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  • Hi Ashley, never had this pleasure! The few times I composed specifically for someone else, it was at my initiative, and they liked what I did well enough not to ask for changes. Are you asking the questions because you have a commission?

    Best - 

    Gav

  • Last time? Right now. Hardest? Not getting paid what I truly deserve, the arguments with my wife that I am working and not playing on my computer, and not getting the thanks I deserve. How many times have I gotten, "Ok, thanks." Or even, "Neat," and "I'll let you know how it goes," and you never do. Longest? Editing the scores making them look better than professional.

  • Hi Rev, 

    Thx for your reply. Right, I am commissioned to compose a piece so I was wondering what the process feels like to the other fellows. 

    Gav Brown said:

    Hi Ashley, never had this pleasure! The few times I composed specifically for someone else, it was at my initiative, and they liked what I did well enough not to ask for changes. Are you asking the questions because you have a commission?

    Best - 

    Gav

    When was the last time you composed music for a client?
    Hi colleagues! When was the last time you composed music for a client? Which part of that process was the hardest? And which part of the process was…
  • I did a feature film and about 16 trailer cuts recently. The trailers were painful, dont do it unless u get paid for it :).

    Overall quite an enjoyable experience once you take money out of the equation. Its not my main source of income so i could afford to do that. The creative satisfaction and experience from working on that was huge. looking fwd to the next one.

    longest: applying layers of polish to make it sound professional, tweaking pieces constantly as new edits come by.

    hardest: objectively looking at pieces and reworking them based on feedback that is not always very actionable, understanding the differences in monitors and audio equipment - what sounds good in my speakers sounds different in a 5.1 theater vs monitors where other preview music etc. 

    Vn

  • I'm actually composing a Chinese opera for a Taiwanese producer, with Taipei national orchestra singers.

    The hardest thing is to adapt classical singers to electronic music, some do it naturally, for others it is more difficult.

  • I'm actually composing a Chinese opera for a Taiwanese producer, with Taipei national orchestra singers.

    The hardest thing is to adapt classical singers to electronic music, some do it naturally, for others it is more difficult.

  • Last March.

    The project was stopped because of lockdown. It was made easier by an ongoing friendship with the leader/teacher of a contemporary dance troupe. No money in it though I was offered a nominal sum as she opted to use my renderings rather than hire/borrow musicians (which above all facilitated rehearsal). I got a couple of nice dinner invitations though. 

  • Last March.

    The project was stopped because of lockdown. It was made easier by an ongoing friendship with the leader/teacher of a contemporary dance troupe. No money in it though I was offered a nominal sum as she opted to use my renderings rather than hire/borrow musicians (which above all facilitated rehearsal). I got a couple of nice dinner invitations though. 

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