a fusion of differeing ideas and minds. Some of the greatest music has come from collaboration between musicians and composers and is the reason why we have the Lennon and McCartney, Holland Dozier Holland, Jagger and Richards, Chas and Dave legacies. I use pop examples of collaboration but it is true of all… Continue

Added by Paul Buckby on June 26, 2014 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

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