Zoom in – Zoom out

We got stuck in a Zoom-in-meeting about details. Now, let’s Zoom-out of this meeting and write some Beautiful music. Let me explain: Inventive composers are always educating themselves. So it’s important to think about the best way to study your whole life, all the time. My personal experiences come from a self-educating perspective, an autodidact… Continue reading Zoom in – Zoom out

Seymour Bernstein

From his book With my own two hands Rhythms govern the universe. It’s awe-inspiring to gaze into the heavens and contemplate the speed and predictable course of each planet. The rhythmic change of the seasons. Rhythm refers to any regulated movement containing strong and weak pulses. As, for example the ebb and flow of tides.… Continue reading Seymour Bernstein

Viola and kindness

. . . . . . . . Courage It takes courage to look back and be kind to everything you created.  Being accepting and kind to all the Music that came to you, is much more provoking  than ‘critiquing’ it. . . . . . . . . . Kindness I never thought about… Continue reading Viola and kindness

Music and Friendensreich Hundertwasser

I visited Vienna last year and there I visited the “Hundertwasserhaus’. There was an interesting quote from the architect/artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. “Art isn’t between people, but between a human-being and Nature.”  It that made me think about the past 2 weeks of studying several conductors and contemplating the books of conductor/educator Edward Lisk. I never… Continue reading Music and Friendensreich Hundertwasser

Naming Music

On my desk are the FC, Lyrical conducting, Why we teach Music, dull harmony books,  Norden, the wheel of orchestration in the making, your brain on music, thinking like Da Vinci, this film versus concert music discussion…and I have to write a piece…but..and…no….really? …I wonder:  “Why do I need this thought experiment ‘MelLusko’ today? Before… Continue reading Naming Music

Lesson Anna Lu 18-09-2020

Questions: 1. How to make an orchestra sound best (see image ‘timbre/frequency’): Good Composition: Orchestration: Creation of SPACES and SILENCES. Relation to FORM. Combination, mixing of sound-colors. Too literal orchestration of events. Strange objects in percussion: distraction. Harmonics: Chord- stacking: wide / narrow / natural order of I I V III Octave: relation composition and… Continue reading Lesson Anna Lu 18-09-2020