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A newly released CD has reminded me this week of a very useful tool in the arsenal of the composer, that of recomposition. The term loosely refers to the action of reworking an existing piece into something new, however, this can be achieved in a variety of ways and results can provoke some animated debate […]

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Finding New Paths – Part 2

Following on from my previous blog post about using music technology to develop compositional skills and provide performance, I wanted to take a look at the situation from a slightly different angle. Composers with instrumentalist friends, or who can find or form ensembles to work with, can get works played, even if just to hear […]

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Finding New Paths – Part 1

As many composition tutors will tell you, the key to developing properly as a composer is to be able to hear the music you are writing. This presents the distance learning student with a particular problem, namely, where to find performers. Students, writing for instruments they don’t play, have to be able to network in […]

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