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Quail Song

Though I grew up in the Pacific Northwest (Seattle), I have lived nearly my entire adult life in the Desert Southwest (Phoenix), having moved here to play in the Phoenix Symphony at the age of 23. 618 more words

Composition

The Privatization of Music

Music has always been a social phenomenon. It has been essential in organizing groups of people to work, march, fight, or play together. Singing together strengthens the will and binds the faithful. 947 more words

Composition

Summer 2017

(Summer 2017 is the final presentation in this set of 12 podcasts)


John Holland

Keyboard Etudes for Computer-controlled Synthesizers  Nos. 1 – 24 (1989)

(enhanced 2012 version) … 75 more words

Philip Glass' tribute concert Cafe OTO July 3

I’m extremely honoured to be inviting you to following Philip Glass’ tribute concert. The programme is curated around 21st Ct Études which explore the idea of étude beyond technique and includes new works of mine. 244 more words

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Simon Hester, composer 

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music?

My Dad was a fine pianist as were both my two older brothers and my Mum was very involved in Amateur Theatre so music was always flowing around my home as I grew up. 821 more words

Interview

Meet the Artist......Simon Vincent, composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music?

When I was growing up, my parents and brothers always played records in the house, ranging from opera and instrumental classical music through to rock and blues. 1,509 more words

Meet The Artist

Meet the Artist......Warwick Blair, composer

Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music?

My sisters used to play this track by Danny Kaye called ‘Thumbelina’, at 33 and a third, it was originally a 45 RPM recording, but they played it at a much slower speed, and consequently it used to freak me out, it used to scare me. 914 more words

Meet The Artist