I've listened through your playlist and found a lot of interesting music. Overture in Orvieto is my favorite. I'm an old Cubase dude myself. I started with Pro24 which later became the first Cubase version. Now I'm using Garageband, on my way to Logic. But Garageband is still better than my old, old, old version of Cubase.
I enjoyed your musical compositions. Silverlake reminds me of Vangelis. When you compose, do you have preconceived notions as to
what you will write or is it an experiment with sound until you come
across something that peaks your interest to develop further." Thanks!
Both: it often depends on the audience but with purely electronic pieces I usually do a lot of improvisation or experimentation. Nice work here on your profile page!
If I commented already, sorry. Art Music is a subjective term that I recently came across that helps me describe what I try to do. "Classical Music" is the usual designation. "Serious Music" is often seen. And then, more specific things, like "Avant Garde," "Serial," etc. Sometimes "Modern Music" is seen.
None of it will mean anything, in the fullness of time. I like "art music" for this reason: I spend a lot of time planning my work; calculating proportions; justifying my musical actions. After all this thought, I hope that I have created "art" through my "skill." I hope that it means writing music that demonstrates skill.
Process: usually I do not have a preconceived melody in mind. If I do, it is the result of a skectch, made on some old score paper. I consider my emotions, but can override them. Most of my music today is made for a particular reason - usually to accompany a YouTube quality film.
The films came first. I was a composer many years ago. I underlaid films with famous composers, which I played on piano. Then, I began to use my own music. This is where I stand. Sometimes the music comes first, and it sits about doing nothing. But lately, I compose for a reason. This gives more push, a better argument to it: I think.
Listening to music, reading biographies of musicians, practicing theory (Jazz or classical), improvising - these are all ways to get something going.
Do you have any special way of coming to inspiration? I'm eager to learn what others do before they write. ...s