We tend to stick with formulas that work for us.
Can purposful discursivness, coupled with a pleasurable sheen on the surface, translate into a formula for creating music that people want to listen to more than once or twice?
Has anybody out there heard Anthony Hopkins’s music?
Going beyond knowledge is required to make great art.
Maybe universities should consider The Complete Idiot’s Guide® To Music Composition in place of Straus’s Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory and Forte’s The Structure of Atonal Music. Seriously, do composers need to know that much set theory?
Working with severe limitations can be incredibly liberating.
I wonder, would it be possible to generate any internet buzz by releasing a video of some crazy new music composition and invite folks to film their reactions à la Beverly Hills Chihuahua-style?
I’m not of the mindset that if people could only hear new music, they’d be instantly converted connoisseurs.
It’s refreshing to have a gallery show “about” music that isn’t just your typical sound art thing.
My 18-year-old self never thought that I would end up where I did. And even now, I have no idea where I’ll be in another 20 years. With a life in music, uncertainty is all part of the fun.