Composer and Princeton professor Dmitri Tymoczko shares some excellent composing advice in this season finale episode of Composer Quest. Dmitri says that working on music theory as a composer is like lifting weights as a football player – it helps improve your intuitive composing. We also ponder the morality of exposing babies to only atonal music for experimental reasons.
I just want to say thanks to all of you who’ve been following my podcast these past 4 1/2 months. It’s been a treat talking with these 40+ awesome guests. On a personal note, it’s time for me to take a vacation, and work on some of my own composing. Producing two podcast episodes a week is basically a full-time job! Don’t worry though, I’ll still be releasing special episodes periodically this summer, before I start back up with Composer Quest Season Two.
Remember to sign up for Quest #2 by next Monday, May 20th, so you can be a part of the first Composer Quest album project.
Here are some other good ways to stay in touch…
- 0:00 – Original Composer Quest Theme by The Desperate Cannons
- 1:30 – “Mozartpiece” by Dmitri Tymoczko
- 1:51 – “The Eggman Variations: I. Pentatonia” by Dmitri Tymoczko (Crackpot Hymnal, 2013)
- 10:15 – “Typecase Treasury: I. Where We Begin” by Dmitri Tymoczko (Crackpot Hymnal, 2013)
- 12:05 – “Typecast Treasury: V. Russian Metal” by Dmitri Tymoczko (Crackpot Hymnal, 2013)
- 14:04 – “The Mysterious Stranger” by Dmitri Tymoczko (Beat Therapy, 2011)
- 15:39 – “Kachunk” by Dmitri Tymoczko (Beat Therapy, 2011)
- 27:27 – “The Eggman Variations: III. A Rolling Worm of Sound” by Dmitri Tymoczko (Crackpot Hymnal, 2013)