April 18, 2015

9.30 am. Farmers’ Marketeering. Election campaigners were out in numbers; I was out for a tray of eggs:


10.30 am. On with my own campaign of shameless self promotion, unsupportable claims, and empty promises. Mission: to promote the R R B V E Ǝ T N Ƨ O A CD and get it reviewed. Strategy: develop a list of significant agencies, including BBC radio and experimental music/sound art radio stations and magazines who might play and/or review the work; set up dedicated publicity websites (the album already has two content-orientated sites); and write a covering description.

2.00 pm. The product’s FaceBook presence is prepared:

Screen Shot 2015-04-18 at 15.24.01

Then, the website for advertising the product:

Screen Shot 2015-04-18 at 16.21.55

I’ve inadvertently locked myself out of my Studium website. What was the email that I’d used? A problem for another day, perhaps. 5.15 pm. Enough! 6.20 pm. Practice session 1.

7.30 pm. We attended a performance of early sacred music by the AMA Vocal Trio at Holy Trinity Church, Aberystwyth:


When you hear a cross section of works from the same (admittedly broad) period of music, commonalities — such as structural motifs, melodic progressions, and harmonic patterns — become apparent. These elements make up, in part, the style or convention in which the composers worked, and to which the best of them (such as William Byrd (d. 1623)) contributed uniquely. Invention and innovation are the more impressive when achieved within the constraints of a very strict discipline.