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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Ramblings of an ADD Composer

Current mood: Haphazard

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Jesus, being a composer is sure tedious...
It's always a real pain in the ass when you have this marvelous compositional idea or motif in your head then you go to put it down and you:
a) forget it,
b) really don't feel like putting it down,
c) have writer's block completely,
d) can't decide which idea to put down first because you have so goddamn many of them running around in your head >.<
e) any combination of the above.
I think my biggest issue is choice D.  I'm constantly flitting about on different ideas for different pieces I'm working on, and somehow it always gets scrambled and then it's just like...what was I going to do?
Example: I get a new idea for my concerto for timpani and orchestra, go to my laptop to put it into Sibelius 5 (FTW), then I think "meh, I don't feel like doing that right now."  I open up a piece my friend and I are collaborating on, get through like...2 measures, then go to my piece for wind quintet.  Lalalalala, hey new idea for my symphony tribute to Dream Theater!  Open that up...fuck, I can't remember!
On top of that, I have so many different ensembles to write for, and more ideas come up at random!  Here is a list of current projects (copied from Facebook):
"So, anybody here working on anything? Currently, I have been
commissioned 3 pieces from different people: a concerto for timpani and
orchestra, a suite for next year's Fine Arts Center woodwind quintet,
and a violin sonata (which I am writing with piano accompaniment.)  As for just pieces I'm writing, I'm working on 2 and 4-mallet marimba/vibraphone
solos, a percussion ensemble piece, a couple of symphony pieces, and
various other mediums. My friend and I are also collaborating on a
piece for flute, clarinet, violin, electric bass, and percussion."
Not even fuckin' HALF of my ideas.
Yes, many hazards of having severe ADD.  I think somehow it will work out alright though, gut feeling.  I think this year will be a turning point for me in many aspects, so I guess it's a matter of applying concepts.
12:08 pm - 10 comments - 4 Kudos - Report!
Resiliance wrote on Aug 27th, 2007 4:46pm

I don't have ADD, but I recognise what you're talking about.


Sanctus Ignisa wrote on Aug 28th, 2007 2:27am

You are SO lucky, my friend.


GD_GC wrote on Sep 2nd, 2007 9:02pm

I know what you mean man, good luck with all of your pieces


Sanctus Ignisa wrote on Sep 3rd, 2007 4:44am

Well thanks! Let me know if you need any assistance too.



CanCan wrote on Sep 10th, 2007 9:25pm

God, how I understand you.


Sanctus Ignisa wrote on Sep 12th, 2007 3:58am

Glad to know I'm not alone. :D


kdownes wrote on Oct 3rd, 2007 3:42am

Do you really have ADD? coz I have Asperger's Syndrome which is a mild form of autism.


Sanctus Ignisa wrote on Oct 3rd, 2007 7:41pm

Sure do. Severely, too. :D


one vision wrote on Mar 28th, 2008 5:47am

Ahh damn I know what you mean. Although you seem much more accomplished than me. I started writing a piece for guitar, and I had the most brilliant little passage over a nice chord progression. I play it out once lol, totally spontaneous. I think QUICK OPEN GUITAR PRO!!!!!!! And its gone...:(


C.C. Deville wrote on Jun 9th, 2008 8:09pm

i wish i could do what you do =(


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