Call for Collaboration


Hi All, As I work to expand this blog, I am looking for collaborators:  Do you have a great idea you want to share? Is there a topic you're itching to discuss? Are you looking to write about composition, or publish a first draft of research? If you answered yes to any of these questions... Continue Reading →

Tool #44: Beaming Complex Rhythms


Anyone who has worked with live performers knows that notational accuracy and clarity are incredibly important.  If your notation is unclear, or even not crystal clear (even when indicating indeterminate elements of a composition), valuable rehearsal time is lost and performer morale is lowered.  If you don't take the time to notate specifically and clearly,... Continue Reading →

Composer’s Toolbox is back!


Hi All, I firstly want to apologize for dropping off the face of the planet.  I took a long time away from my massive use of the internet to focus on my craft.  Consider it a spiritual journey to the heart of my art -- like a meditative voyage or sojourn. In that time, I... Continue Reading →

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