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And Then There Were None – Concept for the Piano Suite

As a part of my work with Theatre Britain, I am regularly called upon to provide original music for use in plays. Since this is a company that exclusively produces British theatrical works, Agatha Christie is to be expected in the rotation. The first one I did (last year) was The Mousetrap, which was a […]

Looping Video Game Tracks

I’m working on a track now for a potential client, and it’s occurred to me that making a looping video game track is like working on a piece of wood in a lathe. You’ve got to let it spin around on repeat for a while and trim down the parts that don’t balance well with […]

The Eternal Question of Compositional Process

It comes up often, particularly for young composers – should most of my work be done in Sibelius/Finale or by hand? Time is precious. Composers regularly question their own methods and techniques to be sure that the process is as efficient as possible. This question came up in a discussion I was a part of […]