Articles about Composition

Fuzzy Edges: Notes on Musical Interaction in the Music of Elliott Carter

Much of Elliott Carter’s music of the past half-century has depended on combinations of different musical characters, defined by expressive qualities, playing modes, pitch language, rhythm and tempo. These different characters are often situated in rhythmic grids, many of which ...

Composition and Performance can be, and often have been, Research
Tempo (2015) Vol. 70, No. 275, pp. 60-70

John Croft’s article ‘Composition is not Research’ challenges a conception and ideal of compositional work in academia which has grown in prominence over several decades in the UK. As a performer-scholar, who also writes non-performance-related scholarship, I welcome this challenge, ...