John August Pamintuan (JP) Yes, I also have pieces that are not too difficult, which are included in my catalogue from the last three years. I started writing for. Listen to John August Pamintuan | SoundCloud is an audio platform that lets you listen to what you love and share the sounds you create.. New York City. Stream Rosarium by John August Pamintuan from desktop or your mobile device.

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We are just the messengers, so I just open my mind like a faucet and like water the music comes out. The piece I wrote today is for a small ensemble in Singapore composed of 20 female SSAand three male singers baritone.

Notify me of new posts by email. He is also a member of the panel of adjudicators for composition contests in Croatia,International Federation for Choral Musicand International Choral Composition Competition Japan, SinceJohn is recognized by the American Federation of Musicians as an artist of sustained international acclaim.

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A Conversation with John August Pamintuan

Yes, add me to your mailing list. CT How many auguat do you take a year? Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Your email address will not be published. I started writing for Filipino choirs which generally have a wide vocal range and usually a soprano from our country would find it easier to sing in the higher tessitura.

A Conversation with John August Pamintuan – The IFCM Magazine

On the other hand, the piece has to turn out fantastic so that other groups in the future would like to perform panintuan too. What advice do you give to aspiring young composers?

JP The quality of music that I write depends totally on the food I eat while writing. He has composed around pieces which have been performed by choirs from 30 countries. Towards creating cross cultural ties and strengthening friendship and cooperation, John August Pamintuan has also organized many musical pmintuan among conductors and choirs of Asian countries.


I break down the pamintuam of a motif or theme then reconstitute them into a new whole in keeping with the parameters requested by the person or group that commissioned the music. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

Ideally, I would like at least two weeks to finish a piece, but usually I submit it within four days. Also to share your music, because it is a gift, one that is meant to be shared. The result is always magical. JP Last year, I wrote johhn 80 pieces.

If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Recognized by the American Federation of Musicians as an artist of sustained international acclaim, John has written around commissioned works which are widely pamimtuan in international competitions.

I believe we have a totally different writing style, and that listening to his music gives me relief. On the one hand, I have pamnituan write within the ranges, capability, and number of the singers, which may limit my imagination.

Of course, the music I write is a summary of all my collective experiences as a musician. JP One day ina close friend advised me to stop working — teaching in a school or choir — and just focus on composing, an aspect uohn my life which steadily flourished even without nurture and care.

Do you have some pieces also for intermediate level ensembles that would be a good entry point for conductors who may not be familiar with your music? Unfortunately, not all singers can do that, so conductors from other countries request me to transpose my pieces some steps lower, or in the case of new commissions, limit the vocal range of the singers, particularly the sopranos. What is your ideal commission situation?

It takes one hour for me to finish the music, three hours to encode on software, and three days to review and criticize the final work.


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As a singer, he has sung in solo recitals at the St. Just write and write, augsut that they will discover the bottomless well, within their minds. JP I usually rehearse a aughst and focus mostly on the technical aubust John August Pamintuan is a renowned Philippine conductor, composer, singer, clinician, and adjudicator. As a conductor he has given workshops, performed in concerts, and won in competitions in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Sometimes I write in a fast-food restaurant; sometimes I need to eat in two or more restaurants when I am writing an arrangement for a medley. John is a member of the World Choir Council along with other choral experts from 80 different countries. JP My advice to younger composers is to write music for no reason. As a composer, John was awarded the composition prize in Tours FranceTokyo Japan and has written commissioned works for the pamintuxn of Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, Lithuania, and the Philippines.

When I compose music, I make sure that I myself can sing all the parts, to make sure it is humanly possible, and that I can ask anyone to sing it. JP From a philosophic point of view, I would say analysis-synthesis.

And, incidentally, it is my 10th year as a composer this year, so I would like pamibtuan thank you for giving me this opportunity to celebrate with you. I always think I have to write something innovative, trend-setting; a piece of music that will last a few lifetimes; something that reflects the past, is of augusr moment, and will be of the future.

The musical ideas will stop flowing when I write the double bar line.

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