Presenting Ideas to a Client

Presenting Ideas to a Client Finding the right thematic material and having both parties (you and your customer/director) agree on it can take quite some time. When you present possible themes/ideas, it is common today to present them in their best shape as directors...

Hiding Behind Orchestration

Hiding Behind Orchestration Having the sound of a full symphony orchestra at your fingertips to play with is always exciting and opens up endless possibilities for interesting soundscapes. However, orchestration should never be a tool to compensate for a weak...

Choir Recording

Choir Recording When you’re adding a real choir to your music, in most cases it is recorded seperate from (and after) the orchestra has been recorded. There are three main reasons for this:A choir needs to rehearse and can’t really sing music prima vista. Even the...

The Danger of Composing on the Piano

The Danger of Composing on the Piano Composing on a piano is a great tool but can also be quite limiting. For example, chord voicings that sound good or decent on a piano don’t neccessarily translate too well to real orchestra.Usually, the biggest problem with such...