Category: Musings

Where are all the women..?

A while ago, I read a blog post by Justine Wallis about feminism, and the fact that feminists are a dying breed. It’s an interesting statement – females and males aren’t yet considered completely equal in society (although, of course, the situation is a lot better than it used to be), and yet the issue…
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Auralisation: an introduction

Over the next five years, I will be focusing my research on the topic of auralisation: the art, or skill, of imagining music. Therefore, I feel a brief introduction is in order. Auralisation is a term I created in order to encompass many previous terms, including mental music imagery, aural imagery, and musical imagination. It…
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So, what music do you like? (part 1)

Many a musician dreads the question “What music do you like?”, or “Who inspires you?”. This applies to all musicians, although it seems composers have a harder time – probably due to the myriad of music, art and culture that has intrinsically influenced their music. One genre that has hugely influenced my music is that…
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Cake, and the contemporary music scene

I currently find myself in limbo: lectures have finished, but coursework hasn’t. Still, this means more time at home to work on both college and non-college projects, and to do some baking as well (my favourite form of distraction). I have a couple of new personal projects to start, which I will discuss on here…
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Dancing between sound worlds

Thursday was undoubtedly a surreal day. Firstly, I had a class with, and subsequently met, Christian Wolff- whose compositional ideas and aesthetics were fascinating. In the evening, I headed to the South Bank, to the LSO Collective’s Shadoworks production. There can be no doubt that it was an evening of full on contemporary music –…
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Shadoworks, the ‘flu and the mind..

On Thursday I’m off to see LS Collective’s ‘Shadoworks’ at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Really looking forward to it – and will post a review up here afterwards. A couple of days ago, I posted a link on Twitter to this article on the BBC, discussing links between the creative mind and the schizophrenic mind.…
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A busy few weeks

I’ve been neglecting the blog a little, due to the tremendous amounts of work I’ve had to do, alongside redesigning jennipinnock.com . Once I’ve settled with and launched the final redesign, this place will get a spring clean too, to fit with the new theme. Exciting! Yesterday I had two works recorded. My work for…
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A familiar scene

John Adams’ blog post today about the ‘Composition Masterclass’ is all too familiar. I’ve sat in countless a masterclass, run by many an educator. The best were when many composers were present, adding their own comments, as well as insightful individuals leading the proceedings, who were thoughtful and considerate in both their praise and criticism…
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A blog for all seasons

As is customary, I will start with an introductory post! I am a composer and arranger based in East London, UK. I love music – obviously – and I’m also a bit of a technological geek. I’m currently completing my MMus in composition at Trinity College of Music, Greenwich. I play quite a few instruments…
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