'Hung' Exhibition

Throughout April, ROAR have been hosting their third iteration of the Hung exhibition, where artists are invited to create and contribute pieces by hanging their work in the provided spaces around the gallery.

I saw this as a perfect chance to come up with a piece for the gallery which hosts my teaching studio as I had not yet composed anything specifically for them! I wanted to provoke the viewer into considering what a musical notation actually is, or what it could be. I created a score which provides the performer with some rather tricky decisions. Some musicians would consider this to not be a completed score, others would enjoy the freedom the score provides.

The score provides some indication of pitch, rhythm and dynamic but meter, bar line clef and instrument(s) are absent. As the score is somewhat indeterminate I have no idea what sound it would produce if played.

I have composed several indeterminate pieces in my short years as a composer, but I have not done so for some time and really enjoyed working on this short notation.

I have no idea how fast, slow or long the piece is (any time), exactly what instruments may be used, nor exactly what pitches would be revealed through performance (any place).

Any time, any place (2018) is available for download from my Compositions page.

I always welcome your input, so any questions or comments on this or anything else on the website can be addressed to musicalmrfox@gmail.com

Music Tuition

Since the launch of my recent exhibition in June I have had to focus on my music tuition. The Academy at which I previously taught was closed, making me redundant from the end of July, 2017.

Rather than being an obstacle, I saw this as a chance to renew myself and open my own practice. Getting the business underway and functioning has proven more difficult than I originally imagined, requiring a lot of time and energy.

I have continued to compose, with two pieces now taking shape: an audiovisual sonic art (video) piece which builds from where the MA left off; and a composition for voice/guitar/piano which engages my current thoughts on musical composition. I hope I will feel comfortable uploading at least one of these when they are completed.

Use Audacity to Improve Your Musicianship

I have created a video which shows how you can use Audacity to slow down the tempo of a track. This will make practising your instrument and learning songs that bit easier!

The video also shows how to use Audacity to change the key of a song, which can help you avoid having to alter the tuning of your stringed instrument between songs!

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