Within the last two weeks, I've been working on opus no.2 which I've now titled "Incarnations of the Heavens." This piece will be premiered this Sunday, June 1 and will be preformed by the King's Strings at SAPC. I'm exceptionally fortunate to have such a talented group of local musicians to perform my work.
Reminder: I don't claim to be a composer.
Creating melodies and harmonies to illustrate and express a point is something I think every musician should try once in a while. Composing music is similar to any act of creative composition like writing, but composing music contains an additional level of difficulty in the sense that it is wordless artistic composition. To present your artistic voice without words is a task similar to that of a mime. Wordless expression is perhaps one of the most difficult form of expression in this world, but I believe that such expression is the most rewarding to witness.
Additional reminder: I don't claim to be a composer.
I've roomed with a composition major all of my sophomore year, and if anything, I've learned that composing is not easy work. It takes time and a whole lot of patience. After scribbling through a melody four different times, I've certainly learned this lesson. Knowing the difficulties didn't discourage me from trying. Everyone needs to give it a try at least once.
Not everyone is a composer, I certainly don't claim to be one, but it doesn't mean that one should give up the notion to be creative through composition.