Everyone keeps telling me it will fly by but from here, January 2012 seems like a hell of a long way off. I enrolled on the MA in Music Production (composition pathway) at Leeds College of Music today and January 2012 is when (hopefully) I’ll graduate. The reading list and the workload also seem a little daunting and the drive from Lincoln is, well, you can imagine.
Reading for next week is Analytical Methods of Electroacoustic Music by Mary Simoni, A Guide to Musical Analysis by Nicholas Cook and Gerd Leonhard and Dave Kusek’s The Future of Music (good job I’ve already read that one) along with a whole load more.
So am I glad I’ve decided to load myself up with even more stuff to do? Of course I am! After years of writing and producing music, it’s a chance for me to dig deep into critical environments, social context, analysis and theory. To write some more music and reassess some of the music I’ve made in the past, maybe even finding more reasons as to why it sounds the way it does…. as Tony Wilson would have said: “Praxis makes perfect”.