Re: Re : (junk yard dog in) hidden place


Subject: Re: Re : (junk yard dog in) hidden place
From: Pierre Alexandre Tremblay (tremblap@gmail.com)
Date: Wed Sep 14 2005 - 17:22:20 EDT


> Bottom line: if you're a natural teacher, become an academic and just
> keep pushing to be original. If you hate teaching or can live on the
> cheap, just try to make composing into a full-time job.

I am new to academia, but what I think it brings me the most, over a
stimulating community of exchange, is:

1) stimulation from the ever-questioning teens, It is easy otherwise
to fall into the track of self repetition.
2) the research network and equipment: good studios, good portable
sound chasing devices, latest software, travel expense.

After years of self employment, chasing (or begging) money to various
art councils, having a place to compose, to listen and to be listened,
to criticise and be criticised, is a good step forward to be a better,
deeper composer. And maybe bring something direct to my community by
introducing younger composers to music they would not have heard
otherwise.

And I count on them to introduce me to music I would not have heard
otherwise...

pa

ps By the way, quoting people is not snobery of insecure justification.
  It is jjust being not so dumb to think we invent every of our
thoughts, by crediting their author.

pps Composing is for me one of the very few total-awareness experience,
from guts to brain, from hips to the aura ;-)

--
Pierre Alexandre Tremblay
Lecturer in Computer Composition
University of Huddersfield
Queensgate Campus
Huddersfield
England HD1 3DH

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