I've been reading through some older posts before saying anything and from what I've found I think I'm going to be very happy here!I'm privileged to have had a successful career in what might still…Continue
"My pension could survive some inroads but my concern is what happens if the target is not met. Does the money go back to the doners before the site closes down or is it held in a virtual pot? How is the financial side of things managed is my…"
"My point was simply that it is not a prerequisite to good music. Of course one should study if one wants to but a common stage with developing composers is to prioritise mastery of theoretical forms to the exclusion of their own voice. Absorb…"
"Perhaps a useful idea is whether the composer themselves was thinking in your terms and consciously constructing from theoretical concepts or just writing music to sound a bit errie and strange. I would say it is the latter. Theory after all exists…"
"You had stated "rules are only ever used to teach someone, not for creating art" and that is simply untrue. I merely wanted to make that point. There are rules or trends or traditions in music that are absolutely followed when creating new…"
"The cost of a good sample library is not that great when considered as an investment by a professional. It's not a case of wealth it's a case of persistence and getting yourself to the point where you can afford what you need."
"I belive you can find from well-known composers examples of rules being followed at the expense of the music or certainly with the result that the music is informed by what was considered good practice over ewhat might have sounded better. Your way…"
"These are not rules of execution or craft though Jon. Lucas is asking about very specific aspects of musical theory and the equivalent in sculpture might be which tools to use on which medium. "Include the severed head" is a detail of…"
"Balking at rules is something I've seeen many composers do. Thy think that their voice will be muffled by sticking to regulatuon when nothing could be further from the truth. One can take it to far but rules are vital for many things in music…"
"Some of the greatest and most famous music every composed is predictable Rick. Many composers never master traditional structure melody and harmony so it is hardly a mark against you for cleaving to that philosophy! "Predictable" though of…"
What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Choir, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
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I am a choral and sacred composer with four decades of experience, now beginning to move away from the rigorous strictures surrounding such work into a more harmonically unbound future. I'm hoping to meet fellow practitioners and get some meat on the skeleton of my output! Talk to you soon, Charles
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