February 1, 2023

The Inner Workings of an Alter Ego is a music composition that reveals the creative mind at play: a composition of complexity and simplicity. To discover how that sounds, listen right to the end! And please share with us how this makes you feel, by adding your comment below. Thank you. QJ.  Here is the music…

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December 21, 2022

A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten is hardly ‘new music’, and not written by me, but this recording of a BBC broadcast from 1965 (when I was a boy chorister in Canterbury Cathedral Choir), sounds as fresh as the air on a cold, dry, sunny winter day. I’ve digitally remastered the original recording from an

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December 14, 2022

‘Doomscroll – a darkly disturbing compulsion’ – a journey into the unremitting black hole of submission. Please share with me how this piece makes you feel when you listen to it (comment below). Thank you. Here is the music… Go to YouTube version

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September 21, 2022

‘When We Die’ is a piece for contemplation. I used to produce records which were BIG in terms of production. Lots of sound, lots of notes. But that was then. Now I like to keep it simple (and it still sometimes runs away from me). ‘When We Die’ started life as a languorous sequence of specially selected chords on

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September 19, 2022

‘BEAT #480’ started life, actually on GarageBand. It was before I got back into composing properly. In other words, I needed to find the right software for me and it wasn’t going to be GarageBand, although I’m still grabbing particular sounds from it. And eventually, I found Studio One from PreSonus, which I use now.(This

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