composition

Flaneurism and Found Things

The collages of Richard Hill...

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Loitered Lens: Soweto Kinch

Evocative imagery from the launch of Soweto Kinch's Nonagram album at the Camden Roundhouse...

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Overwhelming and Almost Annihilating Awe: Dark Matter (Lustmord)

Lustmord draws upon an audio library of cosmological activity to confront us with deep, cosmic time...

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Make Better Music 78 :The Recording Process (Part Three)

Music is more about making people connect emotionally with your message than being impressed by your playing ability...

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Make Better Music 74 : Collaboration

The ability to listen, appreciate, evaluate and contribute towards a fellow-musician’s creativity is a high order skill and the rewards often completely justify the effort....

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Make Better Music 75 : The Producer

It is a rare gift indeed to successfully carry your own music throughout the entire creation process....

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I have not gone out of my way to mythologise myself, but… [Michael Finnissy]

ince the late 60’s Michael Finnissy has been composing classical work that challenges, shakes and agitates the listener from complacency.   The scope of his work is remarkable in its...

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Make Better Music 61: The Music Diet

Every few months I feel like I need this kind of diet for my ears - I’ve either been over-indulging in one particular artist or genre, or I’ve been gluttonous and chowing down way too much of...

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Make Better Music 48: Putting Out – Production

Make Better Music 48: Putting Out - Production. Getting people together to work on something as a group is forever getting harder, whilst making music via the computer (where so many of us spend so...

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Make Better Music 47: Messiaen and the Blues

Make Better Music 47: Messiaen and the Blues. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Make Better Music 2: Dancing About Architecture

Make Better Music 2: Dancing About Architecture. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham....

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Make Better Music 1: Why Do You Write Music?

It’s a question that most of us avoid. I’m not sure how to answer it, it seems there’s lot of different answers depending on which part of my brain is responding....

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