PopMuse: Music Composition http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2020 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ John McGuire’s dynamic stases https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2020/05/25/john-mcguires-dynamic-stases/ https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2020/05/25/john-mcguires-dynamic-stases/ Mon, 25 May 2020 13:03:27 UTC Tim Rutherford-Johnson at The Rambler In light of my post some days ago on altered times and altered spaces, it feels appropriate to be listening to the music of John McGuire right now. I’m doing so in a work context, but the dynamic stasis that McGuire creates in, for example, his Pulse Music III�seems to speak, obliquely, to our current … Continue reading John McGuire’s dynamic�stases → http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Alinéa Ensemble – festival launch and trailer https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2020/05/23/alinea-ensemble-festival-launch-and-trailer/ https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2020/05/23/alinea-ensemble-festival-launch-and-trailer/ Sat, 23 May 2020 10:58:26 UTC Tim Rutherford-Johnson at The Rambler Last week I spoke to the members of Alin�a Ensemble (Tyler Bouque, Robbie Bui, Emma Burge, Alex Garde and Matthew Henson) as part of their forthcoming online festival, Everything But the Kitchen Sink, which will be running throughout summer. We chatted about lockdown, listening, composer interviews and general new music stuff. It was great fun, … Continue reading Alin�a Ensemble – festival launch and�trailer → http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ One new horizon https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2020/05/19/one-new-horizon/ https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2020/05/19/one-new-horizon/ Tue, 19 May 2020 20:45:08 UTC Tim Rutherford-Johnson at The Rambler This afternoon I had my first post-hospital virtual clinic. Normally this would have happened on the ward, a few weeks after discharge. But Covid-19 temporarily shuttered the CF clinic at my hospital, the Royal Brompton and Harefield, and all but the most essential contacts were put on hold as the Brompton became one of the … Continue reading One new horizon → http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Music We’d Like to Hear + Another Timbre 150 + Apartment House at 25 https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2020/05/19/music-wed-like-to-hear-another-timbre-150-apartment-house-at-25/ https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2020/05/19/music-wed-like-to-hear-another-timbre-150-apartment-house-at-25/ Tue, 19 May 2020 13:01:49 UTC Tim Rutherford-Johnson at The Rambler Last month, the music series Music We’d Like to Hear was due to hold a concert in celebration of two other great institutions of the UK experimental music scene: the ensemble Apartment House, celebrating its 25th anniversary, and record label Another Timbre, celebrating its 150th release. Of course, that concert couldn’t take place. But in … Continue reading Music We’d Like to Hear + Another Timbre 150 + Apartment House at�25 → http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Altered Space in Altered Times https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2020/05/13/altered-space-in-altered-times/ https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2020/05/13/altered-space-in-altered-times/ Wed, 13 May 2020 14:24:07 UTC Tim Rutherford-Johnson at The Rambler The lockdown is doing strange things to time. Time in lockdown is moving both faster and slower; boredom is simultaneous with an inability to keep track, to keep on top of, to keep up with. More time has meant less time. The time for what one used to do has been taken up by what … Continue reading Altered Space in Altered�Times → http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Playlists for the Long Distancing 4 https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2020/04/25/playlists-for-the-long-distancing-4/ https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2020/04/25/playlists-for-the-long-distancing-4/ Sat, 25 Apr 2020 09:22:43 UTC Tim Rutherford-Johnson at The Rambler This weekend’s listening is one, all-new playlist. It’s related to a recurring fascination of mine – one that has been growing in recent months – of contemporary composers’ attraction to the music of Schubert. There will hopefully be a much larger project to come out of this one day, but for now I’ll just observe … Continue reading Playlists for the Long Distancing�4 → http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Sounds Outside https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2020/04/10/sounds-outside/ https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2020/04/10/sounds-outside/ Fri, 10 Apr 2020 13:08:25 UTC Tim Rutherford-Johnson at The Rambler I’ve been finding that as I’ve been isolating, sounds have started to take on heightened meanings. A cough in the street, a cry from a neighbouring house, an ambulance siren: in the first week sounds like these became especially poignant, even harrowing, the sounds of a world in pain, fractured into remote, isolated bits. Yet … Continue reading Sounds Outside → http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Playlists for the Long Distancing 3 https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2020/04/04/playlists-for-the-long-distancing-3/ https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2020/04/04/playlists-for-the-long-distancing-3/ Sat, 04 Apr 2020 09:16:58 UTC Tim Rutherford-Johnson at The Rambler We’re going to be indoors for a long time now. In case it helps ease the pressure, I’m revisiting my back catalogue of new music playlists and posting things here every weekend. Some of these lists regular readers will have seen before; some of them will be new collections. (Or at least ones I’ve had … Continue reading Playlists for the Long Distancing�3 → http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Krzysztof Penderecki, 1933–2020 https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2020/03/30/krzysztof-penderecki-1933-2020/ https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2020/03/30/krzysztof-penderecki-1933-2020/ Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:05:44 UTC Tim Rutherford-Johnson at The Rambler I heard the news about the death of the Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki yesterday evening. He was 86, and although one of his carers had recently been diagnosed with Covid-19, there was no suggestion that his death was related. He had been ill for a long time. Penderecki’s music was once very close … Continue reading Krzysztof Penderecki, 1933–2020 → http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Playlists for the Long Distancing 2 https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2020/03/28/playlists-for-the-long-distancing-2/ https://johnsonsrambler.wordpress.com/2020/03/28/playlists-for-the-long-distancing-2/ Sat, 28 Mar 2020 10:14:19 UTC Tim Rutherford-Johnson at The Rambler We’re going to be indoors for a long time now. In case it helps ease the pressure, I’m going to be revisiting my back catalogue of new music playlists and posting things here every weekend. Some of these lists regular readers will have seen before; some of them will be new collections. (Or at least … Continue reading Playlists for the Long Distancing�2 → http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/