Composer Chloe Knibbs shines a spotlight on the multifaceted collaboration that's come from the Adopt a Composer project with choir, Ex Urbe.
After a workshop looking at a sketch for the choral piece Clara, I collected some feedback from the choir to see their responses to the work and the process of our collaboration. On one post-it note were the words, “modesty and self-deprecation like a cloud – split apart by direct rays of sunshine”, which was a beautiful response and came from Di, who in addition to singing with Ex Urbe is also a poet.
Composer Robert Laidlow looks back at the Adopt a Composer project, and the depth of learning he's taking away with him.
The final stage of creating a film is post-production. Given the cinematic tint to my Adopt a Composer collaboration with Southampton Concert Wind Band (SCWB) that we have both written about previously, it seems right to refer to the period following the concert as such.
Making Music Chief Executive, Barbara Eifler travelled to Novi Sad in Serbia to attend the Amateo awards ceremony and brought back more than just pretty pictures.
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Corporate member and online music school, Your Space Music Lessons has launched a new mode of piano lessons, here they are to tell us all about it along with an exclusive member offer.
In this digital age the opportunity to learn the piano has become more accessible, and the search for a piano teacher doesn’t always lead where you would expect.
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Barbara Eifler, Making Music Chief Executive reflects on the Music Industries Association's (MIA) Forum.
More and more of us are buying music, instruments and the stuff that goes with them online (guilty as charged). Often that’s less about price, more about convenience (reeds at midnight, anyone?).
So is a music shop on your high street still relevant? Can it survive financially? How could it be working with its community? And if 80% of the population really aspire to play an instrument, why isn’t the industry more diverse?