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Hey Everyone:) TheBandGeek here. Two quick things. First off, I just released my first composition here (http://www.youngcomposers.com/music/listen/7662/dont-stop-believin-saxophone-quartet/). Second of all, I need all your amazing talents and brains to help me out. As a composer, I find it hard to arrange, although arranging contains a lot of the same elements as composition. See, I've got this school talent show coming up, and my friends and I were thinking of performing. Of course, they come to me to get the music:) So, I would basically need a pop medley of sorts. Comment below if you're available to help me out, and I'll give you more info, such as what songs to use and how it should be structured. Thank you so much guys. This is a lot to ask for, but it would be amazing if one of you amazing peeps could help me. Thanks!(For like the millionth time:P) -TheBandGeek P.S. Yes. I'm just that desperate that I went all the way up to the fonts bar and bolded this:P
The Reality Of The Situation
Plutokat posted a topic in Composers' HeadquartersAs many of us know, its really tough out there for a composer. The idea of a stable job is fleeting at best, and most will have to look towards an outside line of work to supplement the lack of financial stability. But do we truly know how hard it is out there? How prepared do you feel you are to make it as a composer? The following article expands upon just how hard the prospects of making composing a form of income is. It also offers a new way of thinking that may help in some small way: http://www.newmusicbox.org/articles/Composing-a-Life-Or-How-I-Learned-to-Stop-Worrying-and-Love-the-Dollar/ Respond to the article: do you feel he over simplifies a complex issue or did you learn anything new about this topic? And what about you, How will you (or how did you) face this situation?
Working As A Composer
Erik der Rote posted a topic in Composers' HeadquartersHi everybody, I write from Italy and I am the composer of a gothic-neoclassical duo, the Elfenwald (http://www.myspace.com/elfenwald01). I like composing very much and I would be so happy to let musical composition become my work...I know it's very very difficult..it's also very difficult for a band or duo to reach the audience. I studied piano for 10 years with a private-teacher, but I didn't attend the conservatory..since 2010 I started composing for my duo, and I discovered my composing-abilities..I'm not a genius, but I think I have enough abilities as a self-taught person. My dream is to let my duo be well-known and to work as soundtrack-composer. For the first thing I know that it's difficult and that we have to make a lot of promotion...what shall I do for the second question? Yes, surely I have to demonstrate my abilities and improve a lot (and, probably search for short films needing soundtracks), but which would be the way to became a professional composer?Anybody has self-experience to tell? Thank you so much and sorry ifor my imperfect English!!!