Category: Creative Pact 2015

Results and reflections – Creative Pact 2015

September has come and gone, and so has my Creative Pact 2015! For those who have missed my (somewhat intermittent) posts, I set myself the challenge of scribbling some new music every day for the course of the month. Why? Well, August seemed to be a bit taken up with tidying up scores, redrafting and…
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CP2015 – Playing with lines

Although my aim throughout my creative pact is to look at solo pieces, I’ve had a couple of texts floating about that I have been intending to set for some time. Over the last couple of days some ideas have appeared for those, so I’ve played around with them – though, sticking true to the…
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CP2015: Nature and trees

I took a day off of writing scribbles to spend time with lots of fabric! I’ve finally made some musical curtains for my studio – desperately needed now the weather’s getting colder and I’m working in there later. Last autumn/winter I didn’t spend much time in there from October to January, so missed the worst…
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CP2015: Days 13 and 14

Yesterday I had possibly my most compositionally creative day of my creative pact yet. A page full of sketches and ideas, originally intended to be for ‘woodwind’ but now most definitely for oboe. I also managed to potentially set a couple of lines from a poem I’ve had floating around for a while (about a…
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CP2015: Days 3, 5 and 6

Apologies for the lack of updates – it’s been rather busy few days! Day three was a productive day, with a couple of scribbles – one bassy serialist idea, with a time signature alternating between 7/8 and 4/4 – about 12 bars in length. I’m not normally a fan of alternating time signatures so this…
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CP2015: Day 2 – Seconds, fifths and instruments

Tonight’s CP time has once again been somewhat absorbed by other pieces, and was also scuppered by a non-sleeping little boy. I try to be kind to my neighbours and not play loud instruments past 9pm (earlier if I can), which meant I couldn’t do much improvising or general playing tonight. I did, however, manage…
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CP2015: Day 1 – Scribbles for strings

September 1st – away we go! Tonight I’ve had to spend time tidying up a couple of scores, but beforehand I set aside a chunk of time to start working on my Creative Pact project. After seeing a stunning rainbow broken up by a willow earlier today, I expected the majority of my scribblings tonight…
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Creative Pact 2015: The idea

A few years ago (2011!) I took part in CreativePact – documenting the creation of new work over the course of a month. The aim is to document every day if possible. This year, I’ve decided to take part, but with a different slant to before. When I last took part in CreativePact, finding time…
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