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06 March 2017

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Present More Than One Idea

In the beginning stages of a project, getting off on the right foot with the client is crucial. One way […]

09 January 2017

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The Easiest Way to Write Is by Forcing Constraints

Photo by clement127 “Writer’s block” is not just for authors. Although I’ve never heard the phrase “composer’s block” before, anyone […]

28 September 2015

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

photo by Paweł 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 […]

02 September 2014

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Interview with Chris Oatley about Project Arbiter

Project Arbiter director Michael Chance and I were recently interviewed by my good friend Chris Oatley for his podcast. Chris […]

08 April 2013

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Why John Williams Prefers Not To Read Scripts

There’s a great interview with John Williams from all the way back in 1978. He was already insanely successful, having […]

21 May 2012

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Composing With Space in Mind

An aspect of composing that I still have an admittedly difficult time with is leaving appropriate amounts of space. By this […]

11 January 2012

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Workflowy

As a freelancer and owner of my own business, time is one of my most important resources. The more time […]

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. […]

03 August 2011

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Why a Film Composer Should Study Screenwriting

Lately I’ve been reading a lot about screenwriting. I’m not currently writing a screenplay (although I’d like to someday); I’m […]

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