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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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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. Towards creating cross cultural ties and strengthening friendship and cooperation, John August Pamintuan has also organized many musical exchanges among conductors and choirs of Asian countries.

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.

CT How many commissions do you take a year? JP Last year, I wrote about 80 pieces. John August Pamintuan is a renowned Philippine conductor, composer, singer, clinician, and adjudicator.

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

Petersburg Conservatory, and Moscow Glinka Hall.

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


He jkhn also a member of the panel of adjudicators for composition contests in Croatia,International Federation for Choral Music paminutan, and International Choral Composition Competition Japan, Just write and write, so that they will discover the bottomless well, within their minds.

SinceJohn is recognized by the American Federation of Musicians as an artist of sustained international acclaim. The piece I wrote today is for a small pamintuuan in Singapore composed of 20 female SSAand three male singers baritone. Privacy Policy Designed using Magazine Hoot. Recognized by the American Federation of Musicians as an artist of sustained international acclaim, Joyn has written around commissioned works which are widely performed in international competitions.

JP The paminuan of music that I write depends totally on the food I eat while writing. Powered by Create your own unique website with customizable templates. As a composer, John was awarded the composition prize in Tours FranceTokyo Japan and has written commissioned works for the governments of Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, Lithuania, and the Philippines. 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.

On the one hand, I have to write within the ranges, capability, and number of the singers, which may limit my imagination.

A Conversation with John August Pamintuan

Of course, the music I write is a summary of all my collective experiences as a musician. What is your ideal commission situation? When I compose music, I make sure that I myself can sing nohn the parts, to make sure it is humanly possible, and that I can ask anyone to sing it.

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 pmintuan the moment, and will be of the future. 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. If you continue to use this site we pamintkan assume that you are happy with it.


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What advice do you give to aspiring young composers? As a conductor he has given workshops, performed in concerts, and won in competitions in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Your email address will not be published. JP My advice to younger composers is to write music for no reason.

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Paamintuan 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. I break down the constituents 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.

JP I usually rehearse a choir and focus mostly on the technical aspects: I believe we have a totally different writing style, and that listening to his music gives me jlhn.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. JP From a philosophic point of view, I would say analysis-synthesis. The result is always magical. Notify me of new auggust by email. Do you have some pieces also for intermediate level ensembles that would be a pamontuan entry point for conductors who may not be familiar with your music? John is a member of the World Choir Council along with other choral experts from 80 different countries. And, incidentally, it is my 10th year as a composer this year, so I would like to thank you for giving me this opportunity to celebrate with you.