Monthly Archives: January 2018

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Jan 22 1/22/18

Why Failure is Wonderful

By | 2018-04-03T21:15:29+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|The Composer Life, Let's Pretend I'm a Philosopher, Real Talk|

I remember in my undergraduate composition lessons learning a development technique to quickly hone my writing skills… You start by taking an honest look at your portfolio. In that process, you analyze your writing style based on six different parameters: Melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre, texture, and form. After careful consideration, you ask yourself, “Which of these elements is weakest in my writing?” Maybe you’re not satisfied with the melodies and themes you write. Maybe your chord progressions feel blasé and basic. Maybe you can’t get the timing of your form quite right. Whatever the circumstance, you pick an element that [...]

Jan 6 1/6/18

Atelodemiourgiopapyrophobia

By | 2018-02-01T21:34:16+00:00 January 6th, 2018|The Composer Life, Let's Pretend I'm a Philosopher, Real Talk|

Happy new year, everyone! It’s a brand new year, a chance for a clean slate. And isn’t that terrifying? I’m an avid journaler. There were points in my life, mostly in school, where I would take the time to write in a journal every single day. These weren’t short entries, either—average length of each entry was two pages, and my handwriting is tiny! I highly recommend it to anyone in an artistic or educational field: a chance to flex the creative muscles, organize your thoughts, and do some valuable introspection on who you are and what your mission is about. [...]