Peter Bjuhr Composer

Peter Bjuhr Composer

Imagining sounds

2008 September 12

My latest post on the projects blog raised some questions about working with sound tools when composing. Composing have often required the skill of imagining different or even all aspects of the music without beeing able to actually hear them; it wasn´t so strange that Beethoven could continue to compose even after he had gone almost completely death. When now the notation programs are offering better and better simulations of the written score, less and less of these simulations need to take please in the composers head. And the magic is partly gone forever. But I can´t see how the traditional skills of the imaginative composer can be a burden. If you depend solely on the computers output it will be some kind of time consuming trial-and-error-technique. Furthermore, the composers possibilities to market a new written score are increasing greatly when he need not depend on others having the same skills as himself.

Peter Bjuhr

Peter Bjuhr Composer

Here I publish information of the music I've written. I also blog about my projects and thoughts about music in general.

I am a contemporary classical composer and compose music for classical musicians, but as you can see from my worklist I've also done other things - including live electronics, electroacoustic music (eam) and music for other types of ensembles (e.g. a jazz trio).

My works have been performed globally, including Europe, Asia and North America.

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