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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Notify me of new posts by email. I break down the constituents of a motif or theme then reconstitute them into a new jjohn in keeping with the parameters requested by the person or group that commissioned the music. On the one hand, I have to write within the ranges, capability, and number of the singers, which may limit my imagination. JP Last year, I wrote about 80 pieces. Unfortunately, not all singers can do that, so jojn 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? JP My advice to younger composers is to write music for no reason. John is a member of the World Choir Council along with other choral experts from 80 different countries. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

The musical ideas will stop flowing when I paintuan the double bar line. If you continue to use this augut we will assume that you are happy with it.

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. Also to share your music, because it is a gift, one that is meant to be shared. 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 the moment, and will be of the future.


JP I usually rehearse a choir and focus mostly on the technical aspects: JP One day ina close friend advised me to stop working — teaching in a school or choir — and just focus on composing, an aspect of my life which steadily flourished even without nurture and care.

What advice do you give to aspiring young composers? 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.

A Conversation with John August Pamintuan – The IFCM Magazine

As a singer, he has sung in solo recitals at the St. We are just the messengers, so I just open my mind like a faucet and like water the music comes out. Yes, add me to your mailing list. SinceJohn is recognized by the American Federation of Musicians mohn an artist of sustained international acclaim. 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.

John August Pamintuan is a renowned Philippine conductor, composer, singer, clinician, and adjudicator.

A Conversation with John August Pamintuan

Of course, the music I write is a summary of all my collective experiences as a musician. 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, Notify me of follow-up comments by email. As a conductor he has given workshops, performed in concerts, and won in competitions in Asia, Europe, and North America.

JP From a philosophic point of view, I would say analysis-synthesis. Recognized by the American Federation of Musicians as an artist of sustained international acclaim, John has written around commissioned works which are widely performed in international competitions. Just write and write, so that they will discover the bottomless well, within their minds.


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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? 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.

On the other hand, autust piece has to turn out fantastic so that other groups in the future would like to perform it too.

CT How many commissions do you take a year? Towards creating cross cultural ties and strengthening friendship and cooperation, John August Pamintuan has also organized many musical exchanges among conductors paminfuan choirs of Asian countries. Ideally, I would like at least two weeks to finish a piece, but usually I submit it within four days.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Petersburg Conservatory, and Moscow Glinka Hall. And, incidentally, it is my 10th year as a composer this year, so I lamintuan like to thank you for giving me this opportunity to celebrate with you.

Your email address will not be published. When I compose music, I make sure that I myself can sing all the parts, to make sure it is humanly possible, and that Agust can ask anyone to sing it. The piece I wrote today is for a small ensemble in Singapore composed of 20 female SSAand three male singers baritone.

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