Classical music will continue to grow as long as it continues itself to evolve. Incorporating current themes and ideas in programming and allowing for fusion of styles is a key to this.
Tag: American composer
Paul Paccione, composer
Composition, for me, involves the combination of musical materials through analysis, intuition and chance – a subtle mixture of freedom and constraint.
William Villarreal, composer
I am happy with any work that reaches the point of completion. Like any good parent I have no favourites.
Lisa Swerdlow, composer
Let the music lead you, don’t try to lead it. Forcing a song to happen will only lead to being dissatisfied with what you’ve composed. Ignore the critic in your head and don’t fall into the trap of comparing yourself to other composers. You bring your own sound into form; let that be your gift.
John Carbon, composer
I’ve found it particularly exciting when performers make a work their own through interpretation or collaboration. I enjoy working to create music that suits a particular performer’s temperament and abilities.
Karen LeFrak, composer
The greatest pleasure is hearing the musicians rehearse, perform, and bring to life my compositions. While musical notations of phrasing, dynamics, articulations, and tempi are written into scores, it is the artists’ personal interpretations and individual talents that make each live performance so special and unique.