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
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?