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05 October 2011

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Teleportation Doesn’t Exist (On Growing Organically)

An aspect of my writing that I’ve always considered a weakness is a heavy reliance on ostinatos and repeating patterns. […]

28 September 2011

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“What do I do next?”

An aspect of composition that I’m currently fascinated with is development. How do you turn a simple idea into an […]

21 September 2011

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On Keeping the Aspects of Composing Isolated

According to Walter Piston, from his iconic orchestration book, “The true art of orchestration is inseparable from the creative act […]

17 August 2011

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On the Benefits of Writing First Thing in the Morning

In a recent post I wrote about the importance of writing every day. I think that’s it’s important to make […]

10 August 2011

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Write Every Day

(image by Joseph Eastwood) The most consistent piece of advice I’ve heard from successful composers, screenwriters, authors and anyone else […]

27 July 2011

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The Complicated Big Stuff

I recently wrote to the head of a music library that I work with and asked him if there were […]

20 July 2011

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Ramps vs. Steps

One of the main roles of film music is to affect the intensity of the action or drama on screen. […]

13 July 2011

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Takeaways from the Tim Burton LACMA Exhibit

I went to the Tim Burton exhibit at LACMA a few weekends ago and it was fantastic. I strongly encourage […]

22 June 2011

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Using Constraints to Foster Creativity

It seems counterintuitive, but one of the best ways to loosen up your creativity is by forcing constraints upon yourself. […]

01 June 2011

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The Benefits of Time-Boxing for Creativity

One of the most difficult struggles for a film composer, writer, or artist of any kind is developing the discipline […]

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