Progress Report for w/c 4/5/15 – ‘De-Composition’, ‘De-Harm./Re-Harm.’ and ‘Impressions’.

“There will be many other nights like this, And I’ll be standing here with someone new, There will be other songs to sing, Another fall, another spring, But there will never be another you.” ‘There Will Never Be Another You’ by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon.   This week, I’ve been writing using a technique I learnt from Pete Churchill. ‘De-Composition’…

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Progress Report for w/c 27/4/15 – Kenny Werner On Randomness, Modal Harmony and Voice-leading.

“But my style shall be random, with the wisdom of the Dice”. Luke Rhinehart in the Preface to ‘The Dice Man’     My blog was launched last Mon 27/4 and I resumed work on this current project – writing music in keeping with the philosophy of Mugaritz – the following day. I’ll begin with an admission. I haven’t been taking my…

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Larson Exercise Six

“…Come and laugh at me whenever you feel like it. I like being laughed at. Why, when I started my morning exercises, half London used to come and roll about the pavements in convulsions. I’m not an attraction any longer, and it makes me feel lonely. There are twenty-nine of those Larson Exercises, and you only saw part…

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