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Bringing jazz into classical music
Bringing jazz into classical music

Duration: 03:47

Composer Errolyn Wallen outlines some of the compositional procedures used in her composition 'Mondrian'.

 
Composing a pop song
Composing a pop song

Duration: 05:41

A possible set of rules for composing a pop song are explained.

 
Composing a television signature theme
Composing a television signature theme

Duration: 05:31

Composer John Pead explains the process of composing a signature theme for the television programme 'Big Kevin, Little Kevin'.

 
Composing music for film and television
Composing music for film and television

Duration: 04:39

Debbie Wiseman explains her role as a composer and her approach to composing.

 
Exploring harmonic textures
Exploring harmonic textures

Duration: 03:01

Organist Wayne Marshall demonstrates a range of approaches to harmonising in different styles.

 
Exploring vocal fusions
Exploring vocal fusions

Duration: 04:37

Musician Nitin Sawhney explores some ideas for working with two contrasting voices.

 
Extending vocal techniques
Extending vocal techniques

Duration: 04:36

A composer and a singer discuss improvisation in opera.

 
Folk music
Folk music

Duration: 04:09

Eliza Carthy talks about her experience of being a folk musician and composer.

 
Making music from old computers
Making music from old computers

Duration: 01:16

Innovative musician and composer Matthew Applegate talks about how his new work is performed by old computers from the National Museum of Computing - a news report from 2009.

 
Mixing environmental and orchestral sounds
Mixing environmental and orchestral sounds

Duration: 02:57

Composer D.C. Heath writes a piece for running water and string orchestra.

 
Music for windpipe and string ensemble
Music for windpipe and string ensemble

Duration: 02:46

An extract from a performance of a memorial piece for windpipe and string ensemble by Dave Heath - 'Celtic Air'.

 
Musical moods
Musical moods

Duration: 04:50

Explains how to combine acoustic instruments and electronic effects to create a composition which reflects a particular mood.

 
Pushing boundaries in string playing - timbre, texture and rhythm
Pushing boundaries in string playing - timbre, texture and rhythm

Duration: 05:01

Violent sounds gather momentum in a performance of Dave Heath's 'Free the Spirit', in which timbre, texture and rhythm are emphasised.

 
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies on his career so far.
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies on his career so far.

Duration: 09:29

A renowned composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, looks back at his career.

 
The interactive violin K-Bow that can trigger samples
The interactive violin K-Bow that can trigger samples

Duration: 04:23

Violinist Jon Rose has invented an interactive violin bow linked to a computer that senses many different movements. Packed full of sensors, the bow triggers samples and changes in musical parameters via specially made software. The inventor explains and demonstrates this fascinating new musical innovation.

 
Using technology to manipulate vocal sounds
Using technology to manipulate vocal sounds

Duration: 05:03

A composer and a singer discuss how they use studio techniques to process vocal sounds for the opera 'The Alien'.

 

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