Music is a mystery for people who play it, write it, listen to it, and write about it. The only thing I can really do when I try to say something about music is assume.
Monday, January 07, 2008
Kenneth Woods' advice to composers
This post with advice to composers from conductor Kenneth Woods has the title "Now it's the poor composers," but I believe that composers who read it will be a great deal richer from the experience of reading it.
I am active as a composer, a violist, a violinist, a recorder player, and as a teacher. I began my professional musical life as a flutist, and spent a lot of quality time as a baroque flutist, but I no longer have my baroque flute. Now my modern flute spends most of its time tucked away in a drawer, while my violin, viola, and my viola d'amore are often tucked under my chin.