Writing new material on demand, and how it works for me

April 10, 2013

It’s a funny thing. I wrote a new song for a vicar in West Brom and I can’t get over how much fun it was to hear it sung.

The song was tough to get done, but it was easier than free composition in many ways because I was working to a specific brief and those limitations gave rise to a more ordered creative process for me.
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Structure and Punctuation

January 20, 2012

I’m writing a Cantata. I have 330 days left.

Thanks to the efforts of Jimm Rennie, I’ve been able to get a sort of outline in place, and I have two major melodic ideas I’d like to develop further.

The problem now arises that I’d rather like to get started with the writing. Read the rest of this entry »