How To Make Your Live Music Sound Better
Date: April 21, 2014
I'm a long-time observer of this forum, and I thought I'd jump in by sharing some wisdom about scoring I learned recently.
I was able to attend the Interplay Composers' Workshop held by the Vancouver Chamber Choir this month, where the choir read a new piece of mine. This was an amazing experience! The director, Jon Washburn, shared some advice about putting together a choral score, once all the hard work of composing is finished. Basically, the goal is to make the score as easy to read as possible, so that the performers can get to the heart of the music as soon as possible. As composers, I know this is something we all strive for.
I've written a blog post about this here: http://soundstone.ca/composers-how-to-make-your-live-music-sound-better/
I'd love to know what you think about this topic, or if you have any advice of your own. I look forward to more conversations on this forum in the future!
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