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Jumping head first into the real world

Apologies for not blogging for so long – it’s been a busy few weeks. I have a list of topics I want to blog about, that is becoming longer by the day, but alas so does my to do list, which tends to take priority. Since my last post, lots has changed. Firstly, I am…
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All in the mind – The role of auralisation within the compositonal process of Sibelius generation composers – abstract

While the concept of imagining music is well established, the term auralisation has not been previously used to describe the process. Although auralisation was a key compositional tool for composers throughout history, technological advances have resulted in software which can notate and play back a version of the score. Consequently, there is a strong possibility…
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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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Finding a contemporary medium

The contemporary music scene is a strange, scary place – especially for young composers to break into. If you mention the concept of ‘contemporary classical music’ to non-musicians or concert goers, it will often be greeted with uncertain gazes, non-committing murmurs, or instant dismissal. When it comes to programming, music venues seem to take these…
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