https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2eUgRjL21Q My first piano improvisation of the year. Yes, I'm still using the clickity-clackity piano that I had back when I created sketching the rain. Hopefully I'll live somewhere big enough for my nicer piano soon!
This week I improvised using found objects, most of which I found on the streets or parks near where I live. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI5zWSBoKJQ&feature=youtu.be This week I listened to Claire M Singer.
This week I have been listening to Hannah Kendall. Newcomen StreetVeraKanashibariRegina CaeliOn the Chequer'd Field Array'dProcessionalFundamentalIscariot Blues This week's improvisation is below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbvCbQqgXI8&feature=youtu.be
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had relaxing holidays and have settled into 2019. New year, new project. This year, I'll listen to a different composer/ensemble a week. At the end of the week, I will post the works I've heard here so anybody looking to discover new music can follow along. (And [...]
Well, November was certainly a busy month. With two premieres in December (wisteria for Gavin Osborn and All the Days of your Life for Cantiana Choir) plus preparation for time is different here... in full swing, I wasn't sure if I would reach my goal of composing sixty minutes of music during November. This is the [...]
Cantiana Choir workshop On Saturday, I travelled down to Kent for a workshop with Cantiana Choir on 'All the Days of Your Life', an anthem in memory of Alan Bayford. The piece has some 'weird and wonderful' elements and the choir took on the challenge with enthusiasm! I'm looking forward to the world premiere on [...]
Increasing productivity has been on my mind lately, especially as my music tuition has picked up in the new academic year so I have less time to spend on my other creative pursuits. A recent FEU Training webinar pointed out the difference between productivity and busywork. It was not something I had consciously considered before [...]