Author: pedroalvarez

Memories of Elision in Britain

Around 2010 I found myself (more by chance than personal decision) doing research studies at the University of London. In that city I could satisfy my thirst for classical music at events like the BBC Proms, where I could listen world-class orchestras and soloists. Other musical interests of mine, like a long-standing love for hindustani

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Sense and Music

Philosophical writings on music present a wide variety of approaches, more or less informed, more or less insightful, more or less relevant to what we, musicians, do. The philosophers that have touched this subject range from those who actually had a musical education and even compositional aspirations –most notably Nietzsche and Adorno– to those who

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Manifesto: Collaboration as a confluence of sensibilities

What sense does it make to write yet another piece of music today? This is a fundamental question that, for now, I can only address from my personal creative agenda. Composing just for the sake of ‘being a composer’ won’t do; I want to develop musical ideas that are meaningful. In a world swamped by

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