“The Knight’s Bridge” Music by Roman Benedict with Lyrics by Tamsin Collison Eligible Princess seeks Perfect Knight for Fairytale Ending. Performer: Anya Hamilton Pianist: Freddie Tapner Written as part of the Iris Theatre Workin Process Blind Date scheme, performed at … Read More
And used the word ‘chunk’ as a real-life composer. Not a great quality video, and I’m certainly a scruff, but nice to keep these things somewhere. The piece we are talking about can be found elsewhere on this site.
The best way of using music in a production is to write it yourself (or to pay someone to write it for you). However, there are times that you might not be able to, or want to do this. Using … Read More
Two short but excellent videos from the Royal Shakespeare company about the composition and preparation for music for the stage. Enjoy.
What is diegesis? Diegesis is a term used in film music to discribe the way in which the elements of film relate to the narrative the film is telling. In film music, it is simple way of describing the function of music: … Read More
So, what does everybody do? When you read a programme you can see all sorts of music related jobs, many of which sound like the same thing. I’ve provided a brief outline of the most common roles below. Of course, … Read More
People seem to have forgotten how big the vuvuzela was for the few short weeks in June 2010. I particularly loved this veideo because of: The novel use of instruments in a musical setting. The completely deadpan delivery. The calibre … Read More
I am going to use today’s Around the Web to point out the new site aimed at theatre music directors, the aptly named theatremusicdirectors.org. It is the sister site of MusiciansWages and already contains many useful titbits of advice and information for people … Read More
Two videos today: the first is about the process of composing and developing the music for the smash play at the UK’s National Theatre (and later around the world) Warhorse: And the second one reveals the process of designing sound … Read More
The New York Philharmonic, the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, and also the orchestra with historically the most restive audience members, has announced the planned installation of a new “Listener Speedy Exit Ramp” which will enable to patrons … Read More