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Another composer

Hello all.

I'm a professional composer working in London, UK.

One week in, and GTD has already sorted out the business side of my life (which is just as important for a composer of course! :-)

It's awesome.

But I'm now turning my attention to its possibilities as a creative motivator - i.e. motivation to complete, step by step, all these damn little ideas I have lying around (most of them for years) and which I never seemed to get any further than 30 seconds or so into.

Sound is a unique medium creatively because it has to exist in real time; the next action you take on something (and I mean during the writing process, not the administrational one or the tweaking one) has to be something that results in exists in sound and therefore in time.

A lot of my work is in my own studio, where it seems I've overloaded myself with too many possibilities and choices as to what bit of sound I could concoct next. Too much gear probably. In many ways, writing orchestral scores is easier, because you can create at (very close to) the speed of musical thought..dots on paper for other people to play.

Anyhow... I'm sure there are plenty of creative people on this board who have thoughts about this. I've read some of the threads pertaining to visual artists, and they're very interesting.

Great site folks.


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