From Baton to Quill to Sibelius: Soul Redemption Journey of a Lost Conductor
Writing beautiful music is easy. Scoring is difficult. Narrativity. Every audible decision you make, has to multiply each frame from the picture. Where to sync. Where not to. Where to explode. Where to hide. To breathe together. To live and die together. So sophisticated. So sacred. Ten years ago, my composition teacher was so proud of his illiteracy in notation software. I despised MIDI emulations of real instruments. I thought art is only alive on stage but dead with computers. Nowadays, no writer cannot type. No composer does not use Sibelius or Finale. Samples become vital components to enrich the sound, to sublime the art. Studios record alive sound to computer drives and you can customize desired takes and insert vintage plugins to refine the “lives,” so that your grandchildren can feel your existence. I just get addicted to analog synth and can play with it all night. Unbelievable. The world changes. I changed too. This paper recorded my Culminating Experience London project from embryo to completion. It is not an assignment. It is my journey of “soul redemption.”
Valencia (Spain) Campus
narrativity; musical narrative; music composition; film scoring; orchestral music; studio recording
Tsui, Sheung Lawrence. “From Baton to Quill to Sibelius: Soul Redemption Journey of a Lost Conductor.” Master's thesis, Berklee College of Music, 2018. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-scoring/112.