Composing

viewing a tutorial about lydian modes. guy talked about hollywood composers inclination to utilize this, then played an excerpt of beethoven doing it. next he says beethoven is using the […]

when mark hundevad said he’s playing tomorrow around the corner from where i live – with juini booth, who i didn’t know of, but who has played with tony williams, […]

At an informal composers meeting people discussed the latest films they were working on and one guy said he was asked to score a science fiction feature about a planet […]

Almost 20 years ago a producer called me and asked if I could do him a huge favour. He was working with a director in France and she needed music […]

A student asked me last week if I thought life itself was a song. I said I could get my head around that. They said it’s like a song that […]

Bought one of those Masterclass tutorials, advertised everywhere, the ones that annoy me and come on all the time. Bought it as present to myself, on writing, by Margaret Atwood. […]

There was a composer who could tell whenever he was getting close to writing something that pleased him, because before it was finished he would start writing the next one.

There was a guy maybe in California who recorded cricket sounds and slowed them down significantly. It sounded like human choral music. I heard it 2 or 3 years ago […]

Two or three updates ago some essential components ceased to work and I was in the middle of jobs that had to be finished. Would have ruined what other people […]

“Spiderman Spiderman, does whatever a spider can” never did much for me songwriting wise but there is so much to smile about every time they get to “Is he strong? […]