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Ben Clapton

July 14, 2005 at 1:19 PM

Well it's been a while, but I'm baaaaaack. hehe

I've been getting back into the practicing schedule... a bit hard to after a break, but it's getting there. Luckily I still have another week to get back into it before semester starts again.

I've decided that I want to enter a composition competition. I've done a bit of work this holidays on a violin concerto, but I don't think it will work. So instead I've decided for something else. After looking around the web for various competitions, I've decided that this one grabs me the most:

Masterprize 2006!

For those of you that haven't heard of this, it is a brittish international composition competition that hopes to spark interest in new music by the general public. As part of the judging process, finalists get their works performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, recorded and distributed internationally via cover CD's on Grammophone and Classic FM magazines, and broadcast on various radio stations.

Now, I don't think I'll get that far, but I'm not doing it for that (although It would be nice). I'm doing it as a challenge to myself - setting myself a deadline (or having it set for me by a competition) and writing to a set of requirements.

I hope to spend around an hour a day on it from now until the end of semester, and then work my little way into a compositional frenzy!!! in an effort to get it finished, because I know that I won't be anywhere near finished by the end of semester.

But anyway, that's my plans. Let's see how we go.

From Pauline Lerner
Posted on July 15, 2005 at 5:49 AM
Welcome back, Ben. I like your strategy for the composition competition. Good luck!
From Carley Anderson
Posted on July 15, 2005 at 10:24 AM
Best Wishes!

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