Composing : Composer's Discussion on COVID19 by David Obaniyi

David Obaniyi

Composer's Discussion on COVID19

Hello, fellow composers. I know these are really uncertain times for everyone, and I'm wondering how's everyone is fairing through their careers, whether if it's through a number of projects being cancelled or going through personal reasons? Wishing everyone a wonderful, fantastic new year nonetheless.

Jennifer Rose

Hello there. I have been a band director for the past 14 years and finally resigned in order to focus on composing. I've finally reached a point where I have several upcoming commissions and I can focus all my efforts on branching out. Since school was forced to go to "alternative learning/distance learning/online learning", I have had more time to clean up my website and scores. I have been wanting to pursue film music for 20+ years and even initially began a film composition degree in grad school, but moved to concert composition soon after beginning. This is the beginning of film for me even though I have haphazardly tried to connect in the past. I am hoping this year brings me closer to my goals of composing for film as well as for the stage. Thank you for posting and I, too, wish you a wonderful year of success and happiness.

Joel Irwin

Jennifer welcome to the 'ranks'! I wish you continued success and creativity and pray that the tornado's like the one you had stay far away this season. :)

p.s. - a concert type of person you will find the transition to film easy from an arranging, voicing and orchestration perspective. And you will learn the techniques for composing cues to support the action in the scene. My recent post below on story music is right up your alley... check out the scores on the three pieces I mention - you probably are already familiar with them - but look at them through 'composers glasses'.

Jennifer Rose

Thanks Joel, I certainly will.

Simon Driscoll

Hi David...I've found that the music library work is where I've been hit the most, well that and live gigs. I'm keeping myself busy recording, writing, giving online lessons, and such. How are you getting on with all the confusing scary times?

Bill Lonero

For me it’s been two-fold. On one hand it’s been good. I’ve been writing a lot of music and working on my screenplays. On the other hand it’s sucked because my band had two sold-out shows at The Whisky in Hollywood canceled. Now they are rescheduled for December and January. If there were a definite time frame that the government would stick to for reopening, I think people would feel a little more at ease. But it keeps getting pushed back so we don’t know. I hope everyone has been able to get through this relatively unscathed.

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