Month: January 2011

Sharps or flats?

A couple of days ago, I was transcribing some piano parts for a client. After submitting the final files, I was told that the client always thought of a certain piece as a ‘flat’ piece, and could I write it as such? (I’d written it in an equivalent sharp key)Interestingly, as soon as I received…
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The pentatonic scale: Universal?

As many of you will know, I have a fascination about the musical brain. During my Master degree, I embarked on research about composition and auralisation (mental music) – research I am hoping to continue in the near future. The video below is of Bobby McFerrin at the World Science Festival 2009, demonstrating the pentatonic…
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Work for Javanese gamelan and string quartet

One of my aims this year is to share far more of my music. I will be using this blog in conjunction with Soundcloud to present a few snippets of music I’m working on, or that have been lurking in dark corners of my hard drive for far too long. One of the pieces I…
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Creative presentation

I’ve always been one for presenting my work in unique yet professional ways. I have just completed a work for chamber orchestra, entitled ‘Circles’. Below is the first draft of the programme notes. Hoping to post a few snippets of the piece soon, along with some bits and pieces I’ve stumbled across from last year,…
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Words of inspiration

I often find myself inspired by the words of others. Quite often I find that these inspirational phrases just pop up when looking for something entirely different – as if there to help mentally refocus and refresh you. During my undergraduate days, I used to spend a lot of time in the library, researching something…
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