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 rite of passage

There seem to be many rites of passage as a composer. Writing your first orchestral piece, first Requiem, first string quartet. I think I may just have stumbled across another. We live next to a patch of.. well, I guess it can only be described as wasteland. It’s not entirely clear who it belongs to,…
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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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