Composer's Toolbox discusses where to find score calls and competitions.
Here is a note on a non-musical form of listening.
Kory Reeder's A Thought is a breathtaking opera. #listentothis
How to compose music: a starter's guide at Composer's Toolbox.
Thank you for supporting the Founders Day Challenge! Every gift made a huge impact to the students of the University of Hartford, including The Hartt School and the Hartt Community Division. #harttexcellence
When I tell some people I compose--even some fellow musicians--I hear "I have no idea how anyone can do that" or "I could never do that". The problem is, YES, you can do that.
When it comes to applications for opportunities, score calls, competitions, or any sort of professional development in music (and not in music), you will need strong references and deep connections.
Here is a visual rundown of the lead guitar channel strip in my latest work "My Marriage Was Illegal in 1967".
If we can reach the 1,000 donor goal and unlock the $75,000.00, it would make student study at the University even more vibrant.
Here are some screenshots of my latest work "My marriage was illegal in 1967".
Anti-miscegenation laws perpetuating ideals of racial purity were still on the books in some states in 1967, but the landmark ruling Loving v. Virginia overturned their legality.
My latest project has its backing track completed! Take a listen. In addition, the lead electric guitar part/riff is posted here.
My latest work is underway! Here is a preview photo of some tracking done in Logic X.
Composer Cat Is Hungry... and Cross-Eyed
The funny thing about rejection is that it can be profoundly crippling, but also incredibly uplifting.
Composer Cat's six stages of climbing onto the bed: Lounging, Shaking, Crawling, Climbing, Bugeyes, and Ascending.
Loudness's iconic tune "Crazy Nights" uses the F# Phrygian scale in the opening riff.
Broader thoughts on applying to musical score calls and competitions.
As a former cellist, I am a sucker for cello sonatas. This one is lyrical, expressive, rich, and emotive. I love dark and heavy things, but this is not one of those and I love it.
Sieges Even is a rock/prog/metal band that has drawn my attention with their song "Tidal".