Category Archive: Composing

We As Art, We As Artists 2013 – Drawing Breath

Recently I was honoured to be asked to be part of this years We As Art, We As Artists project for the 2013 Adelaide Fringe Festival called “Drawing Breath.” I accepted the challenge which has then enabled me to be working with such artists as Mary Webb, Leon Hewer, Fergus O’Regan, Kelly Breuer, Michaela Burger [...]

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Sting’s Songwriting Process – An Insight

I stumbled across this old video on YouTube of Jools Holland interviewing Sting (circa early 80’s) recently and it gives a brilliant insight into the way that Sting gathers, processes and demos his songwriting ideas before introducing it to the rest of the Police band members Even though the video primarily focuses on how he [...]

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The RPM Challenge 2012

I’ve just signed up for yet another songwriting challenge called the RPM Challenge. This time you write and record an album (defined as a minimum of 10 songs) during the month of February. I know some people that for some reason find these concepts as anti-inspirational but personally, I use these songwriting challenges as a [...]

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Getting Ready For FAWM 2012

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” — Jack London Man, we’re at the end of January already… Where did it go? I don’t know where it went but I do know that the beginning of February is also the beginning of FAWM which stands for February Album [...]

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Creating Ambient Music

Relaxation music, meditation music, ambient music… Call it whatever you like, I’ve always wanted to create, record and perform this type of music ever since my ears heard Brian Eno’s “Music For Airports” and “Music For Films”. For a start I love Brian Eno and anything he touches however, I was always entranced by his [...]

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