In yesterday’s Musical Herstory class, I was asked about a resource for finding living composers, and I felt I gave a very unsatisfactory answer. So while I took to watching Sue Perkins help rescue animals along the Mekong River, my subconscious mind starting working on a better answer.
Unfortunately, the answer to this question is not a quick one with a one-liner or a link to an article or website with the perfect answer. With living composers, some research and time is going to be needed.
Sources for Musical Herstory
As I surpass the Six Month Anniversary of my full-time freelance composition life, I thought it might be nice to reflect on the last half year and share my experiences via blog. I honestly can’t believe that it’s already been a half of a year! The time has flown. I have been all over the spectrum in terms of determination, self doubt, confidence and fear. I have been stressed about finding paid projects and I’ve made some missteps as a result. I’ve tried new and challenging pieces – some successful, and some less so – and I have had some serious personal triumphs. All in all, I am so happy to be composing full time; honestly, nothing could give me as much joy as composing does!
So for those of you who have been tuning in to my social media and blog pages, you may be asking “What is all this Babbit Square nonsense about anyway?” And your future self will be asking “Why are you still posting Babbit Squares????!” To answer the latter, because it’s fun! I’m also a huge nerd. Deal with it.