Self-Published Composers Explain What They Do and Why Randall Davidson



Randall Davidson
photo courtesy of Boys Art Music

Self-publishing contemporary music is not at the glamorous end of the tide-pool. As a result, very little of my time is spent addressing the ocean of conductor/producers in the world who “might” use my music. I’m more aware of what’s close at hand, of the subtle currents that signal life or adventure or opportunity. The Internet’s intimacy and immediacy has drawn me out of my shell and a steady-stream of colleagues to my music. But the Internet’s greatest lesson has been patience, the surprise of sunken treasure found in the shallows if you’re willing to go to the time and trouble.