January 15, 2024

Rooting through the QJ music productions archive, I found this on a very old cassette.It’s me old matey Mahc E Desade, and yours truly mucking about with one of my favourite songs.Yes, you can here the Bananarama-type background – and not so background – vocals, the Simmonds electronic drums, the latest synth sounds, my love

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October 30, 2023

At the weekend I recorded the bell ringers of Ledbury Parish Church St. Michaels and All Angels. We were there and it was fab. The Bells will be featured in a new composition – coming soon. #music #qjcomposer

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October 19, 2023

Theme for an Imaginary Thriller This composition was inspired by some of the best all-time crime drama television series themes I enjoyed in my youth. Most still sound great today, and many are still the model for TV themes written for today’s audience on channels like Netflix & Amazon Prime. This is a composition where melody is paramount,

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October 4, 2023

Where Are We? This composition was created from fragments of vox pops recorded some years ago. The accompanying chords and arpeggios are, as usual, chosen for their intrinsic mood. The piece is for contemplation. The line of the work is deliberately calming, disturbing, peaceful and unsettling. And most important of all, it provokes you to answer – and yet, not

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February 26, 2023

Spyfall Spyfall is a piece born out of a simple idea of repetitive echoes of a combined sound comprising marimba and strings. I love the marimba – it’s one of my favourite sounds. And then, when I heard what I had imagined, it drew me to a foreign city, where cloaks and daggers are everywhere. Where men in dark

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