Ingo Lee replied to Rob J Kennedy's discussion A New Style
"Hi Rob, this is a general unwritten rule for human society.  If you want to get hired for any prestigious job you have to know somebody.  That's because of supply and demand.  There are always more applicants for good jobs than there are jobs to be…"
Apr 26
Rob J Kennedy replied to Rob J Kennedy's discussion A New Style
"Hi Jon,

I certainly do not see or experience classical music as a special interest subject. There are simply too many people following it for it to be considered a special interest.

What is a special interest is this academic music. And, it is…"
Apr 26
Rob J Kennedy replied to Rob J Kennedy's discussion A New Style
"Hi Dane,

You've clearly gone through many similar aspects of the music world as I have. I too "tolerated" college for only a short time. But I was wrong to give it up. The vast majority of composers who are known and get their stuff played is the…"
Apr 26
Ingo Lee replied to Rob J Kennedy's discussion A New Style
"Jon you make some good points here and I agree with much of what you have said but I would like to discuss some things as you have requested. 
I don't think it is accurate to say that what we call classical music was ever for everybody. This issue…"
Apr 24
Dane Aubrun replied to Rob J Kennedy's discussion A New Style
""We have a joke here (Australia) among my composers friends where one says, "I've got a World Premiere happening this week. But we all know that the joke is that it will be the only performance that these "World Premieres" will ever get, and it's…"
Apr 22
Rob J Kennedy replied to Rob J Kennedy's discussion A New Style
"Hi Dane,

You are dead right when you say, "Practically every sonic possibility must have been covered". I'm a composer and concert reviewer. I review about 80 concerts per year and see about 150 in total. And, if I haven't heard it all, I don't…"
Apr 22
Rob J Kennedy replied to Rob J Kennedy's discussion A New Style
"Hi Gav,

I partially agree with you on new music having harmony and melody, but just rhythmic music works too. Think of Clapping Music by Reich. Think of the many percussion-only pieces by Xenakis and others. They are popular and performed…"
Apr 22
Rob J Kennedy replied to Rob J Kennedy's discussion A New Style
"Hi Ingo,
I'm part of that small community here in Australia. Sometimes I go to concerts of new music and there are only 5 in the audience.

The reason there is such as small audience has little to do with the style or type of music, it's because…"
Apr 22
Dane Aubrun replied to Rob J Kennedy's discussion A New Style
"I agree with Ingo's comment that there's plenty of talent out there, much pushing existing styles to new frontiers. Practically every sonic possibility must have been covered from acoustic instrumental music to electronic with and without the aid of…"
Apr 21
Gavin Brown replied to Rob J Kennedy's discussion A New Style
"Hi Rob,
Hidden in your half-dozen questions are about a hundred other questions, so in the interest of keeping it short, I will answer with a tangential reply. I personally have no interest in music without a good melody and beautiful harmony, so…"
Apr 21
Ingo Lee replied to Rob J Kennedy's discussion A New Style
"There is a lot of new music being produced by talented composers all the time. A new 'style' with enough followers to attract media attention and become widely known is unlikely since classical music in general continues to get a smaller share of…"
Apr 21
Rob J Kennedy replied to Sean Pollaro's discussion Finding work as an infant composer. Where to go?
"Hi Sean,

I've been writing music for 40 years and I couldn't do it with learning how to write. If you want others to play your music you have to learn how to notate it. You don't need college for that, and it depends on what sort of music you want…"
Mar 4
Rob J Kennedy replied to Rob J Kennedy's discussion Your Compositional Technique
"I kind of figured it would be different for most composers. I think there would be benefits to writing to a technique that you've figured out, or even another's technique. That would give you a starting point at least, but these things are probable…"
Feb 3
michael diemer replied to Rob J Kennedy's discussion Your Compositional Technique
"To quote Clint Eastwood: "Whatever Which Way You Can.""
Feb 3
Gavin Brown replied to Rob J Kennedy's discussion Your Compositional Technique
"I hate anything which gets in the way of putting notes down, so I just start putting notes down and then the next notes, and then the next, until it's done"
Feb 3
Dane Aubrun replied to Rob J Kennedy's discussion Your Compositional Technique
"Not really. If I think of an idea I jot it down in whatever way I can - awkward if I'm driving! - then wonder later on if it's worth developing. Sometimes if I feel like playing piano for something to do I record the session on my little Tascam…"
Feb 3
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