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Andrew James Johnson, composer & pianist

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

Although I started playing the piano from around seven years old I didn’t actually have my first piano lesson until I was fourteen. 2,660 more words

Interview

Your guide to The Fruit of Silence

Our three-part Modern Mystics concert series – exploring mysticism in music – starts on Thursday 9 November (7.30pm), and we can’t wait!

In The Fruit of Silence… 250 more words

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Marcus Paus, composer

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

Growing up in a household with two performing parents (my father a singer-songwriter and my mother a pop-singer), music was always present, but my first memory of really becoming captivated by it, was through John Williams’ “Star Wars” scores. 1,936 more words

Interview

Waltz in G Major

Here is another work submitted to the young composer score call, entitled “Waltz in G Major”.  Download the score here.

https://composerstoolbox.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/op-17_waltz_in_g_major.mp3

This piece features a lilting sense of phrasing, a consistent sense of meter, and a melody that will surely “sing” on a real instrument (the MIDI playback lacks the nuance required to fully experience it). 555 more words

Tools For Composers

The piano at Borough New Music

As Borough New Music‘s new season begins on 3 October 2017, Artistic Director Clare Simmonds surveys the exciting new piano music on offer from October 2017 to June 2018. 1,704 more words

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Of Time and Memories

I’ve always had an interest in time, but now that more of it lies behind me than in front, I’ve come to savor its quirks and subtleties. 897 more words

Composition