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Why do you write music?

I'll go first. I like to make things—not to express myself, but because I want to understand how things work. By writing music, I get to see the layers underneath. How does a brain work? After decades of profound drinking and thinking, I realized tha

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The gender wars

I once wrote on a forum that male composers tend to create epic music that gradually becomes louder and more intense until it reaches a climax, as a male orgasm translated into music. I expected to be kicked out, but surprisingly, my idea wasn't cons

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Hey, Stephane Boussuge!

I listened to your prelude in your playlist, but I didn't like it. So I looked you up and found your website, just to be sure I don't like anything you wrote. I like to be thorough. Then I heard your "Ho Chi Minh City for Ensemble". Now THAT I really

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Halloween Music

Have you ever written music for Halloween or created music suitable for the occasion? This is your chance to scare the hell out of us with your creativity.

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Inspiration is for amateurs

I heard my teacher say that to a student who hadn't completed his assignment (a composition in Dorian mode) for the umpteenth time and this time used 'no inspiration' as an excuse. Inspiration is for amateurs.

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It's getting busy here

Almost 30 members. it's getting busy here. I can't possibly remember all the names, let alone the things they stand for. Maybe I should put their photos on a whiteboard, like detectives do when they're trying to solve a crime. I will make notes like

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Having a good laugh

Recently, we discussed AI music generators. Today, there was an article in a so-called quality newspaper about new developments in AI. I wondered what all the fuss was about, so I had to try it. I had to dry my tears from laughing out loud and now I

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Keys you like or dislike

HS Tech gave me the idea. He wrote about keys and the colors they represent to him. I find it very personal because I would assign different colors to the keys. But there could be a common factor when it comes to the preference for certain keys. For

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A good title

The title of a composition can be important. It indicates what the composer wanted to express. Although there is quite a bit of swindling going on here. Some titles are only given to a composition later and not even by the composer.I like to play aro

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What about AI?

Some composers are facing challenging times. Not me. I don't even write music for the public, and I don't require the income. Since my retirement, I've simply been trying to keep myself busy, especially during the autumn and winter months. I enjoy ri

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This Forum

I find this forum a bit confusing. It takes some time to get used to the nerdy approach, although it might just be me. I'm probably not the brightest bulb in this esteemed company, and I hardly dare to complain because Kristofer looks a lot like my o

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