Jack In The Box

Two-Part Invention No. 1 – Bach

This is the last week of pre-release for “Plugged-In Bach”. This time it is the first of the Two-Part Inventions. Bach was a teacher as well as a composer. This was common then for musicians, as it has become again. Most Indi musicians make more as teachers than they do as musicians. I learned harpsichord…

Cantata No. 27 – Bach

Week Three of the release of my “Plugged-In Bach” is the deep ‘n’ dark one of the bunch. Cleverly hidden in the middle so no one notices how broody & melancholy it is. This one was written for the church. Back when the church service was a big thing. I guess really this fills a…

Criticism and its Role in Alienation

This article will cover a few things but the concept of criticism will be common. It is me working out how & why on some things. As such it may be of no interest to you. Or it may be of great interest as either thinking material or to understand my brain a wee bit…

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 – Bach

Week Two of my lead up to release of my “Plugged-In Bach” tribute to Wendy Carlos and her “Switched-On Bach” sees me attack a Brandenburg Concerto. Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048. I actually did the bulk of this work several years ago as a semi-tongue in cheek demo of sounds from…

Music Theory Simplified (and cheated)

This article is really a holder for a series of videos on simplified musical theory as I compose a piece of music. What I set out to do in this series is to compose a piece of music whilst taking time to explain what I am doing and why. This won’t be a set of 5…