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24 July 2017

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The Art of Poetry Is to Not Say Everything

Photo by Kai C. Schwarzer I recently discovered a lovely Latin quote: Ars poetica est non omnia dicere. It roughly […]

28 September 2015

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The Only “Right” Method Is The One That Works For You

photo by PaweĊ‚ Kadysz I’ve been experimenting with MIDI software and DAWs since the mid-1990s. I can still remember my […]

06 October 2014

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Compose Faster By Breaking Up Your Writing Sessions

It seems counterintuitive, but one of the most effective ways I’ve found for writing music quickly is to break my […]

04 April 2012

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Tip from The Hunger Games Score: Forward Momentum

While listening to James Newton Howard’s score to Hunger Games, my ear caught a short section in the track Katniss […]

19 March 2012

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Write Music that Directs Not Reflects

I’m currently scoring a short film that has been an enlightening experience. I imagine this is part of every film […]

18 May 2011

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Keep Them On the Edge of Their Seats

Composer Michael Giacchino’s method for scoring Lost was largely based on the idea of not giving too much away with […]

03 November 2010

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ComposerFocus: Orchestration in the Style of Danny Elfman

My newest article for ComposerFocus.com has been published online: Orchestration in the Style of Danny Elfman Composer Focus is a […]

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