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Hi All! I'm curious to hear others thoughts on this piece I made this past spring. This track features various hardware synths including the Moog Minitaur & the Korg EPS-1, as well as a String Section and Solo Vocalist. Thanks in advance for your insight!
Do you think music is really dependent on time? Or is it an entity beyond time we experience in time merely because the human mind is limited by time and incapable of functioning beyond it? I think the latter is the case. And in the greatest masterpieces, this fact becomes crystal clear. Thus pieces like Beethoven's late quartets appear to exist beyond time and be unperturbed by time's ripples. Great music is not time-dependent but is experienced through time simply because we cannot experience it otherwise. Lesser music on the other hand, exists in time and moves through time and fully surrenders to time. I believe time is merely the surface of music. The true depths of music lie far beyond time.
I thought it might be a good idea to start this thread as a place to share concerns and vent frustrations related to being a composer and working in the arts. I'm going to start by responding to this thread, which was veering off topic: http://forum.youngco...on/page__st__10 CO, I understand that struggle between goals/dreams and necessities as well. I'm starting to feel like continuing my education in a PhD program is a bad idea. I applied to five programs, was accepted into one, and I was offered zero financial aid. I accepted the offer of admission because it's a public school and much cheaper than most. I'm about to move into Manhattan so that I can be within twenty minutes of my school (I spent the last two years living in a a place where I couldn't have guests and traveling an hour and a half, one way, to get to school, so it's time for a change) and, as you know, this is not cheap. I'm very fortunate to be able work from home as a sheet music engraver. I can essentially work as much as I want and I'm trying really hard to pay for school without taking out more loans (I'm already over $30,000 in debt from undergrad and a master's program), but I don't think I'm going to be able to manage. In order to live in Manhattan, pay for loans, pay for school, and eat I need to work nearly full-time WHILE attending school. I am not looking forward to this upcoming year, in which I'll have to probably put friendships and new relationships on hold. I'm making music my life but I wonder if I'm going to end up feeling resentful and like I wasted my twenties. The thing is with my job I could just walk away from it all and live nearly anywhere in the U.S. I want, have extra money to travel, and actually live a life where I could set music aside at night and spend time with friends or pursuing other hobbies. The catch would be nearly giving up composing or teaching as a career, or coming back to it after years of paying off debt and saving money, by which point I might have a family to think about.