Composing, Competitions & Portfolios

I had a eureka moment the other day.

Well, maybe eureka moment is not quite the phrase I’m looking for. Because after I thought it, I saw that I should have already known that and should already have been doing that.

I had a moment the other day when I realised something I should have already known.

That if I am a composer (which I am), that if I love it (which I do), that I should have it as part of my day-to-day work. As in, I should be trying to make money from it.

Mind-blowing, right?

But this a transition which not everyone makes. I know people who write beautiful music, who even though they love it, have decided not to advertise it in any way. I was that person during my music degree in particular. I never entered competitions or sought out extra ways to be heard. I was shy, and embarrassed by what I produced in many ways, and therefore never put myself out there unless friends asked it of me.

So, in this very brief blog post, I am going to push myself forward. In the past week, I’ve entered a composition competition, advertised myself as a freelance composer, and made a simple online portfolio. I’m linking my portfolio to this blog, so here we come round to the purpose of this post.

The point of any music creation, for me, is for other people to enjoy it. Have a listen! And, if you’re interested in collaborating with me, which I would love, don’t hesitate to reach out via comments.

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