When was the last time you saw an orchestra musician flash a little leg at Carnegie Hall?
The Japanese soundscape, whether in the office or outdoors in the neighborhood, is neither particularly silent nor even relatively quiet—it’s full, rich, and for the most part quite noisy.
If your music were a game show, which one would it be?
As is the case every time I see an opera, I am seized anew with
the desire to write and produce my own.
If having only seven million viewers is a failure, how can anyone succeed? It’s a question of scale.
Forget the abstractness of music—aren’t I trying to express ideas and emotions that we all have?
From a country that produced such world-class writers as Joyce, Yeats, and Beckett and that is so intensely musical in its folk culture, why has there never been a “great” Irish classical composer?
Try this at home. Then, try and get arrested (for the good of your career!).
What tricks or techniques do you have to get the creative juices flowing and that compositional ball rolling?
You know, this might sound almost too simplistic, but perhaps simply keeping busy is the key to a successful career as a composer—not to mention being a good musical citizen as well.