What Do You Use to Compose, and Where?
Date: July 22, 2012
I am working on an unusual composer of the month article and am preparing to ask the composer some questions. This is a composer outside of the normal realm for our community who I think has a lot to offer us and certainly will have an unusual perspective. I need to know a little more about you to make my questions more valuable to you.
What do you physically use to compose? Pencil and paper? Sibelius? Finale? Do you sequence your music without a print version? What software? This does not have to be Choral composition per se. Any film composers here want to comment? I believe it can be a very different process than more classical Choral music.
Where do you compose? Do you have a studio? What's in it? Do you sit at a piano? What do the people you live with do while you are composing? Do you leave the house and go to another location?
Does your character change while you work? Are you impatient, driven, focused..? I heard Beethoven described as wrestling with the devil when he composed at the piano. Do you appear that way to others?
Please answer the first question then pick and choose any others that you would like to share.
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