Composers Forum is a daily web log that allows invited contemporary composers to share their thoughts and ideas on any topic that interests them--from the ethereal, like how new music gets created, music history, theory, performance, other composers, alive or dead, to the mundane, like getting works played and recorded and the joys of teaching. If you're a professional composer and would like to participate, send us an e-mail.
The compositional process may be broken down into three stages: starting, continuing and finishing. Each stage has its own challenges and rewards, and every composer addresses each stage in a unique way. Some composers have a hard time starting a new piece, but once they begin, the work flies by. Others can start pieces by the bushel, but have a hard time deciding when they are done.
What’s your favorite part? The initial inspiration? Working through the details? Watching the last page spit out of the printer?
posted by Lawrence Dillon
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Another New Gal
Thanks to the recommendation and encouragement of my friend, Alex Shapiro, and to Jerry Bowles who invited me to join, I would like to add my voice to the full choir (that includes the S's, the A's, the T's and the B's, no gender bias here:)) of composer colleagues at Sequenza21. I look forward to learning more about you and from you through lurking and participating in various discussions. I also invite you to visit my website: www.adriennealbert.com to find out more about me. Cheers, Adrienne Albert
posted by Adrienne Albert