Entries from October 2008

What audience are you writing for?

October 15th, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

This is another FAQ that I hear.  To answer it, I might cite the two extremes.  There’s the school of thought that says the composer does him/herself a disservice by being concerned with audience reception, that you’re first and foremost writing for you.  You can’t worry about who’s going to like it, the important thing […]

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What goes through your mind when you hear a new piece of yours premiered?

October 1st, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Another question commonly asked. I’ve been blessed with the privilege of having some of the finest ensembles in the world present my music, and of having many other equally dedicated and amazingly skilled musicians (some still in the students years) perform it as well. No matter who it is, and no matter how much preparation […]

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