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Do you think some composers make too much music?

Postby kenrob2037 » Tue May 23, 2017 5:05 pm

Hi Everyone,

I run a website called The Arts Report. http://theartsreport.blogspot.com/

One of my aims is to get a discussion going about music. I'm writing an article titled, "How much music should one composer make?"

I'd like to ask for your comments and quotes on this subject, and I'd like to attribute you with a website link and a photo of you or your group if you like.

Here's a brief extract from the article,

Do you think some composers make too much music?


Maybe you think that some composers don't create enough music. I guess a good question to start with might be, how much music should one composer make?

In the classical world, there used to be an unspoken formula for making music. It went something like this,

1. Compose piano (solo instrument) pieces (Sonata, Etude, Prelude)
2. Compose ensemble pieces (Quartet, Sextet, Continuum)
3. Compose string quartets
4. Compose orchestral works (Concerto, Symphony, Suite)
5. Compose choral works (Oratorio, Passion, Mass)
6. Compose a Requiem or a monumental work
7. Die

That’s sound like a lot of music; a lifetime's amount of music. How do you know if it’s too little, enough, or too much?

Are you making music simply because you can? Technology certainly gives you that opportunity today. What with loops, samples, found sounds, and remixing, the options seem endless to go on creating music for your whole life. But when is enough, enough?

Cheers

rob

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Re: Do you think some composers make too much music?

Postby AHornsby » Wed May 24, 2017 3:53 am

It can't ever be enough because there's always that music you won't ever hear but want to.

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Re: Do you think some composers make too much music?

Postby Acoustica Greg » Wed May 24, 2017 8:28 am

Case study: Robert Pollard.
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Re: Do you think some composers make too much music?

Postby Mark Bliss » Wed May 24, 2017 9:41 am

I find the question itself to be very odd.
How do you know if it’s too little, enough, or too much?


I think that it's up to the composer him/herself to determine the limits of motivation, creativity or time.
For me to even have an opinion about someone else's would seem profoundly presumptuous.
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Re: Do you think some composers make too much music?

Postby kenrob2037 » Wed May 24, 2017 3:15 pm

Thanks, Greg.

That Robert Pollard, how does he do it? What a character.

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Re: Do you think some composers make too much music?

Postby Mark Bliss » Wed May 24, 2017 3:47 pm

It would appear to be somewhat more than an extracurricular/hobby activity for him, that's for certain. 8)
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Re: Do you think some composers make too much music?

Postby aj113 » Thu May 25, 2017 3:44 pm

I'm stuggling to wrap my head around the question. I mean, in the end, who cares? What has the amount of music that a person composes got to do with anyone but the composer?


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